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Retiring my Sapphire HD2900 Pro

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This has been a great card, but it is time for it to relax and enjoy.
It is time to upgrade. The card still runs very good on any game I throw at it. Yes even Crysis haha. I need the HDMI output, and the DVI to HDMI adapter it came with lacks much.
I remember when I bought this card from the Egg, it was a very short time that it ran until they were sold out just a couple of days if I remember right. With it being 512 MB and 512 bit, it has been a smoker card. Although it is very power hungry, and has always idled at 56°C. Which is normal for this card.
I am replacing it this week with a Sapphire HD5770 from the Egg, which will let me do all I need at a very good price ( I'm poor )
I may hang it on the wall in my office.
It will not be used for any of my other machines, it will be retired.
I'm not going to sell it or give it away. Just retire it with great memories.
Of course it will be "My Backup Babe" if my new card fails.
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post #2 of 6
Bravo for not being impulsive and buying the "next best thing" every year. I once shared the same card, and loved every minute of it, but naturally I'm a little impulsive...generally upgrading every couple years.

The 2XXX series really were the generation that ATI stepped up to the plate again

Hope your new card satisfies you as much as the old!
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Hahaha. I did the same thing with my old BFG Geforce 7600 GT. That thing ran like a champ until it finally died. I think all it needs is some reapplication of TIM. Ahhh too bad BFG no longer holds their lifetime warranty on their cards.
    
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Well I just ordered my new Sapphire HD5770 from the Egg,
it needs to be here NOW haha.
I won't add myself to the 5770 club until it is in my machine and humming along.
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ADATA S510 120GB SSD, (2)Samsung F3 1TB, Seaga... Asus SATA DVD LinuxMint 13 x86 w/Mate Asus 23" HD 1080p HDMI LED LCD 
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I just looked up the info on the HD2900 Pro..... It WAS a power hogg! It showed 183w idle and 277w loaded in a E6600

The flames on the cooler are pretty cool though! It should look pretty awesome on the wall
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Haha, yes now I will have some extra "juice"
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
ADATA S510 120GB SSD, (2)Samsung F3 1TB, Seaga... Asus SATA DVD LinuxMint 13 x86 w/Mate Asus 23" HD 1080p HDMI LED LCD 
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