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Windows 7: Can my motherboard support this card??

07 Jun 2011   #1
mlbon21

window 7
 
 
Can my motherboard support this card??

Hello~ my motherboard is :Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor E6550
(4M Cache, 2.33 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB)
Now it running Ati Radeon X1600 PRO card,
i planning to change the card to Ati Radeon HD 5870.
Can my motherboard run the Ati Radeon HD 5870 graphic card??
5870 required:
PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard
500 Watt or greater power supply with two 75W 6-pin PCI Express® power connectors recommended (600 Watt and four 6-pin connectors for ATI CrossFireX™ technology in dual mode)

LOL im not very pro in IT so....have to ask all of you to give me answer ><"


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07 Jun 2011   #2
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

mlbon21, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Will it work on your motherboard? Yes it will. Better question would be is your current power supply up to running the card?
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07 Jun 2011   #3
mlbon21

window 7
 
 

Ooo... Can i know totally nid how many Watt only can supply the card n whole cpu? Now my cpu power supply there are wrote 230watt lol
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07 Jun 2011   #4
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

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07 Jun 2011   #5
StalkeR

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 / Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Sorry but...
Quote:
Hello~ my motherboard is :Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor E6550
This is type of processor,not motherboard.
It's better to buy new power supply.
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07 Jun 2011   #6
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StalkeR View Post
Sorry but...
Quote:
Hello~ my motherboard is :Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor E6550
This is type of processor,not motherboard.
It's better to buy new power supply.
Ya lolz.
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07 Jun 2011   #7
winsupertweaker

W7 64 Bit
 
 

When you are using your Desktop Computer for Gaming, always upgrade your Power Supply to at least 650 Watts. This will give you all the power you need for multiple hard drives, extra cooling fans and if you're a "got-to-overclock-cpu" kind of person, then you will want high-speed fans with sophisticated coolers on your processor.

I personally never recommend overclocking. If I want a faster processor, I want it to be the fastest mfg processor that will work with my mother-board and the processor Socket.

As an example: I purchased two ACER M410's about four years ago. They both came with Windows Vista Pro and downgrade to XP Pro dvds. After two years, I found AMD Athlon 64 Bit dual core 6400+ 3.2 ea. core used at eBay. I bought three of them. Wow! What a difference when you have another 1Ghz speed increase. That can never be donen by overclocking in the end-user world. You would need liquid nitrogen. lol

Anyway. New power supply, super-duper graphics card and you're good to go!

By the way. Any good PC about five years old with dual or quad processors is best upgraded to Windows 7 32 or 64 Bit. I recommmend visting Microsoft Store and download the ISO, on your current machine, burn it to a DVD and install a clean and new installation of Windows 7. You will love it-------period.
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08 Jun 2011   #8
mlbon21

window 7
 
 

Oic~ now i get my answer already ^^ thanks all of you~
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08 Jun 2011   #9
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by winsupertweaker View Post
When you are using your Desktop Computer for Gaming, always upgrade your Power Supply to at least 650 Watts...

I personally never recommend overclocking. If I want a faster processor, I want it to be the fastest mfg processor that will work with my mother-board and the processor Socket.

...Wow! What a difference when you have another 1Ghz speed increase. That can never be donen by overclocking in the end-user world. You would need liquid nitrogen. lol
With respect to gaming and graphics cards, it's not the PSU's overall wattage that matters; in fact, to a graphics card, watts are meaningless. Graphics cards require amps.

Most machines just don't use anything near the wattage of most modern PSU's. For anything but a high end gaming rig, 650 watts is overkill as you'll use just over half of that.

Of course, this is going to vary dependent on your video card; which brings me to my point. You want a power supply that has high amperage on the +12 volt rail. 500, 600, 700 watts, whatever, just make sure it's capable of at least 50 amps (to be safe), of course, the more the better. You need a lot of amps on the +12 because that's the rail that powers most of the machine.

Not recommending overclocking is always a safe bet, and a lot of times I don't recommend it either when I get the sense the user is a novice, or when I see he lacks the adequate hardware. However, to suggest that 1GHz overclocks can "never be done", or that you'd need nitro to keep temps down is wildly inaccurate.

True, it's harder to get a 1GHz oc from an AMD, but it can be done. Intel Core cpus on the other hand have been capable of 1GHz oc's since Conroe... which is a few years. My i5 2500k defaults at 3.3GHz; mine's at 4.5GHz. I can go 4.7GHz @ 1.31v, but it's pointless because at 4.5 the cpu is already pushing my graphics card as high as it will go. 4.7 and above only nets 1-3 fps increase.

If you do your homework and select the right parts, there will be little to no issues. Most board makers today include overclocking software (which is actually the worst way to do it; if you're going to do it, do it right, in the bios), and so they've made it so easy there's literally no thinking involved. Sure, all software overvolts, but, again, do your homework and don't rely on software.
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