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July 10, 2009 2:33:20 PM

Hi
I have a http://support.packardbell.com/no/item/?sn=049870020021...

i want to know if i can have a Ati 4890 or 4870 in it?

Intel Pentium D model 945

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a c 169 U Graphics card
July 10, 2009 3:32:08 PM

Hello and welcome to the forums mate :) 
Unfortunately in the link u have it doesn't say whether your motherboard supports PCI-E 16x or not,if it does then u can put a ATI HD 4890/4870 in it
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a c 236 U Graphics card
July 10, 2009 6:24:57 PM

Maziar said:
Hello and welcome to the forums mate :) 
Unfortunately in the link u have it doesn't say whether your motherboard supports PCI-E 16x or not,if it does then u can put a ATI HD 4890/4870 in it


click on the motherboard in his link, takes you to the spec sheet for it

Expansion Slots

* 1x PCI Express 16X
* 1x PCI Express 1X
* 2x PCI

Kashi
The goods news is your motherboard has PCI-E x16 slot so you can install the 4890 or 4870
The bad news is I highly doubt your power supply can run them and I know your CPU will bottle neck their potential performance.

So you basically have two choices based on your budget and desire

1) Get a card like the 4650 or 4670
2) upgrade both your PSU and CPU, then get a 4890 or 4870
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July 10, 2009 6:39:11 PM

ct1615 said:
click on the motherboard in his link, takes you to the spec sheet for it

Expansion Slots

* 1x PCI Express 16X
* 1x PCI Express 1X
* 2x PCI

Kashi
The goods news is your motherboard has PCI-E x16 slot so you can install the 4890 or 4870
The bad news is I highly doubt your power supply can run them and I know your CPU will bottle neck their potential performance.

So you basically have two choices based on your budget and desire

1) Get a card like the 4650 or 4670
2) upgrade both your PSU and CPU, then get a 4890 or 4870

Thanks for answer

i think i am goging to buy4670 but is it good to Gamining I just wanna play medal of honor,sims 3,counterstrike whit no lag?

Btw what is PCI Express 2.0 x16 can i use it? ( I am new to graphic card :D  )
and
should i buy
PowerColor Radeon HD 4670 "PCS" 1GB
or
ASUS Radeon HD 4670 1GB
and how do i find out how much power my computer will give

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a c 236 U Graphics card
July 10, 2009 6:49:30 PM

the 4670 can play all those games, none are graphic intensive.
PCI-E 2.0 is backwards compatible with PCI-E 1.0 so you are all set there
no need to get the 4670 1GB, the card is too slow to use 1GB. Grab a 4670 GDDR3 5132mb and save a few dollars.

I'll link you one and save jtt283 some time
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a c 236 U Graphics card
July 10, 2009 6:50:27 PM

*FYI counterstrike multi-player can still lag if you have a slow internet connection
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July 10, 2009 6:56:25 PM

ct1615 said:
the 4670 can play all those games, none are graphic intensive.
PCI-E 2.0 is backwards compatible with PCI-E 1.0 so you are all set there
no need to get the 4670 1GB, the card is too slow to use 1GB. Grab a 4670 GDDR3 5132mb and save a few dollars.

I'll link you one and save jtt283 some time
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


thanks i think i am going to buy 512 now :) 

but which Brand is best Sapphire or asus?
Or should i buy from a other brand?
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a b U Graphics card
July 10, 2009 7:00:40 PM

How many amps do you have on the 12v rails?
Look at the lablel on the power supply.
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July 10, 2009 7:05:47 PM

ct1615 said:
the 4670 can play all those games, none are graphic intensive.
PCI-E 2.0 is backwards compatible with PCI-E 1.0 so you are all set there
no need to get the 4670 1GB, the card is too slow to use 1GB. Grab a 4670 GDDR3 5132mb and save a few dollars.

I'll link you one and save jtt283 some time
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


evongugg said:
How many amps do you have on the 12v rails?
Look at the lablel on the power supply.

12v rails? power supply on what?

i am new to graphic card :D 
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a c 236 U Graphics card
July 10, 2009 7:29:09 PM

I believe PB uses 350w constant power PSU, been a while since I looked though. Peak would be around 400w.

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July 10, 2009 7:35:24 PM

but will ati 4670 work on my computer whit no problems ?
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a c 185 U Graphics card
July 10, 2009 7:44:18 PM

All things considered, you'd be best waiting for an HD4770 to become available or wait for a similarly performing NVidia 40nm card to come to market.
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a c 169 U Graphics card
July 10, 2009 8:16:39 PM

ct1615 said:
click on the motherboard in his link, takes you to the spec sheet for it

Expansion Slots

* 1x PCI Express 16X
* 1x PCI Express 1X
* 2x PCI

Kashi
The goods news is your motherboard has PCI-E x16 slot so you can install the 4890 or 4870
The bad news is I highly doubt your power supply can run them and I know your CPU will bottle neck their potential performance.

So you basically have two choices based on your budget and desire

1) Get a card like the 4650 or 4670
2) upgrade both your PSU and CPU, then get a 4890 or 4870


thanks i don't know how i missed that :D  so fortunately it has a PCI-E 16x,with that PSU i think it will be fine putting a HD 4670 in it
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a c 236 U Graphics card
July 11, 2009 1:34:50 PM

you may want to upgrade the PSU or drop down to a 4650 card
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July 11, 2009 4:53:00 PM

This'll teach you not to buy OEM computers.
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July 11, 2009 7:48:03 PM

ct1615 said:
you may want to upgrade the PSU or drop down to a 4650 card

why? How many watts are the 4670?
or should i buy nvidia or some other card?
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a c 236 U Graphics card
July 11, 2009 9:21:27 PM

the 4670 can run on a decent 350w or a good 300w with plenty of amps on the 12v
ATI recommends 400w but the card does not use that much power

a 4650 would be a solid choice, it uses few watts and amps.

Nvidia entry level cards tend to use up more power like the 9500GT, the 9400GT is not a gaming card.

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July 12, 2009 8:47:11 AM

ct1615 said:
the 4670 can run on a decent 350w or a good 300w with plenty of amps on the 12v
ATI recommends 400w but the card does not use that much power

a 4650 would be a solid choice, it uses few watts and amps.

Nvidia entry level cards tend to use up more power like the 9500GT, the 9400GT is not a gaming card.

should i go for a 4650? but i thought it used 400 w recommended?
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a c 236 U Graphics card
July 12, 2009 3:20:00 PM

the 4650 uses less power then the 4670, you do not need a 400w for it.
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July 12, 2009 8:52:26 PM

ok i think i will buy it then :) 
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March 9, 2010 3:47:37 PM

i just brought Sapphire HD 4670 512Mb/GDDR3,, it's nice!
FYI* i need to upgrade my PSU and CPU as well..

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myCOMPspec:
CPU: InteL Pentium D 915
RAM: 1*2Gb DDR2 5300 (333mhz)
PSU: 400w
MoBo: PC Chips P29G
HDD: 160Gb SATA
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