Hello,I recently bought PowerColor Radeon HD 5670 Video Card - 1GB, DDR3, PCI-Express 2.1 (x16) for my
IPILP-LC. Apparently it doesn't work. I get no picture when I connect the VGA but the fan does run (of the card). I'm not sure whats the problem, I've even tried disabling the integrated video card (intel chipset). Maybe my mobo can't run PCI-E 2.1. I was told it would have no problem running PCI-E 2.0, so I'm thinking of ordering one. Will my HD 5670 work some how?
I run Windows 7
My Bios version is: v5.07
Motherboard : IPILP-LC (Lancaster)
okay download CPU-Z and check out which version of the PCI-E 1.x you hvae. If you have ver 1.0 then that will be most likely the problem. If you have ver 1.1 then they are compatible with ver 2.0/2.1 cards.
Ev if your GPU is 2.1, I'm more than confident that you can find a 2.0 ver of the same card.
I read this up a long time ago where people didn't get any video/display when they connected their PCI-E card to the slot - most notably the 8600GT/88GT series of GPU's that were big hitters then. Then people learn't that PCI-E 2.0 is backwards compatible with PCI-E v1.1 slots but a total dud with v1.0.
FYI - 2.0 and 2.1 are similar in nature, they are both backwards compatible in a 1.1 slot.
I have a Dell with a V1.0a slot and the HD 5670 works fine
there is a known issue with 2.1 cards in 1.0 slots
hopefully a BIOS update can fix the problem if the OEM hopefully fixed the problem
it is worth a try
this is a Vista 32bit BIOS update
I have used many Vista drivers with Win7 with no problems
Vista and Win7 are very compatilble OSes (I believe they have the same basic kernel)
but I did wan to warn you there is no Win7 specifice BIOS update http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadInde...
and FYI a HD 5670 can run on very low wattage PSUs
I have mine on a Dell 280w for months 24/7 with card OCd
though AMD specs call for a higher PSU to be on the safe side
AMD specs call for a higher PSU to be on the safe side
thas not just AMD's job, its with everyone who manufacture's Graphics cards because the don't expect every tech/pc user to have a quality PSU housed inside their rig. Thas why the bloated figures.
But i agree with king SMP, you can run that card off alower PSU, but proveded its a quality unit.
On another note, google, extreme power calculator and punch in the numbers to find out how much power your rig really needs.