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As my first post on these forums I will more than likely ask a couple questions that have been covered a couple million times.

If that's the case then I apologize in advance, please go easy on me.

I'm addressing 2 issues here..

First and foremost, I want to upgrade my Nvidia GTX 560 TI. I don't have a deep budget for this upgrade but something around 200 new, or 200 used on eBay will do justice I believe.

What am I running?

Dell XPS
Quadcore i7
12 GB Ram
120 GB Vertex SSD
1 TB HDD
Nvidia GTX 560 TI
Stock PSU at 525w

I have a corsair TX 750w PSU to be installed on the upgrade.

Why am I upgrading my PSU? Well because I have some slight feeling that it's just not performing as well as it should be for what it is, and i'm certain its lost some watts over time.

So, as some may know the AMD Radeon 5970 HD 2GB comes stock in some of the higher end XPS models. (Mine)

I have this card in my possession because it came with this computer that I bought USED/NEW and upgraded myself according to my required performance. (And still am)

When I put this card in my tower, which ships from the factory with this PSU (525w), the card just begins to increase tempature from 49C- to 76+ when just sufing the computer, and trying to get the drivers installed. I haven't left this card in my computer for more than a couple minutes due to the temp raise causing a liability, and frankly I just can't get the drivers installed and computer restarted fast enough before it quickly hits the red zone in my book. My plan was to get MSI Afterburner running on it and adjusting fan speeds to cool it off until I can see whats going on.

MSI Afterburner does recognize the GPU, but doesn't offer the options to change fan, etc until the drivers are properly installed.

When I install the card and try to drag and drop icons/windows its very sluggish, and leaves a fuzzy trail behind it. I have tried putting this card in a few times in hopes that I can resolve this issue, I have heard a couple pops from the gpu, and then proceeded to manually shut down the computer.. So i'm stuck at a pause and don't want to proceed until I seek professional advice/recommendations.

Also.. the big question...

What is a good upgrade from a GTX 560 TI (Trying to stay Nvidia) - I can go up to 200-225ish used or new.

Thank you for reading this long, and ridiculous first post.
 

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I have a second one if you like to buy it from me its just sitting on my shelf.
 

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I have a second one if you like to buy it from me its just sitting on my shelf.
Thanks, PM'd regarding your post.

Still the matter in question..
 

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What is a good upgrade from a GTX 560 TI (Trying to stay Nvidia) - I can go up to 200-225ish used or new.

Thank you for reading this long, and ridiculous first post.
OP do you have the HD 5970 with you ? looks like the HD 5970 is overheating and could also be faulty. for an upgrade to GTX 560 Ti if you want Nvidia go with GTX 660 Ti or GTX 760 based on how strict your budget is.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121656
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125466

if you are open to AMD cards go for HD 7950

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00CPLI74S/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&condition=new&qid=1377594139&sr=8-4
 

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OP do you have the HD 5970 with you ? looks like the HD 5970 is overheating and could also be faulty. for an upgrade to GTX 560 Ti if you want Nvidia go with GTX 660 Ti or GTX 760 based on how strict your budget is.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121656
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125466

if you are open to AMD cards go for HD 7950

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00CPLI74S/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&condition=new&qid=1377594139&sr=8-4
What is the performance increase from 560 ti to 660 ti? I only ask your opinion because you recommended it. I can look up the bench marks, but real world performance vary.

Yes I have the 5970 in my possession.
 
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