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4670 Replacement

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May 17, 2010 2:00:14 AM

My current 4670 has died... Kinda. It doesnt always show up during boot.
So, I plan to RMA it. However, reading reviews and such, it may take weeks and they might not do anything.

So, here is my plan. I plan to buy a new GPU from Newegg, and return it if they do fix my card, keep it if not. I want it to be basically the same price wise, give or take 20. Also, I have a 400w PSU, CPU, RAM

I would like to resolve this quickly. My computer works fine (just tested a game) but doesnt like to boot.

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May 17, 2010 8:59:07 AM

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May 17, 2010 4:20:39 PM

Your PSU should be fine for either.
As for the motherboard looking at the site for it there is even already a bios updating it for the new 6 core AMD processors. I can't imagine they would have done a bios update so quickly for that and not have done one yet for PCIE 2.1 cards. Also one of the reviewers on newegg lists an HD5770 in his system.
That said if you can afford it that GTS 250 is a nice deal and really a much more powerful card(by 40% or so.)
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May 17, 2010 7:23:22 PM

jyjjy said:
Your PSU should be fine for either.
As for the motherboard looking at the site for it there is even already a bios updating it for the new 6 core AMD processors. I can't imagine they would have done a bios update so quickly for that and not have done one yet for PCIE 2.1 cards. Also one of the reviewers on newegg lists an HD5770 in his system.
That said if you can afford it that GTS 250 is a nice deal and really a much more powerful card(by 40% or so.)

Is there a GTS 250 with DX11? My main game will support it soon.
If it is at all possible, i would prefer to stick with ATI. I like there Driver and Overdrive.
I will contact ECS about PCIE2.1 .
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May 17, 2010 7:37:35 PM

flavoi said:
Is there a GTS 250 with DX11?.


its called an ATI 5750
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May 17, 2010 7:52:48 PM

ct1615 said:
its called an ATI 5750

Thats a bit too expensive, the 5670 looks better price wise. Now to see if I can use PCIE2.1
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May 18, 2010 5:20:25 AM

All HD5xxx cards are 2.1 I believe. It's just listed incorrectly in the specs on some cards. But I highly doubt it is a problem either way with your motherboard as long as you've updated to a semi-recent bios.
On the DX11 thing, yeah, your option there would be the HD5750. But in general choosing a significantly inferior card just for DX11 is a mistake. It's a nice thing to have but the performance difference between the 2 cards is simply huge. If you can afford it the GTS 250 is certainly your best choice, especially if you have a monitor with a native resolution over 1280x1024. DX11 wont matter at all if your card isn't powerful enough to use it at your native resolution.
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May 18, 2010 5:31:23 AM

there are plenty of 5xxx series cards that are 2.0.
The 2.1 cards have been causing issues on some motherboards that have x16 1.0 slots while the 2.0 cards work just fine in them.
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May 18, 2010 5:41:50 AM

Aright, I had just seen someone on here say that before.
His motherboard has a 2.0 slot anyway so it shouldn't be a problem.
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May 18, 2010 5:44:00 AM

yep, any 2.0 slot will handle a 2.1 card
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May 18, 2010 2:59:50 PM

jyjjy said:
All HD5xxx cards are 2.1 I believe. It's just listed incorrectly in the specs on some cards. But I highly doubt it is a problem either way with your motherboard as long as you've updated to a semi-recent bios.
On the DX11 thing, yeah, your option there would be the HD5750. But in general choosing a significantly inferior card just for DX11 is a mistake. It's a nice thing to have but the performance difference between the 2 cards is simply huge. If you can afford it the GTS 250 is certainly your best choice, especially if you have a monitor with a native resolution over 1280x1024. DX11 wont matter at all if your card isn't powerful enough to use it at your native resolution.

Ah, ok. That is good to know. My resolution is 1600x900.
So if DX11 doesnt really matter the the 250 sounds nice. Is there a form of ATI overdrive in nVidias Driver or is it all manual?
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May 18, 2010 6:20:06 PM

if you get the MSI GTS250 JYJJY linked ( a nice card ) then download MSI afterburner, its a very easy tool to OC your video card.

MSI cards come with afterburner on the driver disc but the web site has the latest version

http://event.msi.com/vga/afterburner/download.htm
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