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How do I know if my computer can support a graphics card

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October 11, 2012 4:56:46 PM

I am using crossfire ATI radeon 5670's which i know means has a PCI express slot but I don't know about my power supply I know its at least 500W because I can run crossfire, you might be able to tell I'm quite new to this about the biggest thing I have done is upgraded my RAM I am interested in getting the GTX 690 but obviously I don't want to spend the money if I cant run it some additional information that may be required is my motherboard is an Alienware board called the Alienware 04VWF2 and I am using 8 Gigs of RAM and am running an i7 2.66Ghz no overclock. Thanks in advance for any help.
October 11, 2012 5:49:25 PM

Well yeah kinda all depends on your power supply, you'll need to figure out how many watts you have. It should say right on it.
October 12, 2012 2:33:17 AM

High end cards need at least 600-800 watts of power for Crossfire systems.
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