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#1 garion

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 05:20 AM

Hi All.
Just a quick question.

I am thinking of upgrading my video card from a ATI Radon HD 5770 to a HD6970.
The question is will I be wasting my time&money if I don't upgrade my CPU/RAM/mobo as well.

My current specs are as follows.
W7 ULT 64 Bit.
Intell core2 quad Q9400@2.66GHz
Ram 4gig DDR2 800MHz corsair.
2x 64GIG SSD in raid 0

I feel the CPU may be the bottle neck.

Thanks
Garion.

Edited by hamluis, 17 April 2011 - 09:06 AM.
Moved from Internal Hardware to System Building/upgrading.


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Posted 17 April 2011 - 05:32 AM

"The question is will I be wasting my time&money if I don't upgrade my CPU/RAM/mobo as well?


No, you won't be wasting your money whatever the specs of your other components are, and in any case, your system specs are very good by modern standards.
I would just comment that with a 64-bit OS you have the opportunity to increase the RAM to at least double it's present amount if you can afford it, but that's not at all necessary for the new ATI card to work properly.

Edited by pip22, 17 April 2011 - 05:34 AM.


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Posted 17 April 2011 - 06:07 AM

How many wattage is your power supply?

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 17 April 2011 - 06:35 AM

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PSU is 850w
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Posted 17 April 2011 - 08:01 AM

That should be fine powering the 6970 up.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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