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Windows 7: Need advice for new computers graphics card XFX Radeon HD 5570


18 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Need advice for new computers graphics card XFX Radeon HD 5570

Hey whats up guys, I ordered a CyberPower pc Gamer Ultra A106 (Link below) and suprisingly, it looked like it was a good system. Unfortunately, looking into reviews it IS a good system but just needs a new graphics card, because integrated graphics cards are weak. So, I found one video card for a decent price, and I just need further advice...I wanna be sure

Cyberpower PC Gamer Ultra A106
Cyberpower Gamer Ultra - A106 - 4 GB RAM - 3.2 GHz - 500 GB HDD

XFX Radeon HD 5570
XFX Radeon HD 5570 Graphics adapter - 1 GB - DDR2 SDRAM

One more thing...I was told you weren't able to upgrade this because the graphics card is already in there, but its integrated...all I would need to do is disable it and install the new card, right?

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18 Oct 2011   #2

Win 7
 
 

If you're upgrading, you should move up higher than the 5570.
I have a 5770, and I think I need something better still.
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18 Oct 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

vernisan, welcome to the Seven Forums.

What does it have in it for a power supply (make and model)? Also what is your budget for a video card? As lhorwinkle said the 5570 isn't the greatest. It will be better than the onboard video, but will have major problems with most new games.

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all I would need to do is disable it and install the new card, right?
Correct. You just go into the bios after installing the card and disable the onboard video, that is if it doesn't auto disable when the bios detects the video card. The actual steps would be,

1. Uninstall the driver for the current card (card or onboard).

2. Shutdown and install the new card.

3. Restart and enter the bios and disable the onboard video.

4. Save and restart normally.

5. Let Windows load and install its default driver.

6. Install the latest driver for the new card, don't use the disk that came with the card as the driver on it is usually rather old compared to what can be downloaded.
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18 Oct 2011   #4

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

It seems difficult to find the exact specs for the Cyberpower GUA106 online, but it seems to have a PCI-E X16 slot, so you should be able to use most current graphics cards.

It may also have a 500W power supply, so it will handle most graphics cards. (The 300W monsters cost more than the complete GUA106.)

I'm not sure which graphics card is a good match to a budget PC. The 6770 (basically a re-labelled 5570) is a much better card than the 5570, but it costs more:

Newegg.com - XFX HD-677X-ZNLC Radeon HD 6770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

($110, but there's a $20 rebate available.)
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19 Oct 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Thanks for the info guys.
I'll let you in on more detail once the computer arrives today.
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21 Oct 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

These are the specs for the new computer.

OS : Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) SP1
Memory (RAM) : 4096 MB
CPU Info : AMD Athlon (tm) II X2 260 Processor (2 CPUs) ~3.2GHz
CPU Speed : 3214.1 MHz
Sound Card : Speakers VIA High Definition
Display Adapters : nVidia Geforce 7025 / nVidia nForce 630a (1912 MB)
Moniter : 1x; ACER AL1716
Hard Disk : C: 465.7gb
Motherboard : ASUSTeK Computer INC. M4N68T-M-V2
SM BIOS : 0702

I had another idea, I have the XFX GeForce 8800GS Alpha Dog Edition from an old computer. It ran really well and I was wondering if it would work.
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22 Oct 2011   #7

Win 7
 
 

Since you bought a "super gamer" computer I assume you're upgrading the graphics card for gaming purposes.

Your old computer's 8800GS card performs at about the same level as the HD 5570 that you mentioned earlier.

Neither one is especially good.
Pick something better.
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22 Oct 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

8800 gpus are over 4 years old, so current games would only play at medium to low spec.

The 5570 is also dated, I'd suggest a budget of 150+ for a new gpu (convert it to $ lol) 6950 2gb get my vote but will be around 200)

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22 Oct 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Are you sure?
I was able to play Resident Evil 5 at near-max settings.
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