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Budget £90-130 (140-200$)

My 5870 overheated and is barely functional now.

Nvidia or ATI is fine.

I'd like something equivalent or better than the 5870.

I was looking here http://www.ebuyer.com/ but I'm not so good at finding decent deals.
post #2 of 15
To beat a 5870 your looking at 6950/560ti+ and those two are slight upgrades.

What's your budget? Have you thought about taking your HSF off your 5870 and reseating it with new TIM?
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Are the 6xxx series good single cards?

I haven't thought about that, would that really rectify my card's problem? So far I'm getting BSOD's when playing games because it overheated.
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6850 / 6870 / 69xx / 560ti etc...

6850 is a solid and no too expensive card but 6870 is just a bit high in cost but more powerful.
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Why not buy a gigabyte GTX560 non ti like me? Works perfect and runs bf3 on ultra. smile.gif
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Why not buy a gigabyte GTX560 non ti like me? Works perfect and runs bf3 on ultra. smile.gif

He'd like something faster than the 5870.
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Are the 6xxx series good single cards?
I haven't thought about that, would that really rectify my card's problem? So far I'm getting BSOD's when playing games because it overheated.

If you have figured out for sure its overheating that could easily fix it.

If you want a simpler solution. What case do you have? Add a few more fans, getting better airflow.
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Just take the heat sink off the video card and replace the thermal paste. If you just want a working card again it would be dead easy and you could do it now. If you don't have any just run over to staples or raidoshack and pick some up.

If it still does it, put your card in the oven @ 400f for 10min.
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post #9 of 15
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Just take the heat sink off the video card and replace the thermal paste. If you just want a working card again it would be dead easy and you could do it now. If you don't have any just run over to staples or raidoshack and pick some up.
If it still does it, put your card in the oven @ 400f for 10min.

^This..I'd also recommend maybe getting an aftermarket heatsink..I use the accelero or Ultra carbon...with 2 120mm fans zip-tied to them
 
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Try the XFX 6870 dual fan 1gb smile.gif
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