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AMD 780G Chipset w/onboard HD 3200->Upgrade

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February 27, 2010 1:32:31 AM

Hello,

I was wondering if anyone knows whether or not a Nvidia GT240 would be compatible with this setup, granted there is enough power and space for it, etc.? Also, what do I need to do with the HD 3200 drivers? Do I just need to disable the adapter or do I actually need to remove the ATI Catalyst software? I have found a great price on a GT 240 and I am just going to be using this system for casual gaming so hopefully all is well. Thanks in advance.

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a c 130 U Graphics card
February 27, 2010 1:39:38 AM

The GT240 is compatible, however it'd probably be better to get an HD5670, which is much better than the GT240.
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February 27, 2010 1:55:55 AM

I am sure there a many GPUs that out perform the 240 in that price range, but for most others I would have to upgrade my power supply. I am stuck with a wimpy 350w right now and I am trying to be cheap. I really only want it to play games like CS:S and BF2, nothing too serious.
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a c 130 U Graphics card
February 27, 2010 2:01:04 AM

The HD5670 is perfect. It requires no upgrade of your PSU, and it's only $85.
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February 27, 2010 2:10:14 AM

Unless I read incorrectly, they all say 400w requirement. Is there something I should know? I would much rather go with ATI to jive with the AMD, the 240 was just the best GPU I could find that didn't require a PS upgrade.
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a b U Graphics card
February 27, 2010 2:26:54 AM

Vendors tend to up that number a bit by default richhead, any GPU that doesnt need a extra 6pin connector will work fine, btw how many amps on your 12v rail?
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February 27, 2010 2:31:12 AM

18A I think.
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a b U Graphics card
February 27, 2010 2:33:48 AM

Yea youll be fine with any card that doesnt require extra power from the PSU. What make/model is it?
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February 27, 2010 2:34:07 AM

Well thanks for the info gents, you have dissuaded me. HD 5670 it is. Would I still need to disable the HD 3200 or would it be disabled when I installed the new GPU?
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a b U Graphics card
February 27, 2010 2:42:15 AM

Will most likely be disabled once it picks up a card in PCIe slot, but wouldnt be bad to check that onboard video is disabled in the bios as well
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February 27, 2010 2:44:45 AM

Roger, will do. Thanks again.
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a b U Graphics card
February 27, 2010 2:48:41 AM

No problem, were here to help anyways :p 
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February 27, 2010 9:38:13 AM

p1n3apqlexpr3ss said:
Will most likely be disabled once it picks up a card in PCIe slot, but wouldnt be bad to check that onboard video is disabled in the bios as well

can we get the SLI for this onboard HD 3200 and Nvidia GT240?
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February 27, 2010 9:48:51 AM

Sadly no, Hybrid Crossfire only works with a Radeon 2400 or a Radeon 3450 / 3470.
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February 27, 2010 4:37:33 PM

SPIDEYDODGEY said:
can we get the SLI for this onboard HD 3200 and Nvidia GT240?


Oh, it hurts....


The AMD 780G chipset uses an integrated AMD/ATi Radeon HD 3200 GPU.

AMD/ATi's vendor specific multi-gpu technology is Crossfire (CF); SLI is Nvidia's multi-gpu tech. They are in no way, shape or form cross compatible.

While it is entirely possible to have an Nvidia card in a motherboard with an AMD/ATi integrated gpu, you will never reap multi-gpu rendering benefits from such a setup.
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