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GPU-Z and PowerColor Graphics Hardware Giveaway

Discussion in 'Contests' started by W1zzard, May 2, 2012.

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  1. FreedomEclipse

    FreedomEclipse ~Technological Technocrat~

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    If thats your spec on your profile, getting any one of these cards would be a waste of time for you, and for quite a few reasons....

    #1. your PSU wouldnt be able to run it -- and you dont have money for a new card as you say so i dont think you'd be able to afford a new PSU to power it unless you buy into a cheap one, which would probably blow up and fry everything once you put it in.

    #2. Generally speaking, your machine isnt so great. and the CPU is already bottlenecked by the 400Mhz ram and putting a 7970 or 7870 wont help even if you did manage to find money for a decent power supply.

    #3. you run a 17" CRT screen that most likely only has a VGA connection. you would need to get a VGA to DVI adaptor to get the card working as most mid to high range GPUs stopped coming with VGA ports a long time ago,

    Long story short... even if you won you wont be able to get the most out of either the graphic cards let alone be able to use them.

    If you win, I suggest you sell it and use the money to buy some more suitable upgrades for your system.

    Faster RAM, Faster CPU, Better PSU and probably a decent low-mid range GPU similar to that of a 5770 to tare games up at your resolution.

    you could do all this and still have quite a lot of money left over.
     
  2. Sukhvinder New Member

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    as written in the specs, i will be buying new psu, also i will buy new ram modules(1333 mhz), and yes i will need dvi to vga convertor.... I need a new card desperately... I wish i was unbelieveably rich....

    well it depends i m still a student..but if i win this then only i will buy upgrades like psu and ram
    Btw if i win i can also give it to my cousin who has i7 2600k, 1080p led, and 1200w corsair psu
    And sorry for double post
     
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  3. Neoroy New Member

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    I just joined this contest :) I hope I could win ^_^
     
  4. Vulpesveritas

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    GPU-Z keeps saying it's failing on me for all newer versions so I can't enter :(
    0.53 works with my mobility radeon HD 4250 but none of the newer versions are working for me :/ I I have the newest catalyst version and drivers for my GPU as well.
    I keep getting a "stopped working" error every attempt I make, I've tried compatibility settings and checked about everything else I could think of.
    I wish I could put in my bid for the cards but it's not looking like I'll be able to. :/
     
  5. Neoroy New Member

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    @Vulpesveritas, Hmmm I think its a bug in latest GPU-Z or somehow it cannot read well for ATI HD4000 series. Techpowerup should fix this :)
     
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    Good luck to all!
     
  7. QuestionoO New Member

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    Hello :)

    What data is sent to TPU and PowerColor?
     
  8. efata Guest

    Let me win

    I think the i deserved it most because i never win anything in my live, i want to feel how its felt to win something, especially if that is one of my hobbies (computer hardware) and because God really loves me :roll::rockout::D:nutkick::respect:
     
  9. Neoroy New Member

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    Just pray to Lord, brother ;) me too never wins anything :ohwell:
     
  10. fourpixel

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    Who won?
     
  11. erocker

    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Nobody yet. Winners will be picked the week of June 11th meaning sometime this week.
     
  12. Protagonist

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    Ok thanks for the info!
    *Fingers Crossed!*
     
  15. Protagonist

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    Don't cross your fingers, Giveaway Winners Announced on June 1st 2012 check the link i provided above
     
  16. fourpixel

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    aw..sorry I didn't saw your post..thanks!Congrats to the winners!
     
  17. Yatsenko

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    Damn... Well congrats to winners
     
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    Hmm I didnt win :eek:
     

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