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Will ati hd 5770 work in 1 0a

Hi, I have a 3 year old Dell Optiplex 755. This is a small form factor computer and uses a low profile vid card (radion hd 2400

xt) at present. I would like to upgrade to an ati hd 5770. The 5770 is designed for pcie 2.0. I am not exactly sure which

version slot I have. PCWizzard (software) says 1.0, Dells website says 1.0a and the intel Q35 chipset on the web says 1.1.

I have heard rumors that the 5770 will not work on 1.0 slot ..... anyone know a lot about this stuff?

Any info will be greatly appreciated.
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  1. if u could post system specs it would be appreciated and the pcie 2.0 slot is backwards compatible with 1.0 but a performance decrease will be noticed.
  2. hi thanks ... umm I screwed up ... i am looking at an ati 5570 low profile, not the 5770 my system specs are

    <<< System Summary >>>
    > Manufacturer : Dell Optiplex 755
    > Mainboard : Dell 0PU052
    > Chipset : Intel Q35
    > Processor : Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2400MHz
    > Physical Memory : 4096MB (4 x 1024 DDR2-SDRAM )
    > Video Card : ATI Radeon HD 2400 Pro
    > Hard Disk : Western Digital WD800ADFS-75SLR2 (80GB)
    > DVD-Rom Drive : Toshiba-Samsung DVD+-RW TS-L632H
    > Monitor Type : Acer AL1916W - 19 inches
    > Network Card : Intel 82566DM-2 Gigabit Network Connection
    > Operating System : Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.01.2600 Service Pack 3 (32-bit)
    > DirectX : Version 9.0c (September 2009)

    <<< Mainboard >>>
    > Manufacturer : Dell Inc.
    > Mainboard : Dell 0PU052
    > Bios : Dell Inc.
    > Chipset : Intel Q35
    > Physical Memory : 4096MB DDR2-SDRAM
    > LPC bus : Yes
    > PCI Bus : Yes
    > Bus PCI-Express : Yes
    > USB Bus : Yes
    > SMBus/i2c Bus : Yes
    > Bus HyperTransport : No
    > Bus QPI : No
    > Bus CardBus : No
    > Bus FireWire : No

    <<< Processor >>>
    > Processor : Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
    > Frequency : 2400MHz
    > Number of Core : 4
    > Support : Socket 775 LGA
    > Cache L1 : 4 x 64KB
    > Cache L2 : 2 x 4096KB
    > Voltage VID : 1.200 V
    > FPU Coprocessor : Present
    > Core 1 Activity : 0%
    > Core 2 Activity : 0%
    > Core 3 Activity : 0%
    > Core 4 Activity : 0%

    <<< Video >>>
    > Current Display : 1440x900 pixels at 60 Hz inTrue Colors (32-bit)
    > Number of monitor : 1
    > Monitor Type : Acer AL1916W
    > Video Card : ATI Radeon HD 2400 Pro
    > OpenCL : No
    > OpenGL : Yes
    > GDI Plus : Yes
    > Direct2D : No


    I have read they are compatable with 1.1 but I think i saw a thing at asus that said 1.0 was not and i am not sure about 1.0a

    heck i am not sure about too much. The last card i bought (not a video card) would not fit beecause there are a bunch of capacitors in the way ... so I am a little gun shy.
  3. some of the cards are pcie 2.1 and some 2.0. Its the 2.1 cards that may/may not have compatability issues with 1.x. Get a 2.0 card and you should be fine.
  4. That sounds good .... however it is this kind of story that scares me lol

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/283103-33-radeon-5570-945gct-motherboard
  5. well that is the world of computers for you. sometimes you just get incompatabilities, no matter what your config.
  6. The 5570 will work in your older standard slot just fine. Make sure you order the correct 5570 (low profile) to ensure it fits and that your PSU is sufficient to power it.

    What is the wattage on your current PSU?
  7. it appears to be 275 watts .... I think the 5570 is a relatively low power consumption card
  8. also looks like the 5570 at 45 watts (max) is about 20 watts more demanding than the radeon hd 2400 xt in there now (rated) 25 watts.

    As my computer draws less than 1.5 amps generally (It reads 1 amp) I think I would be willing to take a chance on it.
  9. Best answer
    ATI recommends a 400w PSU, but I have seen similar ATI cards in systems such as yours work just fine.

    I recommend you go ahead with the 5570 and enjoy! Good luck!!!

    http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/graphics/ati-radeon-hd-5000/hd-5570/Pages/hd-5570-overview.aspx#3
  10. Best answer selected by wahala99.
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