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JayN23

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Hi guys
i ve a question about GPU compatibility.. i have :

OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6600 @ 2.40GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 6
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3574 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) G33/G31 Express Chipset Family, 384 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 156319 MB, Free - 133002 MB;
Motherboard: ASRock, G31M-VS2
Antivirus: None

My board has 1 pci express x16 and 1 pci
Is a pci-e x16 2.0 or 3.0 compatible with my board?
 

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This comment is from your other thread that we've been helping you in:

i changed cpu to a dual core E6600 and its fine now..it doesnt freeze anywhere
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Its likely compatible, there's more than basic specs. PCI-Express is generally backward and forward compatible but you only get the features that are supported by the old spec. The big thing you will need to verify is that your power supply is of good enough quality and wattage to support the card you choose.
 

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No idea on the power supply since it's not a well known brand unit that has been reviewed, most generic looking power supplies like that however are not very quality. Personally I wouldn't use it.
 

JayN23

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Can you recommend me a PSU and GPU? For light gaming and movies not too expensive
 

Triple6

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Why would you get a 7 year old?? A Geforce GTX 750 might not be a bad fit that machine.

I wouldn't use any gaming class GPU with that PSU.
 

JayN23

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I dont play "heavy" games and a friend of mine has that gpu and i want to know if that psu can handle it
 

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On paper the PSU should work, in reality who knows...it's old and of unknown quality so who knows how accurate the ratings even are.

Be aware that if you are buying a used one then you shouldn't be asking how reliable it will be, a 7 year old GPU will be worn out and most of the GPU's in those series don't last that long; not after years of heat torture.
 
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