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Will the radeon HD 6570 work with my computer

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February 28, 2012 6:48:27 PM

Hi guys, I have a dell inspiron 531
and I want to buy a new graphics card for it.
I have been looking at the radeon HD 6570, which looks pretty good.
But I need to know if it's compatible with my machine.

Here is my system information:

Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+ (2 CPUs), ~2.6GHz

Ram: 2048MB

Power: 300W.

BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOSTeDell System b6.00PG

Motherboard: Dell Inspiron 531S Motherboard RY206

DirectX 11

Windows 7 Ultimate

So, what do you guys say? Would it work?



February 28, 2012 7:32:19 PM

But some people say that 300W is just enough.

That the radeon graphic cards usually take up less than 100W.

Is this true?
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February 28, 2012 7:36:35 PM

300W seem a little weak. You'll know for sure after running it a couple of week when you smell smoke.
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February 28, 2012 7:40:00 PM

Hmm, so if I get a new power supply everything else would work fine?

Or can you guys recommend a graphics card that would run on a 300W power supply?
Just to save a couple of bucks.

I just need a graphics card good enough to run games like assassin's creed or batman arkham city.
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February 28, 2012 7:49:21 PM

If you want to know for sure connect a Kill a Watt to see how much power you are using under load. Most likely if you are running a 300 Watt power supply you don't have more than 200 watts of usability in it. I'm running a 5670 in my machine but I only push 170 watts under full gaming load because of how I built it. I'm also using a 380 watt 80% certified PSU, which makes a difference.
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February 28, 2012 8:57:50 PM

Hmm, well I could risk it, but I don't think it'll be a good idea.

As I said before, recommend any other graphic cards?

How about the 5570?
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February 28, 2012 9:21:32 PM

yes it will run perfectly fine, your only running a dual core which wont use much power + the card itself barley uses any power at all you could even run a 6670/7750 if you had the money.
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February 29, 2012 1:11:20 AM

newbie1337 said:
yes it will run perfectly fine, your only running a dual core which wont use much power + the card itself barley uses any power at all you could even run a 6670/7750 if you had the money.


You sure? Even though it says I should have 400W?



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March 10, 2012 4:07:47 AM

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