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Windows 7: Buying new Graphic Card

26 Apr 2015   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
Buying new Graphic Card


I would like to buy a new graphic card for my pc,but im not sure if it will work for my computer.
My current Pc is :

CPU : Intel Core i3 540 @ 3.07 GHz

Mainboard : MSi Model : H55M(MS_7636)

Graphic : ATI Radeon HD 5770 - GDDR3 128 bit 1 GB

Memory : 4Gb DDR3 2x2 GB

I am going to buy 8 GB RAM and the graphic card that im looking to buy is Gigabyte GTX 650 TI Boost OC 2GB DDR5. So im wondering will this new card be to strong for my i3 processor and will my Pc be able to make it run.

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26 Apr 2015   #2

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

What PSU do you have?
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26 Apr 2015   #3

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

I'd rather stick with GTX 750 Ti if you're gonna buy a card on the same range, It's more efficient and powerful:

GTX 750 Ti -
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26 Apr 2015   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

PSU - ATX 500w-E1

My question is more related to PSU,will it be able to supply the graphic card and is a i3 processor able to run any kind of Graphic card or is it limited to my Pc specs. GTX 750 IT looks good too,i just dont know if my computer will support it.
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26 Apr 2015   #5

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

If you give us the Brand of the PSU of your using then maybe we can answer your question
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26 Apr 2015   #6

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

i dont know the brand,there is no sticker. I took a picture and this is all that stands on my PSU.

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26 Apr 2015   #7

Win7 Ultimate X64

That looks a cheap generic psu that you would expect to find in an OEM PC case.
Have a look at these a fill in your equipment and will give you an idea of recommended psu sizes to run your rig
Cooler Master Power Supply Calculator
Power Supply Calculator - The most accurate PC wattage calculator
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26 Apr 2015   #8

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Get the best graphics card you can afford, you can always upgrade the PSU and the CPU later, your PSU is cheap but it will push either of the 2 cards suggested, but replace it soon, then upgrade the cpu.

You can easily find a 1st generation i5 on Ebay

A good i5 is all you`ll need.
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