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Can I run GTX 1050ti on my PC?

Jan 8, 2020 5:34PM PST

Hi, I would like to run a GTX 1050ti on my PC. I know it will not be compatible but I am not sure what to do to fix that. Do I need to get a new motherboard?

PC specs:

Intel Core i7 2600s 2.80GHz CPU

2AC2 Motherboard

Radeon HD 6570 graphics card

8 GB of ram is installed

My PC is h8 1020

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Re: video card
Jan 9, 2020 12:40AM PST

Why do you think (you even write know) it's not compatible?

The PSU could be an issue. Those ready made PC's tend to have a PSU that is sufficient for the hardware they have, but - especially after 8 years - might not be enough for a new video card (the old Radeon isn't a separate card, but just a chip on the motherboard).

With a new motherboard, you'll need a new CPU, new RAM and maybe a new Windows 10 license also. It might be cheaper to buy a new PC then. You can reuse the optical disk and the hard disk (for extra storage or external backup) in a new PC if you want.

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I installed a 1050Ti in a much older PC
Jan 9, 2020 12:57AM PST
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One problem when you change
Jan 9, 2020 10:29AM PST

anything on an OEM system you will have to fight them on warranty issues in the future. Sometimes anything that goes wrong they blame on the component that they don't use in the factory.

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That Intel Core i7 2600s
Jan 9, 2020 11:28AM PST

Came out in 2011 and was discontinued in 2013 so 7+ years old it's a safe bet there is no warranty.

My HP Core2Quad example was even older and served as a good example on how we can still game on a decade old desktop for relatively cheap.

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