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  • Motherboards
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December 3, 2013 7:06:57 PM

Hi, I'm going to upgrade my videocard from an ATI HD 5850 to an NVIDIA GTX 760, and I just want to make absolutely sure before I make the purchase that my PC is compatible. By comparing specs requirements of the ATI HD 5850 and GTX 760, I'm almost sure that it will. Both require a pair of 6 pin connectors. Power Supply must be, at a minimum, 500w for both, mine is 600w. But, again, since I'm no expert, I want to be absolutely sure.

My system specs:

Model: Gateway FX6831-01
Motherboard: Gateway H57M01
CPU : Intel Core i7 860 @ 2.80GHz
OS: WIN 7
RAM: 8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 664MHz

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a c 1415 U Graphics card
December 3, 2013 7:11:03 PM

Yes should be fully compatible.
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a c 500 U Graphics card
December 3, 2013 7:11:53 PM

Yes that should be fine as long as your 600W PSU is a decent brand and model

Some models of the GTX 760 require a single 8 pin connector, so confirm the connectors before you buy, if your PSU has 6+2 PCI-E connectors then you should be fine
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December 3, 2013 7:31:51 PM

rolandzhang3 said:
Yes that should be fine as long as your 600W PSU is a decent brand and model

Some models of the GTX 760 require a single 8 pin connector, so confirm the connectors before you buy, if your PSU has 6+2 PCI-E connectors then you should be fine


Thanks for your help! I assume since my ATI HD 5850 is successfully plugged on the same PSU, the GTX 760 can be as well.

These are the two models I'm thinking of buying:

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

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http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DKX0NBU/ref=ox_sc_a...

Not sure if they are the same or slightly different. Neither of them say which kind of connectors they require.

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December 3, 2013 7:34:14 PM

The one on Newegg has a better cooling solution and has plugs 2 x 6pin PCIe power connectors.
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December 3, 2013 7:34:35 PM

I'd go for the one with the aftermarket cooler :D 

The first one you linked seems to use two 6 pin connectors so it should be fine, the rotational view isn't done well sadly
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December 3, 2013 8:18:53 PM

Thanks guys, you were very helpful. I'm going with newegg's model. Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays! :) 
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December 3, 2013 8:20:09 PM

Enjoy and happy Holidays.
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December 3, 2013 8:27:04 PM

Have fun :D 
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