HD 5670 + AMD Athlon 64 3700+??

Hello,

I recently got a new XFX HD 5670 and I've been trying to get it to work with my old 2005 HP. I seem to have all of the system requirements, but every time I tried to turn on my computer, there would be no display and my processor fan would go crazy and sound really loud, but the GPU fan was running. I thought it might of been my 300w PSU I had, so I got a new 400w PSU, and it still does the same thing. I definitely have a PCI-E slot, but I'm wondering if this CPU (AMD Athlon 64 3700+ ~2.2GHz) cannot handle the HD 5670?
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  1. I also just installed the same graphics card into my PC and am having similar issues. the difference however is that ive got a athlon 64 x2 5200 and a 450w psu. but heres the weird thing...if, and only if my new graphics card is installed, my cd/dvd drive wont work...
  2. I believe that it's my motherboard possibly, its an ASUS A8AE-LE that has a ATi Radeon Xpress 200 chipset. This card works fine on my other computer, which has a Athlon II x4, and an NVIDIA chipset, and a 300w PSU. Although, I haven't come by anyone who uses an HD 5670 with a single-core processor..
  3. ct1615 said:
    is your card a PCI-E 2.1? your athlon IIx2 mobo is probably PCI 2.0 and your athlon's is probably 1.0. PC makers like DELL, HP, Acer, etc., tend not to have a BIOS that supports 2.1 cards on 1.0 x16 slots.


    Yeah, its a 2.1 card, I also looked at my motherboard on the HP website, and there was drivers for the BIOS, but only for XP. But, If i was running XP and installed it, I'm not sure it would solve the problem.
  4. Bios is different than a driver and is independent of the operating system. If you have the model # of your motherboard or PC someone might be able to help you find it.
  5. benski said:
    Bios is different than a driver and is independent of the operating system. If you have the model # of your motherboard or PC someone might be able to help you find it.


    They are listed above..
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