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March 21, 2010 10:50:10 PM

Hey guys, I currently have a HP elite m9160f and it is doing me alright execpt for its gfx card. It is running a 512mb 8600gt but it is not any normal 8600gt, it looks like it had been downgraded to me. I have a few restriciton, 1) i only have a 350w PSU 2) space in my case is very limited. I was looking at the EVGA GT 240, specifically this one http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=5... . I was wondering if you guys thing that it is a good idea to buy this card as a quick upgrade or if i should get anyother card.

The gpu-z of my 860gt is here:



Thanks in advance,

Krab19

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March 22, 2010 12:50:05 AM

Well, according to that GPU-Z report it is the slower version of the 8600GT which uses DDR2 memory.

Since you have a pretty low spec PSU, you might need a video card that doesn't need a PCI-E power connector. I think the video card for the job is the Radeon 5670. It will be a huge upgrade compared to your 8600GT.
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March 22, 2010 12:54:34 AM

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I was looking at the EVGA GT 240, specifically this one http://www.canadacomputers.com/pro [...] _id=027858 . I was wondering if you guys thing that it is a good idea to buy this card as a quick upgrade or if i should get anyother card.


How much do you want to spend?

Btw I like your choice of store: Canadacomputers.com
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March 22, 2010 2:34:28 AM

JE_D said:
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I was looking at the EVGA GT 240, specifically this one http://www.canadacomputers.com/pro [...] _id=027858 . I was wondering if you guys thing that it is a good idea to buy this card as a quick upgrade or if i should get anyother card.


How much do you want to spend?

Btw I like your choice of store: Canadacomputers.com


I am willing to spend $150 CAD max as of right now. And i can not tell if you are being sarcastic about the website or not, the only reason why i chose it is that it is about 10 minutes from my house so i would preffered to get it from there then online. The 5670 looks nice and in budget for me, but how large is the difference?

Just to let you guys know i am running a Intel core 2 quad q6700 and 4gb of ddr2 ram.
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March 22, 2010 2:58:28 AM

The HD5670 is about 15% better than the GT 240 at resolutions those cards are appropriate for(1280x1024 and below);
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/HIS/Radeon_HD_5670_I...
It is also DX11 compatible which is a nice plus.
For your budget however you can afford cards that are significantly better than those like the HD5750/HD4850/GTS 250. This is the best card under $150 on that site;
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=5...
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March 22, 2010 4:01:34 AM

Alright the 5670 looks solid and good to go, i would go for the 5750 or others that u recommend jyjjy but unfortuently i do not have a 6pin pci connector from my psu as it is only 350w.
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March 22, 2010 4:17:12 AM

Well the HD5750 is actually quite low power as it is built using a 40nm process. It barely if ever actually uses the connector under normal use and the card comes with a converter for your PSU. I can't tell you 100% certainly that it will work but it's very likely a 350w HP psu can handle that card. Considering you are buying locally and can just return it to the store if it doesn't work you may want to give it a go.
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March 22, 2010 5:26:05 PM


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Well the HD5750 is actually quite low power as it is built using a 40nm process. It barely if ever actually uses the connector under normal use and the card comes with a converter for your PSU. I can't tell you 100% certainly that it will work but it's very likely a 350w HP psu can handle that card. Considering you are buying locally and can just return it to the store if it doesn't work you may want to give it a go.

I agree with jyjjy


Also I was not being sarcastic I :love:  Love Canada computers and i also prefer getting my Hardware from a store rather than online
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March 23, 2010 2:57:35 AM

JE_D said:
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Well the HD5750 is actually quite low power as it is built using a 40nm process. It barely if ever actually uses the connector under normal use and the card comes with a converter for your PSU. I can't tell you 100% certainly that it will work but it's very likely a 350w HP psu can handle that card. Considering you are buying locally and can just return it to the store if it doesn't work you may want to give it a go.

I agree with jyjjy


Also I was not being sarcastic I :love:  Love Canada computers and i also prefer getting my Hardware from a store rather than online


hehe that is good, i like em alot too. Well after checking with my boss it turns out i will be recieving a bigger pay check then expected, so i talked with one of my friends and he was saying to get this 5770. http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=5... . And he also said if i wanted to be safe i can get this http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=5... Any thoughts? and yes my new budget is about $250(and no thats not my whole pay check :p )
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March 23, 2010 3:05:19 AM

Well, what is the native resolution of your monitor?
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March 23, 2010 3:23:08 AM

jyjjy said:
Well, what is the native resolution of your monitor?


1680 X 1050
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March 23, 2010 3:33:34 AM

Yeah, in that case the HD5770 is a good call. The HD5750 would be good for that resolution but the HD5770 will be great. That PSU isn't the best but it's ok and should be fine for the HD5770.
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March 23, 2010 3:37:35 AM

jyjjy said:
Yeah, in that case the HD5770 is a good call. The HD5750 would be good for that resolution but the HD5770 will be great. That PSU isn't the best but it's ok and should be fine for the HD5770.


Thanks, the psu is just for a slightly upgrade from my no-name brand 350w psu, i just feel extremely uncomfortable with keeping my current psu and getting the 5770. Thanks to all that helped and i will keep u guys posted on when i get things bought and installed :) .
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March 23, 2010 3:37:41 AM

Best answer selected by krab19.
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March 23, 2010 4:09:21 AM

Yeah, the 350w + HD5770 wouldn't have been a good idea.
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