Compaq 6200 Pro Support for GTX 760 / 770

Discussion in 'Video Cards' started by rlakhani11, May 11, 2018.

  1. rlakhani11

    rlakhani11 n00bie

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    Hi,

    Just wanna know if these two GPUs are supported on this ancient PC. If yes, please suggest the minimum capacity of the PSU that I should go for.

    750 Ti seemed to be a bit underpowered based on the games I intend to play on it.

    I've changed the default SFF casing to a micro-tower one.

    Specs:
    i3-2120 3.3 ghz
    4GB RAM
    320W PSU

    Thanks very much.
     
  2. Araxie

    Araxie [H]ardness Supreme

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    Just jump to a GTX 1050Ti if you don't plan to change PSU (it should perform like a GTX 770) or straight to a GTX 1060 - 1070 and buy a good brand, certified 450W - 550W PSU. there's literally no reason to buy at this point any GPU so old as the 760 - 770..
     
  3. rlakhani11

    rlakhani11 n00bie

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    I've been told that the mobo on this extremely old PC does not support GTX GPUs beyond 700 series, or any GPUs with UEFI BIOS for that matter.

    Secondly, even if they were supported, budget is a major issue here.

    Also, if I go for "Asus 750 Ti 2GB OC Edition", what minimum PSU capacity should I aim for?


    Thanks very much.
     
  4. defaultluser

    defaultluser I B Smart

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    That's not true. Most newer cards support both legacy and UEFI BIOS.

    Sometimes a card has a buggy legacy BIOS (OEMS are sometimes lazy and ship it anyway), and in those cases you either have to return the card or buy a new system. But the vast majority ship with a fully-working legacy and UEFI BIOS.

    https://forums.evga.com/GTX-1060-series-and-Legacy-BIOS-m2534700.aspx

    If you want to make it as easy as possible to return, you can always buy from Microcenter.
     
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  5. misterbobby

    misterbobby 2[H]4U

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    Any game where a 750 Ti is too weak can pretty much be guaranteed that only 4 gigs of system Ram is insufficient too.
     
  6. rlakhani11

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    That's such a relief to know. I'll see if I can get a 1050 Ti. It's apparently way out of my budget currently but I'll try to flex it a bit.

    If I can't, then the only remaining option will be a used "Asus 750 Ti 2GB OC Edition" but it requires a 6-pin connector which my current PSU does not have.

    So I'm also looking to buy a used "Corsair CX600M" from a very reliable source.

    Need opinions to wrap this matter up.
     
  7. Shadowed

    Shadowed Limp Gawd

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    Your PC can support all new GPU's. But your i3 is bad for many newer games, 4gb of DDR3 is not enough. Get the 750 ti and get more RAM. Then save up for an entirely new build.
     
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  8. misterbobby

    misterbobby 2[H]4U

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    Yep you'd be a fool to put any halfway decent card in a PC with only 4 gigs of system Ram. Even 4 years ago that was not enough for some games and absolutely does not meet minimum requirements for hardly any AAA games made in the last few years.
     
  9. ssnyder28

    ssnyder28 2[H]4U

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    You should probably get a quad core cpu (like i5 2400 for example) and upgrade to 8gb of ram, both of which are very cheap upgrades. You might be able to get away with a 750ti for now depeding on what you're trying to play, there are ones that don't have a 6-pin pcie connector although as others have said the 1050ti is way better while 1050 may be an option too
     
  10. misterbobby

    misterbobby 2[H]4U

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    That CPU will be able to at least play every game and in most cases will be just fine but 4 gigs of system Ram is absolutely not going to cut it and will be a stuttering mess in most newer games.
     
  11. rlakhani11

    rlakhani11 n00bie

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    Thanks very much for all your responses in the last few days.

    Actually the games I'm intending to play for some months or may be a year, are Don Bradman Cricket 14, Rocket League and LA Noire. Not gonna play any newer or recent AAA games for sure.

    A low-profile 1050Ti would be enough I guess along with 4GB of RAM. Will make a good upgrade next year.

    What do you guys say?
     
  12. wareyore

    wareyore Limp Gawd

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    Thanks for adding the games you intend to play, that helps.

    Gamers on a budget can do well with an old system like yours - super cheap and that i3 actually isn't bad for gaming, as long as you are realistic about what you expect and the titles you want to play do not require lots of cores. I've built several Dell and HP entry to mid level gaming PC's for family and friends over the years and it was hard to beat the value/price points until recently when graphics cards and memory got stupid crazy expensive. That is getting better now.

    4GB will get you started. It's not optimal, but it'll work. Can you buy on ebay? If you are patient, you can still find good deals on RAM that will fit your board. I've had success getting DDR3-1333MHz at around $3 per GB. So, you can add another 4GB for ~$15.

    As others have mentioned, the 1050 Ti is amazing value and performance for the money. It's worth waiting to get one. It'll likely run in your current system, no need to upgrade the PSU, as it doesn't need a 6 pin connector. It runs off the pcie slot power alone. Amazing performance for the power it uses. So, if you go retail they are finally down to ~$200 now. They were running around $160 ish at best. Retail warranty gives piece of mind if something doesn't work out. Plus, if you do upgrade down the road, you can transfer the 1050 Ti to your new build, no problem.

    Personally, I've had good luck with Craigslist over the years. But, you may not depending on your area and how comfortable you are dealing with that. I've snagged 1050 Ti's for ~$80-120 depending on model and when I found it.
     
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  13. rlakhani11

    rlakhani11 n00bie

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    Ok then.

    I'll keep all these suggestions in consideration.

    Thanks very much guys.