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#929515 - 12/13/13 02:38 AM Re: New video card for old system [Re: SharonB]
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I guess it is possible. I just divided 700w by 12v and got 58a. I didnt think they put out that much.

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#929693 - 12/14/13 05:11 AM Re: New video card for old system [Re: SharonB]
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Since I have to replace my power supply, I would still like to upgrade my video card. Would a 650ti work in ny system? If so, can you suggest a good replacement? There is nothing in the next slot on my motherboard, so a fan should not present a problem.

Thanks, Sharon

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#929713 - 12/14/13 08:47 AM Re: New video card for old system [Re: SharonB]
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It's a pretty big card, so make sure it will fit. Also be sure there is enough cooling if your old case is a small one.
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#929747 - 12/14/13 11:24 AM Re: New video card for old system [Re: Draclvr]
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My current card is pretty big per my tech. Also, what would be enough cooling? My current card has a fan, my cpu and ps have fans. And I have one fan for the case, My ram has heat spreaders as well.

I don't know how to tell if there is enough room. Or enough cooling. Do I need to go to a card without a fan to be on the safe side? I really would like to stay with nvidea. Do you have any recommendations?

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#929766 - 12/14/13 12:59 PM Re: New video card for old system [Re: SharonB]
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Originally Posted By: SharonB
I don't know how to tell if there is enough room.

You may have to measure. If your current card is cramped for space, and the card you're getting is bigger, you may have difficulties.

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Or enough cooling. Do I need to go to a card without a fan to be on the safe side?

Just the opposite. If you get a card without a fan, you have to be extra sure your case is well ventilated. A card that is only cooled by its heat sink is more dependent on the ambient temperature inside the computer case for cooling.

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#929771 - 12/14/13 01:13 PM Re: New video card for old system [Re: SharonB]
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Originally Posted By: SharonB
Since I have to replace my power supply, I would still like to upgrade my video card. Would a 650ti work in ny system? If so, can you suggest a good replacement? There is nothing in the next slot on my motherboard, so a fan should not present a problem.

Thanks, Sharon


A 650Ti will run just fine on a PSU with 20Amps on the 12 volt rail. So long as the case has a slot cover that can be removed to accommodate the fan you shouldn't have any issues.

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#929786 - 12/14/13 01:42 PM Re: New video card for old system [Re: SharonB]
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My concern is that if this case is getting crowded, if her case only has one small exhaust fan in the back, there might be temperature issue. All the fans you mention are moving heat from the component to the inside of the case. The problem might be moving the beat OUT of the case.
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#929825 - 12/14/13 06:30 PM Re: New video card for old system [Re: Draclvr]
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Originally Posted By: Draclvr
My concern is that if this case is getting crowded, if her case only has one small exhaust fan in the back, there might be temperature issue. All the fans you mention are moving heat from the component to the inside of the case. The problem might be moving the beat OUT of the case.

Yeah, I know what you mean - that one is always a concern. I ran into a similar issue after I upgraded my soundcard. It sits right next to my video card, and it runs a bit hotter now.

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#929834 - 12/14/13 10:02 PM Re: New video card for old system [Re: InlandAZ]
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Getting a new card for my old system seems to be problematic. I don't want to have to return the card if it won't fit or makes the case run hot. I think I'll wait for my next system to have a better video card. I'm going to get a new system as soon as possible. Thanks to all who gave their time and attention to this matter.

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#930686 - 12/19/13 02:11 PM Re: New video card for old system [Re: SharonB]
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UPDATE: My system is working again!!! penguin Turned out to be a bad power supply. That's been replaced and I'm up and running again. Still need a new system and am going to make that my priority for the New Year! Thanks all for your help and advice. I'm going to need more advice going forward as I try to compromise between what I want and what I can reasonably manage cost-wise.

Sharon wink12 santadance

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#930689 - 12/19/13 02:19 PM Re: New video card for old system [Re: SharonB]
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Hurrah !! Up and running again sounds just GREAT !! santadance
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#930695 - 12/19/13 02:42 PM Re: New video card for old system [Re: SharonB]
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Excellent, Sharon! A power supply is a quick and easy fix that should get you by until you get a shiny new computer. Now you can take your time in picking out a new system.
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#930723 - 12/19/13 06:48 PM Re: New video card for old system [Re: Draclvr]
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Originally Posted By: Draclvr
Now you can take your time in picking out a new system.


Easy to say, Draclvr. I've been picking up different options, small improvements on a build at ecollege and the price keeps getting higher. There are just some things I feel I must have. I am intending to get an Nvidea 770 2GB card for sure.

Sharon happydance12

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