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*My 9800GT died. Will my computer support a HD7770?*

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December 23, 2013 5:44:11 AM

Hello.I would like to ask for help on this matter.Please explain in simple English as I am not really good in computer terms or the English language itself.

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT:Gaming, mostly League,Skyrim and Battlefield.

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY:Geforce 9800GT[died]. I have a 500W power supply.

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS:I have a Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R and 4GB RAM.

I live in Malaysia and it is very difficult to find good graphics card here. If a HD7770 is not right for my setup. Please recommend what other gpu I should get. I also can get a GTX 650. My budget is RM500 which is equivalent to around $150. Please help me solve this problem. Thank you very much in advance. :) 

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December 23, 2013 6:19:10 AM

Power supply is good if you could run 9800 gt.
These two cards you listed have similar power consumption.
Radeon 7770 is great card and you'll see great improvements in performance ( 7770 performs better in games you play).
If you have more questions feel free to ask.
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December 23, 2013 6:29:52 AM

Is there a website that you use to shop?
Card prices may change by country because of different supply/demand.
It'd be better if we use that website instead of suggesting cards from Newegg or other similar US/UK sites.
Also, a PSU differs by brand vastly.
A corsair, antec, seasonic power supply(which are the best ones) differs from a generic power supply and they could be very different in quality, sometimes to the point of killing your computer, especially if you're thinking of installing a powerful graphics card.
What brand do you use?
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December 23, 2013 6:36:25 AM

Every comment about power supply is unnecessary because radeon 7770 use less power than 9800 gt (85w vs 105w).
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December 23, 2013 6:38:39 AM

A guy had to replace his video card in 2 years as his power supply was low quality and it caused the card to malfunction causing shutdowns, freezes and blue screens.
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December 23, 2013 7:17:04 AM

cst1992 said:
A guy had to replace his video card in 2 years as his power supply was low quality and it caused the card to malfunction causing shutdowns, freezes and blue screens.


Well, system is from 2008 so it might be 5 years old. If that's the case, then PSU change is a must.
I don't see anything about BSOD or freezing in original post.
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December 23, 2013 7:44:37 AM

Quote:
Power supply is good if you could run 9800 gt.
These two cards you listed have similar power consumption.
Radeon 7770 is great card and you'll see great improvements in performance ( 7770 performs better in games you play).
If you have more questions feel free to ask.


So, the motherboard and psu will handle the gpu well?

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December 23, 2013 7:49:28 AM

You might have to re install windows if you are changing from Nvidia to Amd cards.
You might have to even if you buy the invidia but its less likely.
It is rare, but be prepared for it. Save your files to an external source just in case.
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December 23, 2013 7:53:40 AM

djule said:

So, the motherboard and psu will handle the gpu well?



which is your PSU? You may need to change it if it is generic.
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December 23, 2013 7:58:40 AM

djule said:
Quote:
Power supply is good if you could run 9800 gt.
These two cards you listed have similar power consumption.
Radeon 7770 is great card and you'll see great improvements in performance ( 7770 performs better in games you play).
If you have more questions feel free to ask.


So, the motherboard and psu will handle the gpu well?



Motherboard is OK.
If you ran 9800gt it should be ok. But as said before, better check which Power supply you have so we can tell you if it's good.
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December 23, 2013 8:03:51 AM

chrisso said:
You might have to re install windows if you are changing from Nvidia to Amd cards.
You might have to even if you buy the invidia but its less likely.
It is rare, but be prepared for it. Save your files to an external source just in case.


No need to reinstall Windows if changing only GPU.

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December 23, 2013 8:08:20 AM

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Motherboard is OK.
If you ran 9800gt it should be ok. But as said before, better check which Power supply you have so we can tell you if it's good.

I have had the psu together with the 9800GT for almost 5 years now with no problems. I don't really know the brand of it though.
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December 23, 2013 8:22:57 AM

better yet, photograph it and post link here.
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December 23, 2013 8:26:28 AM

djule said:

i will try and do that right now. which one is the amps?



In the pic, there is something like 12v1, 12v2, etc.
Below that the current is given in A. (18A for four).
You may have just +12V or +12V1, +12v2 like that
There will be a current rating below that.
What is that?
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December 23, 2013 8:35:13 AM

You don't need to shut down the PC to open the case. Just keep away from the fans.
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December 23, 2013 8:37:40 AM

Keep hair away from fans :) 
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December 23, 2013 8:49:52 AM

chrisso said:
You might have to re install windows if you are changing from Nvidia to Amd cards.
You might have to even if you buy the invidia but its less likely.
It is rare, but be prepared for it. Save your files to an external source just in case.


No you don't, the OP doesn't even have to uninstall the Nvidia drivers.
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December 23, 2013 8:53:11 AM

Mousemonkey said:
chrisso said:
You might have to re install windows if you are changing from Nvidia to Amd cards.
You might have to even if you buy the invidia but its less likely.
It is rare, but be prepared for it. Save your files to an external source just in case.


No you don't, the OP doesn't even have to uninstall the Nvidia drivers.


What?
OFC he need to uninstall, he's switching to Radeon.
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December 23, 2013 8:56:50 AM

stormworm said:
Mousemonkey said:
chrisso said:
You might have to re install windows if you are changing from Nvidia to Amd cards.
You might have to even if you buy the invidia but its less likely.
It is rare, but be prepared for it. Save your files to an external source just in case.


No you don't, the OP doesn't even have to uninstall the Nvidia drivers.


What?
OFC he need to uninstall, he's switching to Radeon.


If the OP is using Vista then maybe but W7 and XP both use WDDM 1.1 and as I have AMD drivers and Nvidia drivers on the same W7 install I know for a fact that there is no conflicts when running both of them.
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December 23, 2013 9:03:05 AM

Note the AMD AND Nvidia drivers installed AT THE SAME TIME!
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December 23, 2013 9:06:33 AM

Every day learning something new. But why you have both drivers on same PC?
If he doesn't need nvidia drivers ( and he doesn't because his nvidia card is dead) he should uninstall them...
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December 23, 2013 9:12:56 AM

stormworm said:
Every day learning something new. But why you have both drivers on same PC?
If he doesn't need nvidia drivers ( and he doesn't because his nvidia card is dead) he should uninstall them...


Because not only does it bust the myth that you can't have both drivers on the same PC but I may put the 7790 back in at some point to see if newer drivers are any better and on the next PC I shall be running both cards at the same time, the only reason I'm not doing that now is because the second PCIe slot on that motherboard got fried by fire last year.
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December 23, 2013 9:16:47 AM

Well, glad to know something new. I had problems with drivers even if just updating to latest one...
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December 23, 2013 9:26:42 AM

stormworm said:
If you can open case and look what it says on sticker like on this pic

http://rwlabs.com/images/articles/lian_li/maxima_force_...

Important part is Model and how many amps on +12v

couldnt take a photo because both phone and camera ran out of charge.

The psu says Sollers Powers Supply.

+5V/14A,+12V/18A,-5V/0.5A,-12V/0.8A,+3.3V/14A,+5VSB/2A
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December 23, 2013 9:27:09 AM

stormworm said:
Well, glad to know something new. I had problems with drivers even if just updating to latest one...


Hopefully you will now correct others who try to perpetuate the myth. :D 
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December 23, 2013 9:29:55 AM

Mousemonkey said:
stormworm said:
Well, glad to know something new. I had problems with drivers even if just updating to latest one...


Hopefully you will now correct others who try to perpetuate the myth. :D 


OFC! :p  Might try installing old ATI 3450 and see if it works
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December 23, 2013 9:30:31 AM

djule said:
stormworm said:
If you can open case and look what it says on sticker like on this pic

http://rwlabs.com/images/articles/lian_li/maxima_force_...

Important part is Model and how many amps on +12v

couldnt take a photo because both phone and camera ran out of charge.

The psu says Sollers Powers Supply.

+5V/14A,+12V/18A,-5V/0.5A,-12V/0.8A,+3.3V/14A,+5VSB/2A


Can't find it on Google.
Anyway. It's a generic PSU, and not recommended for gaming.
Get a decent one, with 28A atleast.
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December 23, 2013 9:32:49 AM

stormworm said:
Mousemonkey said:
stormworm said:
Well, glad to know something new. I had problems with drivers even if just updating to latest one...


Hopefully you will now correct others who try to perpetuate the myth. :D 


OFC! :p  Might try installing old ATI 3450 and see if it works


Just don't try it with Vista or you'll be in a world of hurt! :lol: 
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December 23, 2013 9:43:24 AM

cst1992 said:
djule said:
stormworm said:
If you can open case and look what it says on sticker like on this pic

http://rwlabs.com/images/articles/lian_li/maxima_force_...

Important part is Model and how many amps on +12v

couldnt take a photo because both phone and camera ran out of charge.

The psu says Sollers Powers Supply.

+5V/14A,+12V/18A,-5V/0.5A,-12V/0.8A,+3.3V/14A,+5VSB/2A


Can't find it on Google.
Anyway. It's a generic PSU, and not recommended for gaming.
Get a decent one, with 28A atleast.

how do I know if it is 28A? What are some good brands? and how much will it set me back? sorry for lots of questions
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December 23, 2013 9:46:58 AM

djule said:
cst1992 said:
djule said:
stormworm said:
If you can open case and look what it says on sticker like on this pic

http://rwlabs.com/images/articles/lian_li/maxima_force_...

Important part is Model and how many amps on +12v

couldnt take a photo because both phone and camera ran out of charge.

The psu says Sollers Powers Supply.

+5V/14A,+12V/18A,-5V/0.5A,-12V/0.8A,+3.3V/14A,+5VSB/2A


Can't find it on Google.
Anyway. It's a generic PSU, and not recommended for gaming.
Get a decent one, with 28A atleast.

how do I know if it is 28A? What are some good brands? and how much will it set me back? sorry for lots of questions


It should write on sticker.
Good brands are Corsair, Seasonic, Antec, Enermax, XFX, Silverstone.
400w costs between 30 and 40$
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December 23, 2013 9:54:21 AM

I still stay with my suggestion, if psu could run 9800 gt, than it won't be a problem with 7770.
It can be replaced later if there's need.
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December 23, 2013 9:57:11 AM

stormworm said:

Good brands are Corsair, Seasonic, Antec, Enermax, XFX, Silverstone.
400w costs between 30 and 40$

+1.
You should be looking for a 400-450W power supply from the above brands. They begin from $45.
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December 23, 2013 10:06:36 AM

cst1992 said:
stormworm said:

Good brands are Corsair, Seasonic, Antec, Enermax, XFX, Silverstone.
400w costs between 30 and 40$

+1.
You should be looking for a 400-450W power supply from the above brands. They begin from $45.


My mistake, I was looking at amazon uk, prices are in £
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December 23, 2013 10:07:17 AM

stormworm said:
I still stay with my suggestion, if psu could run 9800 gt, than it won't be a problem with 7770.
It can be replaced later if there's need.

So, my rig is basically okay to run with the 7770 without needing to change anything except a new psu only when needed in the future?

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December 23, 2013 10:09:26 AM

djule said:
stormworm said:
I still stay with my suggestion, if psu could run 9800 gt, than it won't be a problem with 7770.
It can be replaced later if there's need.

So, my rig is basically okay to run with the 7770 without needing to change anything except a new psu only when needed in the future?



I would say yes. PSU usually lasts 5-7 years under normal usage, so when you can buy new one.
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December 23, 2013 10:14:22 AM

Yes. Basically.
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December 23, 2013 10:19:44 AM

Okay, I would like to thank everyone that posted on this thread and gave me answers to all my questions.Thank you very much.
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December 23, 2013 10:36:47 AM

You're welcome!
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