Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: ASUS NVIDIA GTX 970 with 525W PSU?

11 Nov 2014   #1
Thewierd1

Windows 7 Ultimate, 64-bit
 
 
ASUS NVIDIA GTX 970 with 525W PSU?

Hello,
I have a 525w power supply that has a 6 pin +2 pin PCI power plug for a graphics card, and I am currently running a GTX550 TI.

Could I upgrade to this: ASUS STRIX-GTX970-DC2OC-4GD5 GeForce GTX 970 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support G-SYNC Support Video Card - Newegg.ca

safely with this PSU?

Thanks,
Matt


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
11 Nov 2014   #2
Shimshom

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Not totally 100% accurate but put all your hardware info into the calculator and even exaggerate a bit for headroom and it will give you an idea if you're OK, close to the limit or over it

Online Power Calculator
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Nov 2014   #3
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Are you sure you want to run the GTX 970 with a Core 2 Duo? It will be a big problem for bottleneck.

To answer your question: Yes, but I might consider upgrading your entire system.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

11 Nov 2014   #4
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

I used this to compare that new 970 to my card, a back a generation, but still good Radeon HD 7950, it shows the watts on that 970 as 145W so a very good 525W PSU should be fine:

http://www.hwcompare.com/18062/gefor...n-hd-7950-3gb/

As RoasterMen said though, depending on the system you are putting it into, the motherboard chipset + the CPU will be other big factors in performance gains, or lack thereof.

You didn't provide the model of the motherboard, so my quick comment ends here.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Nov 2014   #5
Thewierd1

Windows 7 Ultimate, 64-bit
 
 

Thanks for the answers guys. I was just wondering as I was considering upgrading as Christmas is coming near.

Would bottlenecking really be that big of an issue though? I do have 8GB of RAM that I recently upgraded to.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Nov 2014   #6
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Are you using a Core 2 Duo E8400? Because the GTX 970 can't cooperate with such processor. A Core 2 Quad will do
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Nov 2014   #7
Thewierd1

Windows 7 Ultimate, 64-bit
 
 

Really? Any reason to why?

Anyway, what is the newest card that would be compatible with that CPU?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Nov 2014   #8
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

GTX 970 is pretty much high end and will require minimum of Core i5 (or a Pentium G3258 but slight bottleneck)

You should go for a GTX 750 Ti or GTX 760
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Nov 2014   #9
Thewierd1

Windows 7 Ultimate, 64-bit
 
 

I was thinking a 7 series then. However I'd like to keep it fairly new. Anyway a GTX 770 would work?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Nov 2014   #10
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

That would still give a huge bottleneck. You'd be fine with a GTX 750 and GTX 750 Ti while you can get a slight bottleneck using GTX 760.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 ASUS NVIDIA GTX 970 with 525W PSU?




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
nvidia cart not detected (asus n55)
After a BSOD, my nvidia disapear from device manager. then after that day, the card is detected only after 1 reboot of 10...now i tried factory reset, still nothing. all drivers including bios and chepset are already reinstalled. by the way, i see something called VBIOS, is that mean my card is...
Graphic Cards
Asus Rampage Extreme III and 2 Nvidia 295 GTX will they work ?
Hi all as above. I have read that my board does not support quad sli unless I buy some daughter board ? I have 2 Nvidia 295 GTX graphics cards that have 2 pcb's per card. I will be using PCI-E slots 1 and 3. Will this rig work please, or should I sell and go for another card ? Thanks in...
Graphic Cards
Nvidia GTS 360 in Asus g60jx
Hello I have been reading a lot in the forums on how to fix this issue and finally decided to make one. I did some driver verifications and everything was fine. However Everytime I am in a game I crash and have to force restart. Here are some of the information from event viewer. - System ...
Graphic Cards
how to connect any Programe with ASUS N-Nvidia 550tigpu
Cyberlink Power DVD Cyberlink Power Director 10 MAYA 3D Software Adobe Photoshop CS5 Adobe After Effect
Graphic Cards
can i sli two nvidia gtx 295 on a ASUS P5E3 Deluxe Wi-Fi motherboard.
hi guys i have a gaming tower with the following spec: Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) 3.20 gigahertz Intel Core2 Extreme motherboard ASUS P5E3 Deluxe Wi-Fi 64 kilobyte primary memory cache 6144 kilobyte secondary memory cache 64-bit ready Multi-core (4 total) Board: ASUSTeK Computer INC. P5E3 Deluxe...
Graphic Cards
Nvidia GEForce7600GT vs. Asus EN8400GS
Hello! Would the installation of the Asus 8400 be an upgrade from the 7600? Would I get better performance? 256mb memory in both. Thanks in advance!
Graphic Cards


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:04.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App