Bring forth the Radeon! :D

By Marnomancer
Jul 7, 2012
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  1. Hola, amigos! :D
    As I mentioned a few days ago, I'm getting a new graphic card.
    After much compromise and rebate, I settled for a Powercolor PCS Radeon HD 5450 - and no regrets!
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    Actually came in 2 days earlier than the delivery due-date. Impressive.

    Ah, the speed at which Fable runs...it's glorious!
  2. Marnomancer

    Marnomancer TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 808   +51

    The package contained:
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    1 Radeon HD 5450
    1 Installation manual
    1 driver CD
    and if it counts, a bubble-bag. :p
  3. Marnomancer

    Marnomancer TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 808   +51

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    Sits in neatly, warm and cozy!
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    Sadly, I had to ditch the air-duct. That means redrawing the drafts for the cooling mod. :confused:
    It's a bit taller than I anticipated. Slimmer than expected though.
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    Anyone got tips on optimizations? ;)
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  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,430   +281

    Sorry, I missed your earlier post..

    What is it replacing?
  5. Marnomancer

    Marnomancer TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 808   +51

    The on-board Nvidia Geforce 7025.
    You said this one would be lightyears ahead of the Nvidia. You were right! :D
  6. Leeky

    Leeky TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +98

    Such a cute little GPU! :D
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  7. Marnomancer

    Marnomancer TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 808   +51

    Not sure if it was sarcasm, but thanks! :p:D
  8. Leeky

    Leeky TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +98

    No, it is actually rather cute! :D
  9. Marnomancer

    Marnomancer TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 808   +51

    Haha, thanks! :D

    Problem I just noticed: In Windows, with all the eye-candy, it remains idling at around 50`C.

    In Linux, with only Compiz's window animations running, it's running at 58`C. :confused: :marno-panic:

    I'm installing the AMD proprietary drivers to see if they help.


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