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January 1, 2013 at 01:40:55
Specs: Windows 7 (64 bit), Core 2 Quad / 4 GB Ram

which graphics card i purchase?
My system has- Core2 quad Q6600 processor, DG31PR motherboard, 4 GB Ram, windows 7 64bit, 24" LG LED 3d HD monitor, 230V input supply to system......

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✔ Best Answer
January 3, 2013 at 18:22:53

Open the computer's case and look for the label on the side of the power supply. You should see a label that will include all of this information. If you do not see this information, the power supply may be installed in an inverted position, in this case, you will need to remove it from the computer's case to see this label.
Here are some examples:
https://www.google.com/search?q=com...
These numbers are really important to give you an idea of what you could run.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.



#1
January 1, 2013 at 02:40:42

This is a public forum so individual email responses are not how we do things here.

I suggest that if you don't like spam mail that you remove your email address from the post above. You can edit it.


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#2
January 1, 2013 at 02:59:08

ok i removed my mail id.....but ans to my query is still pending?????

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#3
January 1, 2013 at 06:46:46

Please also include more details on your power supply (total Wattage, Amperage on all rails (3.5V, 5V, and all 12V rails), as well as brand and model) as well as details on your uses (Office, Gaming, Photoshop, video editing, etc). Also let us know what type of case you have (tower, slim, compact, etc.).

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#4
January 1, 2013 at 07:18:12

Your board has a PCIe 1.0a slot so choose your graphics card very carefully. Do not get a PCIe 2.1 card, only 2.0 or earlier. Board specs can be found here:

http://www.intel.com/support/mother...

Besides that, the power supply will limit your card choices. Please post the make/model & amperage specs as requested by Fingers.


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#5
January 2, 2013 at 08:16:48

I actually use my computer for viewing 3d modelling work.. As I am a design engg. I require to built 3d modles of buildings, structure, in software Then to review I use 3d model review software. I am having tower case & I dont understand where to see other things mentioned by u. I often ply games. My input supply to computer is 240 V a.c.

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#6
January 2, 2013 at 09:21:42

Please pay attention to what you're being told & what you're being asked.

1st, your motherboard has a PCI-express 1.0a slot. That means that you have to be careful when choosing a card. PCIe 2.1 cards definitely will not work. PCIe 2.0 cards should work, but there's no guarantee. Make sure you have the latest BIOS update installed. See the following about PCIe 2.0:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pci_ex...

2nd, you've been asked to supply your power supply info. That means the make, model, wattage, & amperage ratings on the +3.3v, +5v, & +12v rails. The fact that it uses 230v AC isn't helpful. If your power supply isn't up to the task, it will have to be replaced before you install a video card. Either that, or you will have to choose a lower end video card that will work without overloading your current power supply.


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#7
January 3, 2013 at 07:19:38

I know that 2.0 card is not useful to me but I dont understand about "(make, model, wattage, & amperage ratings on the +3.3v, +5v, & +12v rails)" ...If u tell me that where should i see this things then it will be very easy for me to provide u required information

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#8
January 3, 2013 at 18:22:53
✔ Best Answer

Open the computer's case and look for the label on the side of the power supply. You should see a label that will include all of this information. If you do not see this information, the power supply may be installed in an inverted position, in this case, you will need to remove it from the computer's case to see this label.
Here are some examples:
https://www.google.com/search?q=com...
These numbers are really important to give you an idea of what you could run.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#9
January 4, 2013 at 11:35:59

Model= LPE223-400 (i-ball)
ATX switching power supply
under +3.3V = 25A,
under +5VSB= 2A.
under +5V = 32A, COM, RETURN
under -5V =0.3A, PS-ON, REMOTE
under +12V = 17A, PW-ok
under -12V= 0.8A, P.G.

I have other one also (spare) -
Model- ePRO (PS-450W)
under +12V=20A
under -12V=0.8A
under +5V= 30A
under -5V=0.5A
under +3.3A=20A
under +5VSB= 2A
ATX 1.3
ATX 12V

IF THESE TWO MODELS ARE NOT SUFFICIENT THEN suggest me suitable one , & MY graphics card purchase capacity is upto Rs 5000-6000

All other information about my computer is mentioned earlier


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#10
January 4, 2013 at 21:29:43

Not sure how you could have marked it 'Solved' and then asked for more help, but here goes....
These are from a US online vendor so you would not be able to purchase from them, but these are basically my recommendations:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#11
January 4, 2013 at 23:31:08

u mentioned that 2.0 GPU is not compactible with my motherboard & now U are suggesting me (PNY VCGGTX550TXPB GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card ) a GPU with 2.0 in ur first vendor links ...How this is so........

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#12
January 5, 2013 at 03:37:58

riider said that PCIe 2.1 cards will not work, but that PCIe 2.0 cards should.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#13
January 5, 2013 at 03:41:48

Fingers,

You solved the problem of where to find the power supply specifications.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#14
January 5, 2013 at 19:32:54

Note also that the power supply I listed has 46Amps on the 12Volt rail which is plenty for nearly any graphics card you could possibly use on your system as well as having many high quality features at a reasonable price.

As Jeff mentioned, it is the PCIe 2.1 that you have to avoid, the 2.0 versions have a reasonable chance of working properly, if it makes you more comfortable, make sure that you could return it if it does not work on your system, or have a local shop install, set up, and test it when you purchase it from them, it may not actually cost you that much more and this way, you go home to it working right away.

Jeff:
I realized that, I just figure everyone would treat the 'Solved' indicator to be used when the problem is completely solved and they had little or nothing more to ask.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#15
January 6, 2013 at 09:31:29

hii fingers,

Thanks for ur reply, but according to ur suggestions I will have to replace my PSU, but that will cost to me 3000 indian rupees.....So for me this is not economical to spend 3000 Rs. only on PSU.
During web browsing i found one useful link that i am attaching below....plz go through it....

http://forum-en.msi.com/faq/article...

According to this link GEFORCE GT 630 found suitable.....& it is pcie 2.0......
My current PSU "E-pro-450watt" provides 20Amp on 12V rail & for GT-630 minimum requirement is 350watt & 20Amp on 12 V rail......So I think this may suit my requirement.......

I am planning to buy MSI GeForce GT 630 GPU DDR3 4GB but I am confused about whether to buy 2GB or 4GB ........due to cost problem........Local shop around my place selling this 4GB PSU at very high price........


So fingures plz suggest me that above mentioned GPU is ok for my system & 4GB or 2GB what to choose............
waiting for reply


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