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Gtx 770 Bottleneck on amd fx 4130 Black Edition

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February 26, 2014 10:43:12 PM

After doing some research online and talking with associates at Tiger direct and Best Buy I purchased a Nvidia Geforce GTX 770 2gb and after getting home I found out that my psu doesnt have the proper 8 pin so Im going back to get an adaptor for it tomorrow.I have two questions.
1.Is there anything I need to be careful about when getting this adaptor ? I dont want to fry my mb or GPU.The fact that it doesnt fit makes me think it isnt suppose to work but friends keep telling me to just get the adaptor.
2.As I told friends about my specs while I was asking about the power issue they seem to think that I wont see much improvement from my hd 7850 1gb.So I want to know if its worth it to keep this card or get a different one ?
Here is what I have

MSI 760gm-p34(MB)
8gb(Ram)
AMD FX4130(3.8ghz) quad core Black edition
and of course the new card-Geforce gtx 770 2gb

I apologize if I messed up some info here Its my first post.Any help is greatly appreciated.


Sorry,I have a lsp ultra 650 watt http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...

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February 26, 2014 10:49:12 PM

u didnt mention ur psu?
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February 26, 2014 10:49:51 PM

More important what Power supply do you have? You need a 600w PSU for that card and setup. Also if you are getting a molex adapter for the card it usualy comes with 2 molex plugs attached, split the power over 2 rails by connecting 1 plug to each rail to share the load (PSU dependent as some can only give so much current on each rail).
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February 26, 2014 10:51:45 PM

What is your budget for the GPU? and what is the model of your PSU?
Yes, you will definitely see a lot of improvement going from 7850 to a GTX 770.
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February 26, 2014 11:03:39 PM

As far as my budget goes I would like to keep this one but I don't want to have a 400$ card if my cpu is gonna hold it back a ton.
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February 26, 2014 11:07:27 PM

Model of your PSU please.
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February 26, 2014 11:12:53 PM

here wattage and brand req :p 
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February 26, 2014 11:28:33 PM

Actually Ultra is not the worst thing in the world, they are only sold through tigerdirect to my knowledge. Anyways, the PSU does come with a 8 pin for PCI-E power, look more carefully, it has 4 yellow cables and 4 black.
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February 26, 2014 11:32:51 PM

It does but it doesnt fit the 770
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February 26, 2014 11:37:40 PM

What do you mean it doesn't fit? Does it require more plugs? Does it physically not able to plug into it? It's a standard PCI-E plug so I don't see how it shouldn't fit.
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February 26, 2014 11:42:05 PM

There is certain pins that are square and others with angles and the do not match up>It seems like this is a well known issue but alot of people where saying there card came with an adaptor.The number of pins is correct but the plastic that surrounds them(The male end coming from the psu) doesnt match up.
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February 26, 2014 11:42:51 PM

Double post
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February 26, 2014 11:43:52 PM

Flip it upside and it should work.
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February 26, 2014 11:45:31 PM

I tried using two 6 pins but when I turned the pc on it said plugin the pci cables and restart.I cant fix the power supply issue tonight.Im really curious about is will my cpu hold this card back so much that it isnt worth it ?
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February 26, 2014 11:46:19 PM

IDontUnderstand said:
Flip it upside and it should work.


I tried that.Thanks anyway.
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February 26, 2014 11:50:21 PM

No it probably won't bottleneck your GPU's performance, but I would still recommend upgrading your CPU/MB when you can as anything other than gaming will be a lot slower.
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February 26, 2014 11:53:16 PM

650w is enough so u can use it
in future change the cpu to fx 6300 to have a good boost
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February 26, 2014 11:56:55 PM

IDontUnderstand said:
No it probably won't bottleneck your GPU's performance, but I would still recommend upgrading your CPU/MB when you can as anything other than gaming will be a lot slower.


Do you mean because I have a powerful gpu and a crappy cpu it gonna make regular tasks outside of gaming slow ? Im asking because right now everything moves fast enough for me.I think the pc runs great.Are you saying it will get worse than it is now when I add the better card ?
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February 26, 2014 11:59:35 PM

nashdes001 said:
650w is enough so u can use it
in future change the cpu to fx 6300 to have a good boost

Well since you said that now I gotta ask.. Will my mb support those chips ? My friend was showing me some and the eight cores wouldnt work on my mb.Also how can I find out what will be compatible so in the future I can save you guys some trouble ?
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February 27, 2014 12:27:47 AM

IDontUnderstand said:
It'll not make your current performance worse, I was just trying to saying that as technology moves on, the processor might feel slower on its own.
Your motherboard will support the six-core FX 6300
http://www.msi.com/product/mb/760GMP34_FX.html#/?div=CP...


Is it worth it to get that cpu until I can afford to do an intel build ? or would you suggest just saving for the a new build ?
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February 27, 2014 12:31:24 AM

I picked the wrong solution.Sorry.Thank you all so much for your help.
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February 27, 2014 12:35:14 AM

Whether it's worth it or not really depends on your experience after you put in that GPU and play for a few. If you think everything goes well with one and another, then you should just save your money. PC only needs to be upgraded when you as the user feels like it.
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February 27, 2014 12:37:43 AM

Rumrunner 24 said:
nashdes001 said:
650w is enough so u can use it
in future change the cpu to fx 6300 to have a good boost

Well since you said that now I gotta ask.. Will my mb support those chips ? My friend was showing me some and the eight cores wouldnt work on my mb.Also how can I find out what will be compatible so in the future I can save you guys some trouble ?

http://www.msi.com/product/mb/760GMP34_FX.html#/?div=CP...

it supports 8300 series also so fx 6300 is supported

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February 27, 2014 12:43:01 AM

nashdes001 said:
Rumrunner 24 said:
nashdes001 said:
650w is enough so u can use it
in future change the cpu to fx 6300 to have a good boost

Well since you said that now I gotta ask.. Will my mb support those chips ? My friend was showing me some and the eight cores wouldnt work on my mb.Also how can I find out what will be compatible so in the future I can save you guys some trouble ?

http://www.msi.com/product/mb/760GMP34_FX.html#/?div=CP...

it supports 8300 series also so fx 6300 is supported



Just to clarify, it won't support FX 8320 or FX 8350.
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