Alright, my Casegears 480W power supply doesn't do anything when I plug it in and turn it on. It's not hooked up to anything. Is it supposed to do something?
You need the SWEX or paperclip trick to switch it on, even if you switch it to "on" on the rear switch.
Originally Posted by dimany25
When I tried Both Ati 5770 or Nvidia GTX 470 external cards, Ati did not work, Nvidia had Code 12, but worked when you restarted with Express card inside (but only external monitor worked) Now I took out 4GB of memory, Now both internal and External Nvidia Cards work. But perfomance depends which is primary display. Lets say External is primary, then 3dMark Vantage shows 7800 score, if you make Internal primary it gives like 3000. And comparement RE5 Test, 1280x1024 full details 16Q AA all settings maxed. On Internal 24FPS, External 51FPS.
Also how do I make it work with 6GB Memory not 2GB? thanks.
Whatever is set as your primary display is what the application will use as the gpu to run on. So set the primary as the HD5770/GTX470 to get the faster speed.
You'll need the DIY ViDock Setup v1.x to get the HD5770/GTX470 working with the internal gpu, using 6GB. It can be done because a similar specced Sony Z119 did it here. I understand the 1.0c grub was giving you some issues. Keep an eye for the 1.0d release any day now which uses the original grub4dos as default in case the beta was problematic for you.
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Alright, so it will work once I hook it up to the PE4H, right?
Just making sure it isn't DOA.
If you use the SWEX and plug that into the 20/24 pin MB connector of the PS then flip the swith in the back then the PS then it should turn on. if yo uwant to test the PS now you can use the paper clip trick as Nando said.
Finally something promising! I received the error 12 thing today and know I need to do that boot disk thing with the thumb drive. Now the problem is that I download the file and save it to C:\DIYVdock and run the program to make the disk and I get this fun little error that says " There are no valid DOS system files at the specified location." Am I misreading the instructions? Or is this something that has been posted about before that I just didn't see in my hours of pouring through this? Atleast there is a glimmer of hope now though, right?
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Fullscreen - 1280x1024 - Low settings
BF: Bad Company 2
HD5750 x1E DX9
HD5750 x1E DX10
HD5750 x1E DX11
GTX465 x1E DX9
GTX465 x1E DX10
GTX465 x1E DX11
For this one I just drove a tank around Arica Harbour on an empty server, demolishing the MCOM A building, circling around the back of the compound and doing some damage to walls and watchtowers while switching viewpoints. I tried to retrace my steps for every iteration reasonably close.
I still need to fill in some blanks and rrun some more tests but here are my observations so far:
DX9: HD5750 performs better than the GTX 465
DX10: GTX 465 performs better than HD5750
DX11: HD5750 is better optimized for Unigine Heaven but chokes with tessellation. In-game tests are inconclusive
Unfortunately the GTX 465 died on me before I could collect results for other game benchmarks and from its performance at x1. I will resume testing once the replacement card arrives.
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These are my preliminary benchmark results comparing Radeon HD5750 1GB vs Geforce GTX 465 1GB on a DIY Vidock x1E setup.
I'll update this post sometime tomorrow with fresh info.
Your great post above has been linked off the first post News section.
I hope the RE5/dmcv4 results are not due to NVidia specific optimizations. NVidia DX10 results showing GTX465 being ~50% faster than a HD5750. Need some more games to get a feel of what's the overall performance difference.
Can you also do x1 1.0 tests? I'm working with a PM55+GTX465 users who has switched to x1E and sees no performance difference. Wondering if x1E is specific to ICH7/8/9M chipsets, or could it even be a handshaking issue with ATI cards, with the ATI card switching to a lower performance mode that does not apply to NVidia cards? Your results will tell us then if x1E does increase performance in NVidia cards and so then Intel chipset have a legitimate issue in delivering proper x1 1.0 performance.
BTW - 3dmark vantage is showing you are running the HD5750 with 870/1430 clocks. If so, that's a pretty big overclock from the stock 700/1150 levels. Meaning you're running more of a HD5770 than a HD5750.
Last edited by User Retired 2; 19th June 2010 at 12:11 AM.