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I'm looking to change the video card in a DC5800 - I'm leaning towards the HD5770, however am not sure if it's fully compatible with the Motherboard, PSU etc.

 

This is the full review and technical specs. Could anybody who understands this know if there's any issues with this?

 

"do make sure your power supply is compatible, preferably with the 6-pin power PEG headers."

 

Is this PSU compatible with those, or should I look at a new, more powerful PSU?

 

Thanks

 

 

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Adam,

 

You should open up your PC and measure the physical dimensions of your power supply.  Here is a list of things to consider:

  1. Specifications
  2. Total wattage - important
  3. 12+ volt amperage rating - important
  4. Modular - not mandatory but I like the flexibility
  5. Warranty
  6. i7 and SLI ready
  7. Efficiency rating
  8. Cost
  9. Physical size -- standard ATX PSU is 5.5" by 5.9" by 3.4" give or take a few tenths

www.newegg.com has lots of PSUs choices.  Corsair, OCZ, Rosewill, Thermaltake.....

Unplug your PC and open it up. Read the label on the power supply (PSU).  What is the total wattage and the amperage on the 12+ volt bus?  The amount of 12+ volt amperage is important when selecting a video card.

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Hi Dave,

 

Thanks for the response.

 

Are some of your considerations there regarding if I was to change the PSU?

 

I.E.

Warranty

i7 and SLI ready

Effeciency rating

Cost

Physical size -- standard ATX PSU is 5.5" by 5.9" by 3.4" give or take a few tenths

 

I'd rather not change the PSU if I don't have to....

 

I'm not sure what details you wanted off the label so I just took a picture! The model is a 469348-001.

 

PSU.png

 

I hope this helps!

 

Thanks,

Adam

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Adam,

 

The part number you posted refers to a HP 300 watt power supply. The best video card for that size PSU is the EVGA NVIDIA 240 GT 1GB DDR5.  The 300 watt PSU is a not big enough for the ATI 5770.

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Hi:

 

Also be advised that if you get an video card with HDMI out, it will disable your onboard audio card (you will only have sound via your HDMI cable).  So, if you use PC speakers all the time, this could be a problem for you.  HP business desktops do not (to the best of my knowledge) have a BIOS setting to enable the onboard audio, like many consumer PC's.

 

You may have to do some creative sound solutions.

 

See this post:

 

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-PC-Sound-and-Audio/Soundmax-problem/td-p/348481

 

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Thanks for the help Dave. I'll probably go for the GT240 - It's not a bad card for the money with DDR5, and I'd be spending triple if I wanted to put a better PSU in there.

 

Paul,

Thanks for the pointer on the HDMI Video Card sound issues, I think I'd heard about it before. When I go into the BIOS, I have an option to enable or disable 'Integrated Sound'. That isn't the sound output is it?

 

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Adam

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Hi, Adam:

 

That's good. If you have a setting to enable the integrated sound, you should be fine. When you plug in the HDMI video card, it will automatically disable the onboard sound. So, just go into your BIOS and enable it again to have audio played out of either device.

 

That is odd in that the dc7800 doesn't have a BIOS setting for the onboard audio until after you install an HDMI video card. Basically a dc5800 is a dc7800 with one less optical drive bay.

 

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Sorry scratch that, I was looking at something else.

 

I've got two settings which I can see;

 

HD Audio Device;

- IRQ 5

- IRQ 10

- IRQ 11

- Disable

 

Internal Speaker;

- Enable

- Disable

 

I don't think that this is what I need is it?

 

If it's not, is the only option a sound card or the HDMI Device being used? i.e. LCD TV.

 

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OK. I didn't think it had an audio setting to enable or disable the sound card.

 

I'm thinking to save yourself a big headache, you should get a video card with VGa and DVI out and S-video if you need that too.

 

Unless you do what the person did in that link I sent you above, you will have no sound out of your onboard sound card and only get sound out of the HDMI to your TV. Or you will have sound out of the onboard audio if you remove the video card. I don't think you will want to be installing and removing your video card every time you want to watch a move on your TV.

 

Better to run a DVI cable to your TV/monitor, and the sound comes out of your desktop speakers. DVI would still be HD, wouldn't it?

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Yes that sounds like the best idea. Any ideas on a good card that will fit the PSU? You can't get any decent video cards now without a HDMI can you??


I thought that the other option would be to get a cheap ($5-$10) sound card, but then I thought that I don't have enough PCI slots/room. Is that right?


Thanks


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I think that this is the best I'm going to find without a HDMI - Sapphire HD5570 1GB DDR3 Graphics Card

 

There's no issues with this are there?

 

Thanks

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