Question about ATI 6670

synario

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I own a Dell 620, with an i3 2100 cpu, 4gb ram, 1TB hard drive, 300w cpu (I already checked and my GPU fits the requirements), and a ATI 6670 which I just purchased today and put in my computer.

Apparently there is a little red switch near the power cord where the PSU is rougly located, which can switch between '115' and '200' something, 240 I think it was. I believe this is the volt setting for the PSU?

Do I need to switch to the higher setting on this little red switch to accommodate my ATI 6670?

I'm completely lost here..I don't want to ruin my computer.
 
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Where do you live? I think the USA power grid uses 115V, so use that, otherwise, you will kill your system. DON'T power your system on until I confirm the voltage.

synario

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It is excellent indeed. ONLY oddity I experienced was I played demo of America's army 3 for the heck of it (only really care about the bootcamp experience), set it to max settings on my 720p screen, and it would sorta lag a little whenever I very rapidly changed the direction I was looking in..

Which is very odd considering that game has notably old graphics..and the crysis demo was able to play flawlessly, not a millisec of lag, on max settings, 720p.

Logically, having a 720p screen makes sense. I don't have to worry about upgrading for a very LONG time..however, I feel like I'm kinda chucking the graphical power of my ATI 6670 by now enjoying it in 1080p, even if I would experienced lower fps... =/
 

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The 6670 only has 128bit memory bus, so you can't max out settings in most games. Its a bit bandwidth starved. It runs pretty cool though and hard to beat its performance for the wattage.

Any higher performance card and you'll need a new power supply.