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Hey!

I recently got a GTX570 from a friend to add to my system, which is frankly old and the problems didn't come as an surprise really, anyhow I thought that maybe someone around here might have some advice on how to proceed. So basically my power supply doesn't have an 8-pin PCI-E connector so I hooked it up with two 6-pin connectors instead --> maybe not the best of ideas, but seems to be running pretty stable at least with my CPU at stock clocks (have yet to test my regular 24/7 OC of 3,5Ghz). The main issues I've been having is that I get ridiculously low scores of ~68,000 on Aquamark and about 10k on 3DMark06. I think I almost did better than that on Aquamark with my 8600GTS - not to mention the HD4770. Is it possible that the PSU (Antec NEO HE 500W) just can't handle it or the card is throttling given the power config? Or the is it just that my system is in it's entire ancientness bottlenecking things given the 2GB's of RAM and so on. I also had trouble installing the latest GeForce drivers, but got it to finally install with the Device Manager install wizard.

I'm already considering a new PSU as well as an upgrade to Haswell, which I have been planning for quite some time.

Any input will be greatly appreciated thumb.gif
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I dont know if your PSU can handle it. Honestly it may be okay, but i would not put two cards on a 500W psu.
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I dont know if your PSU can handle it. Honestly it may be okay, but i would not put two cards on a 500W psu.

Sorry if I wasn't clear enough, but I meant to say that I replaced my HD4770 with the GTX570
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The e5200 (no matter what clock speed) and 2GB of ram is defiantly bottle necking that card and holding back it's true potential. Your PSU is perfectly capable of handling your system and much more if you upgrade.
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OOH my bad. In that case your PSU should definitely be enough. I would try to replace that 6pin that youre using with an 8pin instead. you dont necessarily need a new psu, just get one of these: http://ebid.s3.amazonaws.com/upload_big/6/7/5/1328736206-24085-0.jpg

I dont know a lot about how video cards work but it would be my instinct to try to get all the right connectors first. If that does not fix the issue then my next best guess would be its a bottleneck
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