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ATI 5670 Help

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  • Hewlett Packard
  • Graphics
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September 14, 2010 2:03:39 AM

Okay, I own an HP a6203w, and from newegg, to afterdawn.com I have tried asking and researching what I could, and I have found several reviews that say it only ses 60 or 70 watts at load. I was interested in getting the 512mb version (redwood I think, from newegg.) I also saw the following post

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/280597-33-radeon-5670...

My only problem is, I have either a 230w or 250w PSU, BONE stock PSU, except for 2 gigs of DDR2 ram I added (2 gigs stock, 4 now) I have NO idea about the rails or voltage, and I am quite the computer nooblet.

I don't play graphic intensive games, I play WoW, Sims 2, Sims 3, and Dragon Age: Origins...

Any help or advice, on the matter or even directions/how to's would be greatful. Thank you. And IF I do need a new PSU please help me on which one or kind or brand I would need with what rails and what not, I am new to all this.

::Also::

Since posting this I have discovered the 5570 as well. For my above mentioned games, at medium to high settings running at 1440 x 900, would that be a well suited card for me? I heard that it too, like the 5670, has low power consumption, maybe even lower. But I am not exactly quite sure how much I am sacrificing on the performance end for this...thanks.

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September 14, 2010 5:27:36 AM

It should work, many people use HD5670 on their unbranded 250W PSU...
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September 14, 2010 9:42:15 PM

Well I would be buying egg, I just dont want to get it and have my computer die or something bad happen for my PSU not having enough power to get it. How much of a loss will I have getting the 5570 instead of the 5670?
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September 15, 2010 1:23:10 AM

Well, HD5570 is a low profile card, but still decent enough to play any games with low resolution (low resolution=CPU job).
If you don't want to take a risk then go with it, but still, you should be fine with HD5670. :) 
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September 15, 2010 1:40:44 AM

hmm ok, any safety measures I can take when I use the 5670? I just dont want it to damage my comp.
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September 15, 2010 2:00:05 AM

It depends on the rest of your system.
If you have lots components in your PC then go with HD5570.

You said that: "I have either a 230w or 250w PSU".
We are still unsure what is your PSU, so don't take a risk and get HD5570.
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September 15, 2010 2:48:06 AM

Everything on my PC is bone stock, and I looked up the specs on the HP page, it is a 250w. The only thing i have done since I bought this PC was bump it up to 4 gigs of ram. I got it from best buy, an hp a6203w desktop.
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September 15, 2010 3:30:10 AM

If the 2GB of RAM is the only thing you added then I think the 5670 should be safe.
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