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ATi 2900XT Driver problem need help ASAP

Discussion in 'AMD / ATI' started by kebabs, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. Mussels

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    i have a 3450 in my media PC (asus 512MB passive cooled model)

    PCI-E 1.0 and 2.0 dont really mean anything at this point in time, as they're both compatible.
     
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    So there isn't much of a performance hit?
     
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    New card depends on your budget:

    <£100 - 3870

    £100 - £150 - 2x3850 or 4850
    £150 - £200 - 3870x2 or 4870
    £200 - £300 - 2x4850
    £300 - £500 - 2x4870, 2x 3870x2, 3 or 4x4850
    £500 - £1000 - 3 or 4 4870

    As for boards, Asus P5E/P5E3/Maximus/Rampage for Intel CPUs or MSI K9A2 or ASUS M3A range for AMDs.

    For 4000 series cards PCI-E 2.0 does make a difference especially in CF
     
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    Go with a 4850, or a 3870. I went from a 2900XT to a 4850, and wow. This card is easily twice as fast as my old 2900XT, very impressed for $200:)

    Edit: I'm on PCI-e 1.0, and it runs fine.
     
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    Cheers, thanks!
     
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    Just a quick update, I ordered and received an HD4870 which works perfectly :D and I'm also awaiting the replacement of my 2900XT. Thanks for your help guys :)
     
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    kebabs!

    exactly the same happened to me!!!. thats why i got replacement 4870's

    GPU Died 29 June 2008, 06:55am :(

    he will be missed dearly!

    R.I.P My friend
     
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    so 4870's are randomly dying? odd.
     
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    no 2900xt's are randomly dying m8


    4870's wont die, they rock :rockout:
     
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