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Switching from ATI Radeon 5570 to GeForce 7900 GT OC

Q: Switching from ATI Radeon 5570 to GeForce 7900 GT OC

Hi guys
I recently purchased a new PC from HP that came with an ATI Radeon 5570 installed. I don't like this card, and I have an older PC with a GeForce 7900 GT OC in it. Would it be possible to do a clean swap-out with these two cards? Do i need to download the GeForce drivers onto the PC first? I'm a newb and have never switched video cards out before so I don't really know where to begin. Any help would be appreciated.

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A: Switching from ATI Radeon 5570 to GeForce 7900 GT OC

First you need to uninstall the ATI drivers and software, then you can shut down the computer and replace the ATI Radeon 5570 with the GeForce 7900 GT. Turn on the computer once you have it back together and get into windows. From there go to NVIDIA Driver Downloads to download and install the right drivers for your OS. After that you should have to reboot the computer and then your done.
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A:Radeon HD 5670 vs HD 5570

I don't know where in the world you reside, but in the states the 5670 ranges from $75-$120 depending on what manufacturer.
The 5570 ranges from $70-$90
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A:ATI Radeon HD 5570 Pixelized

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A:How to use three monitors with Radeon 5570?

In CCC is the 3rd monitor enabled?
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A:Will a Radeon HD 5570 run with my PSU limit?

It looks like the card is powered by the motherboard. You shouldn't need a new power supply because the video card doesn't have any external power requirements.
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A:Radeon HD 5570 HD-557X-ZHF2

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A:Radeon HD 5570 turns on late

I would be looking at the power supply as a first step. While the 5570 only requires a 400W power supply that 500W that you have may not be giving a clean and stabile signal. If you have a buddy with a good power supply you can try swapping that ove to your for testing.
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A:ATI Radeon HD 5570 blank screen

"I removed my ati grapic and use on-board grapic (ati radeon 4200), monitor hav signal"...
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A:Nvidia GeForce Go 7900 GS

Thanks! Was wondering the same thing..
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A:GeForce 7900 GS card

What kind of power supply are you using? You could easily damage your system or new card by not having enough power. A little more info about your hardware set up is important. good luck.
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A:Nvidia GeForce 7900 GS

Try the card in the slot you have and see if it works
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A:Standard VGA/GeForce Go 7900 GS

acrooks, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Surprised you managed to get them to install at all considering the age video card in it and make of the laptop itself, also the reason that they won't work for you after a restart. Toshiba is one of those that won't for whatever reason allow for the use of most reference drivers on their computers (Sony and Panasonic are two others I know of that do the same thing).

Now with that said surprisingly Toshiba does have a Windows 7 driver available for it,

Model Content Page

select Windows 7 32 bit and driver to find it. It is an older driver version, but then again it is also an older video card that will get little to no benefit from the newer drivers. Give it a try and see if things will then work as they should.
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A:GeForce 7900 GT OC Issue

Couple ???'s
What motherboard & chipset.
What psu do you have and it's specs?
What cpu cooling are you using & # of case fans?
Are all of your video & MoBo drivers, game & OS updates current?

Do you have more than one Hdd?
If so do you have your pagefile set to the same hdd as the OS is installed to?
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A:Need help with Geforce 7900 GS drivers

8xxx cards are DX10 designed for Vista. I would consider upgrading.
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A:msi geforce 7900 gto best driver

Newer drivers generally have bug fixes and some performance improvements. A lot of new games have been released since 2006 so I'd be installing the latest driver, which is the one from NVidia themselves. I'm not saying the latest is always the best but give it a try and see, you may not notice much if any improvements unless you play the games that have been specially addressed though.

FYI, I always update to the latest ATI or NVidia graphics driver that's released.
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A:Is my graphic card gone? (Sapphire Radeon HD 5570)

The fan spinning on the video card only confirms that it's getting power. The video chipset could still be blown or damaged.

If you haven't tried physically removing the card, booting without it, shutting down, reinserting the card, and booting with it -- try that. It just might work.

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A:Disable Display Acceleration Ati Radeon hd 5570

I'm looking for a way to do this too for my ATI HD 4250 integrated video so I can get my screen capture software to work. My "Change Settings" button in Troubleshooting is greyed out. When I dual-boot to XP, I can change it just fine, but I can't find a way to do it in Win 7.
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I've seen these screens before when I had video driver issues with another compuer. I have the Nvidia driver installed now. When I tried to upgrade to the190.38 drivers, I got the green screen of failure on start up, and had to reboot in safe mode and roll back the drivers.

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A:blue screen with GeForce 7900 GT

Quote: Originally Posted by Scottyp


I'm having a problem where if I double click on a video or a picture, my screen goes to a pixleated green screen, then when I hit ctrl-alt-del, it goes to a pixelated blue screen. When this happens, I hear the video card fan go to full speed and I have to restart to fix the problem. If I drag the picture or video into media player first, it works great.

I've seen these screens before when I had video driver issues with another compuer. I have the Nvidia driver installed now. When I tried to upgrade to the190.38 drivers, I got the green screen of failure on start up, and had to reboot in safe mode and roll back the drivers.

The video card is Nvidia GeForce 7900 Gt.

Can anyone offer me some tips or advice? It would be greatly appreciated



Hi and welcome to sevenforums

we really could use your system specs. Os (32bit or 64), and install clean or upgrade.

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A:Nvidia GeForce 7900 Damaged?

The card is obviously under warranty still so you should have problems getting an RMA (I've read here Newegg is pretty good for this anyway).

Just a few things to check: Make sure the 4pin power molex is plugged into the card from the PSU (I'm 90% certain the 7900GT and GTX have this).
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Remove and reseat the card to ensure it's seated correctly.

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If you're upgrading, you should move up higher than the 5570.
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Pretty much comes down to which is selling the computer the cheapest, more than the slight edge one card may have over the other.
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A:Radeon 9200 Vs. Geforce FX 5200

Dude, with the X800 cards now becoming available on the market, prices are dropping fast on vid cards. Hold of for another couple weeks at least.

Both of the cards you are mentioning are junk, to be perfectly honest. Well, at least if you play PC games they are. Wait, and get yourself a 9800 Pro as the price comes down!
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ATI Radeon 9600 PRO 128 MB
MSI GeForce FX 5600 128 MB

A:ATI Radeon 9600 Pro vs GeForce FX 5600

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-GeForce 6600GT-
Platform: PC
Type of Video Card: 2D/3D Video w/TV Support
Slot Type: PCI Express x16
Chipset Brand: NVIDIA
Chipset: GeForce 6600
Core Clock Speed: 500 MHz
Installed Video Memory: 128 MB
Memory Technology: DDR3
Memory Speed: 1 GHz
RAMDAC Speed: dual 400 MHz
Max Resolution: 2048 x 1536
Refresh Rate at Max Resolution: 85 Hz
Flat Panel Max Resolution: 1900 x 1200
Video Standards: HDTV

-Radeon 9800 Pro-
Platform: PC
Type of Video Card: 2D/3D Video w/TV Support
Slot Type: AGP
AGP Support: AGP 4X
Chipset Brand: ATI
Chipset: RADEON 9800 Pro
Installed Video Memory: 128 MB
Memory Technology: DDR
RAMDAC Speed: 400 MHz
Max Resolution: 2048 x 1536
Refresh Rate at Max Resolution: 85 Hz
Color Depth at Maximum Resolution: 16.7 Million Colors (24-bit)
Video Standards: HDTV NTSC (Full)

A:GeForce 6600GT or Radeon 9800 Pro

As I don't own either one of these, I can't say which is the best, but I can tell you this. The GeForce card that you list, shows to be a PCi Express card, and you have to have a motherboard that supports that. Unless you have a pretty new computer and or motherboard, you can rule that one out. I'll bet you have a AGP slot, so if you do, be sure and look for AGP cards only. IF you need an AGP card the 6600GT also comes in AGP version.
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A:Radeon X1650 Pro VS GeForce 7600 GS

My choice

I plan on getting the X1650 PRO,but i don't know much about the other one.
I have used ATI since W95 and stay with it.
The best way to get this kind of comparison is with magazine articles.
So try this forum.
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what will you suggest, put in my old Radeon, or leave the GeForce ?
I know, that we can compare Geforce FX 5900Ultra to Radeon 9800 Pro , but i think u know the problems Radeon users have with Counter-Strike.
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A:Geforce FX 5900XT and Radeon 9800Pro

Keep your "old" 9800 Pro, you fool hehe
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A:ATI Radeon 9600 vs GeForce FX 5200


Actually, it depends upon which version you get of the ATI. I would always recommend the ATI card over the 5200, unless you are planning on buying the LE version. If you are planning on this cheap LE version of the ATI, then I would recommend the 5200. I have a 9600 Pro and it is a great card.
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A:GeForce 6200 vs. ATI Radeon 9800

This would be a good card, better than your 6200 and better than a 9800SE:
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My query is- will the graphics card work with this motherboard or not?

Thanks in advance,

A:Geforce GT 210 or Radeon HD 5450..better in gaming??

to answer your question... neither would be a choice for me for gaming..

both cards are so low down on the budget scale, they would only jsut offer better performance than built in graphics.

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These are the cards in consideration - EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti &#40;Fermi&#41; FPB 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card - ASUS HD7750-1GD5-V2 Radeon HD 7750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

A:Radeon HD 7750 vs GeForce GTX550Ti

Basically flip a coin. In some games the AMD is faster, and in others the Nvidia is. Good place to start is here,

Video Card Comparison -

Check some of the reviews of the HD 7750 as most will also have the 550 Ti, and you can judge for yourself.

One big advantage that the HD 7750 has over the 550 Ti is it requires/uses about half the power, 55 W for the HD 7750 vs 116 W for the 550 Ti.
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A:[HELP] Which is better Radeon 9200se or Geforce Fx5200.

Both the 9200se and 5200fx are obnoxiously obsolete by today's standards. It's really a toss-up, with the 5200fx likely being a hair slower in some games, but offerring PS/VS2.0 (DX 9.0) whereas the 9200se offers PS/VS1.4 (DX8.1). So... it's up to you and your games. Both cards are severely fillrate and memory bandwidth strapped.

As far as a new videocard goes, the 6600GT is pretty hard to beat for an AGP system. If this is a tad out of your pricerange, the 9800 Pro has been reduced in price to staggering lows at NewEgg. I'd recommend a 9800 Pro from NewEgg (due to price vs. performance), or a 6600GT if you can afford one.
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