Is my computer able to use a Radeon HD 5770?

By georgek7 ยท 4 replies
Jul 24, 2010
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  1. Yesterday I bought an HP computer and after my purchase I decided that the integrated graphics in it were not that great

    I wanted to upgrade my graphics card for gaming, so after some research I ordered the ATI HD 5770 and a 500w power supply to go with it.

    After I purchased it, I came across this forum and read the sticky topic about PCI slots. I've never upgraded a computer before and I am fairly average as far as computer knowledge so this leaves me confused.

    These are the specs I got for my computer from HP's website:

    Expansion slots
    Slot type Quantity
    PCI Express x16 One (One available)
    PCI Express x1 Three (Three available)
    PCI Express x1 minicard socket One (None available)

    Can someone please tell me if I will be able to use the 5770 in my computer?

    Additional Info on my PC:
    Phenom II X4-830 (D) 2.8 GHz (95W)
    4000 MHz HyperTransport 3.0
    Socket AM3
    AMD 785G
    Manufacturer: Foxconn
    Motherboard Name: H-RS780-uATX
    HP/Compaq motherboard name: Aloe-GL8E
    Power supply
    8 gigs of ram
    1 tb hard drive

    Also, is the 500w power supply enough for my computer?
    It is an OCZ modXstream pro 500watt

    Thanks, and my apologies if this is not the right forum for this kind of question
  2. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    Yes, Your system can use the HD 5770 (or any other PCI-E based card if the physical dimensions mean it will fit in your chassis). The card will utilise the PCI-Ex16 slot.
    And, yes, the PSU you have should provide plenty of wattage/amperage for the system if the power supply is the OCZ 500w you have listed and not the 250w quoted in (presumeably) the cut-and-paste description from the HP site.
  3. georgek7

    georgek7 TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 19

    Yes the 250w came with the PC, I am switching it with the 500w OCZ.

    Thank you!!
  4. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,021   +2,550

    I actually find it somewhat bizarre the Dell would even ship this thing with a 250 watt PSU.
  5. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379

    I also find it bizarre Dell would ship an HP pc... :p

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