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Hi
I have a http://support.packardbell.com/no/item/?sn=049870020021&g=1400

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

Intel Pentium D model 945
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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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=N82E16814161252
  5. *FYI counterstrike multi-player can still lag if you have a slow internet connection
  6. 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=N82E16814161252


    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?
  7. How many amps do you have on the 12v rails?
    Look at the lablel on the power supply.
  8. 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=N82E16814161252


    Anonymous 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
  9. I believe PB uses 350w constant power PSU, been a while since I looked though. Peak would be around 400w.
  10. but will ati 4670 work on my computer whit no problems ?
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. you may want to upgrade the PSU or drop down to a 4650 card
  14. This'll teach you not to buy OEM computers.
  15. 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?
  16. 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.
  17. 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?
  18. the 4650 uses less power then the 4670, you do not need a 400w for it.
  19. ok i think i will buy it then :)
  20. i just brought Sapphire HD 4670 512Mb/GDDR3,, it's nice!
    FYI* i need to upgrade my PSU and CPU as well..

    ------------------------------
    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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