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ATI 5570 on 300W PSU?

Hey guys, I'm ordering an Sapphire ATI 5570 1GB, it's a low profile card that costed about 60 dollars, and i'm installing it on my gateway with a stock 300W psu, will it safely run? Here are the specs of the Gateway DX4300-15e that i have.

8 GB DDR2 RAm
AMD Phenom II X4 810
Integrated ATI 3200 Graphics
300W PSU
Systemboard with AMD 780G Chipset
1 TB HD

If anyone has any PSU's they know in the 35-45 dollar range, can they post them? I'm very skeptical about me upgrading power supplies because isn't the power supply i'm supposed to upgrade be the exact same size as my current one?

Whatever, but I'd like to know if this graphics card can run safely on this comp with 300w, and if anyone has suggestions for a power supply they are sure which is compatible with the gateway, can they please post them? I'd like to think to myself that the card would run on 300w but I'm asking you guys cause i'm sure you guys are more experienced with computers. Thanks alot.
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  1. It will run fine on that psu,my brother runs that card with a 250 w psu!

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102874

    The LP bracket is easy to attach.The full height bracket comes off easy!
  2. HD 5570 is a very low end card and can run easily on 300w psu..
  3. Oh, and one more thing, it's a Pci Express 2.1 but I only have a x16 Pci-e slot, and i've heard people have problems putting 2.1 cards in regular x16 slots, is that true?
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    Yeah, there have been people who stated that they had issues with a PCI-e 2.1 video card in a PCI-e 1.x slot. I doubt Gateway has released a BIOS update to fix the potential issue but it's worth going to their site to check it out.

    Newegg has a PCI-e 2.0 HD 5570, but it is pretty expensive at $80:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814103177

    For the amount of money you might as well buy the cheaper PCI-e 2.0 HD 5670 for $63 after rebate. Yeah, the slower HD 5570 has 1GB of VRAM and the faster HD 5670 only has 512MB of VRAM, but even the HD 5670 is too slow to make use of more than 512MB of VRAM. The HD 5670 will so run on a 300w PSU so you don't need to worry about upgrading the power supply.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102870&cm_re=HD_5670-_-14-102-870-_-Product

    EDIT:

    Sorry, I missed the fact that you are looking for a low profile card. Those cards I linked to are not low profile cards.
  5. jaguarskx said:
    Yeah, there have been people who stated that they had issues with a PCI-e 2.1 video card in a PCI-e 1.x slot. I doubt Gateway has released a BIOS update to fix the potential issue but it's worth going to their site to check it out.

    Newegg has a PCI-e 2.0 HD 5570, but it is pretty expensive at $80:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814103177

    For the amount of money you might as well buy the cheaper PCI-e 2.0 HD 5670 for $63 after rebate. Yeah, the slower HD 5570 has 1GB of VRAM and the faster HD 5670 only has 512MB of VRAM, but even the HD 5670 is too slow to make use of more than 512MB of VRAM. The HD 5670 will so run on a 300w PSU so you don't need to worry about upgrading the power supply.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102870&cm_re=HD_5670-_-14-102-870-_-Product

    EDIT:

    Sorry, I missed the fact that you are looking for a low profile card. Those cards I linked to are not low profile cards.



    I didn't do my research and only found out about the incompatibility after I ordered the card (Yes I ordered it already.)
    Oh God. I don't want to have wasted 60 bucks for nothing lol. I'll Install the card and see how it works, if not I will probaly RMA it :(
  6. yopperpo said:
    I didn't do my research and only found out about the incompatibility after I ordered the card (Yes I ordered it already.)
    Oh God. I don't want to have wasted 60 bucks for nothing lol. I'll Install the card and see how it works, if not I will probaly RMA it :(


    Post back after you install it. Hopefully, you'll be okay.
  7. Ok, I Installed it and it works great, though I have trouble installing the low profile bracket, but the card runs great, thanks guys.
  8. Good job!
  9. My Friend has a 5550 on a 250 Watt PSU (Compaq brand) so I'm guessing a 5570 would do it on a 300Watt PSU
  10. Best answer selected by yopperpo.
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