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Thread: Do I need a cooling ujpgrade 4 my 9700Pro?




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    Welcom everyone :) As you can notice this is my first post:p

    This is my question:

    I just read in another thread about the cooling upgrades 4 the 9700 pro, and since I`m about to buy one, I want to know if these upgrades are optional or not...

    Do I really NEED to get them too??
    Will the 9700pro burn out without them???

    Thanks!!!;)

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    Your card will run fine as it is. You'll only need a cooling upgrade if you plan to overclock alot:thumb:
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    Thnks!!!!!!!!

    ....why would I want to overclock the best graphic card in the market???

    Do I need it??

    Ati would be the best choise for a manufacter cardībuilder??

    Thnks, and Im sorry 4 all this stupid questions, itīs just that itīs a lot of money, and I want to be really sure before I spend it in this :-?

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    No you don't need to overclock it but lots of people like to squeeze as much power out of their card as possible. you may want to overclock it in a few years:thumb:
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    Ok ok ok !!!!!!!

    Now, for the final noob question of the day:o

    I have a PSU 250w and this config.


    1 X HD 30 7200 rpm
    1 X CD Rom 52X
    1 X CDRW 32x10x40
    1 X GF2 mx 400 64m (not overclocked)
    1 X 3 1/2`
    mobo MSI Kt3 Ultra2
    AMD 2000+ box (not overclocked)
    LG 19`(but have itīs own power cable suply)

    Do I need to upgrade my PSU when I get the 9700pro???

    And should I go for the ATI 9700pro or look for another builder?????

    ...I really hate been so annoying
    :(

    Thnks 4 everything :)

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    No worries bout all this mate. You might have to upgrade to a bigger power supply or you might not. I know people whove not been able to get a radeon 9700 working on a 350w p.s.u yet others with 250 work fine. So i can';t really help you there. as for which one to get try saphirre as they make very good quality boards:cheers:
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    if you go for a 3rd party R9700 board...research the clock speeds very carefully before you buy - there are some weird combinations out there...I've heard of a Powercolour R9700Pro-lite?!? ...with 325/275 clocks & there are some other OEM boards with odd clock speeds as well
    - it just doesn't seem right :rolleyes:

    at least with "built-by-ATi" cards - you know what you're going to get

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    OK thnks, Iīll keep that in mind when I buy it.

    Think Iīll stick with de ATI.... dunno yet:P

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    Check out this article on power supplies and the importance of the oft-neglected 12V rail: http://firingsquad.gamers.com/guides/power_supply/
    To answer your other question while you don't need other cooling solutions for your 9700 unless you o/c, I installed the Zalman HP-80A passive cooling system on my 9700 to reduce noise and so I don't have to worry about frying my card if the cooling fan fails.
    HTH...
    Tomac

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    Ricky- I'd suggest waiting until the 9800 Pro is released (hopefully in just a few weeks :flames: ) before buying cuz then u could either get the 9800P or if u want a 9700P it will probly be a good deal cheaper :thumb:

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