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Upgrading Graphics Card: Will chosen cards work?

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October 27, 2013 10:25:45 AM

I am upgrading my stock dell workstation 490 to a new graphics card, but before I buy it, I want to make sure it will work with your help. I have a 750w power supply and my motherboard is a Foxxconn LS-36, also my current graphics card is a FireGL v7200.

DxDiag: http://pastebin.com/bjA6QKv6

I am looking to get either this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Or this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I want the better card but again im not sure either of them will work, so I would appreciate anyone's help. Thanks in advance

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October 27, 2013 10:40:00 AM

Your card links are broken.
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October 27, 2013 11:35:20 AM

the card i would like is a SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6570 2GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card (100324L)
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October 27, 2013 11:39:21 AM

What are you using that for? You have a professional card and are planning to upgrade it with a entry level gaming card that handles professional apps worse.
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October 27, 2013 12:02:05 PM

I wanted to be able to play games slightly better
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October 27, 2013 12:06:15 PM

why does it handle professional apps worse?
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October 27, 2013 12:10:05 PM

If the PCIe X16 slot on the board is version 1.x then there might be a no video issue with ver 2.1 card like the 6570. That issue only applies to 2.1 cards no issue with 2.0 or 3.0 cards or if the slot is version 2.0 or newer.
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October 27, 2013 12:22:48 PM

The PCIe version is 1, the motherboard is old so it has the first PCIe version.
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October 27, 2013 12:24:24 PM

does that mean that the card wont be a downgrade in any respect?
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October 27, 2013 1:06:15 PM

It does mean that there is a chance that the card will not work in that motherboard, if it works it is an entry level gaming card and should allow some gaming. If you can find a HD7750 it is a stronger card about the same power consumption and does not have the no video issue in older slots.
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October 27, 2013 1:10:01 PM

ok thank you for all of the help
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March 23, 2015 6:44:41 PM

Just a follow up for anyone reading this in "the future"- The card was a refurbished PowerColor Radeon 7770 HD GHz Edition ($80), it has been working fine with no issues for over a year. It was the best purchase of my life. Keep in mind, my mobo is 8 years old inside a DELL Workstation from 2007 with a Dual Core Xeon CPU. To cap things off, I found the machine in a dumpster. It was in the garbage. Somehow, it is great for what it is, and I am more than pleased with performance. Some performance expectations for those looking to revive old computers:

Games That I have Played On said PC:
Skyrim- runs flawlessly on high
Source Games (CSGO, Tf2, FFoF, L4D2)- flawless
Blacklight:Retribution- for 1080p performance you need to go on Low but does not take away from the game
MineCraft- flawless
GTA4- Low 1080p to get 60+ fps but that game was optimized like shit
Orcs Must Die- flawless
Torchlight2- flawless
Chivalry- flawless
Dota2- flawless


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