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January 11, 2011 8:43:45 PM

Old video card replacement question: I have the ATI Radeon HD 3800 series card, which causes all sorts of shutdown problems on my Win7 machine and driver errors. I’m done trying different drivers, as nothing has worked. My specs are: EVGA nForce 750 SLI board, an Intel E8400 cpu with Xigmatek 1234 cooler, 4GB DDR2 Ram and 2 regular hard drives all in the Antec P182 case. I am NOT a gamer at all, so my needs are simple. Amazon.com now has the following three deals, which look appealing, but I need help deciding:
Saphire Radeon HD 5770, 1GB for $115.00 delivered, after rebate.
HIS 5770 1GB for $110.00, delivered, after rebate.
EVGA GT S450 1GB for $110.00, delivered, after rebate.
This is the price range that is comfortable with, and I believe any of these would suffice, but before buying, I’d appreciate any feedback and suggestions. I’m looking for reliability and good drivers, with the ability to watch DVD’s at 1080. Power supply is somewhere around 550-600 watts, I believe Antec, but can’t remember exactly. Thanks in advance for any help.

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January 11, 2011 11:15:07 PM

The Radeon HD 5770's are supposed to be fairly decent cards. The power supply should not be a problem.

Here are the ATI recommended power supply requirements for the ATI Radeon HD 5770 and 5750 video cards:


450 Watt or greater power supply with one 75 watt, 6-pin PCI Express® power connector recommended

600 Watt or greater power supply with two 75 watt, 6-pin PCI Express® power connectors for ATI CrossFireX™ technology in dual mode.

The recommendations are for an entire pc system.
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