Is it critical to adhere to the same dimensions or just one or two of them? The RX 500 series ship with double slot coolers so it's going to take up two slots. The RX 560 is the equivalent power of your R9 370, https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814930003&ignorebbr=1&cm_re=rx_560-_-14-930-003-_-Product and the RX 570 is twice as fast https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202309&ignorebbr=1&cm_re=rx_570-_-14-202-309-_-Product so check your available space against the dimensions on those pages.
Thanks for the reply! I believe that it's critical that the size of the GPU
be the same or smaller than the current one listed, any greater length or
width would be larger than the GPU frame, I'm not sure if the GPU being
larger than the frame will be good or usable. Also, I've found an RX 560
that fits within the dimension criteria, however it doesn't list whether or
not it uses 6 pins which was what my previous GPU used. Here is the GPU.
Only uses 60w so it should be powered completely through the PCIe slot as I don't see a power connector on it. If it does have one then it'll be 6 pin.
Just curious, but if the GPU got "fried" during a thunderstorm, Did you physically check the PSU and Motherboard for damage or burn marks from a power surge?
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So it is possible that your GPU card may be good. It might be a damaged PSU or Motherboard issue preventing the GPU card from working. Before buying a new GPU card, try installing an old GPU card and see if it works. If it does, then most likely your PSU and Motherboard are good.
I do believe that it was the GPU that got messed up in the thunderstorm,
one of my friends checked my computer shortly after this occurred and found
out that whenever he tried to turn on the computer again, the GPU's fan
would be at 100% upon starting up, however there was no display showing up
on my monitor. He removed the no longer functional GPU from the computer
and tried putting it in another computer that was functional and this
yielded the same extremely loud fan noises with no display showing up. He
also tried resetting bios on my computer and reseating the ram but both
attempts yielded the same GPU fans being on full blast when trying to boot
Also, he and I checked the computer physically, we didn't see any marks
left on it.
does sound like your GPU went bad. Good idea in putting the GPU in another computer. Best way to check if it was good or not.
But then again, I have read several threads in the past few months where R9 GPU cards were working than had a video crash. Upon restarting or rebooting, the GPU card went bad without any video output. Same thing happened to two or three others when updating the AMD Graphics drivers. After updating and restarting or rebooting, the GPU card suddenly stopped working.
One person had the same thing happen, but then he installed a older previous AMD Driver and the GPU card starting working again.
Not sure if your GPU card would be covered by Warranty since it was damaged during a storm. You can try. No harm in doing that. That is if your GPU card is still under Warranty. Most GPU cards have a two or three year Warranty from the manufacturers.