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Is intel DG35EC mobo supports ATI 4870x2 graphic card

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March 15, 2010 10:29:04 AM

Hello,

I had Nvidia 8800GT & I currently upgraded to Ati Gigabyte 4870x2 on intel DG35EC mobo. My PSU is 550W 12v@20A. And as i switched on my pc, it was all so so so slow. Some how in that case, I was installing drivers for it, as normal 2 times screen flashed dyring that process, but when it went for third time, it din't came back again, I waited for 30mins. And then I forced shutdowned the PC. And replaced my 8800gt & all was fine. So I think my mobo doesn't supports it or its the problem with the PSU,
Although I am buying a 800W PSU soon. But kindly let me know, does my mobo supports this Graphic card???

My computer specs are:
ACTech 550W PSU
intel DG35EC mobo
intel core 2 duo E7300 2.66GHz
3*2GB DDR2 800MHz RAM
Hitachi 320GB HDD @ 7200RPM

Will really appreciate your reply...

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a c 126 U Graphics card
March 15, 2010 10:40:57 AM

Yes your motherboard supports a 4870x2.

Your powersupply does not support a 4870x2, You need a quality 650W powersupply.

Make sure you use driver sweeper to clear out all the nVidia drivers before you install your ATi drivers.
a c 107 U Graphics card
March 15, 2010 2:00:19 PM

The Antec PSU should run the 4870X2 and the rest of that system just fine, so long as you don't stress it with furmark and prim95 at the same time :D . Well, even then I think the PSU would be o.k, but of course using it close to it's capacity will shorten its life.

Anyway, did you uninstall the old nVidia drivers first? Uninstall all of your display drivers, run driver sweeper, and then install the Radeon Drivers.
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a c 126 U Graphics card
March 15, 2010 2:15:20 PM

megamanx00 said:
The Antec PSU should run the 4870X2 and the rest of that system just fine, so long as you don't stress it with furmark and prim95 at the same time :D . Well, even then I think the PSU would be o.k, but of course using it close to it's capacity will shorten its life.

Anyway, did you uninstall the old nVidia drivers first? Uninstall all of your display drivers, run driver sweeper, and then install the Radeon Drivers.


The OP said his PSU is 550W with 20A on the 12V, A 4870x2 under load uses 421W / 35A
http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=2304&p...

He's pretty much going to be running Furmark and Prime when he runs a demanding game like Crysis or BFBC2.

I wouldn't risk it.
March 16, 2010 5:47:00 AM

megamanx00 said:
The Antec PSU should run the 4870X2 and the rest of that system just fine, so long as you don't stress it with furmark and prim95 at the same time :D . Well, even then I think the PSU would be o.k, but of course using it close to it's capacity will shorten its life.

Anyway, did you uninstall the old nVidia drivers first? Uninstall all of your display drivers, run driver sweeper, and then install the Radeon Drivers.


No, Idin't uninstalled my Nvidia drivers, when I replaced the ati card, then first I uninstalled the display drivers of nvidia.
And thanx for your reply, well I can't buy that high PSU like gigabyte, its too expensive overhere (UAE), I am going for a normal 800W PSU, with 12V@20A & 12V1@26@, so that would be in total 46A with 6-pin & 8-pin, will that be enough for this graphic card???
March 16, 2010 5:51:20 AM

Rustyy117 said:
Yes your motherboard supports a 4870x2.

Your powersupply does not support a 4870x2, You need a quality 650W powersupply.

Make sure you use driver sweeper to clear out all the nVidia drivers before you install your ATi drivers.


Well, i understood that first i need to uninstall my nvidia drivers, but i din't get "driver sweeper". New word for me, can u elaborate,
And isit because of the power supply, my system got dame slow like pentium 2?
Thanx,
a c 126 U Graphics card
March 16, 2010 11:25:27 AM

Driver sweeper is a free program that you can download and you can delete all the nvidia drivers with it.
A powersupply that isn't good enough can make your PC slow.

By the way, if you get a powersupply that has multiple 12V rails, you can't just add up the amps. It doesn't work like that.

This would be perfect for your PC
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/650W-Corsair-CMPSU-650TX...
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