Unsure if my new graphics card will work with my PC

By Chris Denton
May 19, 2013
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  1. I have recently seen a great graphics card that I want to buy for my computer. The only thing is I don't know whether my computer will bottleneck if I add the graphics card and PSU.

    My current PC:
    It is overclocked to 3.6Ghz.
    The graphics card I want to get:
    And the PSU:

    Any information will be greatly appreciated!

    Many thanks,

  2. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,240   +960

  3. Chris Denton

    Chris Denton TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I followed a guide for the AMD OverDrive tool. And so far it's been fine.
  4. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,240   +960

    Your CPU is probably overheating like crazy right now and that will shorten the lifespan of the CPU considerably. It can die at any moment if you do not lower the clock speeds. 2.8-->3.6GHz on a OEM cooler and motherboard is a equation for disaster.
    Cobalt006 likes this.
  5. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Addict Posts: 934   +182

    What are the temps saying? I'd have to agree W/ JC713. I'd drop the CPU back to stock speeds. A new GPU will not do you any good if you burn out your CPU.
  6. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,240   +960

    Yup. Actually, Compaq PCs in the past used Coolermaster coolers (pretty similar to the stock design), but modern HPs use stock ones if I am not mistaken.
  7. Chris Denton

    Chris Denton TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well I have followed what you both said and they are back to normal now. Thanks for the advice!
  8. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,240   +960

    Yup no problem. Hopefully the thermal paste isnt worn out from that ordeal. Back to the GPU. The 650Ti will be a good buy.
  9. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 4,732   +1,208

    You mean goodbye (to your money). The 6 series prices will drop even further once the 7 series launches but as to when the mid range launches is anybody's guess.

    Can't you make do with your current GPU at the moment? Prices are sure to drop even once nVidia's new product lineup launches.
  10. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,240   +960

    The 780 will launch May 23. The 770 will launch May 31. The 760Ti will launch in June. Those wont effect the 6 series prices that much. When the 750Ti (they will probably take off boost) is released, then yes, we will see drastic decreases.

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