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Will the Radeon 6870 Video card fit in my HP?


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#1 tandaman008

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 12:39 AM

I have a hp p7-1174 desktop would the 6870 fit in my case. I opened the case and the length seems fine but it seems like things might get in the way like a small heatsink i see right next to the pci-e slot and just small parts on the motherboard seem like they might interfere with the the card sitting down properly. Any help or suggestions?

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 01:33 AM

Sizewise, in theory, it should work just eyeballing the case and motherboard specs, however, the power supply in your HP will not run the 6870 you will have to upgrade to a 5-600 watt PSU such as this To run that card, and another case fan probably couldn't hurt.

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 07:36 AM

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 10:30 AM

lol my internet screwed up.. . I dont know what happened sorry for the quadruple post. .

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 10:53 PM

Sizewise, in theory, it should work just eyeballing the case and motherboard specs, however, the power supply in your HP will not run the 6870 you will have to upgrade to a 5-600 watt PSU such as this To run that card, and another case fan probably couldn't hurt.



Thanks for the reply. I have ordered a corsair 500w PSU. Should that be enough? Also will my a8-3800 apu bottleneck a xfx radeon 6870?

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 11:09 PM

that corsair PSU should be fine, as far as the the CPU is concerned, its a dual core CPU at 2.7 ghz, and the 6870 is a mid range video card. I doubt it will in reality bottleneck, neither the video card or the processor are high end-so don't be expecting them to play bf3 at max settings any time soon, and the processor may bottleneck the video card a little, but not enough to make a noticeble difference in most instances.

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 11:35 PM

that corsair PSU should be fine, as far as the the CPU is concerned, its a dual core CPU at 2.7 ghz, and the 6870 is a mid range video card. I doubt it will in reality bottleneck, neither the video card or the processor are high end-so don't be expecting them to play bf3 at max settings any time soon, and the processor may bottleneck the video card a little, but not enough to make a noticeble difference in most instances.


Its actually a quad core at 2.4 ghz but has turbo boost that may take it up to 2.7 ghz depending on load but basically its a 2.4ghz quad core. Would this combo of a8 and 6870 alow me to play games such as bf3 at 1920x1080 not ultra but high settings at playable frames per second? Also about adding a fan that you mentioned how would i go about doing that? Where would i install the fan the hp case doesnt seem to have any vents available ot did you mean that i upgrade my existing fan?

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 12:13 AM

I would put it in the front of the case, you may have to drill in some fan holes. Go ahead and try it without at first, as long as you watch your temps it wont hurt anything, just be sure if they get to high to shut it down until you have the fan installed. and I imagine you should be able to handle BF3 at that resolution at at least medium to high settings at a playable refresh rate. I wouldnt be expecting 100+ but I wouldnt be surprised if you got between 60-75 fps or more, which is more then playable.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 01:17 AM

I would put it in the front of the case, you may have to drill in some fan holes. Go ahead and try it without at first, as long as you watch your temps it wont hurt anything, just be sure if they get to high to shut it down until you have the fan installed. and I imagine you should be able to handle BF3 at that resolution at at least medium to high settings at a playable refresh rate. I wouldnt be expecting 100+ but I wouldnt be surprised if you got between 60-75 fps or more, which is more then playable.



Thank you for your help! I'll look into the fan option if needed.




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