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post #1 of 15
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Hey guys I was wondering if anybody on here know is the Gigabyte AMD Radeon HD 7970 OC 3GB GDDR5 DVI-I/HDMI/2x Mini-Displayport PCI-E 3.0 Graphics Card GV-R797OC-3GD is compatiable with the Acer Predator AG3620-UR308?

I'm new to all this and I don't even know where to start. What should I generally look for? I have an Intel I7 CPU and a NVIDIA graphics card at the moment. It is a GeForce GT630 2GB.
post #2 of 15
What size and brand is the power supply? Looks like you have at least 1 PCIe x16 slot. What's your budget?

From an amazon.com review:

"UPDATE #2: I have successfully replaced the GT 630 with a GTX 650 Ti SSC (SuperSuperClocked). I have seen a lot of people on here and the web complain that this computer cannot accept any video cards except the OEM, FALSE! Here's the secret to make it work. BEFORE taking out the GT 630 boot into the BIOS by pushing DEL when the Acer boot screen comes up before Windows 8 launches. You now need to look for something called "Secure Boot" and "Disable" that function. Now look for an option called "CSM" and enable that option and it should say legacy now. Now you can shut down the computer and install the GTX card. The first time you boot up the computer it may restart at the boot screen, but on the second boot it should boot fine. At first your resolution may look incorrect but this should auto-correct in a few seconds if you are using another nVidia 600 series graphics card. If you are using another series or brand, you are probably going to have to update the drivers. Upgrading to this card increased my WEI ratings for video from 6.7 to 7.4 (I might re-run the test now that the computer has been booted a few times). First thing, I tried Saints Row 3 on Ultra settings and 1600x900 resolution (should be adequate for 24" monitor), it looks beautiful and runs smooth! One last consideration when upgrading the video card, MEASURE the space you have to work. Some of the ATI cards give more bang for the buck but they are generally larger. They might still fit, but I decided to play it safe by getting the best of the 650's (Plus I'm NOT rich)... which is still a considerable improvement over the factory card."
Edited by IchibahnSLC - 4/3/13 at 10:56pm
post #3 of 15
Thread Starter 
The power supply is the standard power supply it is a 500 watt one. It had and "80" sticker on it. Yes, I do have only one slot which is being used by the stock graphics card. I am willing to spend between $400-$500 however I want it to be an AMD GPU instead of NVIDIA. Is this possible? (sorry my knowledge is very limited on this stuff haha I'm a noob)
post #4 of 15
Have a look through this thread before doing anything.

http://community.acer.com/t5/Acer-All-In-Ones-Desktops/Re-GTX660-in-Acer-Predator-AG3620-UR308-quot-no-signal-quot/td-p/55657/page/2

Minimum for a 7970 is 500w, which is what your premade system has, but do you know if it has a 6+8 or 8+8 pin connectors?

Here is link to data sheet for his system.

http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/model-datasheet/DT.SJPAA.004
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IvyBridge 3770K 3.5GHz - 4.2GHz Gigabyte UD5H-WB Wi-Fi AMD Sapphire Radeon 7970 1125/1575 w/Accelero X... AMD Sapphire Radeon 7970 Vapor-X 1125/1575 
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IvyBridge 3770K 3.5GHz - 4.2GHz Gigabyte UD5H-WB Wi-Fi AMD Sapphire Radeon 7970 1125/1575 w/Accelero X... AMD Sapphire Radeon 7970 Vapor-X 1125/1575 
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16GB DDR3 Corsair Vengeance LP 2TB Seagate Barracuda 600GB Western Digital Black 256GB Samsung 830 SSD (OS/Apps/Origin) 
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256GB Samsung 830 SSD (Steam dedicated) Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Windows 8 x64 Pro Razer Black Widow 
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Originally Posted by rageofthepeon View Post

Have a look through this thread before doing anything.

http://community.acer.com/t5/Acer-All-In-Ones-Desktops/Re-GTX660-in-Acer-Predator-AG3620-UR308-quot-no-signal-quot/td-p/55657/page/2

Minimum for a 7970 is 500w, which is what your premade system has, but do you know if it has a 6+8 or 8+8 pin connectors?

Here is link to data sheet for his system.

http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/model-datasheet/DT.SJPAA.004

Yeah. I saw that data sheet. Didn't specify a brand or model lol. You can put in any gpu you want from the look of it, but you will have to upgrade the power supply to run the 7970.
post #6 of 15
Thread Starter 
to like what a 1200 watt power supply?
post #7 of 15
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Originally Posted by jae480 View Post

to like what a 1200 watt power supply?

No lol. That is major overkill. A good 600w would be more then enough.
post #8 of 15
Thread Starter 
hahaha ok ok thanks! smile.gif
once I get it I'll probably "try" and overclock it haha
Hopefully I don't fry it

Any suggestions for overclocking that GPU? Mr. AMD overclocker? haha
post #9 of 15
Thread Starter 
I live in Mesa, Arizona too by the way! hahaha smile.gif
post #10 of 15
I have not personally owned a HD7970. I have a HD7850 that I overclocked a little to 1050 core and 1350 memory. I would be careful with overclocking depending on how good the cooling in your case is.

Also, it looks like you need to measure the space available to see if the card will fit. I don't really think you'll need to overclock the 7970, it's a powerhouse.
Make sure the power supply you choose will fit too.
Edited by IchibahnSLC - 4/3/13 at 11:19pm
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