GTS 450 compatability

Hi all

Basically i bought a 5770 Radeon and after pain staking hours of messing with settings i still cant get a display.
So to save this trauma from happening again, I would like to ask you guys if the GTS 450 will work with my system?

Wolfdale 1333-D667 Mobo
Intel Duo E8400 @3.0 Ghz
4 gb RAM
500w corsair CX500 12v@34a

I have a 9500Gt in there atm but need an upgrade. I think the main problem could be my motherboard which is why the 5770 wont work but after a thorough google search i cant find anyone complaining about the 450 not working on my motherboard. It has a PCIE 2.0 x16 slot but i just dont know if it will work and dont wanna waste another 100£

Thanks guys

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  1. GTS450 General Requirements (Palit version):

    23A (+12V rail(s)) on at least a 400W power supply recommended.
    PCI-Ex16 2.0 motherboard slot.
    Also, it is a good match for your E8400 (won't bottleneck)

    Be sure to get the 260.99-WHQL drivers from the nVidia website rather than the ones from the CD included.

    However, if you're a big gamer or a media enthusiast then I suggest you go one up (GTX460). But the GTS450 is a great "bang/buck" card at £100.00
  2. Thanks i really was just wondering if anyone had heard about the mother board i have not working with the card as the 5770 has caused me so much problems.

    I would get the GTX but as my motherboard is so old i think it will probably give me problems like the 5770

    Thanks for help though :)
  3. However, keep in mind that the HD5770 is the ATi counterpart to nVidia's GTS450/GTX460. If your HD5770 didn't work then perhaps it may be time for a new motherboard. Just a consideration to take.
  4. Possibly but i wouldnt know where to start in terms of finding a decent one and only really want my graphics updated. It should work as it has the relevant slot and everything and the mobo was only released 2007 and last updated 2008 so its not ancient. Right now i dont think i can afford it along with the graphics card and the power supply i just bought. Might have to do some saving. Thanks for help
  5. Glad to be of assistance good sir, hope it works for you.
  6. I don't get it how that card didn't run in your pc in the first place, because 500W v12+ 34A should do the job... This is maybe stupid question, but did you possibly forgot to connect a 6-pin pci-e power cable? :heink:

    So, AMD HD 5770 graphic card official system recommendation is:
    - PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard
    - 450 Watt or greater power supply with one 75W 6-pin PCI Express® power connectors recommended (600 Watt and two 6-pin connectors for ATI CrossFireX™ technology in dual mode)
    - Certified power supplies are recommended.
    - Minimum 1GB of system memory

    Maybe your PSU is not certified... hmm
  7. 100% defo connected the power cable. Fan spins and although i dont have a certified power supply (there are no certified corsairs for the 5770) of the 5770 it should still work as i have way more than enough power. It just does not work. Only thing i haven't tried is using the adaptor which came with it to change the power to a 4 pin prehipheral plug.
    I just think its not compatible its the only explanation. Corse i havent tried it in another PC which maybe an idea but i think if i do it will work.
    Thanks for help though.
  8. I agree.

    Like you said, try it in another PC just to be sure. And if it works, then it is probably not compatible with your MB. :/

    There is one (possible) solution to fix compatibility problem, and that is BIOS update. If that don't help, you must buy that GTS 450....

    I wish that you fix your problem, one way or another.
  9. Yeah i have latest update. Yeah i've got a proper technician to come try look at it tomorrow if not ima buy the GTS :)

    Thanks for help dude its much appreciated
  10. Dont buy the GTS 450 - its sucks - seriously- pay the extra cash and get something like a gtx series or better i don't know.. I'm not a video card expert, but my old 8800gt performed better than this new supposedly amazing card.
  11. Well ive heard good reviews and i think anythings better than my 9500GT. Also if i go one higher it has less chance of being compatible.
    Thanks for the advice though
  12. peter604 said:
    Dont buy the GTS 450 - its sucks - seriously- pay the extra cash and get something like a gtx series or better i don't know.. I'm not a video card expert, but my old 8800gt performed better than this new supposedly amazing card.

    u must be stupid in the head, gts 450 is way over that grandpa's vc
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