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21 Nov 2010   #1
Ipwnedx

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Should I Buy A..........

The reason i am thinking about buying one is because of...
Cant Open CCC (Catalyst Control Center)
Im tired of working with that problem, ill still work on it, but it is very hard to find it out. I stayed up almost all night last night and barely made a dent into finding it out.

If you're too lazy to read it, its just about me not able to open the CCC. My current graphics card is an ATI Radeon HD 5450.

Just some questions about it.

Should i buy it instead of a Radeon HD 5870?
Would the GTX 480 be able to work with CCC?
Does it have its own program like CCC?
Would it max any game without any lag? With high FPS?
Would it even fit into my computer (Dell Studio XPS 8100)?
Does it have dual monitor support?
Eyefinity support?
Able to overclock as easy as ATI overclocking? (Like overclocking it through CCC but overclocking through the GTX's program)
Does the graphics card even have a program like CCC?

Please answer.


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21 Nov 2010   #2
SlackerITGuy

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ipwnedx View Post
The reason i am thinking about buying one is because of...
Cant Open CCC (Catalyst Control Center)
Im tired of working with that problem, ill still work on it, but it is very hard to find it out. I stayed up almost all night last night and barely made a dent into finding it out.

If you're too lazy to read it, its just about me not able to open the CCC. My current graphics card is an ATI Radeon HD 5450.

Just some questions about it.

Should i buy it instead of a Radeon HD 5870?
Would the GTX 480 be able to work with CCC?
Does it have its own program like CCC?
Would it max any game without any lag? With high FPS?
Would it even fit into my computer (Dell Studio XPS 8100)?
Does it have dual monitor support?
Eyefinity support?
Able to overclock as easy as ATI overclocking? (Like overclocking it through CCC but overclocking through the GTX's program)
Does the graphics card even have a program like CCC?

Please answer.
Your computer's PSU is fairly weak, so upgrading to a newer video card would require a PSU upgrade as well.

You should also make sure you have enough room in your case for such a long/beefy card (the GTX 480 is like 11 inches long).
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21 Nov 2010   #3
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SlackerITGuy View Post
You should also make sure you have enough room in your case for such a long/beefy card (the GTX 480 is like 11 inches long).
Looking at this,

Desktop PC Reviews Picture

with a GT 240 in it that is a shade over 6.5", I would say a new case could be a possibility too, as well as a new power supply for either of the cards asked about (the GTX 480/580 are both 10.5" long, GeForce GTX 480 ).
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21 Nov 2010   #4
SlackerITGuy

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SlackerITGuy View Post
You should also make sure you have enough room in your case for such a long/beefy card (the GTX 480 is like 11 inches long).
Looking at this,

Desktop PC Reviews Picture

with a GT 240 in it that is a shade over 6.5", I would say a new case could be a possibility too, as well as a new power supply for either of the cards asked about (the GTX 480/580 are both 10.5" long, GeForce GTX 480 ).
Wow nice find.

Yup, there's definitely not enough room there for a GTX 480.
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21 Nov 2010   #5
Solarstarshines

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Besides you having issues with the ccc
what makes you think it won't happen with nvidia drivers ?

I think you're issue goes alot deeper then a install issue i think your windows might be compramised

you might want to look into that just saying and if you are trying to up the card a new psu will be needed like stated cause a nvidia card uses more power so i really don't know how you would benifit from changing brands

Im sure it is a mobo issue and a os issue i don't think it is the cards fault you can always RMA it and try a new one see if it gets the job done but to make a long story short you will end up spending more in the long run
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23 Nov 2010   #6
Ipwnedx

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Im sure my case is fine i guess, but how about if i got a GTX 460 instead of a 480.
Would it fit into my computer?
Specs :
Dell Studio XPS 8100
Intel Core it CPU 750 @ 2.67GHz
6 GB DDR3 RAM
ATI Radeon HD 5450
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (x86)
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23 Nov 2010   #7
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Only way to know that is to measure the case, from the back panel to the hard drive cage.

As far as the 460 goes over the 480 for fitting, it has a better chance as it is 2¼" shorter than the 480.

P.S. And you would still need a new power supply.
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23 Nov 2010   #8
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ipwnedx View Post
Im sure my case is fine i guess, but how about if i got a GTX 460 instead of a 480.
Would it fit into my computer?
Specs :
Dell Studio XPS 8100
Intel Core it CPU 750 @ 2.67GHz
6 GB DDR3 RAM
ATI Radeon HD 5450
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (x86)
Win7 x86 with 6GB gotta correct that with x64...

Also... your case will probably only fit a low-profile video card. Forget about Middle-range (GTX460) and high-end (GTX470/480 or GTX580) nVidia products. Low profile are 1-slot card basically such as the GTS250. Exemple :
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GV-N450-1GI GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

If you decide to go for a bigger card you will have to choose a bigger case AND a bigger PSU like the others said.

Also, something to think about : pre-configured PC are much less customizable than a self-build PC. That's sad I know...
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23 Nov 2010   #9
SlackerITGuy

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Only way to know that is to measure the case, from the back panel to the hard drive cage.

As far as the 460 goes over the 480 for fitting, it has a better chance as it is 2¼" shorter than the 480.

P.S. And you would still need a new power supply.
This.
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24 Nov 2010   #10
ionbasa

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ipwnedx View Post
The reason i am thinking about buying one is because of...
Cant Open CCC (Catalyst Control Center)
Im tired of working with that problem, ill still work on it, but it is very hard to find it out. I stayed up almost all night last night and barely made a dent into finding it out.

If you're too lazy to read it, its just about me not able to open the CCC. My current graphics card is an ATI Radeon HD 5450.

Just some questions about it.

Should i buy it instead of a Radeon HD 5870?
Would the GTX 480 be able to work with CCC?
Does it have its own program like CCC?
Would it max any game without any lag? With high FPS?
Would it even fit into my computer (Dell Studio XPS 8100)?
Does it have dual monitor support?
Eyefinity support?
Able to overclock as easy as ATI overclocking? (Like overclocking it through CCC but overclocking through the GTX's program)
Does the graphics card even have a program like CCC?

Please answer.
when i had my old laptop, the same thing would hapen, so just go get the drivers from OmegaDrivers.net | ATI/NVIDIA Omega Driver's Home, PC Gaming Drivers & News! I garauntee you that CCC will work afterwards
EDIT: direct link to driver download: http://www.omegadrivers.net/index.ph...id=1&Itemid=54
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