Zotac ECO GeForce 9800GT [ZT-98GES3G-DSL]

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^^ It dosn't even have a 6 pin port, it only uses the 75W's the PCI-e slot provides. WTH? Does anyone have any benchmarks for this Eco version? I was hoping to overclock back to its "stock" is that possible on only 75Ws?
 

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Yes, but is that possible on only 75Ws of power? Don't forget, there is no extra power source.
 

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There is an actual power source, it is where a 10 or 12 pin connector plugs into the motherboard to power the ports.

I am not totally sure, could someone verify this?
 

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No no no, read the first post. This is the "ECO" edition, it only drains 75W's, and its extremly thin. And no it dosn't come with a 6 pin power port. Which is a good thing I guess.
 

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Hmm, what would happen if it ever needed more then 75W's? Would it just power off the system, or fry out?

I really don't to risk looseing a graphics card.
 

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My other main question is, is this the same as a normal 9800GT but just underclocked? Or is it useing different chips/vram etc etc. I was hoping to get it to 650/1900 which used to be the power on my 8800GT. But I doubt it, becuase the clock rate on this 9800GT ECO is set at 550, so boosting it by 100Mhz... Hmm. I don't think the power will be enough.
 

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My guess would be its just an underclocked version of the 9800gt. You will be perfectly fine overclocking it to at least 650mhz. If there isnt enough power it will just crash and restart at stock clocks.
 

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Scratch my earlier comments, i guess some 9800gt's do require a 6 pin power connector. I wouldnt be worried clocking it up to 600mhz though.
 

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Hi, thanks for the replies. I was thinking the same thing, that it would at some point need the extra fuel. So you are sure that I can bring the Eco version back to stock speeds (600/1500/1800) on just 75W's. I would like to gain back some performance when gaming.

It's infact a very good card if you ask me, its suppose to be "40%" more eifficent then a normal 9800GT.
 

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I really wouldn't worry about it. Going from 550mhz to 600mhz isnt much and wouldn't cause a system crash. I might be a bit worried about going any higher though.
 

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I just don't see why they never left it stock then. Well, I'll see what happens. I'll give it a try.