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Upgrading GPU, 5770

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March 17, 2010 6:57:30 PM

Its been a while since I built my comp and I was wondering if the 5770 would be compatible with my PCIe mobo. its not PICe 2.0, its about 2 years old

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a b U Graphics card
March 17, 2010 7:08:56 PM

Yep. PCIe x16 1.0 and 2.0 are backward compatible. A 5770 wont need more bandwidth than 1.0 supplies. As long as you have a power connector for the card (and a 450w+ PSU) you will be fine upgrading.
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a c 109 U Graphics card
March 17, 2010 7:10:00 PM

Should be. Only a few early PCI-E 1.0 motherboards are not compatible with PCI-E 2.0 cards, but that's because they didn't strictly comply to PCI-E 1.0/1.1 in the first place.
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a c 109 U Graphics card
March 17, 2010 7:10:29 PM

Anyway, should work :bounce: 
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March 19, 2010 1:50:26 PM

thanks guys, makes it much easier.
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a c 160 U Graphics card
March 19, 2010 1:55:58 PM

Yeah you should be fine. Just make sure your PSU is up to par for the 5770. It doesn't' take much power, but a lower wattage or oem PSU's usually don't deliver enough juice.

The 5770 is a good mainstream card. They overclock well to if you want to try your hand at it. ATI cards are by far the easiest to OC with the ATI Overdrive tool.
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