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#1 unlimitedd

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Posted 29 January 2016 - 05:44 PM

After my pc died last week i got a new one and i think it supports a second graphic card but i don't want to mess up.

I have a EAH5570 silent/di/1gd2 laying around and would like to add it to this system.

Can i just insert it in this system or are there other factors (weak psu?) i need to know about.

 

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Posted 29 January 2016 - 06:13 PM

You have sufficient power suppy for it.

 

According these specs >> https://www.asus.com/Graphics-Cards/EAH5570_SILENTDI1GD2/specifications/



#3 unlimitedd

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Posted 29 January 2016 - 06:58 PM

I'm a real noob when it comes to hardware. Just to be clear, i can safely plug it in without any complications?

 

I have one more question, im installing my previous hdds in this pc but ran out of sata cables.

I do have spare 4pin molex cables and have been browsing the adapters and there are many many options.

Can i just grab the simple adapter or do i need the kind with power supply added?

This is the one i was thinking about ordering:     www.bol.com/nl/p/4-pin-molex-to-right-angle-sata-cable/9200000008277898/

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Posted 29 January 2016 - 11:38 PM

are you wanting to crossfire it, or are you just wanting another card?


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Posted 30 January 2016 - 04:00 AM

Cant crossfire them, the 5570 is more powerful so use that as primary card instead of ATI AMD Radeon HD 7480D



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Posted 30 January 2016 - 09:13 AM

I think you should be good on psu wattage.

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Posted 31 January 2016 - 04:24 PM

If you can't xfire, you won't get a lot of use out of the second card. You might be better off trying to sell it and get a single better card.

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Posted 31 January 2016 - 08:58 PM

Cant crossfire them, the 5570 is more powerful so use that as primary card instead of ATI AMD Radeon HD 7480D


I was referring to getting another matching card. Sorry for the confusion.

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