Topic Title: Help please - AMD A10 APU
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Created On: 07/30/2013 11:02 PM
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 07/30/2013 11:02 PM
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Hello, I was wondering if it is possible to replace my power supply for another one with higher watt with my system?  I have the amd a10 + amd 7660d and wanted to do crossfire with an amd 6670, however, my PSU is only 350 watts so I need a better one.  Thanks for any help.

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 07/30/2013 11:59 PM
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Here is the desktop that I have.  http://www.walmart.com/ip/Asus-CM1745-US006S-Desktop-PC-with-AMD-A10-5700-Processor-8GB-DDR3-Memory-and-1TB-Hard-Drive-Featuring-Windows-8-64-Bit-Operating-System/23744907        

If it is possible to get a higher watt psu then if you wouldn't mind linking me one that would work good for me?  Looking for one to run crossfire with the amd 7660d + amd 6670.  Thanks.         


 

 



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 07/31/2013 12:06 AM
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The most important thing in replacing your power supply is the proper output connections (pins) and the size (dimensions). The PSU has to properly fit into your box.

Mine upgraded PSU was a pain to find.

The one you listed has enough watts and should have the proper cables (pins) to hook up. The question would be would it fit.

If you could get the dimensions from Asus on your current and match them the best you can. The upgrade will go fine. 

If you are looking for a better graphic punch I would stay away from crossfire and get a good 7850/7870 discrete card.



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 07/31/2013 12:19 AM
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I think I will have to ask ASUS what type of case this is since it does say it requires an atx case.  Maybe if I get that info that may be enough.

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 07/31/2013 12:45 AM
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I had to get the dimension from HP so I could do the upgrade to my box.

Once you have the size of the PSU just take your time and get the right one.



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 07/31/2013 05:02 AM
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Here is my current PSU that I am using.  http://us.estore.asus.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=5628 .  I want to get this PSU  http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139050 .  Does anyone think this one will work?  Has the 24 pin main connector, size seems right but idk.

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 07/31/2013 12:58 PM
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You need to call ASUS Product Support at (888) 678-3688 for the dimensions. I see that the dimensions are listed in EggHead ad and if they match then it is a fit.



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 07/31/2013 04:51 PM
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I contacted ASUS but they could not give me an answer as they did not have it for the PSU that I have.  So the connectors for the other 500 watt PSU I listed matches mine?  If so I could just buy it and see if it fits or not.  I just contacted the other store, the one with my PSU that I listed and she is suppose to get in touch with the inventory team and see if they can find the physical size of the PSU.  Thanks.

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 07/31/2013 04:54 PM
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Give a thought about using crossfire with the 6670. You would be better off using a a good 7850/7870. Better performance than you will get with crossfire.



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 07/31/2013 08:48 PM
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I am going to do what you said but I have some questions.  If I do get the amd 7870 will the only thing I need to replace will be the PSU and nothing else?  Will the motherboard be ok with this GPU and the APU?  When looking in the case under the GPU slot it says crossfire ready, will it be okay to put the GPU there if I am not running crossfire?  If I get a card it will be this one  http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7542561&CatId=7387  I think these will be my last qestions if you do not mind answering and thanks for the help!         

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 07/31/2013 09:29 PM
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The only requirements are to upgrade the PSU to the 500 to 700 range. If you only plan to add the 7870 you can use the 500. If you plan to do anything else like HD or SSD get the highest watt.

The PSU is about a 5-10 minutes job depending on your ability with a screw driver.

The card will probally use an 8 pin connector which is different than the 8 pin for the mother board.

Mark the power cables as you remove the old and mark the new ones on the new unit. Remove the screw holding the old one in and replace it with the new. Hook the new cables to where the old ones where. Keeping the cables you will need for your card mark as well. 

Power your system backup to ensure the PSU unit work. Shutdown and install the card. Hook up the power cables to the card. Move your monitor cables to the card. Power up and you be ready to go. The onboard graphics will automatically be disabled so there is nothing to do.

If you get stuck send me a private message or repost here. I check the forum multiple times aday.

Good luck.



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 07/31/2013 09:45 PM
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Thanks for your response!  I plan on purchasing them hopefully in a week from now and hope it all goes good.  Thanks for the help as it helped me alot

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 08/01/2013 02:06 AM
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I was reading about this and they say the cpu will bottleneck the gpu.  Will this have much affect?  Will I still get muchy better performence in games?  I see some people on youtube running gtx 660 and 7870 on the amd 5800 and just wondering if it will have much affect?  TY.

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 08/01/2013 11:11 AM
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I have a 7850 with 5800K which is close to your 5700. I play BioShock, NFS Most Wanted and TombRaider at high settings with no lag and a good FPS.

A 7900 series would be a over kill but 7800 series has a great boost.

Doubled most benchmarks after going to the 7850 vs 7660D onboard graphics.

As far as CPU bottlenecking there are games that are heavy on the CPU and I haven't had that issue yet.

Your 5700 just can't be overclocked like the 5800K, which I don't do.



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