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post #1 of 26
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Hello everyone...i want to ask a Question..Will 5770 run on my system ??

my specs are
Intel i3 550 @3.2
4gb ddr3 @1333
Nvidia geforce 210 OC@ 680 Mhz
HP 320 Watt PSU (80 plus verified)
My main Qn is that will my PSU be able to run this card ??

My PSU specs are linked.

I've read some posts which says it can run on 300Watt supply but it has to be a Quality one...Is my PSU one of them ?? It is 80 plus gold rated 320watt PSU...

And if u know any better GPU which is below 120$ and can run on my PSU please do tell me..i don't want to crossfire or Sli, just use a single Gpu..and i also want to play games at 1280*768 or 1366*768 not at super high resolutions..

THankz
post #2 of 26
I wouldnt trust that PSU, something like this would be far more approriate:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817151093

check out this OCN thread for an approved list of PSU vendors - http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...-supplies.html

And also a rough PSU calculator to work out how big a PSu your going to need here - http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...alculator.html
post #3 of 26
I will "work",but a psu upgrade is recommended.
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i checked the psu calculator..it says 300 watt..according to that it says 350 watt..and to subtract -50...i have i3 which i have no intention of overlocking and neither GPU so it should be able to run this card...because i don't want to ugrade my PSU...i'm not a hardcore gamer so i won't be playing at super high reso with 4-8 AA filtering..

And thanks for the links..!!
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Originally Posted by sunnyhj View Post
i checked the psu calculator..it says 300 watt..according to that it says 350 watt..and to subtract -50...i have i3 which i have no intention of overlocking and neither GPU so it should be able to run this card...because i don't want to ugrade my PSU...i'm not a hardcore gamer so i won't be playing at super high reso with 4-8 AA filtering..

And thanks for the links..!!
300w will never run 5770.. waste your money have fun..
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post #6 of 26
Since the rest of your system is rather modest (i3), a 5770 (or 6770) should be fine, as long as you aren't overclocking. To be a little safer, go with a 5750 (or 6750). At that resolution, even a 5670 (or 6670) would suffice. You should get a good PSU as your very next upgrade.
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post #7 of 26
Not just your CPU, your HDDs, Fans and etc. It will likely go up to 400watts with that GPU. 320watts 80+ means the optimal watts on load is about ~260watts. You are already low. You need a 450watts 80+ minimal on the safe side. Best to get 500watts.
 
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post #8 of 26
Meh, HD 5770 is proven to consume about 80-85W (100% game load) peak and i3 is about 70W maximum (prime95). I'd do it.
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post #9 of 26
No. This is your PSU, correct?
http://www.directron.com/mps3atx20.html

+12V is rated for 15A, or 180W. This is a 250W PSU in modern usage. I frankly wouldn't trust any GPU higher end than a GT430 on it.
post #10 of 26
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NO..its made by HP themselves (i think)

here's some link

http://itbbs.pconline.com.cn/diy/11326974.html (chinese site/convert it to english using Chrome)




http://cgi.ebay.it/HP-POWER-SUPPLY-P...-/110638753923
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