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post #1 of 37
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I just wanna know if it would be safe for my new card to be installed on my old rig for a couple(1~2) months.

Actual rig :

CPU : Old ass i7 920 2.67GHz
Cooling : Aftermarket air cooling. Unkown name..
PSU : 750 Watts Unkown name.
MOBO : TBGM01 X58


I just wanna know if it would hurt the card or if my rig would burn down.

Thank!!


PS: This is the card I'm getting: http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=79472&vpn=11197-11-40G&manufacture=SAPPHIRE&promoid=1277
post #2 of 37
The link you provided is not working so I can not see what video card
you are buying.

I found you mother board and it supports pci-e AMD
As long as the GPU you are buying is pci-e and your not going
to overclock you should be okay until you update your system.

Here is a link to your motherboard if you want more info.
http://www.techpowerup.com/80615/Gateway_TBGM-01_MATX_X58_Motherboard_Pictured.html

A link for CPU..
http://ark.intel.com/products/37147
Edited by hyperkite - 4/6/13 at 4:36pm
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post #3 of 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by akaNaga View Post

I just wanna know if it would be safe for my new card to be installed on my old rig for a couple(1~2) months.

Actual rig :

CPU : Old ass i7 920 2.67GHz
Cooling : Aftermarket air cooling. Unkown name..
PSU : 750 Watts Unkown name.
MOBO : TBGM01 X58


I just wanna know if it would hurt the card or if my rig would burn down.

Thank!!


PS: This is the card I'm getting: http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=79472&vpn=11197-11-40G&manufacture=SAPPHIRE&promoid=1277

You really sould find out what PSU it is take a photo of it or something

If its something crappy it could die or blow up if pushed to far maybe even take other parts of the PC with it

If its more then 5 years old dont bother just trash it
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What? I am using a 7970 with my 965 be...
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post #5 of 37
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Found it!!!

Delta Electronics GPS-750AB A ATX 750W PSU Power Supply

'Bout 2 years old I think..
post #6 of 37
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Sorry frown.gif..

But my mobo as a locked BIOS so I can't OC my processor... it's stuck @2.67 foreeeeeeeever..
post #7 of 37
Trash that PSU its not very good and its old and inefficient as hell

The looks alone sceams cheap
Edited by shilka - 4/6/13 at 4:30pm
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post #8 of 37
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Originally Posted by shilka View Post

Trash that PSU its not very good and its old and inefficient as hell

The looks alone sceams cheap

PSU is good, Phaedrus2129 said so:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1025370/thoughts-on-the-delta-gps-750ab

OP, you're fine putting a 7970 in that system.
    
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Originally Posted by akaNaga View Post

Sorry frown.gif..

But my mobo as a locked BIOS so I can't OC my processor... it's stuck @2.67 foreeeeeeeever..

Well its stuck whilst your using that motherboard yes wink.gif
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post #10 of 37
Quote:
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PSU is good, Phaedrus2129 said so:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1025370/thoughts-on-the-delta-gps-750ab

OP, you're fine putting a 7970 in that system.

Funny the model i found when i used google gave me this



Looks cheap
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