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Will the Radeon HD 6670 graphics card work in my computer?

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July 1, 2012 3:08:52 AM

Hi everyone, I'm looking to upgrade the graphics on my computer that I bought about 2-3 years ago. The graphics card I've been looking at is the Radeon HD 6670 (here is the link: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... ). This seems like a really nice card for my budget and purposes. I do play some games, nothing too graphically intensive though.

Anyways, I'm concerned that this graphics card may not work with my computer and want to be 100% sure that it will work before I buy it. I haven't changed anything hardware-wise as of yet. Here's the specs:

Monitor: eMachines E182H (1366 x 768)
Motherboard: ECS MCP73VT-PM
CPU: DualCore Intel Pentium E5400, 2700 MHz (13.5 x 200)
Memory: 4 GB
Graphic card: Nvidia GeForce 7050 (integrated)
PSU: 250W
Detailed Info: http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/emachines-et1831-07/45...

My main concern is that the Radeon 6670 graphics card is listed as being PCI express 2.1 (x16) and my computer only has a PCI express 1.0 (x16) slot. I've researched it online and some sources say that the 2.1 card will work in the 1.0 slot and some say that it's possible it won't, based on the motherboard model. Here's 2 pictures I took while looking at the PCI slots if that would help: http://i.imgur.com/sjIYk.jpg and http://i.imgur.com/sMcNt.jpg.

Also, since the slots are so far away from the back of the computer would that be a problem?

My other concern is that the PSU is only 250W and I'm not sure what's needed for the Radeon HD 6670.

If this graphics card wouldn't work, any suggestions for some that would work would be great (around or under $100). Or if I'm just being really paranoid then that's cool too :na:  . But anyways I appreciate any help as I'm a complete newb at this sort of stuff. Thanks!

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a c 104 U Graphics card
July 1, 2012 3:21:19 AM

ok so the card will work in your system no problem.

1. The card is PCIE 2.1 x16 but it will work perfectly fine in a PCIE 1.0 x16 slot

2. It will also fit with the way the slots are arranged in relation to the back of the case...most motherboards have a standardized distance

the only concern I have is your Powersupply...its only 250watts which really isnt alot. Also I would recommend that you get a 7750 instead..they are faster and consume less power

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July 1, 2012 3:43:20 AM

Alright great, thanks so much. So since my power supply's wattage is low, the 7750 would be the better choice?
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a c 104 U Graphics card
July 1, 2012 3:47:56 AM

yea the 7750 would be a better choice regardless bc it is faster too
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a c 85 U Graphics card
July 1, 2012 4:03:37 AM

second the 7750
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July 1, 2012 4:17:01 AM

Alright I'm gonna go for the 7750, looks like it's worth the $20 extra. Thanks guys! :) 
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July 1, 2012 4:17:06 AM

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a c 274 U Graphics card
July 1, 2012 8:35:22 AM

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