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What is the best motherboard for using a single ATI card?

I'm thinking about buying the Sapphire X1950 XTX but cannot find a suitable board and don't know enough about ATI.

I want this delivered on Friday so quick help would be greatly appreciated.

Ta
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Originally Posted by Joeking78
What is the best motherboard for using a single ATI card?

I'm thinking about buying the Sapphire X1950 XTX but cannot find a suitable board and don't know enough about ATI.

I want this delivered on Friday so quick help would be greatly appreciated.

Ta
Any motherboard will work, doesn't matter, but if your going crossfire it does matter.
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I won't be going crossfire because the card doesn't support it. So could I use this card on my cureent mobo?
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Yes, it will work fine on your current MB
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What makes you think you can't Crossfire the x1950XTX? Because you can
    
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Thanks guys........that saves me a few quid , its on its way, should be here Friday with any luck

Oh, I was reading the spec and it had a 'X' next to SLI! Of course this is Crossfire which has a tick by it.

Is there anything I need to do differently when installing this card compared to installing an Nvidia card? And could you reccomend a decent driver? I've heard that catalyst 6.8 is the latest
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I myself like the omega drivers.
    
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post #8 of 12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by The Duke
Yes, it will work fine on your current MB
BTW, nice rig joe!
Thanks Duke

It will be a touch better over the weekend. Got an Opty 180, X1950XTX and OCZ GameXstream 600W on the way........I love getting a payrise

Do you guys think the OCZ psu will be enough?
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Originally Posted by Joeking78
Thanks Duke

It will be a touch better over the weekend. Got an Opty 180, X1950XTX and OCZ GameXstream 600W on the way........I love getting a payrise

Do you guys think the OCZ psu will be enough?
Yes, it will be plenty for one card....but two in cross-fire might be stretching it....

I wouldn't waste your money on an Opty 180.....your current X2 seems to have a great overclock already, and you MIGHT get an extra 100-200mhz out of the Opty.
    
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I'm pretty sure the Opty will get there or further on less volts though and cooler. I've got 1.65 volts through my 4400 to get it stable at 2.7! I'm on a suicide run....

My brother has his 180 at 2990 on air with 1.525 volts.........he must have a good stepping but mine is coming from the same place so i hope to get the same
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