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March 24, 2014 5:46:51 PM

Here are my PC specs

Gateway FX 6860-ur21p

Socket Intel (LGA 1155): Core i7 (Quad),
Chipset: Intel H67
Integrated Graphics: Intel HD

Memory:

4 * 240-pin DDR3 DIMM slots – Dual Channel DDR3 1333 non-ECC , un-buffered memory (Max 16GB)

Expansion Slots:

1 * PCI Express x16 (2.0)
3 * PCI Express x1

Storage: 6 * SATA II 3Gb/s connectors

Audio: Realtek – High Definition
Ethernet: Intel Gigabit – 10/100/1000Mb/s
Rear Panel:

1 * PS/2 green color for mouse
1 * PS/2 purple color for keyboard
1 * RJ45 LAN Port
6 * USB 2.0 Ports
1 * VGA Port
1 * HDMI Port
1 * Audio I/O


Internal:

1 * 4-pin CPU Fan connector
1 * 3-pin SYS Rear Fan connector
1 * 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector
1 * 24-pin ATX Power connector
1 * Clear CMOS jumper
1 * Front Audio header
1 * Front Panel header
3 * USB headers

BIOS: American Megatrend

MotherBoard: Acer IPISP-VR Rev. 1.01
PSU: 650W


I got a new Video card which was the EVGA GTX 760 and it wouldn't let the pc boot just stuck on the startup screen. I currently am running the GTX 280 cause the stock video card gave out on me which was the Radeon HD 7770.

I read that someone had or was close to the same specs as mine and were suggested the 7950 from Radeon. There was two available cards which was the XFX 270x and the EVGA GTX 760 which i got cause i thought it was a monster but now it doesn't seem to work for my Mobo. So will the 270x work as my PC did come with a ATI GPU already installed.

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a b U Graphics card
March 24, 2014 5:52:29 PM

I had this same issue, I thought my card was broken, so I RMA'd (turns out my motherboard wasn't compatible, they still gave me a refund:p  )

I bought the MSI R9 270X, it has a legacy bios switch which allowed it to work on my OEM motherboard, pretty similar to yours.
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March 24, 2014 5:58:40 PM

Junit151 said:
I had this same issue, I thought my card was broken, so I RMA'd (turns out my motherboard wasn't compatible, they still gave me a refund:p  )

I bought the MSI R9 270X, it has a legacy bios switch which allowed it to work on my OEM motherboard, pretty similar to yours.


Ok so i read that i could change the bios to a legacy and it would work but there wasn't no such settings for my bios.

Your saying there is an actual switch on the GPU to change it? Cause im taking it back maybe tomorrow and exchange it or get my money back. Would rather get one that works and is somewhat of an upgrade from the HD 7770 that i had.
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a b U Graphics card
March 24, 2014 6:01:12 PM

The R9 270X is an upgrade from 7770. (The 7770 is like the R7 260)

To my knowledge only the MSI Gaming ones have the physical legacy switch, so go with that.
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March 24, 2014 6:12:04 PM

Junit151 said:
The R9 270X is an upgrade from 7770. (The 7770 is like the R7 260)

To my knowledge only the MSI Gaming ones have the physical legacy switch, so go with that.


http://www.bestbuy.com/site/radeon-r9-270x-2gb-ddr5-pci...;jsessionid=19775DC7715194B8034B57EE24D4DF6B.bbolsp-app03-163?id=1219068840893&skuId=2091002&st=r9%20270x&cp=1&lp=1#tab=specifications

This was the one availabe here at the bestbuy store. Does this have the switch? if not then can you point me in the right direction maybe from newegg.

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a b U Graphics card
March 24, 2014 6:26:15 PM

Here's the same one I got from newegg: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It also has 4GB of memory, which will let you use more anti-aliasing or larger textures, and will help if a few years in the future you crossfire it.

I wanted to get a card at my local Best Buy, but they just had no selection, plus Newegg let me return my Asus 270X that didn't work (because of my motherboard) with no questions asked, and gave me $10 off my MSI! Very friendly.
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March 24, 2014 6:36:54 PM

Junit151 said:
Here's the same one I got from newegg: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It also has 4GB of memory, which will let you use more anti-aliasing or larger textures, and will help if a few years in the future you crossfire it.

I wanted to get a card at my local Best Buy, but they just had no selection, plus Newegg let me return my Asus 270X that didn't work (because of my motherboard) with no questions asked, and gave me $10 off my MSI! Very friendly.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Would this one be good also? I don't really game that much but i mainly encode videos and alot of Photoshop. My GF plays Sims 3 alot though. The old HD 7770 did this great but one day it just wouldn't boot up. Had a friend sell me his old GTX 280 for the time being and it does have a slower speed from the 7770.

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a b U Graphics card
March 24, 2014 6:48:06 PM

Well the 270 underperforms compared to the 270X, but that extra, faster memory really helps video encoding (I know, I'm into video production as well)
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March 24, 2014 6:51:05 PM

Junit151 said:
Well the 270 underperforms compared to the 270X, but that extra, faster memory really helps video encoding (I know, I'm into video production as well)


Well Thanks alot buddy. The 270x is the one i will get then. I just didn't want a GPU that was meant for gaming but my needs as well LOL. And also didn't want to wait for something to get shipped then not work on my mobo as well.
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a b U Graphics card
March 24, 2014 7:01:21 PM

It took me an AGE to figure out that legacy thing on mine, I'm glad I could help!
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March 24, 2014 7:02:37 PM

Junit151 said:
It took me an AGE to figure out that legacy thing on mine, I'm glad I could help!


Yeah would be nice if my bios had the setting for it. Will let you know how it goes when i recieve it.
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