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amd HD radeon R7870 requirements

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September 26, 2013 6:34:17 PM

well i am going to buy xfx radeon HD R7870...my system has 4 gb ram,AMD phenom II 840 processor,asus M4A88T-M-LE motherboard,corsair cx500 psu...i think they are quite compatible with the card..so should i go ahead or any change required in the hardware?...also which operating system should i use?windows 7 32 bit or windows 8 64 bit?...plz help...

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a b À AMD
September 26, 2013 6:44:50 PM

Yes, they're compatible.

You should use 64-bit Windows, because 32-bit Windows cannot fully utilize 4 GB RAM. Whether it's Win 8 or 7 doesn't really matter much.
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September 27, 2013 4:30:11 AM

Sakkura said:
Yes, they're compatible.

You should use 64-bit Windows, because 32-bit Windows cannot fully utilize 4 GB RAM. Whether it's Win 8 or 7 doesn't really matter much.


well,now my system has only win7 32 bit..if i use it for at least a a week on this card,shall i face serious problem?..i mean...bcz i cant uninstall this win7 32 bit right now as its in Drive C.....and i have some important files there...should i keep using it?
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a b À AMD
September 27, 2013 4:39:05 AM

It doesn't cause any serious problems, it just means your computer only has access to about 3-3.5 GB of RAM.
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September 27, 2013 11:49:18 AM

Sakkura said:
It doesn't cause any serious problems, it just means your computer only has access to about 3-3.5 GB of RAM.


yeah thanks a lot....i will install separate win 8 64 on a different partition for games!
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