|I just built a system to replace my aging computer (general family use, my dream machine will have to wait)|
Question: How effective will be using a 9500 GT video card with the Gigabyte G41-ES2L MB be (PCIe16 is not 2.0x that the card is rated at)?
Spec's: Gigabyte G41-ES2L, E2160 (Used, I got free), stock Intel Quad heatsink/fan (new,'thrown-in' with other hardware), WD 500G Black SATA, Lite-on DVD SATA, Apevia Java 500-Watt PS, Crucial 4Gig Ballistix 800 kit, Cool Master Elite, 2x120mm fans, Windows 7 Home premium 64Bit. -- onboard Graphics for now.
Only Minimal gaming and some graphics programs
I like the way it is running but had a small issue on simple games (invoked an extra feature and it got very jumpy for a few seconds). Most of our use will not be gaming, but its nice to play sometimes! I tried some minor overclocking, but I probably will not do much of that, though I will probably upgrade the processor down the road a little (the 'Duo's and Quad's should come down more soon). There's a decent buy on a card: EVGA GeForce 9500 GT Video Card - 512MB DDR2, PCI Express 2.0, SLI Support, (Dual Link) Dual DVI, HDTV, VGA Support
BUT I want to know if this card will work well on this board? Will it just slow down a little from it's potential? I could probably 'get-a-way-with' something lesser, but they're not that much cheeper anymore.
Any advice please? And Thank you in advance!
(where better to post a graphic's question than in gaming?)
PS I have posted before and applied the advice and revised my prior plans accordingly.