Video Card Help

By FaithlessX
Oct 20, 2007
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  1. zipperman

    zipperman Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,423   +7

    How much is shipping ? Mine was $0.
    I'm happy with my purchase of what i felt was worth the price in my
    town.I got a $90 tax rebate towards it.OH Canada.
    Don't be surprised if the cd install isn't working right.
    I just installed the XP drivers and the ATI newest driver only download.
    I'm not installing the Catalyst Control Panel or Software.
  2. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,277   +22

    I agree on the CCC, I used to have two X1900s in Crossfire and it used to be a pain configuring them properly in CCC. I used ATiTray instead and it used to be better. NVIDIA's Control Panel is more streamlined though and I like it better. Their Vista drivers are still not as good as ATI's though.
  3. FaithlessX

    FaithlessX Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 31

    well..i am nt sure..is dere any good graphic card dat can match my PSU?..
    and wat will happen to my CPU if i use POWERCOLOUR X1650 PRO DDR2 256MB on my current PSU?
  4. FaithlessX

    FaithlessX Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 31

    erm..anyone?
  5. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,277   +22

    As I told you before, your PSU will get overloaded and may blow, taking other components with it. So you need to upgrade that before thinking of upgrading the video card. Also, don't expect people to reply instantly, since this is a tech forum and people have lives outside of the ones they spend here. You just need to be more patient.
  6. FaithlessX

    FaithlessX Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 31

    oh..oki..so is dere any good graphic card tat can support mine PSU currently?..
    i am sorry abt de rush coz i really donno wat to do..my PSU was just change recently wif my motherboard and now i gotta change my PSU again..
  7. zipperman

    zipperman Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,423   +7

    You have it backwords

    Can your PSU support the graphic card and all your other components ?
    I can't locate what your current PSU is now.
    The minimum PSU (Power Supply) for any "computer" is 350 watt.It's used for more then just your graphics card.
  8. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,277   +22

    zipperman is right. FaithlessX, what is the wattage of your PSU i.e. it should give you a number like 300W, so what's the one on yours?
  9. FaithlessX

    FaithlessX Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 31

    ok tis is wat i got from mine PSU cover
    combined power on +3v and +5v rails not exceed 130w
    combined power on +21v1 and +12v2 rails not exceed 20A
    At ambient 25 degree total output power shall not exceed 300W
    At ambient 50 degree total output power shall not exceed 270W
  10. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,277   +22

    You'd do okay with a 7600GS or a 7300GT GDDR3 then IMO. It pulls less power than the X1650PRO so it's a safer bet than putting the X1650PRO in ur PC and having BSODs or a dead PSU in the end.
  11. zipperman

    zipperman Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,423   +7

  12. FaithlessX

    FaithlessX Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 31

    7600GS or a 7300GT GDDR3 is ATI or nevdia?..and wats a IMO?..
    thx for all helps guys..i really appreciate it..
  13. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,277   +22

    IMO=In My Opinion and both the cards are GeForce 7 series cards.
     
  14. FaithlessX

    FaithlessX Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 31

    i tried de test..it recommanded 243w for 7600GS and 240w for 7300GT and are both card better den Radeon 9250, GeForce Ti?
  15. FaithlessX

    FaithlessX Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 31

    i tried de test..it recommanded 243w for 7600GS and 240w for 7300GT and are both card better den Radeon 9250, GeForce Ti?

    i did some reseach..dere are 2 type of 7600GS..first is Inno3DNVIDIA 7600GS and XpertVision 7600GS..dere are also 2 type of 7300GT its Inno3DNVIDIA 7300GT and XpertVision 7300GT..so which 1 do i choose??
  16. Cinders

    Cinders TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,313   +12

    The 7600GS would be the best fit in this case. Try to find the Inno 3DNVIDIA 7600G version with DDR3 if you can becuase the memory is faster than DDR2. You will need to uninstall your old video software driver, then disable your onboard video chip in your motherboard's BIOS and then install the new video card and its driver.
  17. FaithlessX

    FaithlessX Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 31

    is tis graphic card better den Radeon 9250 and GeForce T1?
  18. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,277   +22

    Absolutely. It is much, much better.
  19. FaithlessX

    FaithlessX Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 31

    oh..oki..thx for all the help guys..den i guess i will get de 7600GS
    so i disable my onboard video chip at my motherboard BIOS? and nt control panel?..
  20. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,277   +22

    Yes, you should do it at the BIOS.
  21. FaithlessX

    FaithlessX Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 31

  22. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,277   +22

    I doubt that. The X1650PRO would need at least 20A to run properly, so I wouldn't risk it. The 7600GS performs about the same though, so don't worry about it.
  23. FaithlessX

    FaithlessX Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 31

    if i disable de onboard chips but i still do not have a new graphic card..how do i enable back my onboard chips?
  24. Cinders

    Cinders TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,313   +12

    You go back into the BIOS and enable it.
  25. FaithlessX

    FaithlessX Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 31

    but i can't go back to my BIOS anymore..now when i switch on the comp..my monitor show nothing and my CPU produce a beeping sound..so wat do i do?
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