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Windows 7: weird answer from gigabyte

29 Jun 2010   #1
starwolf1336

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
weird answer from gigabyte

Ok, so i'm wanting to put the radeon HD 5770 on my mother board. The card is 8.5 inches and will over lap the on-board heat sink. So i went to Gigabyte's web site and sent in a question asking if it would fit. Also i provided them with a link to the card. And here was their answer.

"Dear customer,
Yes, you can put in Radeon 5770 graphic card to work with mother board, all you need is remove current driver, boot to bios, change first init display to PEG under advance bios features, then insert 5770 to PCIE slot, connect monitor, boot to windows load the correct graphic card driver for Win746bit "

Does this seem like a computer generated answer to you? It does to me.
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29 Jun 2010   #2
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

If computer generated or not. the answer right.
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29 Jun 2010   #3
starwolf1336

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I'm just afraid of buying the card and it not being able to clamp all the way down cause of the heat sink. Dont want to be stuck with a card i cant use.
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29 Jun 2010   #4
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

This was asked once before I believe, if it I were concerned about clearance I would take out the current card and place a straight non metallic level, ruler or even a pencil on the PCI-e slot and see if it clears the heatsink. Fabe
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29 Jun 2010   #5
starwolf1336

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I did, it will cover about half of the onboard heat sink covering the integrated radeon HD card. But it sits only maybe 2mm higher than the cmos battery.
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29 Jun 2010   #6
fishnbanjo

Vista 64 Ultimate, Windows 7 64 Ultimate, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

Although this member had a problem it was rectified by the good folks here on the Seven Forums, he is running your mobo with the XFX 5770 XXX edition with great success.

https://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...startup-2.html
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29 Jun 2010   #7
starwolf1336

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fishnbanjo View Post
Although this member had a problem it was rectified by the good folks here on the Seven Forums, he is running your mobo with the XFX 5770 XXX edition with great success.

https://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...startup-2.html
Thank you very much for that find. Guess i'll be ordering my card soon. I'll find a another post to rep you since you cant rep in chillout room
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29 Jun 2010   #8
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I thought you had it straight from the previous post you made about this. As I used my board for comparison, my PCIe slot sits slightly higher than the heatsink. But, I was able to see, without a doubt, that the card does not touch the heatsink. The heatsinks on the pic you provided is the same one used on my board--thus, the same height. I have the same card installed--thus, the same clearance. I also stated that it was a few millimeters clearance between the card and the heatsink...
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29 Jun 2010   #9
starwolf1336

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mpcrsc562 View Post
I thought you had it straight from the previous post you made about this. As I used my board for comparison, my PCIe slot sits slightly higher than the heatsink. But, I was able to see, without a doubt, that the card does not touch the heatsink. The heatsinks on the pic you provided is the same one used on my board--thus, the same height. I have the same card installed--thus, the same clearance. I also stated that it was a few millimeters clearance between the card and the heatsink...
sorry, i just like to be 100% sure before i make purchases above $100. Money a little tight.
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29 Jun 2010   #10
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by starwolf1336 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mpcrsc562 View Post
I thought you had it straight from the previous post you made about this. As I used my board for comparison, my PCIe slot sits slightly higher than the heatsink. But, I was able to see, without a doubt, that the card does not touch the heatsink. The heatsinks on the pic you provided is the same one used on my board--thus, the same height. I have the same card installed--thus, the same clearance. I also stated that it was a few millimeters clearance between the card and the heatsink...
sorry, i just like to be 100% sure before i make purchases above $100. Money a little tight.
Understood.
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