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

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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  1. Best answer
    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.
  2. Yes go for HD 7770. But you can go with a GTX 660 also which suits your budget too. What is the make/model of Power supply ?

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($160.00 @ Newegg)
    Total: $160.00
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-23 09:20 EST-0500)
  3. 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?
  4. Every comment about power supply is unnecessary because radeon 7770 use less power than 9800 gt (85w vs 105w).
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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?
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Quote:
    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.
  13. 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_750/maxima_force_010.jpg

    Important part is Model and how many amps on +12v
  14. better yet, photograph it and post link here.
  15. 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_750/maxima_force_010.jpg

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

    i will try and do that right now. which one is the amps?
  16. 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?
  17. 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_750/maxima_force_010.jpg

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

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



    http://postimg.org/image/twzmp1e3z/
  18. stormworm 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_750/maxima_force_010.jpg

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

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



    http://postimg.org/image/twzmp1e3z/

    okay,going to switch to my laptop so i can open the case.
  19. You don't need to shut down the PC to open the case. Just keep away from the fans.
  20. Keep hair away from fans :)
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. Note the AMD AND Nvidia drivers installed AT THE SAME TIME!
  25. 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...
  26. 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.
  27. Well, glad to know something new. I had problems with drivers even if just updating to latest one...
  28. 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_750/maxima_force_010.jpg

    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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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_750/maxima_force_010.jpg

    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.
  32. 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:
  33. 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_750/maxima_force_010.jpg

    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
  34. 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_750/maxima_force_010.jpg

    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$
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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 £
  38. 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?
  39. 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.
  40. Yes. Basically.
  41. Okay, I would like to thank everyone that posted on this thread and gave me answers to all my questions.Thank you very much.
  42. You're welcome!
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