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Solved Compatible graphics card for my motherboard

December 16, 2012 at 07:26:47
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I want to buy a graphics card for my system which is of 32 bit OS,3 GB DDR-2 RAM and the bus interface is PCI.. but i am not able to figure out which one to buy that would be compatible for my system. help me out with this please..

Thanks in advance


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December 16, 2012 at 16:12:39

Intel D945GCNL
Chipset 945GC
PCIe v1.1
http://ark.intel.com/products/34505...

To be on the safe side take PCIe 2.0 card but if u decide to take PCIe 2.1 card perform a BIOS update(only if the card refuse to work).
A low end gaming card cost more than 2500k in India so u have to do better than that
Geforce GT 440 (PCIe 2.0)
http://www.flipkart.com/gainward-nv...
Radeon Hd 5670 (PCIe 2.1)
http://www.theitdepot.com/details-P...

Sorry i said PSU was made by ASUS but i appears u have custom built system so my guess here is u have mid or full tower (which both accepts full size video card).

If u don't have mutiple HDDs or optical drives or any other additional components u may be able to run the video cards listed with your weak PSU.

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#1
December 16, 2012 at 07:47:20

Post the board(only for custom built system) or system model number(only if u have OEM like dell or hp or acer etc).
We also need to know the PSU specs(the amps found on these rails +12, +5V & +3.3 this info usually found on PSU label).
What are your uses for the v-card and how much do u have to spend?

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#2
December 16, 2012 at 07:52:43

AC INPUT :
Voltage 220- 240 Vac Current : 6.3 A Frequency : 50Hz-60Hz

DC OUTPUT :

+3.3v +5v +12Va +12Vb -12v +5Vsb

14A 14A 9A 13A 0.3A 2.0A

Model No : X-30F
Each of the one's shown in D.C output corresponds to one.. i.e. for +3.3 V->14A.. etc etc

As i am a gaming fan,i want this card to be useful for gaming purposes.. i want to spend around 2.5 k


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#3
December 16, 2012 at 08:21:49

The PSU is manufactured by Asus now we need to know the rest of system specs(CPU & Board).
2.5K in which currency?

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#4
December 16, 2012 at 08:23:43

2.5 k in indian currency.. i have posted all the details provided on the psu label.. any more details you need?

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#5
December 16, 2012 at 08:36:12

I asked for board model number if u have custom built system or system model if u have HP or Dell. We also need to know your CPU so that we can choose the right card for u.
So far u provided the PSU info we need to know the rest.

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#6
December 16, 2012 at 08:51:45

Processor Specification : Intel core 2 Duo E4500 @ 2.20 Ghz

MotherBoard :

Manufacturer : Intel Corporation
Model : D945GCNL
Version : AAD97184-105
Memory : DDR-2, 3 GB RAM
DRAM frequency : 332.5 MHz

When i check out my system slots i found 2 slots with type PCI express and 2 slots with type PCI.. how will this effect in choosing the card?


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#7
December 16, 2012 at 09:14:53

Your power supply is too weak to run much of any gaming card.

PCI and PCIe x 16 are 2 completely different busses.

Your board has one PCIe x16 slot, but the specs don't state what version.

There are 3 versions of the PCIe x16 standard and 2 different heights of PCIe graphics cards.


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#8
December 16, 2012 at 09:20:35

so does that mean that its waste of buying any graphics card for my system for gaming purposes?. i usually play fifa 11,12,13.. which is why i need this.. any solution for this or should i drop the idea of buying?

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#9
December 16, 2012 at 09:37:00

Othehill
Look for chipset release date & u will found out the PCIe version number of the board.

Gogo
There are some low end gaming v-card that will be able to run with your weak PSU(if u don't have a lot of components). Some of them are HD 7750, 6670, 5670, 4670, 4650.

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#10
December 16, 2012 at 09:46:36

thanks a lot for ur suggestion.. i appreciate your help.. all i have to do is update my psu..if my power supply would become around 400 W then there is no problem buying any graphics card right?

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#11
December 16, 2012 at 10:43:05

Look again at the label, it's a 300W PSU. And apparently there are two +12v rails, +12Va @ 9A & +12Vb @ 13A. There's should be additional info showing combined rail wattages.

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#12
December 16, 2012 at 11:00:21

Still need to know if you may need a low profile card. Some cards come with a low profile bracket, some won't work in a slim line case.

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#13
December 16, 2012 at 11:14:53

There are two wattages given here.. one applies for the frequency column and D.C.output rows which says "300W peak" and the other one applies for only vattage and current columns which says "250W".

So which one is the power supply value?.. 250 W or 300 W?


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#14
December 16, 2012 at 16:12:39
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Intel D945GCNL
Chipset 945GC
PCIe v1.1
http://ark.intel.com/products/34505...

To be on the safe side take PCIe 2.0 card but if u decide to take PCIe 2.1 card perform a BIOS update(only if the card refuse to work).
A low end gaming card cost more than 2500k in India so u have to do better than that
Geforce GT 440 (PCIe 2.0)
http://www.flipkart.com/gainward-nv...
Radeon Hd 5670 (PCIe 2.1)
http://www.theitdepot.com/details-P...

Sorry i said PSU was made by ASUS but i appears u have custom built system so my guess here is u have mid or full tower (which both accepts full size video card).

If u don't have mutiple HDDs or optical drives or any other additional components u may be able to run the video cards listed with your weak PSU.

You know the real meaning of peace only if you have been through the war.


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#15
December 16, 2012 at 16:34:22

If you decide to replace your power supply (assuming you are able to get the money to do this), look for a quality name brand with 80% or better certified efficient, a single 12Volt Rail (substantially higher Amps than either the 5Volt or the 3.3Volt rails), active PFC, and overall between 430Watts and 600Watts (ignore 'Peak Wattage', this is a fake number, it means nothing, in fact, ignore anything that lists or advertizes this number at all) depending on what video card you can also afford. Also look for power supplies that include a good long warranty period, if they offer 3 or 5 years, they are much more confident in their product than a brand that just offers a 1 year warranty, therefore it 'should' be a better quality.

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#16
December 16, 2012 at 18:34:03

Thank you very much for ur suggestion and guidance.But that dint resolve my doubt about power supply of my PSU. The v-card link which you have posted says the minimum power supply required is 300W but i dono whether my power supply is 250 W or 300 W.. There are two wattages mentioned on the label which i had said before in this post.. wont that be a problem if i buy the one which requires 300W and my psu supports only til 250W?

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#17
December 16, 2012 at 19:51:31

300W v-card power requrement is for the whole system + v-card included (the video card alone use less than 70W).
Some of the members here have installed HD 5670 in a system with only 250 - 300W PSU. U should try it first before buying new unit.

And if u can't afford good brand unit like Corsair look for OEM like Dell, HP or Lenovo PSU's, start from 350W (i have seen them in action & they are good).

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#18
December 16, 2012 at 19:56:56

u have cleared most of my doubts mate.. thank you.. one last doubt.. u have mentioned that my bus type is PCIe 1.1 and suggested me to take PCIe 2.0 or PCIe 2.1.. will that work?

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#19
December 16, 2012 at 20:13:57

You have a 250W power supply. Even that is false information. Your total wattage would be 380 watts if you added all the rail draws up in watts.

That said, your +12Va rail should be used by the processor. So the+12Vb rail has to provide the 12V requirements for everything else that uses +12V. 13A @ 12V = 156 watts. As Kuwese has stated, if you get a low power card you should be OK.


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#20
December 16, 2012 at 22:09:15

if that is so,then i can go for this card only.. i think this supports my motherboard specs and also its in my cost range.

http://www.flipkart.com/zotac-nvidi...


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#21
December 17, 2012 at 01:06:29

U will be dissapointed with GT 610(the v-card is meant for HTPC & not gaming in mind), u need to increase your budget if u wanna get low end gaming v-card. Go with the ones i listed in my response #14.

Just remember if u get PCIe 2.1 card and it doesn't work then update the BIOS, clear CMOS and try again the PCIe 2.1 card.

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#22
December 17, 2012 at 02:00:19

@kuwese Thanks a lot for your help..

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#23
December 17, 2012 at 02:05:34

You are welcome.

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