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#1 ChaacMol

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 10:19 AM

Hi, I have a computer I bought some years back. I've recently gotten a new graphic card as a christmas present. I unplugged my computer, opened it up and finally unscrewed some stripped screws. Then to my unfortune I discovered that the new graphic card were not compatible with the sockets on my motherboard. 

I've thought about selling the card and buy another which would be compatible or a more long termed plan with upgrading the PC, which I've though about for some time.

I am not very experienced with computer parts and such, so I would greatly appreciate some assistance from you wonderful people.

My current specs are these:
GeForce GTX 670

Intel® Core™ i7-3820 CPU @ 3.60GHz

15.95 GB RAM

1920 x 1080, 60Hz

 

(The new graphic card I got is a ASUS GeForce GTX 1050Ti)


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#2 hamluis

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 11:26 AM

That card appears to be designed for new gamers.  See   http://www.pcgamer.com/gtx-1050-ti-review/ .

 

Do you game?  If so, what games?

 

What makes you think that you want to "upgrade" your system?  Why would you consider such?  What are you not content with that is your current system performance level?

 

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Edited by hamluis, 10 January 2017 - 11:27 AM.


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 11:29 AM

What did you say the motherboard was ? and if you have a pci-e 16x i don't see why it wouldn't work.



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Posted 10 January 2017 - 11:49 AM

That card appears to be designed for new gamers.  See   http://www.pcgamer.com/gtx-1050-ti-review/ .

 

Do you game?  If so, what games?

 

What makes you think that you want to "upgrade" your system?  Why would you consider such?  What are you not content with that is your current system performance level?

 

Louis

Yes, I game for several hours on a daily basis. I want to upgrade my system because I experience several performance issues and I would like to improve my computers performance level, even though it might be a slight improvement. 



#5 ChaacMol

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 11:55 AM

What did you say the motherboard was ? and if you have a pci-e 16x i don't see why it wouldn't work.

My motherboard is:
Gigabyte X79-UD3

Chipset: Sandy Bridge-E



#6 Drillingmachine

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 12:05 PM

 

What did you say the motherboard was ? and if you have a pci-e 16x i don't see why it wouldn't work.

My motherboard is:
Gigabyte X79-UD3

Chipset: Sandy Bridge-E

 

 

Also I don't see why that graphic card wouldn't work.



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Posted 10 January 2017 - 12:19 PM

You do know you have to pulg some power connecters to the video card right ?



#8 ChaacMol

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 12:23 PM

I am so terribly sorry guys, I am a total idiot and I am very sorry for wasting your time. 

I've just realized. by comparing images of the GTX 670 and the GTX 1050Ti and noticed there was no difference in the thing you insert into the socket. I have just now checked the graphic card itself and noticed there was a safetycap on the thing you insert into the socket.

I am very grateful for the answers of you wonderful people and once again sorry for being a waste of good time. 



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Posted 10 January 2017 - 06:57 PM

lol all good



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Posted 11 January 2017 - 01:21 PM

Why a 1050 Ti? Your current GTX 670 is about the same performance http://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-GTX-670-vs-Nvidia-GTX-1050-Ti/2181vs3649






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