Graphics Cards related queries here.

tkin

Back to school!!
Re: Graphics Cards related "general" queries here.

finally bought myself a sapphire HD6850
The card is arriving tomorrow morning

Guys which softwares should i install now?
Please add them to this list (no OCing)
1)ATI Catalyst WHQL driver (10.3/10.4 which one is more stable?)
2)Driver Sweeper
3)HWMonitor Pro
4)SpeedFan

Do i need to reinstall my OS to install the GPU?
I am using stock CM310 Cabinet , VX450 PSU
The 2xBlademaster 120 mm fans have not arrived yet (3 days more)
so basically i am stuck with just one stock exhaust fan till the Blades arrive,
will that create problems like overheating?
If you had nVidia drivers earlier do this:
1. Download and install this: Phyxion.net - Driver Sweeper
2. Uninstall drivers from control panel.
3. Reboot in safe mode, run driver sweeper, clean nVidia(or intel) files, reboot again.
4. Install ATI catalyst 11.3(Latest WHQL) from their site.
5. Enjoy.

Keep an eye on GPU using this software: GPU-Z Video card GPU Information Utility
and this desktop gadget(independent of any other software): [GPU Tool] GPU Observer 3.7 Sidebar Gadget - 3D Tech News, Pixel Hacking, Data Visualization and 3D Programming - Geeks3D.com

PS: No need to reinstall os and don't worry about overheating(but do not run furmark or any other stressing apps), try not to oc in summer, if you do oc get the MSI afterburner and manually set fan speed to 80% first.
 

asingh

Aspiring Novelist
Re: Graphics Cards related "general" queries here.

finally bought myself a sapphire HD6850
The card is arriving tomorrow morning

Guys which softwares should i install now?
Please add them to this list (no OCing)
1)ATI Catalyst WHQL driver (10.3/10.4 which one is more stable?)
2)Driver Sweeper
3)HWMonitor Pro
4)SpeedFan

Do i need to reinstall my OS to install the GPU?
I am using stock CM310 Cabinet , VX450 PSU
The 2xBlademaster 120 mm fans have not arrived yet (3 days more)
so basically i am stuck with just one stock exhaust fan till the Blades arrive,
will that create problems like overheating?

Were you using an nVidia GPU or before, or any IGP..? Or will you go for a fresh install..?
 

clear_lot

Journeyman
Re: Graphics Cards related "general" queries here.

@ funkysourav

do a CLEAN driver uninstall with driver sweeper even if any previous card you owned was from the same company. there have been many instances of users getting BSOD when upgrading cards from the same company and not removing the drivers before adding the new card.
 

funkysourav

What The.... !!!
Re: Graphics Cards related "general" queries here.

Tkin said:
If you had nVidia drivers earlier do this:
1. Download and install this: Phyxion.net - Driver Sweeper
2. Uninstall drivers from control panel.
3. Reboot in safe mode, run driver sweeper, clean nVidia(or intel) files, reboot again.
4. Install ATI catalyst 11.3(Latest WHQL) from their site.
5. Enjoy.

Keep an eye on GPU using this software: GPU-Z Video card GPU Information Utility
and this desktop gadget(independent of any other software): [GPU Tool] GPU Observer 3.7 Sidebar Gadget - 3D Tech News, Pixel Hacking, Data Visualization and 3D Programming - Geeks3D.com

PS: No need to reinstall os and don't worry about overheating(but do not run furmark or any other stressing apps), try not to oc in summer, if you do oc get the MSI afterburner and manually set fan speed to 80% first.
Asingh said:
Were you using an nVidia GPU or before, or any IGP..? Or will you go for a fresh install..?
I was using the HD4200 IGP and the bundled driver before
after setting the card up in the cabby i took the leap of faith and installed the bundled driver everything was fine, then i manually DLed the 11.3 Catalyst x64 driver from Guru3d and just installed it without removing the previous versions with Driversweeper

Though everything seems to be fine now,
i would love to hear your opinion,
1)should i go for a clean OS re-install?
2)should i just uninstall the drivers by revo and Driversweeper and re-install 11.3 CCC?
3)or should i just leave it as it is since i am not yet facing any problems?

Note
Windows Hardware index says
Proccy 7.3
Ram 7.3
GPU 7.7
Hdd 6.1
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during running this test my temps in both proccy and GPU shot up to 48c and 65c respectively and system power consumption shot to 190w
now both are idling at 38 and 45c and power at 74w


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RajeshNethaniah

Gadget Geek
Re: Graphics Cards related "general" queries here.

Hi, I'm looking for a nice card for my Asus A8N-VM CSM board. My budget is Rs.3k-5k. The card should decode/play 1080p/i matroska video(mkv) content smoothly & should be able to encode any kinda video file in less time. It should be a DirectX 11 compatible card. NVIDIA card is preferable.
 

thetechfreak

Legend Never Ends
Re: Graphics Cards related "general" queries here.

NVIDIA has no cards in that price range for DX 11. Inface it has no cards in 10k range even


Get a Sapphire Raedeon 5670 @ 4.5k
 
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RajeshNethaniah

Gadget Geek
Re: Graphics Cards related "general" queries here.

NVIDIA has no cards in that price range for DX 11. Inface it has no cards in 10k range even


Get a Sapphire Raedeon 5670 @ 4.5k


Please don't say "NO" bro. GeForce GT 400 Series cards are DirectX 11 cards, but I'm looking/searching for a perfect/compatible/best card for my A8N-VM CSM board. If any of the GT 400 Series card is compatible for my MOBO, then please lemme know. Thanks :smile:

Please visit http://www.deltapage.com/list/index.html
 
Re: Graphics Cards related "general" queries here.

Please don't say "NO" bro. GeForce GT 400 Series cards are DirectX 11 cards, but I'm looking/searching for a perfect/compatible/best card for my A8N-VM CSM board. If any of the GT 400 Series card is compatible for my MOBO, then please lemme know. Thanks :smile:

Please visit http://www.deltapage.com/list/index.html

For your misinformed information, let me tell you that Nvidia 4xx series are not DX11.

So if you want to get a bang-for-the-buck-card, then either get what techfreak said or else buy what you feel is best for you.

Thank you.

EDIT: Whattttt???!!! They are DX11??? :shock: :noob:
 
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Piyush

Lanaya
Re: Graphics Cards related "general" queries here.

O GOD....I donno how you people are telling that GeForce GT 400 Series cards aren't DirectX11 cards.

Could you guys please check " Graphics Cards Buy Now "

I find from the above link that GeForce GT400 Series cards are DirectX11 compatible cards.

Anyways, lemme contact Agent001 about my query.

Thanks for your help :smile:
yup it is dx 11

nvidia have a few dx 11 cards in 5k or below range
its better to go for HD 5670
its far better than GT 440 and costs 4.5k
 

RajeshNethaniah

Gadget Geek
Re: Graphics Cards related "general" queries here.

yup it is dx 11

nvidia have a few dx 11 cards in 5k or below range
its better to go for HD 5670
its far better than GT 440 and costs 4.5k


Thanks alot for your suggestion bro, but the price of HD 5670 appears to be higher than GT 430 & GT 440 at http://www.deltapage.com/list/index.html .

The performance of HD 5670 appears much better than GT 430 & GT 440 at Performance Comparison Benchmarks @ Hardware Compare

However, I prefer NVIDIA as there are many softwares/applications that are designed for NVIDIA CUDA.
Eg: CoreAVC(CoreAVC 2.5.1 (for Windows) | CoreCodec), vReveal(vReveal Video Enhancement Software - Fix Dark, Shaky, Noisy, Blurry, Low-Resolution Videos | www.vreveal.com),....etc.

I'm so confused whether to go for NVIDIA or AMD.

Anyways, lemme contact Agent001 :smile:
 

clear_lot

Journeyman
Re: Graphics Cards related "general" queries here.

@ funkysourav

how come your WEI hard drive score is 6.1 ? do you use a SSD? because as far as i know, mechanical drives are limited at 5.7.
 
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tkin

Back to school!!
Re: Graphics Cards related "general" queries here.

@ funkysourav

how come your WEI hard drive score is 6.1 ? do you use a SSD? because as far as i know, mechanical drives are limited at 5.7.
SSD drives are faster, maybe 10k drives?
 

funkysourav

What The.... !!!
Re: Graphics Cards related "general" queries here.

@ funkysourav

how come your WEI hard drive score is 6.1 ? do you use a SSD? because as far as i know, mechanical drives are limited at 5.7.

SSD drives are faster, maybe 10k drives?

Guys i didn't get my answer here:|
http://www.thinkdigit.com/forum/gra...ted-general-queries-here-445.html#post1372763
@Clear Lot . Tkin
Hmm i didn't know that mech drives are stuck at 5.7
My drive is a normal el cheapo Seagate 500 Gigs no ssd business :D
i thought that the score must be too low for the drive(i have no idea)
so i tested twice but same results
I was thinking maybe my HDD must be worn from 3 months of continuous 23Hr torrenting sessions, Speedfan analysis showed 95% health

Edit did some googling at the net and i've come to the conclusion WEI is not to be taken seriously,
its just a kiddies benchmark with little or no bearing on real life performance scenario
some guy who had a score of 5.7 at 2010 nov has suddenly seen an increase to 6.3 for just changing the mobo WTF!
Interesting links for wei No1 No2

Anyway,
the 11.3 Catalyst Control Centre is freezing when i try to access the "Power Profiles" tab
Are the temps of my GPU normal at 43C Idle and 67C load?
i will add two Blades later for cooling
 
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vickybat

I am the night...I am...
Re: Graphics Cards related "general" queries here.

For your misinformed information, let me tell you that Nvidia 4xx series are not DX11.

So if you want to get a bang-for-the-buck-card, then either get what techfreak said or else buy what you feel is best for you.

Thank you.

EDIT: Whattttt???!!! They are DX11??? :shock: :noob:

All nvidia 4xx series cards are dx11 gaurav.:smile:
 
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