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Windows 7: Need Help Choosing a Graphics Card to Buy

28 Dec 2012   #11
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Can you just look at the power supply? Take off the side panel and tell us what it says. It will more than likely have a name and model number on it. That will give us the ability to confirm 100% if it is up to the task or not.


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29 Dec 2012   #12
Danielzxzx

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Graphics card is not in available right now. Will this card work with my system specs?
Buy the MSI Radeon HD 7850 Twin Frozr 2GB GDDR5 PCIe 3.0 at TigerDirect.ca
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29 Dec 2012   #13
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Danielzxzx View Post
Graphics card is not in available right now. Will this card work with my system specs?
Buy the MSI Radeon HD 7850 Twin Frozr 2GB GDDR5 PCIe 3.0 at TigerDirect.ca
Whether the funky cooler improves performance over the reference design, I have no idea, but it will have no effect on compatibility.
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29 Dec 2012   #14
Danielzxzx

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
Whether the funky cooler improves performance over the reference design, I have no idea, but it will have no effect on compatibility.
Ok thanks for the help.
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29 Dec 2012   #15
Danielzxzx

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Ok once I install this new graphic card I am plannong on giving my old one to a friend of mine as a Christmas present. So the old card will be: ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series (Sapphire/PCPartner)

His system specs are:
CPU: Intel Core i7 860 @ 2.80GHz
RAM: 8.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 664MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard: Acer Aspire M5910 (CPU 1)
Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 5570 (Sapphire/PCPartner)

He doesn't kow his power supply as of right now but from the information provided, will my old card work on his computer?
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29 Dec 2012   #16
Erick Aguilar

Windows 7 professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Danielzxzx View Post
Ok once I install this new graphic card I am plannong on giving my old one to a friend of mine as a Christmas present. So the old card will be: ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series (Sapphire/PCPartner)

His system specs are:
CPU: Intel Core i7 860 @ 2.80GHz
RAM: 8.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 664MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard: Acer Aspire M5910 (CPU 1)
Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 5570 (Sapphire/PCPartner)

He doesn't kow his power supply as of right now but from the information provided, will my old card work on his computer?
He doesn't need to worry about the power supply like you need to worry. The card is not demanding at all when it comes to power.
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29 Dec 2012   #17
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Danielzxzx View Post
Ok once I install this new graphic card I am plannong on giving my old one to a friend of mine as a Christmas present. So the old card will be: ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series (Sapphire/PCPartner)

His system specs are:
CPU: Intel Core i7 860 @ 2.80GHz
RAM: 8.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 664MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard: Acer Aspire M5910 (CPU 1)
Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 5570 (Sapphire/PCPartner)

He doesn't kow his power supply as of right now but from the information provided, will my old card work on his computer?
Hijacking your own thread?

A 5750 or 5770 requires a single 6 pin PCI-E power connector. (If your friend's PSU doesn't have one, do you have the adapter that takes two Molex connectors to a 6 pin PCI-E?) Sapphire wants a 450W PSU for a 5750, 500W for a 5770. The 5570 uses no auxiliary PCI-E power, and Sapphire wants 400W for a 5570.

So: it's not a sure thing. It'll be a worthwhile upgrade if your friend can use it. It looks like the Acer Aspire M5910 was available with a 5750, so it ought to be OK. (Its PSU is rated at 500W.)

Acer Support: Specifications
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30 Dec 2012   #18
neo101

WIN7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Current Nvidia chips do not support 11.1 properly!
They support only 4 of the 10 core things that = 11.1 support.

AMD chips currently fully support all core items+ needed for 11.1 software (for future)

Could be the clincher!

Meanwhile I max out my A10 5700 with Crysis 2 @ dx 11 + texture and HD service packs - runs great - amazingly!
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30 Dec 2012   #19
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by neo101 View Post
Current Nvidia chips do not support 11.1 properly!
They support only 4 of the 10 core things that = 11.1 support.

AMD chips currently fully support all core items+ needed for 11.1 software (for future)

Could be the clincher!

Meanwhile I max out my A10 5700 with Crysis 2 @ dx 11 + texture and HD service packs - runs great - amazingly!
sounds pretty effective what are the FPS running say a 5770 + A10 apu might be worth looking into for my nephew

@Danielzxzx The guys here trying to help you understand what it takes to run a system correctly
Your PSU is the heart of your machine ,Would you want to choose a half decent Heart for your Heart transplant ? I don't think so you should treat your unit as if it had a life because you can certainly kill it or Murder it if you skimp on the most important piece

You might think it wasn't cheap because your Dad bought it and you might of been reccomended by a noob worker on a crap supply

Anyone can make a 600 -700-800 watt PSU but doesn't mean it will do it
Do yourself a favor and take a picture of your PSU and post it let the guys advise you on what would be quality if you already willing to drop $ 200.00 on a card wouldn't it make sense everything is quality so when it comes down to the whole thing /replacement parts etc wouldn't be such a headache poor quality parts don't offer good warrenties
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31 Dec 2012   #20
Danielzxzx

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Well I have the graphics card installed and forgot the take a picture of the power supply but everything seems to be working fine with no issues. Games are running faster and I don't seem to be having any issues with the power supply so I'm pretty sure the power supply is fine.

I do have a question:
I got this graphics card:
Buy the MSI Radeon HD 7850 Twin Frozr 2GB GDDR5 PCIe 3.0 at TigerDirect.ca

It came with this msi driver cd thing which I guess I'm suppose to install but I'm currently using Catalyst Control Center. So am I suppose to have both these installed or just one of them? If only one which one would be better? The msi cd that came with the graphics card or what I'm currently using (Catalyst Control Center)?
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