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Will A Radeon HD 6670 Work with my HP s5514y?

I have an HP Pavillion Slimline s5514y and I am planning on installing a GIGABYTE Radeon HD 6670. I know that I will have to upgrade my psu to a 400W in order for it to work (I have a 220W). I was wondering if a radeon 6670 will work in my computer. My full specs are here http://
and the gpu I want to update to is here http:// .
If anyone knows if this will work and/or what power supply I should upgrade to, please reply.
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  1. I don't see why the 6670 wont work with the system.
    Get a Antec 380watt or Corsair CX430 for power supply.
    Thanks
  2. Best answer
    If I am reading the information correctly, you will need a low profile card to fit in that case. Case is 4.1 inches wide and card you linked is 5.4 inches tall.

    Something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102958&IsVirtualParent=1

    For PSU .... maybe:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151117
    or
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371033

    Something along those lines.
  3. Spaniard United said:
    If I am reading the information correctly, you will need a low profile card to fit in that case. Case is 4.1 inches wide and card you linked is 5.4 inches tall.

    Something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102958&IsVirtualParent=1

    For PSU .... maybe:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151117
    or
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371033

    Something along those lines.

    Is it required that is have PCI-E 2.1 to run it because I'm pretty sure I only have 1.0
  4. PCIe is backwards compatible, which means the 3.0 cards will work in a 3.0 slot, and a 2.0, and a 1.0.

    But you'll only get the benefit of a 1.0 slot:

    PCIe Bandwidth Comparison (Each Direction)
    ------- PCIe 1.x --------- PCIe 2.x ------- PCIe 3.0
    x1 - 250MB/sec ----- 500MB/sec ------- 1GB/sec
    x2 - 500MB/sec ----- 1GB/sec ---------- 2GB/sec
    x4 - 1GB/sec -------- 2GB/sec ---------- 4GB/sec
    x8 - 2GB/sec -------- 4GB/sec ---------- 8GB/sec
    x16 - 4GB/sec ------ 8GB/sec ---------- 16GB/sec
  5. Spaniard United said:
    PCIe is backwards compatible, which means the 3.0 cards will work in a 3.0 slot, and a 2.0, and a 1.0.

    But you'll only get the benefit of a 1.0 slot:

    PCIe Bandwidth Comparison (Each Direction)
    ------- PCIe 1.x --------- PCIe 2.x ------- PCIe 3.0
    x1 - 250MB/sec ----- 500MB/sec ------- 1GB/sec
    x2 - 500MB/sec ----- 1GB/sec ---------- 2GB/sec
    x4 - 1GB/sec -------- 2GB/sec ---------- 4GB/sec
    x8 - 2GB/sec -------- 4GB/sec ---------- 8GB/sec
    x16 - 4GB/sec ------ 8GB/sec ---------- 16GB/sec


    Ok thanks but how badly will it affect my framerate? Will 1.0 get half as many frames as 2.0?
  6. For a HD6670 you will probably loose few frames maximum on the PCIE1.0
    This would have been a disaster if you placed a HD7970 which you are not :)
    I wouldn't worry at all
    Thanks
  7. Your framerates should be ok, certainly much better than what you're getting now.

    You might need to update your firmware/BIOS for your mobo in order for the new card to work
  8. Spaniard United said:
    Your framerates should be ok, certainly much better than what you're getting now.

    You might need to update your firmware/BIOS for your mobo in order for the new card to work

    Ok cool, but how/where can I update my BIOS/firmware and what are the max dimensions of a card that will fit, I can't seem to find them.


    Don't...

    Bump posts


    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/283384-33-read-first
  9. Looks like you got moderated =P

    BIOS update is pretty tricky ... i Looked and looked and couldn't find anything ... so you might have to contact HP for that.

    GPU dimensions ... pretty much stuck with anything Low Profile. As I said it looks like your case is only 4.1 inches wide, though you can measure yourself to be sure(measure from the PCI-E slot to the edge of the case. The card I linked was 2.4 inches tall which would leave a good 1.5 inches of clearance.

    I could not find any specific information on the motherboard, so you might also want to contact HP with regards to the PCI-E slot's specifications. If it is a true 1.0 slot, the card I linked might not be compatible. However if it is a 1.1 slot you're fine.
  10. Spaniard United said:
    Looks like you got moderated =P

    BIOS update is pretty tricky ... i Looked and looked and couldn't find anything ... so you might have to contact HP for that.

    GPU dimensions ... pretty much stuck with anything Low Profile. As I said it looks like your case is only 4.1 inches wide, though you can measure yourself to be sure(measure from the PCI-E slot to the edge of the case. The card I linked was 2.4 inches tall which would leave a good 1.5 inches of clearance.

    I could not find any specific information on the motherboard, so you might also want to contact HP with regards to the PCI-E slot's specifications. If it is a true 1.0 slot, the card I linked might not be compatible. However if it is a 1.1 slot you're fine.

    Ok thanks, but do you know how I could contact HP? I tried using the website, but because my product is out of warranty I apparently can't ask about installing a graphics card -_- lol whatever. Is there a general troubleshooting email I can use?
  11. Spaniard United said:


    Mine's already 6.09, so I'm guessing it will work with the 6670... Right?
  12. I have no way to confirm that. Your best bet is getting into contact with HP's support and seeing if they can tell you what your PCI-E specs are for that motherboard, cause I cannot find the information anywhere.
  13. Spaniard United said:
    I have no way to confirm that. Your best bet is getting into contact with HP's support and seeing if they can tell you what your PCI-E specs are for that motherboard, cause I cannot find the information anywhere.


    Ok, so, I checked the Radeon 6670 page and the requirements only say
    "PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard"
    So I'm assuming that means I can have any version, but I'm not sure. Also, how do I know what BIOS version I need?
    Edit: I have checked the HP website and I have the most updated version for BIOS for my PC.
  14. If you have the most current version of BIOS then you're as good as you can be on that front.

    My concern is that, to my knowledge, the earlier(est) form of PCI-E 1.0 is not compatible with later cards, while 1.0b (I think ... or 1.1) and on is compatible. I would hate for you to purchase a card only to find out it won't work. The odds that the motherboard has a true first gen PCI-E slot are pretty small, but anything is possible. This is why I recommended seeing if HP can answer that for you.

    Otherwise I'd say grab the 6670 and plug it in and you're set.
  15. Spaniard United said:
    If you have the most current version of BIOS then you're as good as you can be on that front.

    My concern is that, to my knowledge, the earlier(est) form of PCI-E 1.0 is not compatible with later cards, while 1.0b (I think ... or 1.1) and on is compatible. I would hate for you to purchase a card only to find out it won't work. The odds that the motherboard has a true first gen PCI-E slot are pretty small, but anything is possible. This is why I recommended seeing if HP can answer that for you.

    Otherwise I'd say grab the 6670 and plug it in and you're set.

    Ok, thanks so much for the help :D. I'll try to get in contact with HP to see if my motherboard is truly first gen PCI-E.
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