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Solved: Motherboard support video card?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ChemicalMonkey, May 25, 2011.

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  1. ChemicalMonkey

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    The motherboard looks like it has PCIe 1.1 slot while the video card is PCIe 2.0. According the the PCIe specs, this should work, but the video card will only run at half speed data transfer because of the motherboard.

    Your power supply is too low on wattage rating. The video card requires a minimum 400W PSU. While your 380W PSU may be able to handle it, depending on what else you have in the computer, you risk overloading the PSU.
     
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    All i have is the basics. A hard drive, cd drive, and a wireless card.
     
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    Here are 2 NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS 512 MB PCI Express x16 models that you might consider.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...9-035^14-139-035-TS,14-162-053^14-162-053-08#

    The 8400 GS 512 MB model has worked well for me in desktops with a 300 watt power supply.

    Of course, I don't do hard-core gaming nor anything that's real graphic-extensive.

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    What do you intend to use the video card for?
     
  6. ChemicalMonkey

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    The only games i play are Left 4 Dead, Halo, and Jade Dynasty (MMO).

    I do video and graphic work as well but not a whole lot.

    I ran a Geforce 9200 PCI before without any issued so anything around there would be fine.
     
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    You don't want to use a PCI video card because that's going backwards in technology and doesn't give you the performance that an AGP or PCI Express video card would.

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