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12-27-2010 08:52 AM
I got a HP Pavilion p6595be (motherboard MS-7613, I7 860, 6GB, 1TB) with a graphic card ATI Radeon HD5450.
I would like to replace the original graphic card by a more powerful card, like a Sapphire Vapor-X HD 5770
Is it possible ?
If yes, I suppose that I will need to replace also the original PSU (300W) with a more powerful PSU, like a Corsair VX550W
Thanks a lot for your help.
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12-27-2010 09:03 AM
The HD5450 is a single rail low profile card. The HD5770 is a dual rail high profile card. What is in your other slots?
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12-27-2010 10:10 AM
On the motherboard MS-7613, there is one PCI-E x 16 connector and three PCI-E x 1 connectors. These 3 last connectors are not used in the standard HP Pavilion p6595be config.
I understand that the HD5770 will use the PCI-E x 16 connector, and cover one PCI-E x 1 connector. So, I still can use 2 PCI-E x 1 connectors. Is it correct ?
Thanks for your help.
12-27-2010 04:36 PM
These are the specifications for the motherboard in your PC. The slot adjacent to the PCI-E x16 needs to be vacant if your install a double wide (5770) video card. Open your PC up and do some measuring and make sure that you have the length inside to install the 5770. You might want to consider the equivalent NVIDIA 4xx card as they are shorter in length. I am using the NVIDIA GT 460 1GB.
Good choice on the Corsair VX550!
12-28-2010 08:58 AM
I confirm that the slot adjacent to the PCI-E x16 is vacant, and that I have the required length inside. See the picture here under with the HD5450 on the PCI-Ex16 slot. I can use the full lenght of the box.
I agree that the NVIDIA GTX 460 seems to be a good choice.
Thanks a lot for you help. It was useful for me.