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This is Phaedrus's step-dad, not Phaedrus, so don't hold him responsible.

I did try to run the drivers from the original CD, but only after I had downloaded them and installed them from the internet. This was after spending 4 hours trying everything to get the drivers to work. I didn't uninstall the original drivers I downloaded, so when I downloaded the ones off the CD, I don't think it overwrote the original, so the drivers still didn't work. The documentation and instruction from the web page was woefully inadequate. There was about 20 different drivers all intermingled, drivers for Windows XP (both 32 and 64), Windows 7/Vista (both 32 and 64), drivers for Catalyst, drivers for APP, drivers for language packs (3 different drivers for 2 different operating systems). There was no indication given about what specific drivers needed to be installed, so I tried to install them all (a big task when you are installing 8 drivers at 85 or so megs each). After 6 hours of installing, uninstalling, reinstalling, etc, I decided the best bet was to get my money back.

Now I only wish I could get the 6 hours of my life back.

Oh well, you live and learn.

And as far as XFX goes, they need to take a hard look at their driver installation process. I built my first computer 30 years ago and have always had computers that I upgraded. I have never had such a hard time getting a product new out of the box to work.
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Your problem is right there, you know how much their over price the cards by right?
About 30-40 dollars more. No big deal, i rather buy at best buy for store than to wait 7-10 days for something online. And no i don't have a credit card and i don't use pay pal and i only use money orders when i have to pay for something online. I don't mind spending the extra cash. I bought the XFX 5750 for 149 bucks, its worth every penny.

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a) 5750->6770 is definitely not worth it. its not an upgrade
Guess i will pick up a secondary card, Nvidia.

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b) wait... what problems do you have running games? not enough fps or eyecandy at what resolution?
Well i plan on upgrading my celeron e3300 to a quad core, so i am sure i might not have any problems running games anymore. Even tho the only game which i am having trouble with is GTA IV. So the quad core should help out.

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c) buying GPUs at BestBuy when you can wait for one from newegg = face palm
I buy from newegg sure, but if i can get something at best buy , i will do so, might have to pay extra but that is not a problem.
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About 30-40 dollars more. No big deal, i rather buy at best buy for store than to wait 7-10 days for something online. And no i don't have a credit card and i don't use pay pal and i only use money orders when i have to pay for something online. I don't mind spending the extra cash. I bought the XFX 5750 for 149 bucks, its worth every penny.


Guess i will pick up a secondary card, Nvidia.


Well i plan on upgrading my celeron e3300 to a quad core, so i am sure i might not have any problems running games anymore. Even tho the only game which i am having trouble with is GTA IV. So the quad core should help out.


I buy from newegg sure, but if i can get something at best buy , i will do so, might have to pay extra but that is not a problem.
6770 is a straight rebrand of the 5770, which is maybe 5-10% faster than the 5750. It is an upgrade, but not an upgrade worth >$120.
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Ok, glad to see it all sorted out and XFX coming here to clarify the situation. Misunderstandings happen.



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XFX didn't choose to stop selling Nvidia cards, Nvidia decided to stop supplying them for the major markets. You'll notice in my system specs that I have an XFX fermi card. They are in fact making them, it's just they are not being sold in the American market.

Can you give me the link on XFX's site to GTX4xxx series cards ? I can' find them. I went to every language of the site (including Japanese and Russian), and they all top out at the GTX200 series.



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hmmmm Is the 6770 worth buying over my 5750?


Or should i just buy a 6850?

would my 6850 work with this PSU

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817153023

??????????? I am a sucker for buying cards and i always shop at best buy for video cards, but the question now is, it is worth the upgrade?
No, it's not worth the upgrade. The improvement would be minimal compared to the money spent.

Yes, a Radeon HD6850 is a much better deal. I would go for the HD6870 at this time though.

I can't speak for that PSU, but it's a fact it's not even 80 Plus Certified (it says it's > = 65% efficient). For a little extra money you can get this 430w from Seasonic, which is 80 Plus Bronze Certified. It will play fine with the HD6850, and even the HD6870, but perhaps you should invest in a little more power if you want to overclock a QUad-core and/or the HD6870.
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Ok, glad to see it all sorted out and XFX coming here to clarify the situation. Misunderstandings happen.






Can you give me the link on XFX's site to GTX4xxx series cards ? I can' find them. I went to every language of the site (including Japanese and Russian), and they all top out at the GTX200 series.





No, it's not worth the upgrade. The improvement would be minimal compared to the money spent.

Yes, a Radeon HD6850 is a much better deal. I would go for the HD6870 at this time though.

I can't speak for that PSU, but it's a fact it's not even 80 Plus Certified. For a little extra money you can get this 430w from Seasonic. It will play fine with the HD6850, and even the HD6870, but perhaps you should invest in a little more power if you want to overclock a QUad-core and/or the HD6870.
It's not on their store and only sold in certain regions, but if you attempt to register a product you'll find the GTX 460 listed there. I'd post pics of my card but my photobucket is *still* down.

I PM'd the XFX rep but he works in the North American region, told me he didn't know much about them, and that they were focusing on AMD products and PSU's.
Edited by linkin93 - 4/18/11 at 4:09pm
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Jeff just installed the Sapphire card. Took about 15 minutes, no hassles, and now he's enjoying LOTRO with everything maxed (rather than low-medium, back when he was using the 9600GS).
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maybe the problem was the 8500gt drivers....

Nvidia to ATI switch always gives issues.
    
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I'm sure he did the sensible thing and wiped the drivers per the prescription of uninstalling and then using driver sweeper to rip out the remains.
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Must be nice to be able to drop $200 on a card and not have to worry about how to pay for gas for the next two weeks
i wasn't gonna keep the card, just try it out then return it as changing my mind

but none of the stores near me have it, so lost cause
and OP found the drivers, so saved me a trip, and multiple pages of posting
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Or should i just buy a 6850?

would my 6850 work with this PSU

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817153023

??????????? I am a sucker for buying cards and i always shop at best buy for video cards, but the question now is, it is worth the upgrade?
I would definitely recommend a 6850 or 6870 id you can get It; I built a computer for a friend with an athlon ii 640 and a 6850 and it ran nice on a rosewill 500W so a quality 430 should do fine stock and maybe with a decent OC on the CPU and GPU.

But if that TT PSU is one you're looking at buying you can get something better for the same price or less.
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