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Will the HD 5570 work for my system? UPDATED

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January 9, 2011 8:51:22 PM

I have an older video card with a dying/dead fan. I decided I needed to replace the video card. I was thinking of the HD 4650 until I saw this post http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/295785-28-guts. So I'm thinking of going with the HD 5570 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102875. Here are my specs:

Antec SmartPower 2.0 SP-400 400W ATX12V Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX All Solid Capacitor Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 Allendale 2.2GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor BX80557E4500
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

BFG Tech BFGE85256GTE GeForce 8500 GT 256MB GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Will the HD 5570 work for my system?

UPDATE: Originally I had say the HD 5770 but I meant the HD 5570. I've updated in this post.
January 9, 2011 10:34:13 PM

as for as the other componets on your system you are fine however as thryn said you psu is a little under powered for the 5770. it you have about 40 more bucks to spare you can get a decent 550w psu that will run the 5770 easily
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January 9, 2011 10:35:34 PM

Actually I think I meant to say 5570. I've edited in the original post. Thanks for pointing that out.
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January 9, 2011 10:43:37 PM

Your motherboard has a PCIe X16 ver1.x slot so you would be safer with a version 2.0 card. There have been some frequent no video issues with the 2.1 cards in the older 1.x boards. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
That card should work fine in your system.
Edit: this HD5670 is cheaper and is more powerful and will work well in your system http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
1GB version http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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January 9, 2011 10:44:19 PM

ok so 5570 is a great card if you want to play bluray videos and other HD content however if you want to game at all it would be totality worth it to go with the 5770 and a new psu

EDIT: rolli59 is right some times there are issues with 2.0 and 2.1 compatibility.
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January 9, 2011 10:49:45 PM

rolli59 said:
Your motherboard has a PCIe X16 ver1.x slot so you would be safer with a version 2.0 card. There have been some frequent no video issues with the 2.1 cards in the older 1.x boards. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
That card should work fine in your system.
Edit: this HD5670 is cheaper and is more powerful and will work well in your system http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
1GB version http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


These cards are a little over budget. I was hoping to spend in the $45-55 price range. Any other suggestions?
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January 9, 2011 10:54:23 PM

GT240 great deal if you can deal with the rebate http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Stronger than HD5570 and looses a little to HD5670
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January 9, 2011 11:10:19 PM

rolli59 said:
GT240 great deal if you can deal with the rebate http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Stronger than HD5570 and looses a little to HD5670


Seems like a good deal if the Rebate goes through. I don't mind doing the rebate for $40 but I just don't want to be out the money if EVGA doesn't fulfill their end of the bargain.
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January 9, 2011 11:15:45 PM

EVGA is a reliable company with one of the best customer support service in the computer industry, I have no reason to belief anything else than they will fulfill their end of the deal if you do everything on time.
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January 9, 2011 11:43:56 PM

rolli59 said:
EVGA is a reliable company with one of the best customer support service in the computer industry, I have no reason to belief anything else than they will fulfill their end of the deal if you do everything on time.


OK I think you got me sold. I'm ordering one right now. Thanks for all the advice.
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January 13, 2011 9:57:16 PM

Best answer selected by patislesfan.
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January 13, 2011 10:12:29 PM

So I just received the GT240 today and I'm happy to report that my video card woes are over. The card works on my board and my Win7 score went up from a 5.0 to a 5.5

http://twitpic.com/3proiz

I'm sending out the rebate and I'll let you know how it works out. Thanks for all the help on this forum.
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