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My computer can support an OEM HD 6570 would it be able to support an of shelf 6

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August 21, 2012 8:06:38 PM

I was able to run the OEM Radeon HD 6570 on my Computer with some pretty decent quality gaming,

I wanted to upgrade and since my PC only supports the wattage available for a 6570 would I be able to buy a
6670 and still be able to reliably run it on my system?

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Anonymous
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August 21, 2012 8:18:43 PM

that really isn't much, if at all, of an upgrade.
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August 21, 2012 8:19:02 PM

Yes, AMD recommends the same PSU (400w) for both the 6570 and the 6670. They each only use the 75w available via the PCI-e connection.
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a c 232 U Graphics card
August 21, 2012 8:26:19 PM

Actually, the 6570 and the 6670 use the same GPU core. Only the 6670 is running faster. Not really an upgrade and the performance difference will be minimal.
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Anonymous
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August 21, 2012 8:31:20 PM

jsrudd said:
Yes, AMD recommends the same PSU (400w) for both the 6570 and the 6670. They each only use the 75w available via the PCI-e connection.

that is not a good way to look at it.

all card will be different in what the draw from the pci-e slot. a card that only uses 40 watts can use a less total wattage PSU than one needing 70 watts.

recommendations on AMD and nVida's site are far from the final word; they do not take into account system configuration or quality of PSU; so they give a general recommendation based on common usage.
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August 21, 2012 8:37:59 PM

is it possible to get a better Card with 400W requirement?
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Anonymous
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August 21, 2012 8:41:59 PM

what it depends on is *what brand* of PSU use have and what your system is; like cpu in it.

edit: you could rock out with a 7750/7770
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August 21, 2012 8:44:49 PM

I don't think its a known brand name PSU, so i'm not sure. Its an OEM Acer Aspire PC

CPU is a 2nd Gen Core i5

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Anonymous
a c 117 U Graphics card
August 21, 2012 8:48:55 PM

it really would help a lot.

if you had a lower watt cpu like an i3 i wouldn't have a problem suggesting a 7770 even if you had to use an adapter for the molex to pci-e 6 pin power. but an i5 may cut it too close.

edit:if you can take the side off and look at the label to see how many amps are on the 12 volt rail.
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August 21, 2012 8:50:24 PM

so maybe a HD 7750 would be a better option?
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Anonymous
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August 21, 2012 8:51:05 PM

edit:if you can take the side off and look at the label to see how many amps are on the 12 volt rail.
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August 21, 2012 8:52:41 PM

AMD Says HD 7700 has a 500W requirement, I'm not sure my PSU has more then 400W
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August 21, 2012 8:54:58 PM

I can't now, i'm not near my computer
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August 21, 2012 8:56:19 PM

This is why you should have built your own. If you take off the side you'll likely void the warranty. At 400w, a 7750/70 is it assuming its a decent PSU (which it isn't), although that is still a low end card.
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Anonymous
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August 21, 2012 8:59:18 PM

you cannot void the warranty taking off the sides!
:pfff: 
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August 21, 2012 9:00:43 PM

Anonymous said:
you cannot void the warranty taking off the sides!
:pfff: 


Depends on the country and brand. Some, yes you can.
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August 21, 2012 9:02:01 PM

Smeg45 said:
Depends on the country and brand. Some, yes you can.

link please.
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August 21, 2012 9:05:50 PM

I Live in Canada, so not sure how that affects the warranty
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Anonymous
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August 21, 2012 9:15:07 PM

exilor said:
I Live in Canada, so not sure how that affects the warranty

it won't.
it is ludicrous for a computer manufacturer to keep people from taking off the sides and cleaning the dust out. changing the cpu yeah it can/will but not even installing a gpu in most instances will void the warranty
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August 22, 2012 3:00:29 AM

14.0 A on 12v it says
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Anonymous
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August 22, 2012 3:07:15 AM

that is very low; 144 watts.

are you sure that is the *only* 12 volt rail? some have label 12v1, 12v2.

still upgrading to a worth wild graphic card would defiantly call for an upgrade of that PSU.
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August 22, 2012 3:08:49 AM

Sorry, 12V1 = 8A 12V2 = 14A
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August 22, 2012 3:44:54 AM

But if 6570 works well on my system wouldn't 7570 still work since the system requirements are the same?
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Anonymous
a c 117 U Graphics card
August 22, 2012 3:48:02 AM

the 7570 is just a renamed 6570.

honestly any upgrade would be a 7750 or 7770 depending on what you can afford. and both of those would require a better PSU. sorry.
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August 22, 2012 5:00:53 AM

ok, here it is;
if that is a 400 watt PSU than it is a very horrible PSU. why?

because any decent PSU would have ~80% of its total watts on the 12 volt rail. so 80% of 400 is 320 watts; you have 264 watt (22*12) which is more inline with a 330 watt PSU (264/.8) not a 400 watt. horrible PSUs have too much on the 3.3 and 5 volt rails (which don't get used as much anymore) to embellish their total wattage.

and considering just that i would be not be surprised if the PSU went to the great beyond if pushed past 200 watts.

going by general recommendations from AMD can be misleading (but i said that already)

theoretically you can use a 7750 since it doesn't need a 6 pin PCI connection and it uses around 50 watts. but i highly suggest throwing that PSU in the trash before it takes out the whole system.

for the love of god man, this is only 30 freaking dollars!
Antec Basiq VP450 450W $29.99

and it also has a 6 pin PCI connection to get a much better graphics card.
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August 22, 2012 12:58:50 PM

My only problem is would it be compatible with my OEM motherboard? would every standard motherboard support this PSU?
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August 22, 2012 3:36:22 PM

Yes, an OEM board should still have standard 20 or 24 and 4 or 8 pin connectors for the PSU. The PSU the previous poster showed you should work fine.
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August 22, 2012 5:27:22 PM

Best answer selected by exilor.
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Anonymous
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August 22, 2012 11:36:09 PM

hoped i helped in way that was useful.
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