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PcWizTech September 9, 2012 01:08 AM

RMA GPU, Use My Old One?
Hello everyone,

Recently my R7950 3GB OC Edition Graphics card went bad. I was wondering if while i rma this should i use my hd5670 from my old computer in the meantime or will there be compatibility issues? Installing drivers shouldn't be an issue though.

System Specs:
ASUS Sabertooth Z77
Intel i7-3770K
Corsair Vengeance Low Profile 16GB
Video Card(s)
MSI R7950 OC Edition
Hard Drive(s)
Western Digital Black Caviar 1TB HDD
Crucial M4 128GB SSD
Optical Drive(s)
Sony Combo Drive
Power Supply
Corsair TX650M
Operating System
Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit

moocow September 9, 2012 01:15 AM

Shouldn't be a problem since both are PCI-E 16x. I would just uninstall the drivers, pull the card, put in the new card and reinstall the driver.

PcWizTech September 9, 2012 01:18 AM

^Thanks.This will allow me to continue my work at least. Edit: I see that there is no pcie cable connected to this card it seems that it draws the power from the motherboard. Should i just plug and play when i put it in my new pc? I REALLY dont want to fry my motherboard,

Bond007 September 9, 2012 04:04 AM

It is designed like that. Only more power hungry cards require the connectors. Motherboards are designed to put up to 75watts through the pcie slot itself. You should have no issues putting the card in until you get an rma/replacement.

PcWizTech September 9, 2012 04:05 AM

Alright, I'm good for now. Thanks for the help everyone!

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