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Will this 5770 fit crossfire in my mobo

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May 9, 2010 5:43:05 PM

im looking for a good Ati 5770 that will fit if i crossfire it in my motherboard



http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(i wont be getting it from newegg)

and here is my motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


theres easily enough room in the case-wise but im wondering if theres enough room between the Pci-e slots.

does anyone know the dimensions of the card?
May 9, 2010 7:59:57 PM

well it should fit just fine IMO :) 
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May 10, 2010 6:23:49 AM

Any of the 5770s should fit, provided you don't have something in the top PCI-e x1 slot. Also, out of curiosity, how do you have 3.5GB of RAM?? (From your signature)
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May 10, 2010 7:21:53 AM

jbakerlent said:
Any of the 5770s should fit, provided you don't have something in the top PCI-e x1 slot. Also, out of curiosity, how do you have 3.5GB of RAM?? (From your signature)

maybe he's using a 32bit OS and he can only utilize 3.5gb out of a total of 4gb? just a guess, lol. :D 
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May 10, 2010 7:22:10 AM

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Any of the 5770s should fit, provided you don't have something in the top PCI-e x1 slot. Also, out of curiosity, how do you have 3.5GB of RAM?? (From your signature)


I'm supposing OP has 4GB of RAM but is only using Windows 32-bit. Then again, apparently with 1GB video cards, you'll only have 2GB or 3GB of RAM. OP could be running three sticks of 1GB and one stick of 512MB.
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May 10, 2010 7:23:17 AM

^Ah, LOL. I bet so, just seemed odd when I looked at it.
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May 13, 2010 5:33:40 PM

jbakerlent said:
^Ah, LOL. I bet so, just seemed odd when I looked at it.



yes im running 1gb stick+2gb stick+512mb stick of Ram= 3.5gb


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May 13, 2010 6:30:47 PM

That setup is not ideal, because you are disabling the dual channel ability of your motherboard - you should run two identical sticks, one in each channel for the best performance.
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May 14, 2010 1:45:39 AM

jbakerlent said:
That setup is not ideal, because you are disabling the dual channel ability of your motherboard - you should run two identical sticks, one in each channel for the best performance.



by identical do you mean same speed? or same size?


i have been wondering weather its better to use just 3gb at 800mhz or to keep the 512mb which i believe would bring it down to 533mhz.



also can you explain what exactly dual channel does?
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May 14, 2010 1:51:07 AM

You'll need both the same size and the same frequency/latency. Dual channel doubles the available bandwidth between the RAM and the memory controller which can help prevent some bottlenecking.
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May 14, 2010 2:00:30 AM

jbakerlent said:
You'll need both the same size and the same frequency/latency. Dual channel doubles the available bandwidth between the RAM and the memory controller which can help prevent some bottlenecking.



oh, damn well not much i can do there, unless i buy a new 2gb stick an take out the 1gb and the 512mb. but as you can see i think my current piece of junk video card is the biggest bottneck. thanx for the help though. eventually maybe ill just get another 2gb stick and make it 4gb
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May 14, 2010 2:51:28 PM

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