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AMD Radeon HD 7770 Will It Work With My Pc?

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February 6, 2014 1:57:32 PM

Hello everyone, I have a pc thats "old", it runs on Windows XP(please don't laugh.). I can't afford a new pc atm but I am saving up for one. My current graphics is on board/integrated and its not great. My gf has an extra Radeon HD 7770 graphics card she wants to give me.

I have the PCIe 16 slot connector for it. But what I'm concerned about is will it work with Windows XP? On Radeons site it states "Windows XP currently not supported http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/graphics/7000/77... Altho I've heard aslong as you have the 16 slot connectors it should be fine.

So I'm here hoping for the right answer to be 100%.

My pc specs are below:
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6000+
RAM: 4GB
GPU: ATI Radeon HD 3200
M-Board: Tul TRS780-M1
PSU: 500Watts

Any info would be greatly appreciated. :) 

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a c 124 À AMD
February 6, 2014 7:21:48 PM

There's no reason the card shouldn't work on XP.
If your "500W" PSU has a PCIe aux 6 pin connector, it probably has enough capacity to run the HD 7770. If not, tell me the make/model of the PSU. The HD 7770 is an 80W card and needs aux power besides the 75W available at the slot.

You can get the latest driver for the HD 7770 here: http://support.amd.com/en-us/download
February 7, 2014 10:05:36 AM

clutchc said:
There's no reason the card shouldn't work on XP.
If your "500W" PSU has a PCIe aux 6 pin connector, it probably has enough capacity to run the HD 7770. If not, tell me the make/model of the PSU. The HD 7770 is an 80W card and needs aux power besides the 75W available at the slot.

You can get the latest driver for the HD 7770 here: http://support.amd.com/en-us/download


Thanks for the reply. :)  My PSU does have 6 pin connectors, But I have a question, I went ahead to the amd driver site, entered the info:
Desktop Graphics>Radeon HD Series>Radeon HD 7xxx Series PCIe>Windows Xp 32 Bit

It takes me to Catalyst Software Suite driver, when I look into the release notes I notice "The AMD Catalyst 13.9 Software Suite requires Windows 7 Service Pack 1 to be installed." Does that pretty much mean I won't be able to use the card? :(  Or do I not need to worry about that?
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a c 124 À AMD
February 7, 2014 11:57:55 AM

That just pertains to Win7, not Xp.
But you should be able to opt for 13.12, the latest driver, not 13.9. I just tried it and was offered both. 13.12 has the new Frame Pacing technology to eliminate micro-stutter.
February 12, 2014 3:10:09 AM

clutchc said:
That just pertains to Win7, not Xp.
But you should be able to opt for 13.12, the latest driver, not 13.9. I just tried it and was offered both. 13.12 has the new Frame Pacing technology to eliminate micro-stutter.


Sorry for not replying sooner, I wanted to wait til I got the card(which will be today) to see how it went. Your last reply made me very hopeful. But then i saw this in the driver notes.
The AMD Catalyst 13.12 Software Suite requires Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 to be installed. Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 is included in all Catalyst packages.

Found in notes for 3.12 here
http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/AMDCatal...

Framework 4.5 doesn't work with XP does it? Sorry to keep bugging you, just trying get as much info as I can before risking it today.
a c 124 À AMD
February 12, 2014 8:46:08 AM

Again, I believe that only pertains to Vista and Windows 7. If a .Net framework is needed, XP will use the older Microsoft .NET Framework 4. I presume the installation pkg would come with the framework to install. If not, you may have to install it from MS manually first.

It's been awhile since I even thought about XP, let alone remembered what its compatibilities were. But if there is a Win Xp driver for your card, rest assured it should work. Just be sure to uninstall any old gfx driver first. And for good measure, run CCleaner and do the Clean and Registry portions both. That will clean up registry errors, junk files, and resource-wasting crap that can cause problems with driver installation.
http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner
February 13, 2014 9:47:45 AM

clutchc said:
It's been awhile since I even thought about XP, let alone remembered what its compatibilities were. But if there is a Win Xp driver for your card, rest assured it should work. Just be sure to uninstall any old gfx driver first. And for good measure, run CCleaner and do the Clean and Registry portions both. That will clean up registry errors, junk files, and resource-wasting crap that can cause problems with driver installation.
http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner


Ok so I removed all old drivers, and made sure cleaner took anything left behind(of the old graphic drivers). Then i went into Device manager and disabled the old onboard card there. I shut off the pc, and put new card in, connected the power supply pin to it.

Started up the pc and it wouldnt work, well i saw that the fan was moving but it wasnt giving display, but the old card still did. Then i remembered i was supposed to go into BIOS to isable onboard, So i did that. When I restarted pc my PC was doing beeps, its 3 short beeps I believe. And I was then getting no picture from either of the cards. (which freaked me out, thought no way to even turn onboard back on if needed) So i turned pc off and back on and then the new card worked! Installed the new drivers and new card worked the entire day. Very exciting.

BUT today when i turned PC on it did those 3 peeps again, and the new card wasn't working(atleast not giving me a screen, monitor just black and on standby). I had to restart the computer a couple times before the new card would start working.

Do you know what the problem could be for this to be happening?
a c 124 À AMD
February 13, 2014 2:57:47 PM

That sounds like a PSU issue. It may be failing. Or it may be a low-quality PSU that is over rated and can't handle the added load of the HD 7770 at start up.

But to honest, I've never heard of a Tul motherboard. I found it was sold by Newegg for awhile. Seems to have Powercolor attached to its name. Does the system work properly with the integrated video?

How are you connecting to your monitor... VGA, DVI, HDMI?

As to the 3 beeps, find out which BIOS you have and go here to determine what the beep code indicates: http://www.computerhope.com/beep.htm
a c 124 À AMD
February 13, 2014 2:57:55 PM

That sounds like a PSU issue. It may be failing. Or it may be a low-quality PSU that is over rated and can't handle the added load of the HD 7770 at start up.

But to honest, I've never heard of a Tul motherboard. I found it was sold by Newegg for awhile. Seems to have Powercolor attached to its name. Does the system work properly with the integrated video?

How are you connecting to your monitor... VGA, DVI, HDMI?

As to the 3 beeps, find out which BIOS you have and go here to determine what the beep code indicates: http://www.computerhope.com/beep.htm
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