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Windows 7: Help with getting a new GPU

01 Nov 2014   #1
roope jukkara

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Help with getting a new GPU

Hey guys! I'm not sure if this is the right forum to ask this but I hope this is ^_^

I was wondering if my power source can handle a Nvidia GTX 970 that I'm getting for Christmas, I currently have a AMD Radeon HD 7850, but sadly the sticker from my power source has dropped and I don't know how powerful it is. My power source can handle this GPU without any problems, and I was wondering if there's someone who knows about this stuff. Thanks in advance!


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01 Nov 2014   #2
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Do you have any memory of the model number of the PSU you have bought? If you bought the PSU online, you may be able to check the history of the things you have bought to check for the PSU model.
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01 Nov 2014   #3
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

An HD7850 will run off a 450W PSU so I'd say that's the lowest you've got. A GTX 970 recommends 500W minimum so it's a possibility you could be very close to the limit, if not under. At 500W I'd only be happy with a top of the range Corsair or other top manufacturer. I'd recommend a 600W for some headroom.

Really you need to find out what PSU you have. I take it you've opened the PC up to look at the PSU?
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01 Nov 2014   #4
roope jukkara

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Yeah, I've opened my PC since it keeps cooler that way too. But atleast on this side it doesn't say the manufacturer of the PSU
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01 Nov 2014   #5
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Can you take a photo and upload it here?
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02 Nov 2014   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I recommend a Corsair HX750 or higher or an EVGA 1000 P2, but I also agree with Gav. A good 600/650 watt should be fine.

http://www.corsair.com/en-us/power-supply-units

http://www.evga.com/Products/ProductList.aspx?type=10
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02 Nov 2014   #7
roope jukkara

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Ok, so I managed to snap a photo but I don't think it's gonna help anything since it only shows the right side of the PSU, but here it is anyways.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/fs...7Nk=w1416-h695

But reading the replies I should change the PSU while I'm getting the new GPU anyways.
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02 Nov 2014   #8
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

I would, it's always best to know you have ample wattage from your PSU, and that it's of a high standard.

I'd definitely agree with the HX750, great PSUs.
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02 Nov 2014   #9
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Well the recommended PSU for a 980 Classified is 500W. The 980 max power draw is 165W, so a 970 would be less than that.
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03 Nov 2014   #10
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

I hadn't even looked at the power draw for the 9xx series, that's pretty impressive.
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