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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.
thanks!

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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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How do I proceed ahead with this issue.

Have I somehow unmounted the hardware internally?
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What system scan tools can I use to get my laptop to recognize the Device again?
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It says "HDMI resolution: 1920 x 1080". Which is a common port you would connect to a TV.
 

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A:EVGA SuperClocked 03G-P4-2666-KR GeForce GTX 660 3GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP

This should answer your question. The GTX 660 has 30FPS with ultra quality at 1680x1050. Lowering the quality settings to high, raised the frame rate to nearly 50FPS.
http://www.techspot.com/review/734-battlefield-4-benchmarks/

Final Thought:




...
If you can live with high settings however, you'll boost your frame rates by around 60%, sometimes as much as 80%, which is enough to make the GTX 660 and HD 7850 practical options. ...
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As was the case with Battlefield 3, as long as your processor has four cores/threads, it shouldn't have a problem in EA's latest shooter. The only processors to struggle were the dual-core AMD Phenom and Athlon CPUs, while the game can utilize up to eight threads if your chip has them on tap.Click to expand...

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A:Switching information from PC to PC

Doctor Gallop said:





I am using a very old and slow MPC computer running Windows XP.
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A:Switching to Intel

The 8350 is more than enough. The i7 could gain you a few frames per second (FPS) depending on the game (somewhere from 5 FPS to as much as 15 FPS). I would keep the 8350 until more attractive CPU options come out like Haswell-E or the next generation of AMD FX CPUs or even the 5th generation of Intel's i7.

The reason I am saying this is because the 8350, while it may not perform as well as the 4770K (not by much), the 8350 completely serves your needs and there is no need to upgrade to a 4770K at this moment since it wont bring you that much of an improvement.

I hope this helps.

-JC
 

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A:Black screen problem (Acer Aspire 4745G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 512MB)

Try this:
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2) Restart your PC.
3) Download and install the latest stable driver (13.4) from here: http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloads/Pages/radeon_win7-64.aspx
 

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A:Question about AMD Radeon 7990

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A:Newly installed GeForce GT 610 Problem

Try this:
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2) Create a system restore point before proceeding. Use these directions for assistance.
3) Download and run Display Driver Uninstaller from here.
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5) Chose the option "Uninstall the current and previous drivers and restart the computer".
6) Let the computer reboot/restart.
7) Install the driver you downloaded in step 1.

If this does not work, there is an issue with the GPU. You will need to RMA it and get a new one. Tell the manufacturer that you are having issues. They will usually comply and send a new one.
 

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A:I want to upgrade my graphics card from GeForce 6600

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A:New Graphics Card (Not Geforce)

Generaltuber said:





I'm not familiar with any other graphics cards so some help would be nice. I'm looking for a card that can run any game on ultra settings for under 500 dollars. That is possible by the way, that's what the Gtx 570 was. It also needs to be able to support dual monitors.Click to expand...

If you can wait a few more months AMD will be releasing their next generation of graphics cards. AMD has what is know as Eyefinity, which commonly supports 3 independent monitors per graphics card.


 

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A:GeForce GT 610

Quote found here - http://hardforum.com/showpost.php




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A:Radeon HD 7850 has flickering lights appearing on 3d games?

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A:Would the Radeon HD 7750 be a worthwhile upgrade?

Hal24 said:





Would this: Radeon HD 7750 1GB GDDR5
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DVD-Rom Drive : Toshiba-Samsung CDDVDW SH-S203N
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Network Card :NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller #3
Operating System : Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.01.2600 Service Pack 3 (32-bit)
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A:Can my computer handle the Radeon HD 7750?

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A:GeForce 9800 GT problem with 64-bit Windows

Go here and try downloading the Windows 7 64-bit driver for your video card:
http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

Try the auto scan too
 

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A:GeForce 9800GT fan

Does the fan look like this?

Try eBay for replacement fans. Just remember to look at the seller reputation and where the item is shipping from.
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The silence from AMD on this is deafening. I honestly can't in good conscience recommend anything AMD related unless they get this situation fixed. The fact that they have tried to silence other manufacturers on forums says a lot. I would feel much better if they were just open about it and said what they are doing to fix the problem.
 

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A:Upgrading Radeon HD 5750

Hi Swagat.

You might be able to snag a HIS Radeon HD 6950 for around 15,000 INR. Was available on flipkart a few days back. Check with your local dealers. Else I would go with the GTX 560 Ti.
 

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Dvi and 2 mini displayports using mini DP to Active DVI, You need to make sure you get active adapters or else it will not work properly. I have the xfx DD black edition also, great card I have another one coming tomorrow to crossfire, and will be getting another 2 24" monitors soon enough, I already have all the cables I need for the setup. Good Luck!
 

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You have the fan in hand, you can measure it with a ruler across the middle of the fan and find out the size in millimeters. You could also take the fan off the card, because the size of the fan may be listed on the sticker on the back of the fan. I couldn't find a review that simply stated the fan size. You would have to find a tri-mounted fan of roughly the same size, depth, voltage and exactly the same number of fan power pins.
 

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A:My GeForce 8500GT

"(also do I have to replace the thermal paste in the chip? Because it looks dried up)" Yes, clean off the old thermal paste and apply a small amount of new paste. Also make sure that the heat sink is clean and free from dust
 

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MOBO: Your Motherboard has 1x PCIE 2.0 slot. So you are good for upgrading.
PSU: A quality PSU of about 550W or greater will power a single GTX 670 or HD 7950.

Is your new PSU included in the budget of $500?





Can anyone explain the difference between the same GPU but different manufacturer (Asus card costing more than the MSI one)?Click to expand...

Usually the difference between cards are small. Some will have better cooling or one may be OC'd while the other isn't. Or some may have dual bios capabilities. I remember my old HD 6950's from sapphire had the ability to be unlocked to 6970's. All in all, it really just depends on what you want. The cards are all going to perform generally the same. If it was me, id go for the cheaper one.

Here is a article about the diffirent HD 7950's available. Maybe it will add a little more clarity to what I was explaining.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7950-review-benchmark,3207-14.html

If I remember correctly, the GTX 670 out performed the 7950 in most cases. But, then again. The 7950 can OC quite a deal to make it perform much like a 7970. See what others have to say, I hope I was able to help a bit.
 

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Currently what's the best motherboard for a GeForce GTX 690
 

A:Currently what's the best motherboard for a GeForce GTX 690

One which has PCI-e 3.0. Other than that there's not a lot of correlation between motherboards and GPU performance.
 

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Hi I have HD vs 6870 Radeon HD 6950? quite a dillema now and I d be really grateful if someone more experienced than me could help me It s been years since I ve last upgraded my rig I just couldn t be bothered because all I ve been using it for was surfing the web and making music it was sufficient Radeon HD 6870 vs HD 6950? for that Recently my power supply died on me along with my mobo and I ve finally decided to do a decent upgrade At that time I didn t really think about getting a neat graphics card I ve bought Radeon HD 6870 vs HD 6950? a Phenom II X BE Gigabyte GA- GM-D H mobo Gigs of RAM unfortunately clocked at but I could change them somewhere down the road I suppose and a W PSU OCZ SilentXStream II I also have a P LCD Now I m thinking about a decent graphics card to complement the set I m not an avid gamer but I d really want to see Crysis in DX mode I m on the fence between an XFX dual fan heatpipe version or a GB The thing is I m on a tight budget and I really don t want to splash out I know that the gb will smoke the but is it worth the dough I will be gaming in p nothing more I don t think that either card can run C DX maxed at that resolution but I think it s possible to get bearable FPS with no AA AF and lowered tesselation I think the would do just fine wouldn t it Here in Poland I can get the XFX for quite a nice price but the is significantly more expensive I d have to fish for it on an auction site Also I think that my CPU would be a serious bottleneck for this card even OC d and the W PSU might not be sufficient as well What do you think Should I stick with the and do some reasonable OC Thanks for your help nbsp

A:Radeon HD 6870 vs HD 6950?

I assume your PSU is the StealthXStream II 500W (there is no OCZ SilentXStream PSU series AFAIK); you should be okay with either card.

I, however, would recommend the GTX 560Ti instead; it trades blows with the HD 6950 and runs cooler. Driver support is also better overall for NVIDIA products, and you may get it cheaper as well.
 

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Hello I think i ve got the noisiest video card on the planet but that s not the issue The issue is that in most games when it reaches about - degrees C my video card driver stops working Ti down MSI heating GTX 550 driver shutting video GeForce and up as Windows kindly tells me in a pop-up It does reinitialize MSI GeForce GTX 550 Ti heating up and video driver shutting down almost instantly but this is definately not normal and it s annoying to have the game stop for a sec while the driver does that While i can t complain about the temperature since i understand that s within the limit degrees max according to producer i definately need to find a fix for this problem Full PC specs are KingMax GB DDR MHz Intel Core i MSI GeForce GTX 550 Ti heating up and video driver shutting down GHz box MSI GeForce GTX Ti OC GB DDR -bit Seagate GB SATA-III rpm MB Barracuda Arctic Cooling Silentium T full black Gigabyte GA-H MA-D V Sirtec - High Power Element W I have the latest nvidia driver I have a fan at the front and at the back of my PC case only has slots so the air flow is decent Any ideas I didn t try to OC it or anything like that nbsp

A:MSI GeForce GTX 550 Ti heating up and video driver shutting down

If the card is making noise and giving Windows errors, replace it. The noise is coming from the fan. Is anything touching the fan inside the case?
 

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Hey guys..

i have a single 6950 that runs fine on a BF3 with everything on ultra... at about 30fps

do you think if i got another card it would be worth the peformance increase??

i have a 15-2500k not over clocked with 8GB ram

cheerio!
 

A:Crossfiring two Radeon HD 6950s?

yes the 6950 scales very well in games probably around 90% increase in most games maybe a little less but you would notice a difference.
 

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Hello,

I'm trying to update the drivers on my Radeon x600 256MB graphics card with Windows XP 32 bit.

I downloaded the following file described as the ATI Catalyst Driver 10.2 (XP): download-euro <dot> oldapps <dot> com/ATI/10-2_xp32_dd_ccc_wdm_enu.exe

On running this download, it has installed Catalyst Install Manager in C:\Program Files\ATI\CIM\Bin, but I have no idea what I need to do next!

Running Install Manager and following the steps through seems to do something, though looking at device manager, it doesn't look as though the driver has been updated (it's still version 8.162.0.0)...

Thanks in advance
 

A:Radeon x600 XP driver update

Try the WDM Integrated Driver here :

http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownlo...px?type=2.4.1&product=2.4.1.3.13&lang=English
 

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Please help I have an eMachines ET G- w It has a cheap integrated graphics card and I purchased a new Galaxy GeForce GT graphics card along with a Thermaltake TR w PSU yesterday I installed both and powered the 430 upgrading after card a to No display GT GeForce graphics pc up The fans fired up in the PSU the Processor and the new graphics card I had my monitor that I had been using with VGA hooked up with an HDMI cable Now comes the problem I am not getting any picture whatsoever on my monitor No display after upgrading to a GeForce GT 430 graphics card It says no signal and it wont show any picture even at the start up I tried two different HDMI cables I tried a VGA and I tried a DVI None of these made anything appear on the monitor I turned the system off took out the new graphics card removed the new power supply and put the original one back in and tried to fire it up Now I have now picture with my original computer plugged into the original VGA slot I have no idea what to do and I am only a beginner when it comes to installing things into a PC I have asked around and no one had any idea how to solve this problem I don No display after upgrading to a GeForce GT 430 graphics card t want to have to buy a new computer just because I tried to upgrade this one That would suck If anyone could help it would be greatly appreciated nbsp

A:No display after upgrading to a GeForce GT 430 graphics card

What happens if you try to boot up the pc with the new GPU and PSU installed, but have the monitor hooked up to the integrated VGA port?
 

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