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Will a GTX550ti fit my motherboard?

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September 19, 2012 2:27:12 AM

Motherboard: Asus P5QL-VM DO
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5200 @2.50GHz
Memory: 4.00 GB
64 bit operating system Windows 7 Professional
Current Graphics Card: Nvidia Geforce 9400 gt, old and the fan stopped working and its getting real hot.

From doing some research GTX550ti, gtx 460, and many of the redaeon cards seem great. Real question i had was, will this fit my motherboard....enough to play current games BF3 for example, without a problem? Also would i need to purchase anything else for this to work properly. TIA. I have a 23in screen at 1920x1080.

This is what i was looking at:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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September 19, 2012 2:40:39 AM

At that price, I would recommend the Radeon HD7770, as it uses less power and is faster for around the same price. Your processor might be slow for newer games, but it should suffice on lowered settings.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(comes with a free game too!)

As for other things you would need? What power supply are you running currently?
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September 19, 2012 2:44:50 AM

NVIDIA recommends a GTX 560 for BF3 at 1080p. Your CPU might also bottleneck your GPU if you go with a 560. If you don't want absolute best quality settings, a 550 Ti will work, but treat your eyes right and buy a card (and probably a new motherboard + CPU + RAM) that's meant for that monitor resolution. Alternatively, a Radeon 6950 or 7870 will also work.
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September 19, 2012 2:57:48 AM

Thanks for the quick replies! Im not sure what power supply im running now. Just a normal 3 prong cord from the cpu to the wall outlet.
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September 19, 2012 3:00:25 AM



The power supply is that grey rectangular box in the corner of the computer case. There should be a label on it telling you some information. That is the information we need.
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September 19, 2012 3:03:52 AM

It says:

LITEON

model number PS-5251-08
DC output 250w
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September 19, 2012 3:08:01 AM

That is not going to be able to run a 7770 or a 550Ti for that matter. It is going to need an upgrade.

If you do want to upgrade it, its not that hard. Its mainly plugging in and unplugging wires.

If not, we have a problem.
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September 19, 2012 3:43:30 AM



I would agree with you on that. Depending on the amps on the 12V rail it should do fine.
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September 19, 2012 4:14:34 PM

CaptainTom said:
Yeah honestly a 7750 should fit the bill. You PSU can run it, and it is about the same as a 550ti.


so a 7750 should work fine as is? No need to change power supply?
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September 19, 2012 8:16:54 PM

Mmm it depends on the amps on the 12V rail. What does the label say?
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September 19, 2012 10:20:14 PM

afinroo said:
so a 7750 should work fine as is? No need to change power supply?


IMO I see no way a PSU couldn't handle a 7750. It is supplied by just the motherboard. Any PSU built to support a mobo, can power the things plugged into it. (Assuming you aren't doing something dumb like putting a 140w CPU in a 95w board.
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September 20, 2012 5:08:11 PM

CaptainTom said:
IMO I see no way a PSU couldn't handle a 7750. It is supplied by just the motherboard. Any PSU built to support a mobo, can power the things plugged into it. (Assuming you aren't doing something dumb like putting a 140w CPU in a 95w board.


Makes perfect sence. Well i decided to purchase a Power Color HD 7750 due to the great price on newegg, and all i could fine were good reviews about it. I will keep you guys posted on how this setup works out for me. Thanks for everyones help!
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September 25, 2012 11:20:57 PM

Update...got the Power Color 7750 today! Install took me 4 minutes, if that. Installed drivers and everything was good to go. I like this card seems good so far. Hav not tried any newer games yet, but im sure it will be decent. Left for dead 2 looks pretty good. Thanks for the info guys, I had no issues with my 250W power supply.
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