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Upgrading my graphics card - will it work with my PC?


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#1 Doooom

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 10:20 AM

Hey, I am probably going to be buying a GTX 660 to replace my old AMD 6670, but I'm not sure if it will run/fit in my computer.

 

It is an ADVENT DT2410.

 

The specs are (if you need more then ask and I'll try and post them):

 

Windows 8

Intel Core i5-3330

8GB RAM

450W PSU

It can handle an AMD 6670, so it has at least PCI Express, with a x16 lane graphics slot (don't know what that means)

I will add a picture of the inside soon

 

Here is the amd 6670 website: http://www.amd.com/uk/products/desktop/graphics/amd-radeon-hd-6000/hd-6670/pages/amd-radeon-hd-6670-overview.aspx#3

 

And here is the GTX 660 website: http://www.geforce.co.uk/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-660/specifications

 

If you could tell me if my computer meets the requirements then that would be great.

 

EDIT: I also heard it might not work due to Windows 8 having UEFI which some cards don't support.


Edited by Doooom, 25 October 2013 - 11:13 AM.


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#2 Doooom

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 02:25 AM

40 views and no replies? A little help would be greatly appreciated.



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Posted 26 October 2013 - 09:30 AM

pci slot isn't a problem for the most part as they are very adaptable back and forth, what may be a problem is the extra connections that the 660 will need from the power supply. chances are that the 660 will need a 6pin connection from the power supply.  can you put up the specs for your power supply, especially your 12 volt rail amperage? if the amperage is over 50, then you should enjoy your new 660 in a seamless manner.

 

  also, be sure to use a driver cleaning utility to wipe clean the remnant drivers from the old card, i think BC has a few in the download section.


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