03-26-2020 05:29 PM - edited 03-26-2020 05:30 PM
HEY COMMUNITY. I NEED SOME ADVISE. MY DAUGHTERS GRAPHICS CARD FAN IS MAKING A LOT OF NOISE. CLEANED THE INSIDE AND DID THE SUGGESTIONS ON THE SITE TO SEE IF THAT WOULD HELP, BUT NOPE!!! ITS SOUNDING LIKE WE HAVE TO REPLACE THE GRAPHICS CARD. =( RIGHT NOW HER COMPUTER HAS THE AMD RADEON RX 550, BUT WE WERE WANTING TO UPGRADE TO A
XFX Radeon RX 580 DirectX 12 RX-580P8RFD6 8GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card
DOES THE MOTHERBOARD HAVE THE RIGHT SLOT?
IF WE DO UPGRADE TO A 580 WILL WE ALSO NEED TO UPGRADE THE POWER SUPPLY?
WILL THE CARD FIT IN THE CASE?
LAST BUT NOT LEAST CAN THE CARD CONNECT TO THE MONITOR?
THANK YOU AHEAD OF TIME FOR YOUR ADVICE.
I AM NOT SET ON THAT PARTICULAR CARD, BUT WOULD LIKE TO UPGRADE IF POSSIBLE.
03-26-2020 06:36 PM - edited 03-26-2020 06:54 PM
Thanks for asking before purchase.
1) Measure the length of the present card, and what is still available. The RX 550 can vary from 5.5-7". The RX580 has different versions, double fan (9.3") and triple fan (11.7"). Picking an RX 580 with the same or close-to length is a "plus".
You will need to un-install the RX550 software and driver while its still in the unit, then power down.
Unplug power cord, open case, swap out cards. Swap out power supply. Connect cables.
Close case, reconnect power cord, re-boot, install RX580 software.
Note: Removing the PSU: Warning: do not randomly start unplugging cables. Follow each cable from the PSU to its end, only disconnect as you proceed. That will prevent disaster of what goes where.😢 You want to unplug the cables as you go thru the process. On the new PSU, it's the same, in reverse, but you'll add the power cable to the new GPU card.
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