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#1 Feeliting

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 04:45 AM

Just joined the forum since i found out the you guys here really give out good advises and etc..
im not really very good when it comes to hardware and etc. since im a more of a software kinda guy anyways.

my rig is a bit old;

amd athlon x2 260 - processor
emaxx mcp61d3 - mobo
2gb ddr3 - ram
nvidia geforce 7025 / nvidia nforce 630a

and a friend just gave me a brand new video card (radeon hd 5450 1gb ddr3 ; dvi/grt hdmi) and i am really and eagerly wondering wether installing my new video card
on my present mobo will be a good idea? .. can my mobo/processor/ram etc. support this new video card ( (radeon hd 5450 1gb ddr3 ; dvi/grt hdmi))? or should i forget about installing this v-card on this mobo cuz it may just probably end up damaging the new v-card...

sincerely waiting for your generous opinions.. thank you.. and regards from philippines

#2 SpikeSoprano

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 05:00 AM

As long as you have a psu that will support the video card and a pcie slot it should work fine. :thumbsup:

edit- just googled the card and any psu should run it fine. it only requires a 250 watt.

Edited by SpikeSoprano, 12 April 2012 - 05:07 AM.

CPU>I7 2600K  -MB>GIGABYTE  Z68X-UD3H-B3-MEM>16 GB KINGSTON 1600 MHZ-COOLER> HYPER 212 EVO

VIDEO>ZOTAC GTX 660 2 GB-SSD>VERTEX 3 120 GB-HD>WD 500+WD 250 GB- G500 MOUSE
CASE>ROSEWILL CHALLENGER W/4 120MM FANS-PSU> 650 WATT-MONITOR>24 INCH BENQ


#3 Feeliting

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 05:47 AM

As long as you have a psu that will support the video card and a pcie slot it should work fine. :thumbsup:

edit- just googled the card and any psu should run it fine. it only requires a 250 watt.


thanks.. i really appreciate this; im going to install the card nw.. :D if anyone else disagress with this guys post kindly enlighten me, it will be highly appreciated.. :D
(i think im gonna like this forum) ^^

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 07:44 AM

I don't even think you need an amazing PSU. A 5450 is a discreet card and should be able to be handled by just about any PSU. So my advice is just pop that sucker in (but don't forget to uninstall the nVidia drivers before you install catalyst to avoid any problems)

Edit: I accidentally a word.

Edited by Rofltroll, 12 April 2012 - 07:45 AM.

mobo: Gigabyte X58 UD3R.
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video: Inno3D nVidia GTX 470 @ 775/1550/1775.
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HDD: Cheap-O HDD.
PSU: Corsair 650TX.
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 09:21 AM

Biggest thing I would worry about is if your motherboard supports PCI-E.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 02:27 PM

Biggest thing I would worry about is if your motherboard supports PCI-E.

It does, i checked. :happy:

mobo: Gigabyte X58 UD3R.
CPU: i7 920 @ 3.4 GHz 1.2v. == Chilled by Titan Fenrir Evo ==
video: Inno3D nVidia GTX 470 @ 775/1550/1775.
RAM: OCZ Gold 2x2GB @ 1440 CL7 1.65v.
HDD: Cheap-O HDD.
PSU: Corsair 650TX.
case: NZXT Hades.