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March 24, 2012 10:20:37 PM

http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/ca/en/ho/WF06b/12454-124...

So, I have this computer, and I wanna add in another 5770.
Do I have to change anything in order to do this?
and how much would it cost to change things?

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March 25, 2012 9:15:07 PM

Hi,

Your motherboard only has a single PCI-Express x16 slot, so you can only install a single video card. No crossfire or SLI. Replacing the MB to get two 5770s doesn't make sense. Instead replace the HD5770 with a stronger video card. This link will get you a few more details on your system . http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Docume...

The 5770 (also known as the HD6770) is a very nice card. You are going to need to spend some money ($200+) to get a video card that is noticeably stronger. (But you can sell the 5770 for $50-$70 if you want np). Look at the hierarchy table in the back of the article and then look at video cards that are 3 or more tiers above the 5770/6770 you currently have. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

NOTE: nvidia just this week GA'd a new really strong high end card (gtx680), and video card prices are falling. If you hang out a month you'll get more value. Then again, you'll be waiting. But the 5770 is really a nice card.

With the 460 watt PSU you can install a video card drawing up to 250 watts without changing out the power supply. On really high end cards make sure you have room in your case to install the card -- some cards will be too long.

edit: the 460 watt power supply (PSU) I ref'd above is what you currently have in your PC. It is a strong PSU compared to most PSUs shipped in HP PCs. No need to swap it out in order to install a new video card.
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March 26, 2012 11:21:47 PM

tsnor said:
Hi,

Your motherboard only has a single PCI-Express x16 slot, so you can only install a single video card. No crossfire or SLI. Replacing the MB to get two 5770s doesn't make sense. Instead replace the HD5770 with a stronger video card. This link will get you a few more details on your system . http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Docume...

The 5770 (also known as the HD6770) is a very nice card. You are going to need to spend some money ($200+) to get a video card that is noticeably stronger. (But you can sell the 5770 for $50-$70 if you want np). Look at the hierarchy table in the back of the article and then look at video cards that are 3 or more tiers above the 5770/6770 you currently have. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

NOTE: nvidia just this week GA'd a new really strong high end card (gtx680), and video card prices are falling. If you hang out a month you'll get more value. Then again, you'll be waiting. But the 5770 is really a nice card.

With the 460 watt PSU you can install a video card drawing up to 250 watts without changing out the power supply. On really high end cards make sure you have room in your case to install the card -- some cards will be too long.

edit: the 460 watt power supply (PSU) I ref'd above is what you currently have in your PC. It is a strong PSU compared to most PSUs shipped in HP PCs. No need to swap it out in order to install a new video card.


I also want to put my motherboard into a new case, how hard will it be?
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April 22, 2012 2:57:38 AM

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