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Windows 7: Should I Buy A..........

29 Nov 2010   #11
thehappyman

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

For Whats its Worth - The HD5970 has been working just great with CCC and Win 7 64 bit. Great Card


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29 Nov 2010   #12
edilee012

Win7 64
 
 

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.
Catalyst Control Center is for ATI cards so switching to a Nvidia card will not make it work....why no one said this yet is beyond me. Yes there are similar programs for Nvidia cards and each card manafacturer usually has their own overclocking program, for instance EVGA has EVGA Precision for their cards.

You would be better off seeing if ATI has a support forum on their website and ask this question there since the problem surely has happened before.

I personally would not put a card of the 480's caliber in that particular machine and of course the power supply issue others have mentioned. Here is the ATI graphics forums link....

AMD Game Forums - ATI Radeon Graphics
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30 Nov 2010   #13
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

I think the reason noone has mentioned this is the fact he is switching brands cause the ccc won't complete a correct install so basicly if he dumps the card for a nvidia card those drivers would install meaning Nvidia drivers

but ............ I did mention if he couldn't get the ccc to install with the ati card he has what , makes him think using a nvidia card and nvidia drivers would work over that

Is more likly a OS issue if any
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30 Nov 2010   #14
smarteyeball

 
 

I'm sorry I didn't notice this thread sooner.


Going out and buying an Nvidia card because of your current trouble is a bad idea.



Firstly, a single Nvidia card cannot run 3 monitors. The OP wants to run Eyefinity, or at least 3 monitors (I assume).


But more importantly - You still need to remove the broken CCC installation before installing an Nvidia card and nvidia drivers.

If you don't, you could be facing even more issues because of the broken remnants.

Going out and buying a replacement card is like putting a band-aid on a bullet wound. It does not solve the underlying problem.



OP, I've added some more input for you to try in your original thread:

Cant Open CCC (Catalyst Control Center)
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05 Dec 2010   #15
Ipwnedx

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Should I Buy A Radeon HD 5870?

Well, i was wondering if i should buy the ATI Radeon HD 5770 graphics card.
Computer Specifications :
Dell Studio XPS 8100
Intel(R) Cpre(TM) i5 CPU 750 @ 2.67GHz
6GB DDR3 RAM
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (x86)
ATI Radeon HD 5450


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I wan't to upgrade to a 5770 because the 5450 has very poor graphics.
But, will my computer handle it? Does it have a good enough PSU you think? Will i need a bigger case?
Please reply, as accurately as possible.
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05 Dec 2010   #16
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

PSU is 350 so that's not good news. I'd factor in a new modular PSU. Dell shows a ATI 5770 as an option so I think your go to go size wise but you will need to compare those two cards closely for size/length. I would say your best bet is to take and post some clear pictures of the interior and mobo with your GPU and without and then we can advise. PSU suggestion would be Corsair in a 600 min watt modular.
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05 Dec 2010   #17
SlackerITGuy

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Hmmm IIRC we had a poster with that very same PC asking the same question (but with a GTX 480 instead of a HD 5870).

To make it quick and simple, It wouldn't be such a good idea because:
  • PSU not strong enough for a HD 5870 (only 350w)
  • Not enough room in the case.
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06 Dec 2010   #18
Ipwnedx

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Okay, i changed the topic to a 5770 HD Radeon.
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06 Dec 2010   #19
Ipwnedx

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Topic closed _ dont reply
mod please lock and delete
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06 Dec 2010   #20
Ipwnedx

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Should I Buy A Radeon HD 5770?

Well, i was wondering if i should buy the ATI Radeon HD 5770 graphics card.
Computer Specifications :
Dell Studio XPS 8100
Intel(R) Cpre(TM) i5 CPU 750 @ 2.67GHz
6GB DDR3 RAM
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (x86)
ATI Radeon HD 5450


Picture Of Case


I wan't to upgrade to a 5770 because the 5450 has very poor graphics.
But, will my computer handle it? Does it have a good enough PSU you think? Will i need a bigger case?
Also, will it be able to support dual monitors or even triple monitors?
Please reply, as accurately as possible.
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