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14" Lenovo Thinkpad T430 + Gigabyte Radeon 6850 OC...

Q: 14" Lenovo Thinkpad T430 + Gigabyte Radeon 6850 OC...

Hi all, First of all I would like to take a moment and write my history with this experience. Last year I had a Dell Precision M4500 (i7-720QM and nVidia Quadro FX880M) which it had to be my eGPU machine. But using FL Studio alot, the cpu didn't kept the pace so I had to make a change. My research got to my Thinkpad T430 because Ivy Bridge platform can get you up to 90% of peak performance of your eGPU solution. When I had my Dell M4500, I have ordered the EXP GDC V8 Expresscard solution at a pretty fair and decent price (Christmas sales) from Banggood. Shipping to Romania was quite long, almost 2 months. In the meantime bought from a local guy, a Dell DA-2 220W power adapter which I heard it is plug'n'play. After arrival, I found out that I don't have the PCI-E power adapter for the graphic card, in my case a Gigabyte Radeon 6850 OC 1GB. That's the only card I have so, I was aware that I might need a display monitor.After another months of searching, found out on Banggood the holy PCI-E adapter specialy for EXP GDC solution. To be assured , bought 2 cables (just in case ) because the shipping was 1 month and 2 weeks (long, I know!). Well, last night I was dying to fire it up, so I put my Panasonic TV ( don't have a display monitor, lame, I know...) and put all cables and adapters together, the expresscard in T430 and fire it. My specs :i7-3610QM, 16GB HyperX Impact CL9, 1600x900, Intel HD4000 iGPU, Windows 7 64bit.After Windows loaded, my Radeon 6850 was found in Device Manager but I got the famous "Code 12" error. The device cannot start because it does not have enough resources. After 5 minutes of google-ing I found my solution! Solution : Shutdown your T430, put the expresscard in the laptop and the most important thing, DISCONNECT the display monitor from the graphic card. Start you laptop and let Windows load. The magic will happen, your graphic card starts with no errors. After that, install the drivers from AMD website. I have installed the Crimson drivers.Connect the monitor to the graphic card and voila! , you have a fully working eGPU solution on your Thinkpad T430. Still didn't found a solution for the following issue.In device manager, I had the Radeon 6850 and Intel HD 4000. When I started my Steam or Origin games, the main GPU was Intel HD 4000. My quick solution was to disable from device manager, the Intel HD 4000 iGPU. Maybe someone found a solution to install AMD Enduro (Switchable graphics) like Nvidia Optimus?I will post later this day, some pics with my tests. So far I have tested Furmark and i got 35 FPS. Battlefield 3 on ultra setting at 1280x720 (the maximum resolution of my TV) runs flawess. GTA V needs more tweaking. My i7-3610QM cpu got maximum temp of 80 degrees C in games. So, this is all about till now.Thanks for reading!

___________________________________________________________ThinkPad T430, 14" HD+, i7-3610QM, 4GB DDR3-1600, 320GB Hitachi 7200 rpm, Intel HD 4000 Graphics, Windows 7 (64-bit)

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Preferred Solution: 14" Lenovo Thinkpad T430 + Gigabyte Radeon 6850 OC...

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)


Hello. I have bough a 400w psu a month ago. I believe that I have made a mistake buying such a low wattage psu. Anyway. I really need to upgrade my Graphics card. My question is will Gigabyte Radeon HD 6850 run on my 400w psu?

CPU: Intel E7500 2.92Ghz
Motherboard: Intel DG33BU
RAM: 2x2gb Kingston 800
Fans: 2 case fans 80mm and 120mm
HDD: 2x 7,200RPM
Graphics Card: MSI ATI Radeon 2600 HD Pro 256mb

My psu specs are here: http://www.xpcgear.com/chieftec-aps-400s-power-supply.html

Thank you.

A:Will Gigabyte Radeon HD 6850 run on 400W PSU?

I think you should be OK as long as the CPU is not overclocked and therefore drawing more power.

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When I dock the computer and press the power button on the dock it doesn't recognize my monitor as the main screen. I have to hit a key (Windows 10) and put in my password hoping that it's doing that and then the screen comes up. If I reboot after that ... THEN.... it recognizes my screen as the main monitor. How do I fix this? The only time this happens is when I use it off the dock and then put it back on. If it stays on the dock all the time it does just fine. Any fixes for this? Thanks...

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the T430 has one 2.5" slot + another 2.5" slot through the caddy + one mSATA when you open the bottom. Is the SATA interface for all 3 SATA3 6Gbps ? 

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Hello. I have lenovo ThinkPad T430 with Windows 10/64bit In Device manager I get some missing drivers: H5321 gw Mobile Broadband Network AdapterHardware ID:USB\Vid_0bdb&Pid_1926&Cdc_0d&Mi_06USB\Vid_0bdb&Pid_1926&Cdc_0d&Ndis_630USB\Vid_0bdb&Pid_1926&Cdc_0d Unknown DeviceHardware ID:ACPI\VEN_LEN&DEV_0078ACPI\LEN0078*LEN0078 Maybe someone can help. Thanks.

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Ok so i boot my machine and i saw the Thinkpad display on the screen but IT WAS VERY DIM and i saw the windows logo still VERY DIM after that i cannot see anything also its very unusual because the Thinklight did not turn on when it boots (it normally turns on when i boot it up before)Whenever i press the FN+F9 which increases brightness it doesn't do anything, the screen so dim that it looks like its turned off but when you pay attention to the screen you'll see very dim login screens but still i cant see if im typing or not. I NEED REPLY ASAP cause this is my Office Machine so Yeah Thanks!!

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OK, Windows key on external keypad works OK.  Windows key plus shortcut keys (for example, Windows +T in Chrome for opening a new tab) does NOT work.  Normal alpha keys work AOK.   Device manager shows the 3rd party external keyboard as installed without issue.  The keyboard works on another computer (MacBook Pro 13") without issue.  Keyboard in question is a steelseries 6gv2. Interestingly, the issue is also occuring with the Lenovo thinkpad's very own keyboard (Windows + T not working!).   what gives?   O/S is Windows 7 - have just acquired the T430 2nd hand, so trying to test everything is AOK, etc.   I had an issue with sound not working via the lenovo's speakers too, but solved that (uninstalling realtek device drivers and letting Windows auto-install new drivers).   I hate Windows with a passion, but sadly, this laptop is designated to be used as my astro laptop for working in the field (PHD2, ascom drivers, mount control, acquisition software, etc).  There's pretty much nothing that runs native in OS X/MacOS sadly, so I'm being forced to run Windows crap.   I've owned several laptops in my life, and never had an issue with an external keyboard working out of the box, so this is very frustrating.  15 years in IT, experience in many different operating systems (mostly UNIX or GNU/Linux to be bluntly honest).   I haven't had a chance to RTFM yet for the T430, so I... Read more

A:Issue with external keyboard on Lenovo Thinkpad T430

Ignore my thread/question, brain fail at my end, too many years since I last used Windows lol...it's ^ + T, not windows key + T. ugh!

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Dear all,
I'm looking for some help to understand the possible causes of the BSOD that I've met randomly while using my new Lenovo Thinkpad T430 - 2349-PHG.
The BSOD is not the only problem I'm having. While using the Laptop, sometimes the screen starts to shake, then the laptop shuts down without showing the BSOD. Sometimes, the BSOD appears. Each time I've to restore the Loptop to a previous point in order to make it work.
I've tried to run memory test using memtest86+-5.01, after 10 hours work and 9 runs, there was no errors.
I've tried to use driver?s verifier, however, when I set it up to work, the BSOD appears.
Attached is the recommended ZIP file to analyze the problem, only two dmp files are available.
I hope that I get some help regarding this matter soon.
Thank you in advance for your time and help.
Best regards

A:BSOD - Lenovo Thinkpad T430 - 2349-PHG - random shutdown.

Hi Again,
So, another BOSD, and this Time I've used the 'SF_Diagnostic_Tool' tool to collect all the needed files.
Hope someone could help me.
thank you in advance.

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Hi,  When i tried to install the above-specified Samsung RAM in T430, the system gets restarted automatically before the completion of switch on process. I checked the sam RAM with 2 systems, Both were T430 (one was windows 7 and the other one was windows 10) Please help me with this. Thank you in advance

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Hi, Recently bought a T430 (Without Optimus). All's good except the Laptop Temp. The left Palm rest seems to get un usually warm, no matter what OS I am on. Its a dual boot by the way, Win 7 + Ubuntu 12.04.2. With Ubuntu or CentOS or Scientific Linux, the laptop gets unusually warm...The temp monitoring utility (lm_sensors) says that its at about 45 C. I get the same temp reading on Win 7 too, but somehow, the laptop just feels more warm with Linux than Win 7.As of right now, I am on Win 7 (for past 4-5) hours.....did some browsing, MS Sec Essentials did a full disk scan, I saw some youtube vids and was toying with some Perl Scripts, and the temp is at 45C, and the left palm rest is quite warm. Its warm enough that I have to stop typing every few minutes  Has anyone else noticed this issue? Is there a work around to this issue? Is there something I should worry about ? Please let me know. I installed the new updates a month ago. This problem though, has been there since a while. I searched the forum and found that another user who had a similar issue was told to upgrade the BIOS from 1.6 something to 2.50. I am running at 2.52 as shown below. BIOS VendorLENOVOReleaseDate02-14-2013BIOSG1ET92WW (2.52 )SMBIOS VersionLENOVO - 2520Video cardIntel(R) HD Graphics 4000 Card memory2,112.00 MBProviderIntel CorporationCard version9.17.10.2843 08-21-2012Sound cardRealtek High Definition Audio Driver providerRealtekDriver version6.0.1.6710... Read more

A:Thinkpad T430 gets significantly warm on Win 7 as well as Linux. How about a fellow T430 user ?

In my experience, Linux isn't as good with power management as Windows. 45 degrees sounds about right for a current-gen Intel processor due to Turbo Boost causing temperature spikes as you use your system normally.As for the warm left palmrest, the hard drive sits under there, so maybe the drive just tends to produce more heat. Assuming you have a conventional hard drive, give it a defrag to reduce operating stress (and hence power consumption and heat output).

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So I've decided to upgrade my video card and I've narrowed them down to the following:
XFX HD 6850 1GB
Gigabyte GTX 460 OC 1GB
MSI GTX 460 Cyclone OC Edition 1GB
All are pretty much the same price: 140-150.

The reason why I put 2 GTX 460s in there is because I've heard problems with the Gigabyte card (on Newegg) where they fail after a couple of months. However it seems to run quieter than the MSI. Would be great to hear the opinion of someone who owns either of these cards regarding reliability and noise levels.

I do intend to overclock the video card so I'm also interested in the overclocked performance (and temp and noise).

I game at 1920x1080 and don't really want to spend any more as I think these cards are sufficient.

A:GTX 460 1GB or Radeon HD 6850?

I would grab the 6850, less draw(psu) power.

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HI guys. I am in some deep trouble and cant find any solution anywhere. I just bought an HIS HD 6850 which i deeply regret as HIS i think will be the worst company ever. THe moment i play any game the system completely freezes and it blinks then the game star ts to run it runs for like another 6 seconds and then complete freeze again. this process keeps going on and on no matter what game i run. please advise.
my system specs are

Intel Pentium G620
Asus P8H61-M LX (mother board)
Cooler Master Extreme 600w PSU
HIS HD 6850

I tried to contact to HIS support center they replied after 2 days saying install windows 7 sp1 i even tried that and still no good and now i am not getting any further replies from their support center.

A:HIS Radeon HD 6850

The easiest way to return your HIS 6850 to your supplier if it is still within 30 days exchange period. Get some other brands like Gigabyte, Asus and Sapphire. Good luck.

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I want to put the Radeon HD 6850 in my computer. However I do not know the power suply for it, so I though I could use some help.

This is my computer I just bought :

Asus - Essentio Desktop / AMD Phenom? II X6 Processor / 8GB Memory / 1TB Hard Drive - CM1730-05

A:Radeon HD 6850

Well this is interesting I can't find information on the included power supply either.
The only way to really find out is to slide the side panel off and look at the power supply yourself.
They generally have a sticker on the side of them that details their outputs and total wattage.

Taking the side panel off is nothing scary really
just shut down the computer first remove the screws there are usually 2 to 4 of them. (preferably with a screwdriver that doesn't have a magnetic tip)
and slide the panel off.

You shouldn't actually need to touch anything inside there.
You just need to look at the label on the psu.
My guess is it's a lower end psu, pre built systems almost always are.

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Hey guys!

Help me out in jumping down on a final decision.. Now let me give you some info and specs about my Rig!

- i5 4670k
- ASRock Fatal1ty H87 Performance (CrossFireX Ready) SLI not supported
- 4GB G.Skill (will upgrade later)
- Cooler Master GX 550w
- Samsung LCD Monitor (1440x900 Native)

Here are 2 cards I would like you guys to choose from and why?

GIGABYTE - Graphics Card - ATI - PCI Express Solution - Radeon HD 7000 series - GV-R787OC-2GD
GIGABYTE - Graphics Card - NVIDIA - PCI Express Solution - GeForce 700 Series - GV-N760OC-2GD (rev. 2.0)

Also I know the GTX 760 is newer and has PhysX Support but it's costing $80 more than the HD7870 also my motherboard does not have SLI Support but it's CrossFireX Ready and I wanna play all new games at maxed out settings (if possible) and I have LCD that has a 1440x900 Native Res. There are chances that I might get 1080p Monitor in Q1 or Q2 next year. The 7870 is available for $280 and GTX 760 for $360 in my currency and country. These are the least prices I can found and now you have all the info please help me choose which one would be good for me in terms of Price, Performance and most of all Power Consumption as we have frequent black outs and my UPS has little backup time to turn things off especially when gaming while system is running at PEAK!

A:Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 OC vs Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 OC

Personally I'd to for the 760.

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I am new to this forum and am requiring some help with a graphics card I purchased yesterday.

I recently purchased a VTX 3d HD 6850 1GB GDDR 5 but when I inserted it in my computer and hooked it up I cannot get any picture on my monitor.

I am currently running the computer,
Windows 7 Home Premium
ASUS M3N78 PRO - With the latest BIOS revision
AMD Phenom 9950 Black Edition

and at the time I was using a 480W power supply

After it initially did not work I tried various things such as,
Flashing the CMOS which had no effect
Upgrading PSW to a 700W Alpine
Unplugging everything except the GFX card and the Power but still I get no image.

In the background the Windows is booting as I can hear it start I just get no image

I tried the GFX card in another computer with a P5B Premium motherboard and the card worked perfectly with no problems.

Sorry if my spelling or grammar is bad im having to use the on-board GFX on my computer but that is HDMI which i can only plug into my TV which is behind my computer desk so im having to type with my head turned so I cant see the keyboard.

Any help would be appreciated,
Thanks in advance.

A:VTX 3d Radeon HD 6850 Problems

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Hello and Merry Christmas everyone!

I was not sure whether to post this question because I sort of made up my mind and came up with a final decision, but I decided that a piece of advice cannot harm me anyway.
I may have posted questions about PSUs and GPUs here before, but I had "financial difficulties" and wasn't able to buy them. Now I am. Or at least I'm closer than ever.

I want to buy the ASUS EAH6850 (1GB GDDR5, DirectCU, etc., etc.) but having waited for almost a year now I think that it could actually not be a bad idea to wait for the HD 7850 to come out and buy it instead--as it will most likely be better on so many levels and it will be worth the wait. Simple as that. For you anyway.

What's your opinion on my choice (reasons for the opinions, too)? Should I wait or should I buy the HD 6850 now? Why? I don't play stuff like Crysis, but I play Assassin's Creed (my favorite) and I'd like to max it out in 1080p. Both cards will do the trick anyway, but the main idea is to find out if the HD 7850 will be so much better that it will be worth the wait. Its release date is about February or March 2012.

Thanks in advance!

P.S. I like how Assassin's Creed is in the example of a "proper thread title"...

A:Radeon HD 6850 or HD 7850?

The $$$ is going to be the big factor, you can get a 6850 between $150 ~ $200 and the 7850 is probably going to be $300 ~ $500. From what I have read the 7850 is going to out perform anything out there right now but it will also require a much larger power supply as this is going to be a power hog, you will be able to put your coffee mug ontop of your pc and it will stay piping hot all day

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I've got an issue that needs resolving, but please take time to read and understand the problem, or don't bother replying at all.

I'm anxious about Diablo 3 coming out soon and I'm considering buying one of the mentioned video cards to replace my current GeForce 9600 GT. Those two have a power consumption that my PSU - Corsair VX450 will meet.

GeForce GTX 550 Ti
-Pros: Lower power consumption of the two; PCI Express 2.0; PhysX; Cheaper
-Cons: Worse performance

Radeon HD 6850
-Pros: Better performance
-Cons: Higher power consumption; PCI Express 2.1; More expensive

- The 6850 is undoubtedly better, but the main issue with it is whether it will work on my old Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe WiFi MB, since I've for PCI express 1.0a slots, and I've found many people on the net, having issues with compatibility.
- The 550 Ti on the other hand isn't as good, but still is a lot better than what I have. It's cheaper, requires less power and is PCI Express 2.0 - haven't found people complaining about compatibility with PCI Express 1.0 MBs.
- I'm worried how much will my other components bottleneck each of those cards.

My PC: http://www.fileden.com/files/2012/5/3/3299865/Report.txt

So finally a little background... I've played titles like Crysis, Skyrim and StarCraft 2 on my PC with 1920x1080 resolution and lowered detail. I've played the Diablo 3 open beta too (1920x1080 window mode, low detail), but I'd like a bit b... Read more

A:GeForce GTX 550 Ti <or> Radeon HD 6850

I have a M2N32-SLI Deluxe and ran a 6870 in it for a few months with no problems. It currently has a 6670 in it and runs fine no issues with either GPU. I know you can play Crysis and Skyrim on it. I don't play Diablo.

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Recently I posted a thread about the ati radeon hd 5870, but now I have decided to go with the 5850 or 6850 because of my budget. This is meant for gaming if your wondering. I don't care about price. I just want to know which one will have better performance.

A:Radeon HD 5850 vs 6850?

First off what PSU do u have? As for AMD's new naming scheme it go's 6850, 5850, 6870 and then the 5870. As for which is better 5850 is faster but AMD has improved somewhat with the 6800's. Personally I would recommended going with the 6870 since it's about the same price as the 5850, and only a little more then the 6850.

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Is this normal? Seems kind of hot at idle. Also, what is the highest the 6850 safely goes?

A:Radeon 6850 40 Idle

for idle that's normal and a bit on the cooler side for idle.I'm almost sure your comparing your temps to what is normal and hot on cpus on graphic cards this is totally acceptable. According to the chart you should idle around 45c and your at 40c which means your card is fine and not overheating. My 6870 idles at 45c and at load goes from 55-60c even though those charts say my load temp is around 85 but i'm sure that's when under hours and hours of stress since i've never seen it go above 70c under load yet and i hit that when i played crysis 2 for around 3-4 hours playing the campaign so its fine . So to answer your question yes 40c is perfectly normal for a gpu like yours or any gpu
source:AMD Radeon 6870 and 6850 Graphics Card Review - Temps / Noise / Power / Overclocking.

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Hey guys, I'm having a bit of trouble with my card, it seems Windows 8 randomly "loses" the drivers... Here's an example.

I'm playing Team Fortress 2, 200+ FPS, everything is awesome. I quit for a bit, come back, launch TF2, and suddenly I get 10FPS, suddenly WebGL or OpenGL applications no longer run, and everything is going quite a bit slower, I look at my AMD VISION and its showing my GPU clock at 100Mhz, I try overclocking, nothing happens.

And here's the weird part, some applications don't even recognized I have a graphics card, as seen here http://puu.sh/kLAu.png

This is what AMD VISION shows:
Driver Packaging Version: 8.93-111205a-132421E-ATI
2D Driver Version:
Direct3D Version: ( shouldn't this be 11? )
OpenGL Version:
AMD VISION Version: 2012.0216.2321.41809

A:ATI Radeon HD 6850 Windows 8


The first thing I would do is completely uninstall any and all overclocking utilities then reboot. Should alleviate issues here.

Overclocking graphics is over-rated to me anyhow. If a game plays at, for example, 47 fps average....making it play at 52 is not going to be noticeable in any way besides the little numbers on the screen saying it, from the oc app.

Now I know you don't want to listen to me lol. So that's why you can install ATI Tray Tools after by Ray Adams. The latest beta is extremely stable and this software is excellent in all ways.

ATi TRAY TOOLS by Ray Adams

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Whenever I try and watch a 60fps 1080p Youtube video, it begins to lag and eventually freeze for a seconds making the video unwatchable. However, it is able to play 60fps 720p with no problem. Any ideas on how to fix this?

I am using up to date drivers, details of which can be seen below:

Thanks in advance

A:AMD Radeon HD 6850 Problem

Before looking at the card, what is your internet connection speed? It is possible that your connection is the problem and not the video card.

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I recently bought a new computer with the following specs:

MSI X58A-GD45 Motherboard (no onboard graphics)
Intel i7 960 x4
Radeon HD 6850 Graphics Card
2 TB hardrive
8gb 1333 RAM

When I first started it up, the screen was 640x480 and terrible colors so i assumed that was because drivers weren't installed (but it still seemed worse than normal). I successfully installed windows 7 Home Premium and installed the ATi catalyst center and all the drivers for the graphics card but once I rebooted windows crashes saying a video card problem. I reboot into safe mode and that works but still terrible resolution and low color settings. I check device manger and driver is installed there but it still just isn't working. The colors and resolution are worse than what safe mode should typically be in. Any ideas?

A:Radeon HD 6850 Problems

your card might be bricking i would slip it in another system and test to make sure

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WOAH, guys I don't believe this!

I was just cruising through newegg cause my graphics card has been pissing me off with low fps all day and night, when i came across a Sapphire Radeon 5830 for only $103 with FREE SHIPPING...

Radeon 5830

However, I really want a gaming experience at 1920 x 1080 with at least 40 fps on games like GTA 4, Red Faction Guerrilla, Bad Company 2 and such, preferably on at least medium settings.

Also, my crap motherboard only sports a single PCI-E slot, so I'm pretty much confined to a single graphics card.

My other choice would be the new Radeon 6850, which apparently is THE best budget graphics card at this time. But then again how can it be the best when the Radeon 5830 is at $103 with free shipping. The Radeon 6850 comes with lifetime warranty, free shipping and is only $170.

With all these factors in play, I'm wondering which is the better deal...?

Radeon 6850

A:Radeon HD 5830 at $103 vs 6850 at $170, better value?

The higher the better man. Get the 6850. BTW what is your PSU?

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I bought this used notebook, and soon I verified that the audio was not going out, therefore I assumed that a driver was missing, so I went to the lenovo website, (https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/products/laptops-and- netbook / thinkpad-t-series-laptops / thinkpad-t430 / downloads), I downloaded the driver and installed it, the audio came back, so I went to the "automatic driver update" item he checked the notebook and found other drivers missing , I asked to upgrade, after updating the Bios driver the notebook rebooted, and now the same 5beeps - 5beeps link and does nothing else, I would like to know how to proceed now.

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Hello there,  I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T430. I bought it used but in very good condition. Since it didn't come with a HHD installed so i had to buy a seperate HHD and install windows 7 by my own.* It did have the problem before, when i bought it first about a year ago, and i somehow managed to resolve the problem by help of some guys here in this same forum. But all my bad that i don't remember where was the solution.* Now i have decided to shift to SSD, and for that i bought a Samsung 128GB SSD and installed the same Windows 7, and this time i used the Lenovo's own software to detect and install all my drivers and here i come with the same problem again, this time my webcam also not coming up.Eventhough i have tried all my best from installing all the drivers avaialble in the lenovo site and also on the support pages but no help.* Some guys says its a hardware problem or a cable is not intact but i have checked both of them,1. The cable is intact i am sure,2. May be a hardware problem but why it happened before the same way and i resloved it without any hardware change.3. And What is the problem with my webcam?4. What am i missing, all the drivers and softwares are properly installed as per the device manager shows. * And i am sorry but this forum has no good helping enveroment, I am sure this isn't only my problem but since people don't get help from here therefore, they don't contact the forum. But i can't leave it as it is! So all you guys please prove... Read more

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My GeForce 8600 had an option wherein I could manually crop my active desktop from 16:9 to 4:3 ratio. This is useful for games that were not designed for widescreen and so no matter what resolution they're set at, the picture is stretched on my widescreen monitor, such as Max Payne.

I recently got a Radeon 6850, and I am looking for the same sort of option so I don't have to play stretched games. Does anyone know if such an option exists? I can't seem to find anything like that.

A:Radeon 6850 Force 4:3 ratio?

Not that I have seen however that card is only supported by the latest hot fix driver so there should be some improvements as regular drivers are released. The 10.12 driver is supposed to have full support for that card.

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Have a strange problem that I just can?t seem to resolve. Sporadically, and without warning, my video card will instantly shutoff the display and throttle the fan to its (screaming) max! Although I can?t see what?s going on, Windows is still active and does not report a driver error or crash. Overheating is not an issue, the case is very well ventilated and according to numerous monitoring applications the card is well within its normal operating mode. Sometimes a single reboot returns the card to a normal state however sometimes it requires several hard boots to get it back working.

The card is a 2 month old Sapphire Radeon HD6850 and it is not overclocked (nothing is!). The problem started after I installed 2 SSD drives in RAID 0 and performed a clean install of Windows 7 64Bit Home Premium. Prior to that the card has worked flawlessly when the PC was in a non RAID setup with only 1 regular HDD. I originally installed the latest Catalyst preview drivers 10.12, but thinking it might be a driver problem I uninstalled them, performed a clean sweep to remove anything left over, and then installed version 10.10?no difference. The card is not being over driven for this has happened when the computer is idle not running anything (except normal services). I?ve even ran the FurMark stability test for an hour with no problems at all?although the card crashed approx 3 hours later when the computer was idle. During the FurMark test the highest temperature the card reached was 70 d... Read more

A:Radeon 6850 sporadic crashes

See if you get same problem with a Linux Live CD: Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Fedora .. You'll most likely need to run 'proprietary drivers' app (not sure if Fedora has this) to get the drivers for your card.

If there is no problem in Linux, then it's a software/driver RAID 0 issue in W7 .. or if not it's a HW issue with the card and/or the RAID SSDs.

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My GeForce 8600 had an option wherein I could manually crop my active desktop from 16:9 to 4:3 ratio. This is useful for games that were not designed for widescreen and so no matter what resolution they're set at, the picture is stretched on my widescreen monitor, such as Max Payne.

I recently got a Radeon 6850, and I am looking for the same sort of option so I don't have to play stretched games. Does anyone know if such an option exists? I can't seem to find anything like that.

A:Radeon HD 6850 force 4:3 ratio?

There's probably an option on your monitor to force 1:1 pixel draw - but wouldn't it be better to force the game to do widescreen instead? Go here : http://www.widescreengamingforum.com/ : to get more info on this. Here's another page more specific to Max Payne - http://www.widescreengamer.com/m/max_payne.html . You'll likely have to use a different AR than what's listed on that second page, though. Also, keep an eye out for the Universal Resolution Changer - that might help also.

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Hi everyone i wanna ask few questions and want some good advise and suggestions on buying a new Graphics Card. 3 weeks ago i sold out my XFX GeForce 9600GT 512MB DDR3 and i bought a MSI GTS 450 Cyclone 1GB and i installed the card and tried some games like AC: Brotherhood, Bulletstorm, NFS: Shift, Crysis and few more... overall it was a good card as compared to my old 9600GT but for some reason i was'nt satisfied with it's performance coz of it's Price (Here things are expensive) and when one of my online friend told me that he got XFX Radeon 6790 (Dual Fan Version) which is far better than GTS 450 in performance and even it easilly beats the GTX 550Ti in almost every Benchmark and Game which is slightly better than a GTS 450. So after 3 days i called the guy on store and told him about this and he asked me to use it for some days and as soon as the 6790 will be available at there store he will replace it without any problem. After a week i went back to the store and returned the product but the 6790 is'nt still available here at any store due to some shipments problem and i checked the whole market. Now the real confusion starts today when i bumped into some threads in other forums by googling and people are saying that the AMD 6850 is a better card than 6790 and also found out that 6850 uses less power under full-load than a 6790 (which uses 2 x 6pin for some reason and also it's based on with defective parts) and GTS 450 as well and beats both of them single handedly. Now... Read more

A:BUYING HELP!!! Radeon 6850 or 6790?

A 5850 will out do either...if you can find one.....the 6790 is about the same as the 5770

Graphics Card Hierarchy Chart : Best Graphics Cards For The Money: May 2011

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Ever since the latest update to AMD Catalyst a week or so ago, when I start up my computer from being completely off, something strange happens. After a few seconds, the AMD Core Line still has not started up, the cursor freezes, and the keyboard are all non responsive. If the cursor had the "working in the background" blue spinner, that freezes and no longer animates.

I have tried reinstalling AMD Core Line and checked its settings. Didn't find anything useful. I say "tried," cuz I was unable to successfully uninstall it, it was left in an unusable state, but then I did successfully reinstall it.

I have tried rolling back the drivers for the Radeon 6850. to no avail.

I don't remember about completely reinstalling them...

The only way around this is that when the computer starts up, I quickly click the AMD Core Line from the taskbar. It starts, with the AMD logo that usually would not show if it were automatically starting itself. Then everything is fine.

So, what can I do to actually fix this???

A:Radeon 6850 - freezing on startup

Previous version of catalyst is still working properly? Did you use driver sweeper or an equivalent before installation?

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So, I just purchased a PC with gaming in mind. I'm not illiterate when it comes to computers but I've literally tried everything I know to do. It appears that my computer always wants to go to the onboard graphics even though I have my Radeon in my machine and all the drivers up to date. The Radeon has been working, at time. I have to restart over and over before it decides "Oh hey, *that's* in there!". My BIOS has no options for video and the device manager is just as ignorant: I turn off the onboard on it and it just goes without graphics period rather than going to the card. When it is going by the onboard, it doesn't even show my Radeon in the device manager. I've tried everything I know to do, and restarting over and over is not my favorite thing in the world. Any idea?

A:Onboard fighting my Radeon 6850

Don't turn off the onboard, just Disable it and give it a try. I suggest getting the onboard working (with other video card out of the computer), then go in to the device manager and disable it. When that is done, shut down, install your extra video card, boot up and in the bios, make sure the onboard is not set to be recognized first, then reboot and add your video card drivers...that should work for you.

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I haven't bought a new video card yet, but I was thinking of getting a 6850 or a 6870.

Could I max out skyrim at 1680x1050 with one of the above video cards and the following system components?

Intel i5-750 2.66 GHz
Windows 7
8 GB DDR3 1333 Ram
1 TB Hard Drive

Thanks in advance!

A:Can a Radeon HD 6850 max out Skyrim at 1680x1050?

Bethesda blogs system requirements.

?Windows 7/Vista/XP PC (32 or 64 bit)
?Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD CPU
?4GB System RAM
?6GB free HDD space
?DirectX 9.0c compatible NVIDIA or AMD ATI video card with 1GB of RAM (Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 or higher (i.e GTX550Ti); ATI Radeon 4890 or higher).
?DirectX compatible sound card
?Internet access for Steam activation

You will probably be fine on high settings.

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I recently won 6850 in a sweepstakes competition and i'm wondering whether i should sell it and get a GTX 580 or buy a 6870 and crossfire the two. I know the nVidia option would be more expensive overall but that's not really an issue...

A:Radeon HD 6850 and 6870 in CrossFireX or GTX 580?

My personal preference where possible is to run one more powerful card than two or more less capable cards in Crossfire or SLI.
If you are the kind of person that tinkers and tweaks a system and are constantly upgrading then the drawbacks of multi-GPU gaming (driver releated bugs mainly) will be more insignificant than the advantages (lower performance/$ costs).

If you plan on Crossfiring with the HD 6850 then I would suggest you pair it with another HD 6850. Crossfiring with a 6870 would tend to bring that cards level down to 6850. Crossfire and SLI rely on on alternate frame rendering (AFR) where each card produces a frame more or less alternately- thus the slowest card tends to dictate the level of performance as well as game IQ you can use.
An alternative is to trade the 6850 against a HD6950 (not such a large price discrepency as the GTX580) with the possibility of adding a second card at a later stage if you feel the need for higher game IQ or framerates.

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Alright, this is a somewhat long story, but I feel that all of this information may be relevant to the problem. The events are listed in chronological order.

1. Everything is fine. I have no problems with anything.

2. I buy Magicka, a game on Steam, at the behest of a friend.

3. We play for 6 hours straight, no problems.

4. I turn off my computer.

5. The next day, I update AMD Vision Control Center to version 11.8.

6. I don't play anything that day but I experience strange graphical errors. My memory is a little foggy, but I'm 75% sure that this as after I had updated.

7. Errors included a strange screen flickering that I can only describe as a constant screen tearing effect on my desktop. Then there was this odd mirroring effect. It was like my screen was split down the middle and then swapped. My screen also went black randomly twice, at which point I had to hard shutdown do to unresponsiveness. Upon restarting my computer both times, Windows detected nothing wrong. No error messages, nothing.

8. The Problems seemed to stop abruptly.

9. Tried to play Magicka the next day.

10. Played for 2 minutes before the screen went all black or white and my entire system locked up.

11. Tried to play several times and each time I met with the same results.

12. Reinstalled Magicka. Problem Persists.

13. Reinstalled Graphics Card. Problem persists.

14. Reinstalled Steam. Problem Persists.

15. Attempted to play another game to check the scope of the problem. I loade... Read more

A:Suddenly cannot play games on Radeon HD 6850

did you install the older drivers? you mention "reinstalled graphics card" but did you use the 11.8 driver or an earlier version.

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Hey guys, I installed a radeon gigabyte 6850 graphics card in to my computer a long time ago and after I made the switch from Nvidia to Radeon my input jacks and output jacks stopped working. Usually I can live with it and use my laptop or phone for skype but I've just bought a game on steam and I can't use steam voice chat on a different system then play on my gaming system at the same time and playing games with my friends without voice chat is unacceptable.

When I plug a mic in it says its working and it shows up in realtek hd audio but when i try to use it with anything it doesnt work. The bar doesnt even go up when i test it in windows 7 so it must be muted. I've tested the mic with a laptop before so it definitely works. I've reinstalled realtek hd drivers.

I think the problem is I'm using hdmi to connect my tv and use it as a monitor and apparently using hdmi sound from amd cards mute all other sounds. I need the speakers on my tv as they are my only speakers, and buying new speakers or a sound card is not a possible option right now. And even if I could get speakers, my tv only connects via hdmi anyway so the sound would still be muted so I really need this fix.

So does anyone know how I can get windows 7 sound to work while using hdmi from a radeon graphics card to output sound to my speakers? Does anyone use hdmi to connect their display to an amd graphics card?

This is a major fault on amd's part as I have researched the internet for a long time to get a fix ... Read more

A:Mic+Speakers dont work after radeon 6850

Go to: Start > Control Panel > Sound and Hardware > Sound > Playback / Recording

Under the "playback" and "recording" tabs, make sure the devices (chipsets) present on your motherboard are set as the Default Device, not the ATI Audio devices.

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i have a XFX HD-685X-ZCFC Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

both my screen get like a static for a second then go black, then it comes back, all videos are green....and second life crashs

any idea whats going on? no other game it does this for, i am also having graphic problems at times...games have like textures running off objects and making a long point...and videos are all messed up at times

A:XFX HD-685X-ZCFC Radeon HD 6850 problem

Originally Posted by hackdot

both my screen get like a static for a second then go black, then it comes back, all videos are green....and second life crashs

When you say videos, are you referring the monitors having a 'green tinge/hue' ?

Or are the monitors normal, but video files have a green tinge?

any idea whats going on? no other game it does this for, i am also having graphic problems at times...games have like textures running off objects and making a long point...and videos are all messed up at times

How old is the card - new, or have you had it a while and it's suddenly started playing up?

Are you using the drivers that came with the card, supplied through Windows Update or the latest from AMD's site?

These are the latest from AMD's site.

Is this a pre-built machine ie HP, Dell etc? If so what is the exact model number?

What is the brand/model of your Power supply?

(Important. If you don't know, you may need to open your case and visibly look at it. What you are looking for is the brand if it has one. Pre-built machines use generic PSU's.

The wattage of the PSU ie 250W, 500, 650W etc

and preferably the amount of amps on the 12v rail. ie 12V 16A, 20A, 24A etc. All this can be found on a label on the PSU )

Until we have more solid info, It could be any number of things.

For example - The video drivers, inadequate or faulty power supply or the card itself is faul... Read more

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Hey I was wondering, will a Radeon HD 6850 Crossfire run Skyrim on max settings with the following components? I have 2 Radeon HD 6850 and a Crossfire Bridge so I was wondering.

Intel i7-2600K, 3.4 GHz
Windows 7
64 bit operating system
1 TB Hard Drive

A:Will a Radeon HD 6850 Crossfire run Skyrim on max settings?

Unless you have some crazy resolution I'm gonna say you will be more than fine . Hopefully it'll be properly supported out of the box; this is a major release though so I'd imagine any issues would be addressed very quickly.

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Hello everyone,

I just thought I could write on this forum to see if anyone could help me.
I have a Gigabyte motherboard (GA-7VM400AAM(F)) with an ATI videocard X850XT AGP and 1 GB of Kingston memory (2x512Mb). I also have an ATI All-in-wonder video card. What happens is that when I use either of the video cards, I cannot watch flash video on my computer such as on YouTube or others. It says that Explorer or Firefox must close and sometimes the system even crashes. I know I have an old rig, but still it should work. I have no idea of what is happening and I am suspecting a compatibility error between my motherboard and video cards.

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Toms Hardware 10/21/10 Don Woligroski, Chris Angelini

AMD Radeon HD 6870 And 6850: Is Barts A Step Forward? : The New Radeon HD 6000 Family

A:AMD Radeon HD 6870 And 6850: Is Barts A Step Forward?

Just finished reading a great review on the VisionTek 6870 and it is impressive. This new series of cards from AMD look like great gaming cards and in the 250.00 range.

Visiontek Radeon 6870 1GB

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For a while now I have been experiencing a few issues with my current PC. When playing almost any game that has some kind of load on the GPU (from FPS games to Strategy), the game often freezes after around 10 - 60 minutes of playtime and the FPS drops to an unbearable amount and the only way to 'solve' the FPS issue is to restart the PC.

For some games, this FPS drop doesn't happen and it just freezes about 4 or 5 times before ultimately crashing because of some display driver issue about the AMD drivers not responding. This kind of issue usually happens with the older games rather than modern ones.

I am running an MSI Radeon 6850 with an AMD Phenom II X4 960T and a 600W power supply. I have tried all kinds of graphics drivers: the latest stable ones, the latest beta ones. I have tried uninstalling all graphics drivers and reinstalling them, with and without driver cleaning software but all to no avail.

I am now starting to think it may be a hardware issue but I do not have another graphics card to swap it out for so was wondering if anyone had anymore advice before I went out and bought another one.

Thanks in advance,

A:Radeon 6850 Causing Intermittent Freezing and FPS Drops

Heatsink/fan on the card free of dust?

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Hi guys,
Just got a brand new system 3 days ago, and the gpu is a Sapphire radeon hd 6850.

I've got this strange problem though, whenever I start up a fullscreen game, for example world of warcraft, it crashes within the first 15 minutes of gameplay. The screen turns black, but the computer is still working (itunes music playing in the background etc). The screen is black until you do a hard-restart. (Sometime the sound crashes aswell)

The strange thing, is that when you go windowed mode with the exact same settings, it works like a charm with no errors!

I've installed 10.10e and directx11 (tested earlier drivers aswell), and all latest drivers for bios, motherboard, ram tested etc.

Oh, and also: the 3DMark Vantage always crash before the 2nd Graphics Test, and if I don't have to do a hard-restart, the program quits and a dialogue-box appears saying: "AMD display driver stopped working and has been reset" and in Vantage it says "std::exception Device removed".

I'm completely clueless, so It would mean the world to me if anyone might have a possible solution.


Motherboard:MSI 770-C45
CPU:AMD Phenom II x4 970 3.5 GHz
RAM:Corsair 2x2048 MB
GPU:Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 1GB
PSU:Corsair VX550W PSU
Hard-drive:Seagate 500 GB 7200 RPM
OS:Windows 7 Ultimate x64

A:Sapphire Radeon HD 6850, fullscreen games crashing

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Before I start I will post my PC specs.

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64
PSU: Antec 620w
CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 955
RAM: Kingston HyperX 16gb 4x4gb
GPU: 2x Radeon HD 6850

Some heatsinks thrown in here and there... and like 5 fans inside the case.


Before I reinstalled windows my WEI for my gpu was 7.0, after reinstalling though it was 6.0 (this is after installing all required drivers etc..)

Am I insane, does this effect performance in any way?
thanks in advance.

A:(Radeon HD 6850 x 2) WEI score decline after windows reinstall.

try going to (c:\Windows\Performance\WinSAT\DataStore) and deleting the files in there. after that run the WEI
again and see if that helps.


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VTX3D AMD Radeon HD 6850 X-Edition 1GB
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, 64 bit

Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1090T Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 10 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 6
RAM: 8190 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 5450, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 953766 MB, Free - 363700 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., M68MT-S2P
Antivirus: AVG Internet Security 2011, Updated and Enabled

My friend was blabbering on about the MPN saying Because "VX6850 1GBD5-2DHX" has 2DHX on the end it will not work with your Motherboard.

I think he's just jelly that the card I'm getting is exactly twice as powerful as the one he has, but is the same price.

I just hope I'm right, I really need a graphics card and I would hate to have to settle with a really slow one.

A:Would a VTX3D AMD Radeon HD 6850 X-Edition 1GB be compatible with my motherboard

It will work fine.

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My computer BSOD's on restart right before login screen after I install the video driver.

I have done this several times, using last known good configuration to get it running again.

Usually it just goes from a black screen to blue, but on my last attempt it showed the login screen with black horizontal lines and then it bsod'd.

I have uploaded any information that I think may be useful in the attached files.

A:BSOD after installing ATI Radeon 6850 HD Driver error 0x00000116

Welcome to SevenForums.

There are no .dmp files in the attachment. Please go through this tutorial and configure for small memory dumps: Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSOD

Please go through this thread: STOP 0x116: VIDEO_TDR_ERROR troubleshooting

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I have a Thinkpad T430 type 23474W4 and a Thinkpad mini dock series 3 type 4338-15U. I already have a Lenovo LEN LS2223wC monitor hooked up to it through one of the DVI ports. I have a a Lenovo LT1952p Monitor that I would like to use as a second external monitor. Both monitors work individually through either DVI or VGA. However, I can't get them to both work at the same time no matter what configuration I use. I was told they didn't have to be identical monitors to work together. What am I doing wrong? 

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I got a new AMD Radeon HD 6850 video card just a few days ago and installed it fine. I installed the software from its disc, updated it, and it works great.

However, I've found that about once a day, late at night, after the comp has been on for many hours, the screen will freeze for several seconds, monitor blank, then return just fine, with the message on the taskbar "Display driver has stopped responding and has recovered"

Nothing else happens, nothing bad happens, this never occurs while I have games or videos or other memory-intensive programs open.

I have Windows 7 Premium edition 64-bit, an AMD Athlon II X4 620 Processor with 2.60 GHz. My power supply unit is a Corsair, 620W. The power unit and motherboard are less than 3 years old (I got them in October 2009) and I have two harddrives. Just defragmented them last week or so.

How do I narrow down what the issue is? Is it Windows 7 idle power saving thing? Is it innocuous if it is?

A:Another "Display driver has stopped responding..." AMD Radeon 6850 new

Most disks have out-dated software. Check AMD Drivers for the lastest: http://support.amd.com/us/Pages/AMDSupportHub.aspx

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