GPU upgrade help need


My SSD with OS crash so I need to replace it but I want to upgrade the GPU and Windows, I ear that I can use PCIe4 GPU, I'm not a gamer, I just use for Photoshop, Lightroom and other software to edition....can I just upgrade the GPU to MSI SKU: 234856 Mfr Part#: RTX3060VENTUS3X MSI NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ventus 3X Overclocked Triple-Fan 12GB GDDR6 PCIe 4.0 Graphics Card

here is my computer info:

CPU: AMD AM3+ FX 8150 8 Core Black Edition 3.8 GHz

Motherboard : Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 AMD FX 9-Series

RAM : 2/Crucial Ballistix Tactical 8GB DDR3 1600MHz 8-8-8-24-----2/ Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600MHz 10-10-10-27

GPU : Radeon HD7750 2 GB DDR3 DirectX 11

Case : Thermaltaker MK-1

Storage : 1/SSD 240GB to OS-----1/SSD 128GB to LR/PS Scratch Disk-----2/2TB Seagate Barracuda 3.5" 7200RPM set to Raid1 to Storage

PSU : Ultra Professional LSP 750, 750 Watts

Display(s) : 1/ViewSonic 32" IPS HDMI-----1/ Seiki 42" 4K

Cooling : Corsair H100 Liquid Cooler

Operating System : WIN 7

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  • Vaganza
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    Should work there

  • PowerSpec_MikeW
    PowerSpec_MikeW PowerSpec Engineer
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    edited June 2023


    I'm going to emphasize that it should work, but this is a board that probably came out in 2011/2012, there is no guarantee here. We do have a return window though. The old Bulldozer CPU will bottleneck the GPU. It'll be a performance increase over the old card for sure, but you won't get 100% of it's performance at 1080p. With AM5 being out for a while, there are some really good deals on the AM4 platform, I'd look into upgrading your platform. Keep in mind that upgrading the board/CPU will mean you'll need to upgrade to Windows 10/11.

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