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Am I able to use the HIS Radeon 7770?

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April 16, 2013 7:05:56 PM

Hey guys I'm new to this site and I have recently bought a HIS Radeon 7770 for my PC. IM FINALLY UPGRADING THIS PC and I wanted to know if I can use it because it requires 1 6pin connector and I only have 4 pin connectors. My PSU is PSAZ-CP600 and PSAZ-CP700.. I'm not really great with power supply's but it says Cyberpower on the power supply I'm on my iphone so I can't put the pics ill do it when I get on my PC. So basically this is my problem I don't have any 6pin connectors. But I have 4-pin connectors. Now what should I do? Get a 4pin to 6pin adapter or just get the Radeon 7750 because the Radeon 7750 is just 200Mhz slower and it doesn't require any ports, So please answer this post.. I've been dieing to play Far cry 3 without lag because at the moment with my nvidia 9500gt if I play at lowest graphics it still lags like hell.
These are my specs

AMD FX 6300 3.5Ghz
Nvidia 9500GT
8GB Ram Corsair 1800Mhz (I think I forget)

That's it. Thanks for reading my first post on this awesome website. So the question is do I get a 4pin to 6pin adapter or get the Radeon 7750.

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April 16, 2013 7:11:15 PM

Well you could get the adapter, but by THIS ebay listing, it says you have 1 6 + 2 pin PCI-e power connector.
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April 16, 2013 7:14:36 PM

I know I've seen that too but my power supply is made by Cyberpower because that's what it says on the power supply itself
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April 16, 2013 7:23:58 PM

it is made for cyber power by extreme gear check you should have a pci-e connector and it is a 6+2 cable that means it split to make a 6 pins the 12 volts are rated 30 amps each .
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April 16, 2013 7:24:09 PM

So you don't have a 6 pin or 6 + 2 pin PCI-e power connector? If not, than you could use the 4 pin to 6 pin (usually 2 x 4 pin to 6 pin PCI-e) adaptor if you like. I personally don't like doing this, but it can be done if your PSU is good enough to do this, which yours might be able to handle this extra power. Most PSU's that come bundled or with pre-built PC's are usually pretty weak, so adding extra stress is sometimes not a good idea.

I would recommend buying a new PSU, like the one below to meet your needs:

$45 - $10 MIRc = $35!!
CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
* It comes w/1 6 pin PCI-e power connector and is 80 Plus Bronze Certified, which means it's efficient and is built pretty good. It also has a 3 yr. warranty (yours probably only comes w/1 year), so you can have a bit of piece of mind.
April 16, 2013 7:24:34 PM

This is a picture of the power supply where it says Cyberpower
http://i48.tinypic.com/or1cfs.jpg

This is the picture of the info for the power supply
http://i46.tinypic.com/se3gwp.jpg

Lastly this is the picture of my 4pin connector..
http://i47.tinypic.com/dzb220.jpg

To the people who are good at power supply and know them well, do you think my power supply is able to use the HIS iCooler Radeon 7770? Also do I have 6pin connectors? My brother set up my pc and now hes in the navy so I don't have any idea of what i have in my power supply. Thanks!
April 16, 2013 7:25:42 PM

hehe i would but then again I do not know a single thing about power supplys and how to hook em up
lunyone said:
So you don't have a 6 pin or 6 + 2 pin PCI-e power connector? If not, than you could use the 4 pin to 6 pin (usually 2 x 4 pin to 6 pin PCI-e) adaptor if you like. I personally don't like doing this, but it can be done if your PSU is good enough to do this, which yours might be able to handle this extra power. Most PSU's that come bundled or with pre-built PC's are usually pretty weak, so adding extra stress is sometimes not a good idea.

I would recommend buying a new PSU, like the one below to meet your needs:

$45 - $10 MIRc = $35!!
CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
* It comes w/1 6 pin PCI-e power connector and is 80 Plus Bronze Certified, which means it's efficient and is built pretty good. It also has a 3 yr. warranty (yours probably only comes w/1 year), so you can have a bit of piece of mind.


April 16, 2013 7:30:41 PM

That psu should be more than enough to run the card. And as for 6 pin connectors just look for it at the end of all your cables. Should look like either of these. One is a 6 pin other is a 6pin+2 to make 8 pin should you need it.
http://techreport.com/r.x/psus-0907/pcie-connectors.jpg

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April 16, 2013 7:32:26 PM
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KHFreak741 said:
This is a picture of the power supply where it says Cyberpower
http://i48.tinypic.com/or1cfs.jpg

This is the picture of the info for the power supply
http://i46.tinypic.com/se3gwp.jpg

Lastly this is the picture of my 4pin connector..
http://i47.tinypic.com/dzb220.jpg

To the people who are good at power supply and know them well, do you think my power supply is able to use the HIS iCooler Radeon 7770? Also do I have 6pin connectors? My brother set up my pc and now hes in the navy so I don't have any idea of what i have in my power supply. Thanks!

By those specs I would say you have essentially a 380-400w PSU. You should have a 6 + 2 pin PCI-e power connector somewhere coming out of the PSU. It might be tucked away somewhere, so there would be better airflow.

You should be able to power the 7770 with that PSU, just don't put too much more load on the PSU is all that I would say.

It should look like the connector on the right:
April 16, 2013 7:34:24 PM

thanks for all of your guys' help! this site is awesome! lol my first post and i got a reply in like a couple of minutes. anyway tomorrow ill look through my pc looking to see if I have a 6pin connector and also i have another question.... while trying to open the latch for my video card... I broke it. It just like poped open will this be a problem because at the moment i am running my nvidia9500gt without the latch and its running fine
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April 16, 2013 7:37:22 PM

KHFreak741 said:
thanks for all of your guys' help! this site is awesome! lol my first post and i got a reply in like a couple of minutes. anyway tomorrow ill look through my pc looking to see if I have a 6pin connector and also i have another question.... while trying to open the latch for my video card... I broke it. It just like poped open will this be a problem because at the moment i am running my nvidia9500gt without the latch and its running fine


Latch? what part of the GPU has a latch? Can you describe it a bit better?
April 16, 2013 7:38:52 PM

looks a little blue-ish.. It's used to hold down the gpu
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April 16, 2013 7:40:20 PM

KHFreak741 said:
looks a little blue-ish.. It's used to hold down the gpu


I'm assuming your talking about holding it down on the mobo or is it part of the case? Can you take a picture of it?
April 16, 2013 7:40:22 PM

Means the clip you push to unlock it from the motherboard. Its not required but if you move the pc and it comes partially out it could cause a potentially bad problem.
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April 16, 2013 7:40:42 PM

he must have broke the plastic clip on the board that hold the card in the slot .
April 16, 2013 7:42:08 PM

Airm3n said:
Means the clip you push to unlock it from the motherboard. Its not required but if you move the pc and it comes partially out it could cause a potentially bad problem.


Thanks! My PC isn't going anyway
April 16, 2013 7:43:41 PM

Ok but i'd be careful don't bump it or set stuff on it. While it coming loose might just mean you have to plug it back in I wouldn't test it out to see what happens if it does.
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April 16, 2013 7:45:20 PM

Yeah if it's the sliding plastic clip on the mobo you should be fine, just check on it every once in a while and if you move the PC, I would double check that the GPU hasn't moved. Another option, if you have this option, is to put the case on it's side, so gravity holds the GPU in place, but this is only if you have that option and not restrict any vents from getting air to them.
April 16, 2013 7:50:13 PM

lunyone said:
Yeah if it's the sliding plastic clip on the mobo you should be fine, just check on it every once in a while and if you move the PC, I would double check that the GPU hasn't moved. Another option, if you have this option, is to put the case on it's side, so gravity holds the GPU in place, but this is only if you have that option and not restrict any vents from getting air to them.


Thanks for the tip! Will do.
April 16, 2013 7:50:14 PM

lunyone said:
Yeah if it's the sliding plastic clip on the mobo you should be fine, just check on it every once in a while and if you move the PC, I would double check that the GPU hasn't moved. Another option, if you have this option, is to put the case on it's side, so gravity holds the GPU in place, but this is only if you have that option and not restrict any vents from getting air to them.


Thanks for the tip! Will do.
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