Solved Can i install an AMD graphics card on an Nvidia motherboard?

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July 4, 2012 at 15:43:40
Specs: Windows 7, phenom II x 4 955/6gb ddr2
i need a new video card for my emachines which has an nvidia 6150se/n430 motherboard. will there be a driver conflict? i am interested in a hd7700 because it has newer technology. i currently have an evga 448 core classified ultra in there now but i cant get the side panel on due to the wiring. alternatively, im looking at zotacs 560se or regular 560 because they have external exhaust. ive been looking on ebay for an old 460ee but i think i'd be better off to buy something new. my friend said since the motherboard is nvidia, stick with that. any thoughts?

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July 4, 2012 at 17:59:13
If you don't need a lot of horsepower, why not get a low end card like this GT 430 for just $40 after rebate? It's short & only takes up a single slot.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...



#1
July 4, 2012 at 15:47:46
Thats the integrated graphics and the chip set, there should be no driver conflict, but if you get a new graphics card unistall the old drivers from the old card.

I am a hardware guy not a software guy but i try to help.


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#2
July 4, 2012 at 17:07:45
"will there be a driver conflict?"

AMD/ATI cards work with NVIDIA & Intel based boards, NVIDIA cards work with AMD/ATI & Intel based boards. No driver conflicts in any of the combinations.

"i currently have an evga 448 core classified ultra"

Do you mean this: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti? The HD 7770 would be a downgrade. In fact, all the cards you mentioned would be downgrades. What is the reason for doing this?


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#3
July 4, 2012 at 17:45:10
its a 448 classified ultra. same size as a 570 and 580. its too big for the case. i dont need this much power in a desktop. but since i already own it, im using it. i also tried a 670FTW and same problem. cant get the side panel on because of the wiring. also, its leaving me with 1 usable sata port. i have the dvd drive disconnected. thats the right card in your link.

ON a side note. the gtx 560se and gtx 460v2 are both cutdown GF114 chips but different cuda cores. i guess its just a name.


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July 4, 2012 at 17:59:13
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If you don't need a lot of horsepower, why not get a low end card like this GT 430 for just $40 after rebate? It's short & only takes up a single slot.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...


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#5
July 4, 2012 at 18:10:50
thats too low end. but thanks.


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