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#1 JakePC

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 01:50 AM

I have been looking into upgrading my graphics card on my pc, im pretty much a complete noob when it comes to this. the one i was looking at is a Radeon hd 6950, but im not sure if it compatible. if anyone could help me out it would be much appreciated.

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 06:16 AM

What is the model of your computer?

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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 10 January 2012 - 06:27 PM

A Radeon 6950 should be compatible if...

You have an open PCI-Express X16 slot

and

A 500W power supply.

Keep in mind that the Radeon 7950 will be out in February and if you don't have a reasonably powerful CPU, you may be bottlenecked. I suggest at least a 2.8 GHz. quad for gaming. Also, your case needs to be large enough to hold the card at about 11 to 11.5 inches long.

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 08:02 PM

A quality 500W power supply.

>Michael 
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 10 January 2012 - 09:10 PM

A Radeon 6950 should be compatible if...

You have an open PCI-Express X16 slot

and

A 500W power supply.

Keep in mind that the Radeon 7950 will be out in February and if you don't have a reasonably powerful CPU, you may be bottlenecked. I suggest at least a 2.8 GHz. quad for gaming. Also, your case needs to be large enough to hold the card at about 11 to 11.5 inches long.

I only have a 250w power supply, but i do have a open port. Do you know where i could get a new power supply

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 11:01 PM

Can you please answer the question?

What is the model of your computer?


>Michael 
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 11 January 2012 - 06:13 PM

To answer the question about the power supply, we need more information about your computer. What is its model number? Or, if it was built by someone else, or you, what is the current power supply you have now?

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