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June 5, 2012 8:49:52 AM

I have a 450 W power supply .... and 18A on 12 V line?/////.... will the card work/... :pt1cable:  :o 

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June 5, 2012 9:36:44 AM
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Yes, definitely. You can even go higher than the 5670.

What is your reason for the graphics card upgrade & will you consider other graphics card that may have better performance?
June 5, 2012 5:08:38 PM

budget is tight ..... 100$ maximum....... i am looking for a i3 core 540 and biostar t55 hd that's limiting me... is the processor buy gud??
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June 5, 2012 5:20:23 PM

it requires pci express 2.1 ... on my mobo it has only 2.0 .... will it run?
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June 5, 2012 5:27:36 PM

sid3695 said:
budget is tight ..... 100$ maximum....... i am looking for a i3 core 540 and biostar t55 hd that's limiting me... is the processor buy gud??
Do you mean you already own the biostar t55 and you are looking for a processor for it with $100 budget? And you prefer i3-540?
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June 5, 2012 5:28:14 PM

sid3695 said:
it requires pci express 2.1 ... on my mobo it has only 2.0 .... will it run?
Yes, it will run. Graphics card are backward compatible.
June 5, 2012 5:42:58 PM

no i am asking u is the i3 540 worth the upgrade?
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June 5, 2012 5:47:21 PM

sid3695 said:
no i am asking u is the i3 540 worth the upgrade?


Upgrade over what?
June 5, 2012 5:54:47 PM

i currently have a pentium D .... i want to upgrade it
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June 5, 2012 6:13:57 PM

What brand and model is that "450W" PSU? A single 18A +12V rail is not particularly promising as far as its potential quality is concerned.
June 6, 2012 7:45:39 AM

hmm and 6670??
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June 6, 2012 8:01:51 AM

sid3695 said:
hmm and 6670??

It should also be okay. Until 7750 800Mhz card will be supported (but that is already outside your budget). They do not need a 6PIN PCIe connector.
June 6, 2012 4:20:03 PM

@randomkid currently i have Pentium D 925

Intel Pentium D 925
Cores 2
Threads 2
Name Intel Pentium D 925
Code Name Presler
Package Socket 775 LGA
Technology 65nm
Specification Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.00GHz
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June 6, 2012 4:54:52 PM

sid3695 said:
@randomkid currently i have Pentium D 925

Intel Pentium D 925
Cores 2
Threads 2
Name Intel Pentium D 925
Code Name Presler
Package Socket 775 LGA
Technology 65nm
Specification Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.00GHz

I thought you had the Pentium G because you are aspiring to upgrade to an i3-540 which is socket 1156. If you have socket 775 then you can not upgrade to an i3-540. You need to buy new a motherboard & DDR3 RAM too. But if you are buying motherboard, you might as well go to socket 1155 and get i3-2100 for example.

The more reasonable processor upgrade for your socket 775 motherboard is the Core 2 Duo ( Exxxx ) or Core 2 Quad (Qxxxx).
June 6, 2012 5:06:27 PM

no i am willing to buy a new mobo!
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June 6, 2012 5:40:27 PM

sid3695 said:
no i am willing to buy a new mobo!

How much is your total budget for processor, motherboard & ram? & do you already have the plan to buy the 5670?
June 7, 2012 4:33:05 PM

200-220 $
June 7, 2012 5:10:02 PM

sata and i have a optical drive....( y do u need to mention optical drive...is there a specific reason?)
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June 7, 2012 5:10:55 PM

Oh... so you already got a combo. But that is older socket 1156 which will be discontinued along with 1st Gen Core i within this year. Therefore, your prospect for future processor upgrade is low. Besides the combo is out of stock.

Get 1155 sockets. Try to see similar products that I posted in flipkart & post it here so we can comment if its a good option for you.
June 7, 2012 5:27:45 PM

will it be a great upgrade ... for eg ... boosting performance in games??? and will Pentium D 925 serve as a bottleneck to Ati 5670
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June 8, 2012 4:37:18 AM

sid3695 said:
will it be a great upgrade ... for eg ... boosting performance in games??? and will Pentium D 925 serve as a bottleneck to Ati 5670
It may. But I see no reason to restrict your GPU to the limit of your processor specially if you are planning to upgrade anyway.

Whether you upgrade your processor now or a few months later, you will still be needing that graphics card. So if you buy a pretty weak card to match your processor now, this weak GPU will in turn bottleneck your next processor & you have to buy a new GPU again. So pick your GPU on the basis of your screen resolution. The 7750 800Mhz will be best just a little more expensive than your $100 budget.
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June 9, 2012 7:51:53 AM

sid3695 said:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/59641892@N07/ link to PSU photos and cabinet .... please see if it is appropiate and fitting in my mobo and cabinet

Thanks for the pictures.
Yes, any 7750 or less (PCIe card) will fit into your motherboard & case.
June 9, 2012 9:59:09 AM

Calculated my psu requirement eXtreme Power Supply Calculator Lite
it said
273 W
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June 9, 2012 10:22:51 AM

Then you are okay. I use the calculator when the power supply is already existing & just need to know if it can support an additional card. In your case, there should not be any problem.
June 9, 2012 10:54:17 AM

one more thing...my mobo
Motherboard
Manufacturer ECS
Model Alhena5
Chipset Vendor ATI
Chipset Model RS400/RC400/RC410
Chipset Revision 01
Southbridge Vendor ATI
Southbridge Model SB600
Southbridge Revision 00
BIOS
Brand American Megatrends Inc.
Version 5.14
Date 04/11/2007


will it have any issues?
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June 9, 2012 11:26:44 PM

Do you mean you have exactly the same motherboard as the guy in the above thread? or the same guy?
June 10, 2012 8:16:13 AM

yup .. may be
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June 10, 2012 8:26:14 AM

sid3695 said:
yup .. may be
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June 10, 2012 9:08:41 AM

so.;;;;.... will it work??? what should a mobo have tosupport this card????
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June 10, 2012 9:39:18 AM

I see no reason why your mobo will not support the card. But the post you gave certainly give some doubt although it is one instance & may not apply to you but it is a possibility. It is best if you have a friend who have a new card 5670 or lower to try with.

I'm not sure what kind of scenario you can arrange with the PC store you are buying from. if you can make arrangement with the store to let you try out & return the item if it does not work out it will be best. Do you walk in the store to buy or do you order from the internet?
June 10, 2012 9:46:22 AM

both !! sumtimes the former ..sumtimes d other!
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June 10, 2012 10:02:00 AM

Then pick the one which can offer you refund in case it does not work. Good luck.
June 10, 2012 10:04:18 AM

thnk you!
June 10, 2012 10:04:56 AM

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June 10, 2012 10:36:57 AM

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