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Will this gfx card work with my board? If so, which brand has the best performan

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February 3, 2011 4:40:57 PM

Hello,

I have a ASUS P5QL PRO motherboard and was wondering whether I could upgrade from a 8800GTS to a HD 5770?
Is this possible? and what brand should I get? I'm not worried about cost... XFX? Sapphire?

Thanks in advance,

torN
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February 3, 2011 4:48:56 PM

yes you can. but what is your other spec? easier to help if we know what is your system spec :) 
February 3, 2011 4:54:38 PM

Thanks for the quick reply renz, the rest of my spec is as follows:

1680x1050 compliant LCD
Intel Quad Q8200
8gb DDR2 (800's i think)
550Watt PSU
Vista 64bit
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February 3, 2011 5:01:00 PM

your resolution should fit well with 5770. honestly i'm not really sure if your processor will create bottleneck to your system but you can OC your CPU if you think the processor is holding you back. 3.0-3.2ghz should be fine. what is your PSU brand?
February 3, 2011 5:07:30 PM

thanks for the help, um will the processor dramatically hamper the gfx card performance? It's not really setup for OC-ing to be honest. PSU brand is HEC.
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February 3, 2011 5:15:16 PM

at it's stock speed it might be. in OCing top of the line hardware is not a must. ;)  people overclock to get more performance for cheap in the first place. is this your PSU:

http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=1818
February 3, 2011 6:03:56 PM

look like the right one mate... how would i go about OC-ing my chipset if i dont have an extra cooling or fans to take the heat?
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February 3, 2011 9:22:05 PM

i see. well i think you can think about OCing your system later. right now your system should be able to use 5770. if you look around you can find cheap after market cooler for your cpu. just make sure your case have good air flow so the heat is tajen out properly out from your case
February 4, 2011 8:53:48 AM

okay thanks for the indepth responses! you've been a great help! one last thing... which 5770 maker has the highest performance (clock speed etc) would that be someone like XFX or sapphire?
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February 5, 2011 3:54:14 PM

most people like XFX because of the warranty and customer service they provide to their customer. not sure about sapphire though. do you have specifics model in mind?
February 5, 2011 4:49:46 PM

Sapphire HD 5770 Vapor-X

Output 2 x Dual-Link DVI
1 x HDMI
1 x DisplayPort
GPU 860 MHz Core Clock
40 nm Chip
800 x Stream Processors
Memory 1024 MB Size
128 -bit GDDR5
4800 MHz Effective
Software Driver CD
DIRT 2 Coupon-(Game edition only)
SIM HD(Enhance the video quality for IM)-(Full package only)
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February 6, 2011 12:41:31 AM

the card that you mention should be fine. i thought that many people opt for vapor-x because of the cooler. it came with small overclock but you can always overclock the card yourself if you want more performance.
February 6, 2011 12:18:29 PM

thanks for all your help renz, im all sorted now!
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