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#1 dumafach

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 10:54 PM

Hi All,

I had a problem watching videos. BC help me to figure out my fan had quit working on my video board. I would like to replace the board. I do video editing and burning of DVDs. Right now I am using on board video out.
I don't want a cheap board but don't need an expensive board. The old board had DVI and HDMI outputs. I would like to have the same as I use DVI for monitor and HDMI for HDTV.

My Old board: NVidia GeForce 9400 (GF9300+GF8200)

My computer: HP Pavillion KT334AA-ABA m8530f Media Center, Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit, AMD Phenom 9550 Quad-Core Processor 2.2GHz, 5GB Memory, 750Gb hard drive and 1TB backup drive, I think the new power supply is 750watt.

I tried to think of everything you might need to figure out what I can use but if you need something please let me know.

Thank you

Edited by dumafach, 03 March 2011 - 10:55 PM.


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Posted 03 March 2011 - 11:39 PM

I assume by video board, you mean GPU or video card? The good news is that you have a PCI-Express X16 slot on that motherboard, a large power supply, and mid-ATX case. The bad news, depending on what you do, is that the size of your case will limit you to the mid-range graphics cards, so no high-performance cards can be used with that powerful PSU which can easily power them.

Here are some choices:

At the low end: HIS H577FK1GD Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB - Great for light gaming and general tasks. $129

At the mid range: HIS H685F1GD Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 or HIS H687FT1G2M Radeon HD 6870 1GB - These cards are about nine inches long. Both perform around the Radeon 5850 range with the 6870 being the faster of the two. $175 - $220

At the high end: SAPPHIRE 100312-1GSR Radeon HD 6950 1GB or DIAMOND 6970PE52G Radeon HD 6970 2GB - These cards are large at 10.5 inches long, make absolutely sure you can fit them if you choose to purchase one. The 6970 is the current flagship AMD graphics card with performance between the GTX 570 and GTX 580, the 6950 is at the GTX 570 level. $250 - $350

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#3 dumafach

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 09:40 AM

I am sorry, I am still learning. I did mean video card or GPU.

All these cards look great but, they look like I am putting a Nascar engine into a nash rambler.

I don't do any gaming, I just edit video and burn to DVDs. I do edit in Hi-Def with 5.1 and 7.1 sound. I edit on a wide screen monitor and watch the edited video on my HDTV.

My question is: Are these cards overkill for what I do? If not then I will check one out.

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 03:55 PM

The 6850 should serve your purpose of editing HD videos.

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 12:05 AM

I even think the Radeon 5770 would work fine for editing HD videos on a PC. It is only when you start working with screen resolutions above 1920 x 1200, or some forms of anti aliasing in games, or 3D modeling tools, is when you have to think big with video editing and GPU's. Most of what you are seeing, when you look at graphics cards that cover the entire PCB (Printed Circuit Board), is the cooler. Graphics cards run hot and need good cooling. If you get any of these, you are going to have to uninstall the Nvidia drivers on your PC before installing the Radeon card and the associated drivers, which you should download beforehand since the drivers on the CD are old.

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 05:21 AM

I even think the Radeon 5770 would work fine for editing HD videos on a PC. It is only when you start working with screen resolutions above 1920 x 1200, or some forms of anti aliasing in games, or 3D modeling tools, is when you have to think big with video editing and GPU's. Most of what you are seeing, when you look at graphics cards that cover the entire PCB (Printed Circuit Board), is the cooler. Graphics cards run hot and need good cooling. If you get any of these, you are going to have to uninstall the Nvidia drivers on your PC before installing the Radeon card and the associated drivers, which you should download beforehand since the drivers on the CD are old.

That's what i thought at first the 5770 would be fine but the 6850 is newer.

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 10:07 PM

Hello killerx525 and DJBPace07,

I want to thank you both for your suggestions. I will check them out and see which one I want to try. Dual-link DVI and HDMI, that would really give me a nice set up.
Whenever I have a problem I always know BC is the place to go.

Thanks again for your help. I do appreciate it.

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 10:20 PM

Both cards has dual dvi link and hdmi. We will always be here to give you a hand on solving your computer problems :thumbup2:

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