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#1 Flabum

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 09:37 PM

System:
Asus P7P55D-E LX
Patriot Viper Xtreme 8GB 1600 mhz
Intel I-5 2.8 LGA1156
XFX Radeon HD 5770 1GB
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit


Ever since I put this system together, the Video card has been causing occasional blue screens. Updated drivers, software etc..... tired of dealing with it and last week, lost the sound through the HDMI.


I want to get another card and would like some input. I do not game on this system, but do watch movies, listen to music and surf the web. I have a Samsung monitor hooked up via VGA port that I use as the primary display and have the TV hooked up through the HDMI for watching movies and such.


Thanks

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 09:55 PM

If your not gaming, then this is simple and cheap graphics card that you can get that will suit your needs and it is super quiet because it is passively cooled.

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 10:02 PM

Will that allow me to run the TV and monitor at the same time? (dual head)

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 10:05 PM

Yes, so i would assume the TV would be plugged in using HDMI and your monitor would be using VGA or DVI.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 19 June 2012 - 10:07 PM

Also, noise isn't an issue, I am hard of hearing and don't hear the 8 fans currently cooling my system.... I'd prefer one that can run cool.... and have a budget of around $150

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 10:13 PM

MSI R7770-2PMD1GD5/OC Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 19 June 2012 - 10:25 PM

Looks good, guess my PCI-E 2.0 will bottleneck this card...... I wasn't aware these cards are backwards compatible. this is why I ask advice here..... I was looking strictly at 2.0 and GDDR3 cards........

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 01:48 AM

There will be basically no noticeable performance gain if you have PCI-E 2.0 slot and the video ram has nothing to do with the ram in your system.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 30 June 2012 - 04:00 PM

I got an EVGA GeForce GT 545 card today, wated to stay away from the ATI since I wasn't sure if it were the software or the hardware that was giving me trouble. It's installed now an actually looks better than the XFX 5770




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