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Firebird - Graphic card replacement

Post  BigManBen on Tue Sep 20, 2011 1:45 am

I am looking to replace my 9800s with something more modern.
And want want to ask this community - what's modern graphic card models are the best for this?
Probably someone can share their experience?

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Re: Firebird - Graphic card replacement

Post  East on Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:18 am

I believe the hp firebird is built using proprietary components and chips originally designed for laptops. Not industry standard off the shelf stuff. If there are any upgrade options PO would probably know what they are. Otherwise its time to build a new rig and list the firebird on ebay.

Maybe lago wishes to share his digital storm experience.
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Post  PhotoOtaku on Tue Sep 20, 2011 4:23 pm

The FB used MXM GPUs, so technically up-gradable my HP Dragon uses them too, however it's a pretty pricey upgrade and regarding the FB which was watercooled there are less upgrade solutions that fit. There were a few people, back in the day, willing to try and they spent more on 2 GPUs than they had invested in the FB, ...and sadly I recall they had issues getting the drivers to play nice.

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Post  Iago on Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:42 am

Digital Storm experience = awesome so far. I will post a review this weekend.
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Re: Firebird - Graphic card replacement

Post  Seamaster on Thu Sep 22, 2011 1:26 pm

It's about time!
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Post  Iago on Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:30 pm

It has been miserable. I wish I had never come back from vacation. The administrator interviews are going to take up a chunk of my weekend, too, but I still want to get it done.
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Post  East on Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:47 pm

Is this your firebird that was just listed?

If so good luck with the sale.
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Post  Seamaster on Fri Sep 23, 2011 5:30 pm

Iago wrote:It has been miserable. I wish I had never come back from vacation. The administrator interviews are going to take up a chunk of my weekend, too, but I still want to get it done.

I can sympathize. My week has been completely miserable.
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Re: Firebird - Graphic card replacement

Post  Iago on Mon Sep 26, 2011 4:03 am

You will be disappointed. Spent all Friday evening and most of Saturday dealing with the new administrator issue, then got my pictures back from South Dakota and spent the rest of the time scanning and tweaking them. Hopefully you will be less disappointed when I upload them and post the album.
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Post  Seamaster on Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:31 pm

Nah, not disappointed. I am glad you found some downtime. Sorry to hear about the admin stuff, though.
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Post  Iago on Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:28 am

I am going to stop at a coffee shop this afternoon with the behemoth and upload the pictures.
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