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Windows 7: Installing a new graphics card

21 Jun 2010   #41
saroy94

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Alright then thanks for telling me all that and yes some of it did confuse me, but I get what you mean.

I'll just get the 5570 then and i must upgrade my power supply, seeing as mine is 300watts. I need more RAM too, 1GB isn't enough hopefully will get it up to 4GB soon


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21 Jun 2010   #42
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

Running 7, yeah 2 bare minimum, 4 much better, I run 6 with 64-bit version.
PSU wise, I'd go 500-600W so you can salvage it to next PC you buy possibly.
Thermaltake and Antec are good names that probably have something in your price range at those Watts.

If you are upgrading that PSU then I might try a better video card, 5570 is pretty bland, that 2nd 5 is the indicator that it sucks to be blunt.

Plus the new PSU has the 6 pin connector you need for a higher card.... it's just now the thickness of the case that may come into play, I have an expensive Mid Tower, even so my 5850 was really a tight squeeze.

Here's a video card example:

Newegg.com - VisionTek 900287 Radeon HD 4850 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

That would make mincemeat of a 5570 is all tests, 256 interface! and 8 for 2nd digit rule in effect.
Price is higher, but you really get what you pay for and worth it if you wanna game juicy.

I'd try a local store that lets you return stuff, since size matters here, possibly.
It's worth the extra insurance policy payment and helping local economy.


See this review on the 5570 says the 3650 is a better card in the conclusion.
ATI Radeon HD 5570 Review - TechSpot
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21 Jun 2010   #43
saroy94

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Faladu View Post
Running 7, yeah 2 bare minimum, 4 much better, I run 6 with 64-bit version.
PSU wise, I'd go 500-600W so you can salvage it to next PC you buy possibly.
Thermaltake and Antec are good names that probably have something in your price range at those Watts.

If you are upgrading that PSU then I might try a better video card, 5570 is pretty bland, that 2nd 5 is the indicator that it sucks to be blunt.

Plus the new PSU has the 6 pin connector you need for a higher card.... it's just now the thickness of the case that may come into play, I have an expensive Mid Tower, even so my 5850 was really a tight squeeze.

Here's a video card example:

Newegg.com - VisionTek 900287 Radeon HD 4850 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

That would make mincemeat of a 5570 is all tests, 256 interface! and 8 for 2nd digit rule in effect.
Price is higher, but you really get what you pay for and worth it if you wanna game juicy.

I'd try a local store that lets you return stuff, since size matters here, possibly.
It's worth the extra insurance policy payment and helping local economy.


See this review on the 5570 says the 3650 is a better card in the conclusion.
ATI Radeon HD 5570 Review - TechSpot
Ok so the latest power supplies required a video card with a 6 pin connector? I'll probably buy that then, as it is faster, but I don't get why, i mean wouldn't a 5000 series be better than one from a 4000 series?
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21 Jun 2010   #44
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

Basically get a rig that will play Diablo 3 at release, FTW!

Which is rumored to be not too needy, of course being in development for 4 years I am guessing is a factor.

So many bottlenecks, GPU chipset on your motherboard is another... it's one of mine, but I'm still OK here.

A very good PC for gaming, if I built it from scratch would go $1200+ easily, these $600 McPCs you see in stores have subpar motherboards, every single one of them, they have to...
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21 Jun 2010   #45
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Saroy, perhaps this will help once you get your card
Graphics Card - Install New Card

~Lordbob
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22 Jun 2010   #46
saroy94

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Saroy, perhaps this will help once you get your card
Graphics Card - Install New Card

~Lordbob
Thanks
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22 Jun 2010   #47
saroy94

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Got another question. I was looking through power supplies and I noticed it saying this on the product: Motherboards 20Pin + 4Pin

what does this mean?
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22 Jun 2010   #48
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by saroy94 View Post
Got another question. I was looking through power supplies and I noticed it saying this on the product: Motherboards 20Pin + 4Pin

what does this mean?
They're talking about the ATX Power. Some boards (older) only use 20 pins; most boards now use 24. They're just saying that they can accommodate both.

Motherboard Specifications, P5LP-LE (Leonite) HP Pavilion Media Center TV m7755.uk Desktop PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

Again referring to your board. The ATX power (listed as ATXPWR in your manual) is the white connector just to the right of your dimm slots (memory slots)... just to the left of the black and blue IDE connectors.
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22 Jun 2010   #49
saroy94

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by saroy94 View Post
Got another question. I was looking through power supplies and I noticed it saying this on the product: Motherboards 20Pin + 4Pin

what does this mean?
They're talking about the ATX Power. Some boards (older) only use 20 pins; most boards now use 24. They're just saying that they can accommodate both.

Motherboard Specifications, P5LP-LE (Leonite) HP Pavilion Media Center TV m7755.uk Desktop PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

Again referring to your board. The ATX power (listed as ATXPWR in your manual) is the white connector just to the right of your dimm slots (memory slots)... just to the left of the black and blue IDE connectors.
So is mine 20 pins? Sorry for asking this but where are my dimm slots, like what colour and shape?
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22 Jun 2010   #50
saroy94

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Oh i've found it now, but what is that for?
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