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I have a 450 W power supply .... and 18A on 12 V line?/////.... will the card work/... :pt1cable: :o
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  1. Best answer
    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?
  2. 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??
  3. it requires pci express 2.1 ... on my mobo it has only 2.0 .... will it run?
  4. 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?
  5. 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.
  6. no i am asking u is the i3 540 worth the upgrade?
  7. sid3695 said:
    no i am asking u is the i3 540 worth the upgrade?


    Upgrade over what?
  8. i currently have a pentium D .... i want to upgrade it
  9. 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.
  10. hmm and 6670??
  11. sid3695 said:
    i currently have a pentium D .... i want to upgrade it

    If you mean Intel Pentium G6950, the i3-540 is 10-20% better depending on the applications.
    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/143?vs=123&i=2.5.3.4.6.25.26.27.28.29.30.31.32.33.34.35.36.37.38.39.40.41.42.43.45.46.53.54.55.60.61.62.63.64.57.56.59.50.49.48.47.44.58.52
  12. 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.
  13. @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
  14. 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).
  15. no i am willing to buy a new mobo!
  16. 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?
  17. 200-220 $
  18. Here is an option:
    Motherboard: MSI H61M P20 @ $50 + $7shipping
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130640
    Processor: i3-2100 @ $120
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115078
    RAM: G.SKILL Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) @ $40
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231422
    Total: $217.00
    Please note however that you need SATA storage & Optic Drive. Are your existing SATA or IDE?
  19. sata and i have a optical drive....( y do u need to mention optical drive...is there a specific reason?)
  20. 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.
  21. will it be a great upgrade ... for eg ... boosting performance in games??? and will Pentium D 925 serve as a bottleneck to Ati 5670
  22. 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.
  23. 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
  24. 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.
  25. Calculated my psu requirement eXtreme Power Supply Calculator Lite
    it said
    273 W
  26. 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.
  27. 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?
  28. Do you mean you have exactly the same motherboard as the guy in the above thread? or the same guy?
  29. yup .. may be
  30. sid3695 said:
    yup .. may be
    :D
  31. so.;;;;.... will it work??? what should a mobo have tosupport this card????
  32. 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?
  33. both !! sumtimes the former ..sumtimes d other!
  34. Then pick the one which can offer you refund in case it does not work. Good luck.
  35. thnk you!
  36. Best answer selected by sid3695.
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