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Thinking of purchasing ATI GC

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January 22, 2010 10:47:21 AM

Im not very familiar with ATI gc..i was googling all these ATI cards but i wasnt sure if it will work on my computer lol
(since i had problem with Nvidia 8800..-.-)

My computer specs are
Motherboard: ASUS – P5KPL – CM
RAM: Kingston x 2 (Total 4GB)
- 2GB 800MHz DDR2 Non-ECC CL6 DIMM
- tandard 256M X 64 Non-ECC 800MHz 240-pin Unbuffered DIMM (DDR2, 1.8V, CL6)
HDD: 500GB (SATA)
Pentium® Dual – Core CPU E5200 @ 2.5GHz
OS: Microsoft Windows XP professional Version 2002
Service Pack 3 32 bit
PSU: Ultra 750 watt lightening series
Monitor : Acer 20inch (at 1366 x 768)

Im thinking of running games such as Aion, COD:MW2, Crysis

which ATI gc should i buy..

PS:I'd love to run all those games in the best settings but if not it's still fine with me
January 22, 2010 11:11:47 AM

At your resolution, and HD5850 will be great (will max all those games with AA, most likely). But your processor is a bit weak. See if you can toss it up to 3ghz. If not, the 5850 is still a great card until you can get an E8400.
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January 22, 2010 11:21:29 AM

Why would you recommend an HD5850 for 1366 x 768? That just makes no sense. A card half as powerful(and less than half the price) is already overkill.
Get an HD4850 or HD5770 depending on how much you have to spend.
Also OCing that CPU is a very good idea. It should get up to 3.3-3.5 ghz easily just on the stock cooler.
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January 22, 2010 11:24:04 AM

^+1
get HD5770, dx11, less heat, less power consumption.
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January 22, 2010 11:30:41 AM

HD5770..hmm k

hope my computer can handle that gc lol
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January 22, 2010 11:32:21 AM

Why wouldn't it
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January 22, 2010 11:37:24 AM

jyjjy said:
Why wouldn't it


well i had Nvidia 8800 GTS and it didnt work on my computer lol

after that im really scared bout purchasing graphic cards (..hate going all the way shop to get gc..it just takes forever lol)
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January 22, 2010 11:40:57 AM

Ordering online is the best way to go with video cards usually.
You probably just got a bad card. Was it new? The 8800GTS is pretty old and has already been renamed/repackaged 3 times since it was introduced(9800GTX, 9800GTX+, GTS 250) assuming it was the 512mb version.
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January 22, 2010 11:45:05 AM

jyjjy said:
Ordering online is the best way to go with video cards usually.
You probably just got a bad card. Was it new? The 8800GTS is pretty old and has already been renamed/repackaged 3 times since it was introduced(9800GTX, 9800GTX+, GTS 250) assuming it was the 512mb version.


yeah..it was repackaged o-o;;
and yes it was 512mb..
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