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Will a Sapphire Radeon HD 5450 pci-e fit an Abit IC7 motherboard

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July 31, 2011 4:33:58 PM

Hello,

will a Sapphire Radeon HD 5450 pci-e fit an Abit IC7 motherboard ( I have a 9800 pro on it now 420 watt ps)? I am not sure what the difference is between plain old pci\ven and pci-3...?
August 2, 2011 9:57:13 PM

HI Mosox thanks for responding. its an IC7, but there is no G , it says IC7 v 1.1.

(P4 3.2 EE, 1gig ram).

yes I plan on gaming and have, I have played for instance far cry amped up to highest level, AA on etc etc ...

I have a Radeon 9800 pro 256 in it now and want to upgrade it to 512 and was looking for compatible cards.


As you see I am not up on what the pci vs agp issue means for me. I picked that card I mentioned because it fit the timeframe my computer was built etc.

I am open to any suggestions...?
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August 3, 2011 5:22:55 PM

PCIe cards don't work on your mobo. Is this your card?

http://www.lyberty.com/tech/sysspecs/XPS/i/SapphireRade...

AGP cards

SAPPHIRE 100288L Radeon HD 4650
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GIGABYTE GV-R465D2-1GI Radeon HD 4650
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HIS IceQ H467QS1GHA Radeon HD 4670
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You should better change the platform (mobo/CPU/memory) and buy a PCIe video card. Say $200 + the video card.
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August 4, 2011 12:36:51 AM

actually my card is a 256 not 128 mb, but yes looks an awful lot like it, anyway, I have been scared witless reading the reviews of the cards you suggested, not a hit on you, ;)  just that I would prefer not to go driver crazy. I have looked a this;

VisionTek ATI Radeon HD 3650 1 GB DDR2 AGP Graphics Card 900284

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...


it seems to work fine with Win XP, which is what I run and has few driver issues from what I read.....

I really don't want to tear the guts out of my comp. this would carry me thru the games I wish top play etc...
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a b V Motherboard
August 4, 2011 9:01:33 AM

Nope, it's old. You must bite the bullet, you can RMA the card if you can't get it running. From what I know they sorted the drivers.

From a comment in there:

Other Thoughts: Before you even install the new card:

1. make sure you delete all previous display drivers. Download Driver Sweeper to help you do this.
2. Make sure your BIOS is updated to the current version.
3. Make sure your motherboards chipset is upgraded to the latest version.
4. Make sure you have an adequate power supply.

After you manually install the card:

1. Hopefully your PC's hardware manager recognized the new card (mine did). Install the display driver from the install disk via the add new hardware wizard and reboot when asked.
2. Download the regular 11.3 driver package from the amd/ati website (NOT the AGP hotfix).
3. Do a custom install of the 11.3 driver package and only install the display driver. Reboot when asked.
4. Download the 11.3 AGP Hotfix and do an individual custom install for the CCC, the HD audio driver, and the SDK.
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August 6, 2011 2:15:18 AM

mosox said:
Nope, it's old. You must bite the bullet, you can RMA the card if you can't get it running. From what I know they sorted the drivers.

From a comment in there:

Other Thoughts: Before you even install the new card:

1. make sure you delete all previous display drivers. Download Driver Sweeper to help you do this.
2. Make sure your BIOS is updated to the current version.
3. Make sure your motherboards chipset is upgraded to the latest version.
4. Make sure you have an adequate power supply.

After you manually install the card:

1. Hopefully your PC's hardware manager recognized the new card (mine did). Install the display driver from the install disk via the add new hardware wizard and reboot when asked.
2. Download the regular 11.3 driver package from the amd/ati website (NOT the AGP hotfix).
3. Do a custom install of the 11.3 driver package and only install the display driver. Reboot when asked.
4. Download the 11.3 AGP Hotfix and do an individual custom install for the CCC, the HD audio driver, and the SDK.



what you seem to be saying is my choice is old? and I would be better off with one of your suggestions?


would a nividia have less driver issues etc.?

money is not really an issue, I am willing to go to the wall and get whats best out there for what I have.

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a b V Motherboard
August 7, 2011 2:39:16 PM

Nvidia are older, they don't make AGP cards anymore except for those above. Do you want to game on the PC or just watch videos, etc? You can get a nice latest technology motherboard with good integrated video/CPU/RAM for some $200.

ASRock 880G PRO3 AM3+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
AMD Athlon II X3 445
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$205.97

No video car required.

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August 7, 2011 2:52:28 PM

mosox said:
Nvidia are older, they don't make AGP cards anymore except for those above. Do you want to game on the PC or just watch videos, etc? You can get a nice latest technology motherboard with good integrated video/CPU/RAM for some $200.

ASRock 880G PRO3 AM3+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
AMD Athlon II X3 445
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$205.97

No video car required.



Thx Mosox..its mainly for gamming, games created during the 90's and 2000's ;) 
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a b V Motherboard
August 7, 2011 2:59:13 PM

Then can you throw in a video card? What's your monitor resolution? Older games will work fine on the integrated video card but the new ones will require a video card.

Here's a cheaper good one good for any game at lower resolutions.

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

LE: If you have an IDE hard drive or DVD writer we must change the mobo, that one doesn't have it.

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August 7, 2011 3:14:05 PM

mosox said:
Then can you throw in a video card? What's your monitor resolution? Older games will work fine on the integrated video card but the new ones will require a video card.

Here's a cheaper good one good for any game at lower resolutions.

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

LE: If you have an IDE hard drive or DVD writer we must change the mobo, that one doesn't have it.



I have a WD 80 gb WD800 cavier hard drive .....
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August 7, 2011 3:49:36 PM

oops. IDE....
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August 7, 2011 3:52:58 PM

oh and I have a vga connection, samsung monitor mutli profiles etc.
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a b V Motherboard
August 7, 2011 4:02:57 PM

No problem, change the mobo with this

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

That video card has VGA output.
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August 17, 2011 2:27:04 AM

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