Must upgrade PC as Win 7 is much too slow with ATI HD 4670

By ob1canobe ยท 6 replies
Nov 14, 2009
  1. just ordered 550 watt power supply as hp only furnished 300 and new card needs 400 watts which could be reason win 7 is so slow?
    also looking into new board and chip for older hp tower Pavilion a1130n series - do you think i may upgrade to a p55 board and i5-750 chip in the old tower?
  2. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    Windows 7 should run fine on the HD 4670. Must be that your PSU is failing to provide the required power to the card. Get the new power supply and see how it goes. Continuing to run the card on the 300W PSU may damage it permanently.

    If you're intending to make a complete upgrade please give us a budget.
  3. ob1canobe

    ob1canobe TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I'm at about $600.00 which includes Asus P7P55D MO, i5-750, 4G Ram, 750Watt PSU, CD/DVD burner, CD/DVD reader, WD 500G Blue, Antec 300 case and Sapphire Radeon HD4670 vga.............and three extra fans
    What do you think - any recommended changes before I start to install?
  4. coolname

    coolname TS Rookie

    Save some money on the PSU(less watts, not less quality!)
    And maybe you can save on the motherboard too.
    Use this money to something else, like a better VGA
  5. ob1canobe

    ob1canobe TS Rookie Topic Starter


    thanks, i'll look into that
  6. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    How much is the motherboard coming to?

    Also, which PSU have you selected. A few links would be helpful.
  7. ob1canobe

    ob1canobe TS Rookie Topic Starter

    first pc build

    I got a good deal at micro center on a corsair 750 watt psu $89.00

    the Asus P7P55D was $149.00
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