Intel Core i5-750 2.66GHz LGA 1156
ASUS P7P55D motherboard
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
Sapphire HD4890 Vapor X 1GB
Samsung 1TB Spinpoint F1, 3.5", SATAII/300, 32MB, 7200RPM
Corsair 550W psu
Monitor: I think its a Samsung Syncmaster Txxxx (1900 x 1200)
For over half a year, Ive had white dots/lines appear randomly in my screen, followed by the "Display driver stopped working and recovered" error message. I tried all troubleshooting I could find, to no avail. Recently the problem got so bad to the point I could not use the PC at all.
I borrowed a GPU from work, and voila the problem was gone. So it is clear the HD4890 needs replacing.
Considering any possible bottlenecks in my rig, what do you recommend for a reasonable price and reasonable future proof? I am not looking to replace any other components just yet, unless they fail.
i have the same cpu, asus m/b but i pushed it @3970 ghz with OCing, 8gb ram and a 5850 but with corsair750w psu. Basically we have almost the same pc and I was also thinking some time ago to get a new gpu.
I would get the 7950oc (3GB) or maybe 7870oc (2GB) if I wanted something better now, so I suggest it, and from what I see your psu can handle it also... i think if you push a little your very pushable cpu -as long as u dont use intel's stock cooler but aftermarket- you wont bottleneck or anything. A friend of mine got the simple 7950 for him, he had also i5-750@stock speed, and noticed huge fps increase in every game maxed, compared to his old (but not bad) 460. And if u really got a 1920x1200 monitor then I'm solid certain that u will reach its potential easily..