Hello. I would like to know which one is better
I had the ATI Radeon 5850 and it took 30-40 seconds to POST, and eVGA was not willing to help, they blamed ATI, so they asked me to Flash the BIOS of the ATI Radeon 5850 card
So, I sold the card, and now I can POST in 3-5 seconds, I am using the integrated GeForce 9300 mGPU and I love how the computer feels fast again
Now, I was wondering if in Windows 7 64-bit I can get Hybrid SLI since I would like to have an Nvidia card, but only use it when I actually want to play video games
When I had my ATI Radeon 5850 it was blowing hot air out of the computer, making my room hot
That is another reason I got rid of the video card.
Anyway, let me know what are your suggestions, these are the things I want:
1) Fast BOOT
2) Use graphic card only when I actually need it (I can switch it in the BIOS, if that is the only way to do it, I'll be OK with that)
Therefore, the way I see it, ATI will be difficult now since I already have the experience of 30-40 seconds boot, and switching from Onboard to PCI Express graphics would be a pain in the ass
Graphic cards are usually in an "always-on" state. This means that when not playing games or doing any graphically intensive work, they will idle, but will not automatically switch off. You could disable them in BIOS when not required, but frankly, the whole idea is silly.
You could get the GTX 470. Or 480, if your budget allows.
Well the problem is that switching motherboards is a process that I don't want to do at the moment
eVGA service is as stupid as it can be
I told them about my ATI Radeon 5850 and all they told me is "FLASH your ATI card"
So if I buy another ATI card I will have to flash the BIOS, and I have no idea how to do that
So, before I buy ATI, I would like to know how to flash the BIOS and how to make my ATI Radeon 5830 work together with my nForce 730i
If the system boots in 3-5 seconds (like it does now), then I can disable the graphic card, for example, in a week in which I know I'll be mostly programming, checking email, and maybe watching Youtube or something like that
Now, if I feel like playing during the weekend, I can go to the BIOS, enable PCI Express as the first video output, and switch the cable.
The whole process should take around 10-20 seconds
but if I buy ATI, man, it can be 2 minutes in order to wait to enter the BIOS, and then restart the machine
Where is the best place to find a user with ATI Radeon 5830 and nForce 730i?
I've googled and I find my own post at eVGA forums
Right now I'm between ATI Radeon 5830 or GTX 465
I've heard the GTX 465 is a card that pretty much generates heat like crazy.
I had GTX 925 SLI and my mobo died and my Soundblaster Fatal1ty died as well, I hate Nvidia's card, they are too damn hot
You play Crysis, they'll go up to 94C
But I dislike waiting a minute every time I turn on my PC, so I'm having problems with ATI too
in all honesty the integrated graphic card seems the best option, but Starcraft 2 is coming, Prince of Persia too, so I want to play some games