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  1. daniel2471

    daniel2471 Thread Starter

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    I currently have a GeForce GTX 650 and am upgrading to a PNY GeForce GTX 960
    I have a 990FXA UD3 Motherboard
    and a AMD Fx 8350 Processor

    I just have a view questions,
    - Will the motherboard fit the card?
    - Does the 960 take the same power as a 650?
    - Is the 960 compatible with my pc
     
  2. Triple6

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    You didn't tell use what power supply you have, and that's key component for graphics card compatibility.

    Here's the specs for the GTX 650: http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-650/specifications
    It uses up to 64 watts of power.

    Here's the specs for the GTX 960: http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-960/specifications
    It uses up to 120 watts for power so a fair but more.

    There are generally no 'fit' issues with motherboards, just needs a full size PCI-Express 16 slot which you do have. So aside from the unknown power supply it should be compatible.
     
  3. daniel2471

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    how would i check that?
     
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    Open up you computer and the power supply will have a label on it, post the make and model.
     
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    Im not sure if i want to try and open it up, i might mess something up. Is there any other way?
     
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    How are you going to install the graphics card then? You need to open it up, there is no other way to know what power supply is actually installed in the computer.
     
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    The processor in your computers uses 125W of power.
    The graphic card that you want to upgrade to uses 120W of power and requires a minimum of a 400W power supply - which is shown in the webpage link that Rob provided you with.

    It's my guess you want to upgrade the current graphic card so you can have better gaming quality.
    A quality power supply with sufficient wattage and 12-volt rail output is needed to meet the demands of its hardware and the demands of gaming.
    That's why it's important we know the description of the power supply.

    Have you ever installed or replaced a graphic card before?

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