New Graphics card.

  Tony W. 10:33 11 May 2010

I would be grateful if anybody could advise me on a suitable ATI Radeon graphics card as a replacement for my current card. I’m changing it over because whenever I try to update the Nvidia graphics card drivers for the 8800gt it’s never successful cause’s loads of problems and I always end up having to roll back the previous driver also Nvidia never reply to my emails asking for help.
My computer is used mainly for picture editing of large tiff photo files.
System details are as follows.
Mesh Elite Q5 FX
Intel core 2 quad Q6600 quad core processor 2.4 GHz.
550w psu
PCI Express mainboard SLI nforce 650i SLI
Widows XP Pro
Nvidia 8800gt (current card)

  RobCharles1981 10:36 11 May 2010

What sort of price budget do you have in mind?

  Tony W. 10:38 11 May 2010

Rob.Thanks. I was hoping to get a suitable card with a budget of 150.00.

  RobCharles1981 11:16 11 May 2010

Something like this would do:

click here

or the 5850 version them two are going strong at the moment.

  Tony W. 20:02 11 May 2010


Many thanks for your help I took your suggestion and the HD5770 is now on its wasy to me.I appreciate that you took the time to resolve this matter for me.


  RobCharles1981 20:03 11 May 2010

Hi Tony

Thanks No Problem.

Hope you enjoy your new investment! :)

  northumbria61 20:07 11 May 2010

Tony W - A good choice of Card - just make sure you follow this procedure to avoid any problems with new card.

click here

  Tony W. 20:57 11 May 2010


Thanks for that additional advice I have in fact been looking on you-tube to find out what the procedure was (without success).As a result of your advice and link you provided now know exactly what to do.Again appreciate the help from yourself and Rob.Tony.

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