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Is a 525 W power supply good enough to support?

I have a Alien Aurora from 2010 with a 525 W power supply and I'm looking to upgrade from a Radeon 5850 to a Radeon 7970 ( http://bit.ly/TMMzP1 ). I wanted to know if there was enough wattage to go around for my computer to run at optimal performance for games like Battlefield 3, Far-cry 3, Dishonored, etc. If my computer cannot run so, what would you suggest for the next best thing that my computer could handle at the fullest? Thanks! 

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I have a Alien Aurora from 2010 with a 525 W power supply and I'm looking to upgrade from a Radeon 5850 to a Radeon 7970 ( http://bit.ly/TMMzP1 ). I wanted to know if there was enough wattage to go around for my computer to run at optimal performance for games like Battlefield 3, Far-cry 3, Dishonored, etc. If my computer cannot run so, what would you suggest for the next best thing that my computer could handle at the fullest? Thanks! 

 

Hi, AMD are saying you need this,

  • PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard
  • 500W (or greater) power supply with one 150W 8-pin PCI Express power connector and one 75W 6-pin PCI Express power connector recommended.
  • Certified power supplies are recommended.  Refer to http://ati.amd.com/certifiedPSU for a list of Certified products
  • Minimum 4GB of system memory
  • 8GB (or more) of system memory recommended for AMD CrossFire™ technology
  • Installation software requires CD-ROM drive, a keyboard, a mouse, and a display
  • DVD playback requires DVD drive and a DVD
  • Blu-ray™ playback requires Blu-ray drive and a Blu-ray disc
  • For an AMD CrossFire™ system, a second AMD Radeon™ HD 7970 Graphics card, an AMD CrossFire™ Ready motherboard and one AMD CrossFire™ Bridge Interconnect cable is required
  • Use of 3 or more displays with AMD Eyefinity technology requires a DisplayPort-capable panel or an AMD Eyefinity validated dongle. See http://www.amd.com/EyefinityDongles for a list of validated DisplayPort dongles
  • Windows Vista® or Windows® 7 operating system. 64-bit operating system highly recommended. Windows® XP not currently supported - see the following support page for additional details: http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pages/hd7900seriesxpsupport.aspx
      

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Yeap, RobinBredin is right it should work fine with a 525 W power supply.

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Moving this thread to the Alienware Owners Club Forum.
  
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I have a Alien Aurora from 2010 with a 525 W power supply and I'm looking to upgrade from a Radeon 5850 to a Radeon 7970 ( http://bit.ly/TMMzP1 ). I wanted to know if there was enough wattage to go around for my computer to run at optimal performance for games like Battlefield 3, Far-cry 3, Dishonored, etc. If my computer cannot run so, what would you suggest for the next best thing that my computer could handle at the fullest? Thanks! 

 

Hi, AMD are saying you need this,

  • PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard
  • 500W (or greater) power supply with one 150W 8-pin PCI Express power connector and one 75W 6-pin PCI Express power connector recommended.
  • Certified power supplies are recommended.  Refer to http://ati.amd.com/certifiedPSU for a list of Certified products
  • Minimum 4GB of system memory
  • 8GB (or more) of system memory recommended for AMD CrossFire™ technology
  • Installation software requires CD-ROM drive, a keyboard, a mouse, and a display
  • DVD playback requires DVD drive and a DVD
  • Blu-ray™ playback requires Blu-ray drive and a Blu-ray disc
  • For an AMD CrossFire™ system, a second AMD Radeon™ HD 7970 Graphics card, an AMD CrossFire™ Ready motherboard and one AMD CrossFire™ Bridge Interconnect cable is required
  • Use of 3 or more displays with AMD Eyefinity technology requires a DisplayPort-capable panel or an AMD Eyefinity validated dongle. See http://www.amd.com/EyefinityDongles for a list of validated DisplayPort dongles
  • Windows Vista® or Windows® 7 operating system. 64-bit operating system highly recommended. Windows® XP not currently supported - see the following support page for additional details: http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pages/hd7900seriesxpsupport.aspx
      

If my answer Was helpful?  Please let me know by clicking on the 'Did this answer your question' and clicking on the Yes button.  Thanks.


 

 

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Yeap, RobinBredin is right it should work fine with a 525 W power supply.

Karen M.
Dell | Alienware Technical Support Alienware Arena
Opening your case and/or replacing parts yourself does not void your warranty!
YouTube Logo Check out our disassemble videos on YouTube
If you need extra assistance please use Facebook Logo Twitter Logo, I can't always reply to PM's

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