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1/4 spin Mar 13, 10
Interesting article.

I'm interested in this card but am concerned about the size. How far do those pipes stick up from the cooler?
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hiigaran Mar 14, 10
nice article, though what got my attention was the second page where player1 used the word 'naked' a few times. but in all seriousness, its a good article.

one question though - if the video card remained so cool, why is it that he could not overclock further?
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Player1 Mar 14, 10
quote hiigaran
one question though - if the video card remained so cool, why is it that he could not overclock further?
The cards can perform at higher clocks then they are sold at. The companies downclock the cards to a specific points, so they can sell large numbers of them at the same price. When you overclock you are unlocking the cards extra potential. Every chip is different, so higher clocks could be achieved and that cooler would be a good help.

Another thing to note is that those temps are stock temps. When overclocking te temperatures will increase, however I did not see them do so.

The lack of being able to adjust the voltage pobably hindered the overclock as well. Regardless you can't expect a videocard to overclock as far as a CPU. In reality any overclock to a video card should be considered good.

There are more things then just cooling that can hinder an overclock as well. In fairness to the card, I was able to increase the memory and core clocks more, but they weren't completely stable.

Also, glad you enjoyed the "naked" bits

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How far do those pipes stick up from the cooler?
A little bit less then an inch.
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hiigaran Mar 14, 10
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The lack of being able to adjust the voltage pobably hindered the overclock as well.
is there any possible way do adjust it?

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Also, glad you enjoyed the "naked" bits


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Player1 Mar 14, 10
quote hiigaran
is there any possible way do adjust it?
Probably, but tools for that were not included with the card.

also wow, that vid is... Wow
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hiigaran Mar 14, 10
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Probably, but tools for that were not included with the card.
so, we talking about soft mods or hard mods?

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also wow, that vid is... Wow
yeah i should have warned you...my hard drive leaked lubricant while watching that video
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Player1 Mar 14, 10
I was talking about a hard mod.
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DeathMonkey Mar 21, 10
Good review, I was actually just trying to decide between a 5770 and 5850 when I saw this

For future reference, when you talked about the prices, did that include tax or not? Just trying to compare prices with america and the uk
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Player1 Mar 21, 10
The prices were listing prices on newegg, and did not include prices.

The card is definitely a great buy if you do end up purchasing one
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augustsalbert Mar 22, 10
quote DeathMonkey
Good review, I was actually just trying to decide between a 5770 and 5850 when I saw this

For future reference, when you talked about the prices, did that include tax or not? Just trying to compare prices with america and the uk
Video cards are one of the most important pieces of hardware in any gaming rig a unique HD 5750! Green Edition is completely fanless using a big passive heatsink, it also works without additional PCI-Express power connector,The 5XXX series ATI cards are the current favourite ...
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Player1 Mar 22, 10
Umm ok, I don't think a 5750 will offer the kind of performance DeathMonkey is looking for though.
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jordan199 Aug 17, 10
Can you send me via email the saved vga bios .bin file from PowerColor HD 5830 PCS+ ?
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Player1 Aug 17, 10
I see that you've posted this on a lot of different forums. Do you still need the BIOS?
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jordan199 Aug 17, 10
Yes still need the BIOS for PowerColor HD 5830 PCS+
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