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Will the ATI Radeon HD 5770 work with my rig? And if so, how well?

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December 10, 2009 9:35:00 PM

I have a Dell Optiplex 360 with a Core 2 Duo E7400, with PCI Express x16 (1.0) and a 320w PSU I am planning on buying the ATI Radeon HD 5770 and the wattage calculators I've used have said I need about a 301W PSU to power my rig. I have 2 sticks of DDR2 800Mhz RAM (2GB total at the moment, but soon to be 4) one DVD R/W combo drive, 2 SATA 7200RPM HDDs, one 120mm fan, and a Sound Blaster X-fi limited edition (PCI). I set the capacitor aging to about 25% because the PSU I upgraded to is a few years old. Will this rig work? How will this card perform at PCI Express x16 1.0? And how much of an upgrade is this from an 8600GT? (Probably an obvious question but I'm just checking) And I am running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.

P.S. I used this to calculate my recommended PSU wattage. http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp

Thanks. And yes I do know the factory recommended wattage...but the calculator says otherwise... :o 
December 10, 2009 11:05:11 PM

+1 on the bigger psu, the bump up will be a tremendous one, itll work fine with ur setup, the only issue is the psu.
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