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July 5, 2013 8:58:18 AM

So i got a brand new rig :
AMD Fx-6300 3.5 Ghz 6 cores
8GB Ram (4x2) 1333Ghz
1TB HDD 7200Rpm
500w Antec PSU

But i thought i might be able to use my older XFX ATI Raedon HD 4870... But now it heats u to 100 C. even the average temp is 70 C. and i have a feeling that it will damage my PC bcz it makes my cabinet soo hot that i can even touch it so i need a dirt cheap Graphic Card (bcz i dnt have any cash left) to play games like World Of Tanks, COD etc..

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July 5, 2013 9:04:36 AM

clean the dust out of the heatsink fins and fans. remove the heatsink, clean old thermal paste, reapply new and reassemble.
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July 5, 2013 9:04:46 AM

GT 640, Look up some benchmarks for your games...
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July 5, 2013 9:08:56 AM

swifty_morgan said:
clean the dust out of the heatsink fins and fans. remove the heatsink, clean old thermal paste, reapply new and reassemble.


Well i did everything humanly possible... The Fan is running at 100 .. i think so their is some problem with my GPU chip -_-.. can i get it repaired somewhere ??
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July 5, 2013 9:09:41 AM

Best gpu for the money:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

The HD 4870 is somewhere between the 6670 and the 7750.

Btw I had the same problem with my 4870, so I lowered its voltage by a small amount and its temperatures are now in check, it's working like this for about 2 years with no issues. The software I used is ati tray tools, google it if you want to give it a try.
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July 5, 2013 9:09:50 AM

so what did you do?

did you update BIOS or do any motherboard driver updates?

or maybe try a slightly older driver.

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July 5, 2013 9:11:29 AM

And i can even afford those GPU's.... :(  tell me something around 50$
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July 5, 2013 9:13:10 AM

I see the PS is a turd, ................. just because something says 500watts doesn't make it okay. People have to stop buying power supplies by price.
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July 5, 2013 9:13:38 AM

Try to get a used card then, you might find something good and cheap
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July 5, 2013 9:21:58 AM

even antec has turds,,,,,,,,,,,,, that's not the one that came up when I searched.
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July 5, 2013 9:23:55 AM

GamerDrone said:
swifty_morgan said:
I see the PS is a turd, ................. just because something says 500watts doesn't make it okay. People have to stop buying power supplies by price.


Are u out of ur mind ??
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec is a pretty gd company -_-


For computer cases, sure. I wouldn't ever buy/use a power supply from them though.

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July 5, 2013 9:27:33 AM

funny and stupid comments. Good luck....expand your budget.
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July 5, 2013 9:39:12 AM

Zooshooter said:
GamerDrone said:
swifty_morgan said:
I see the PS is a turd, ................. just because something says 500watts doesn't make it okay. People have to stop buying power supplies by price.


Are u out of ur mind ??
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec is a pretty gd company -_-


For computer cases, sure. I wouldn't ever buy/use a power supply from them though.



Why not? Antec is one of the big 4 PSU companies that I would recommend to anybody. Very reputable brand.
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July 5, 2013 10:09:54 AM

expl0itfinder said:

Why not? Antec is one of the big 4 PSU companies that I would recommend to anybody. Very reputable brand.


+1... http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

Anyways, try what doron said and lower your voltages. If not, look for a used graphics card or ask around family and friends. I wouldn't buy a $50 card. Save up a bit until you can at least get a $100-$150 one...
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July 5, 2013 10:27:47 AM

Gigabyte 6670 2GB any gd ??
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July 5, 2013 10:37:28 AM

expl0itfinder said:
Zooshooter said:
GamerDrone said:
swifty_morgan said:
I see the PS is a turd, ................. just because something says 500watts doesn't make it okay. People have to stop buying power supplies by price.


Are u out of ur mind ??
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec is a pretty gd company -_-


For computer cases, sure. I wouldn't ever buy/use a power supply from them though.



Why not? Antec is one of the big 4 PSU companies that I would recommend to anybody. Very reputable brand.


Mostly because I already have 2 from Corsair. So, partially because I don't need one, and partially because I ruled them out when I was looking earlier. In another 6-8yrs when I need a new PSU again I may find that things have changed and I may choose them, but for now they're off the radar.
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July 5, 2013 10:44:31 AM

Antec may not be the top choice in quality but the majority of their units are good.

Mostly manufactured by delta and sometimes seasonic.

You won't get a very good GPU for $50. Can you stretch it to ~$70 to atleast get a 6670?

The cheapest possible GPU would probably be a Geforce GT210 but that is a terrible GPU.
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July 5, 2013 10:49:21 PM

Well i am getting a brand new XFX ATI Raedon HD 4850 1GB DDR3 and a 1 year used EVGA GTX 260 ... so which one should i pick ?
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July 6, 2013 12:25:05 AM

They are both between a 6670 and 7750 in strength. They are both much more much more power hungry then the 6670/7750.

The GTX260 really chews power. But NVidia drivers generally support old cards better then AMD.
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