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Upgrading Video Card...Quick Question!

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April 21, 2012 10:27:25 AM

Hello,

I'm in the market of upgrading my video card and possibly ram. The one question I have is I need to know if my system can handle this upgrade that I want to get.

I wan to upgrade my card probably to a Radeon 6950
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

My main concern is do I have a large enough power supply ??? I'm pretty sure everything else is compatible any input would be appreciated!

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 EVO
Cpu: AMD Phenom II X6 1100T
HDD: 2 basic old SD adaptered harddrives (LOL)
RAM: Kingston PC3-10600 DDR3 (2X4GB)
Current video card: Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTS
Current PSU: Corsair 500W

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a c 123 U Graphics card
April 21, 2012 10:44:47 AM

it's all about the amperage. 34amps might be pushing it but it may be fine. only one way to find out. I have some power supplies that are rated "weak" and run more than they should without problems or heat.

the video card. I have the XFX with the single fan. Runs rather warm. I just purchased the new Sapphire and it runs well and it also gives more FPS than my old one........... last time I priced it it was 229.... don't know what it is now.
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a c 214 U Graphics card
April 21, 2012 11:03:02 AM

Yes that PSU should work.Although you might want to think about upgrading to a better quality one whenever you have the money.
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a c 175 U Graphics card
April 21, 2012 11:48:52 AM

If you want to be safer, get the new 7850, it consumes far less power than 6950, same price, but faster.
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a c 123 U Graphics card
April 21, 2012 11:51:26 AM

refillable said:
If you want to be safer, get the new 7850, it consumes far less power than 6950, same price, but faster.



and there you have it..............
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a c 214 U Graphics card
April 21, 2012 11:56:25 AM

^+1
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April 28, 2012 4:49:17 AM

Best answer selected by wyattfamily2012.
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a c 274 U Graphics card
April 28, 2012 8:57:03 AM

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