Solved how do I know what video card will work with a Sock939 mobo

September 18, 2012 at 10:49:54
Specs: Windows 7, 4gb
I was riped off someone said they would fix my computer and stole the mobo ram cpu video cards in sli config it was all stolen and replaced with a agp mobo and my newer pci express hardware was stolen and this person now lives in pen and Im in CA anyways I ordered that exact same mobo off ebay to replace it because at the time I just thought it was a bad mobo they said this total lie but uh I dont remember the video cards I had and I understand the newer ones work with only new mobos with the newest bios so how the hell can I figure out what video cards to buy off ebay and duh the ram and cpu I consolt my mobo manual. Any help would be great. Its a abit an8 socket 939 mobo.

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September 18, 2012 at 12:35:11
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Your MB has 1 PCI-E slot, 2 PCI-E x1 slots and 3 PCI slots. So basically any card that fits in those slots should work well.

But you need to make sure that your PSU is powerful enough to run that GPU together with the other components. (the current on the +12V rail is a main factor of determining this)

Also check if the card fits in the case (although this shouldn't be a problem).

Google is your friend


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September 18, 2012 at 12:46:05
I was using an nForce4-based 939 board as my main computer not too long ago. The NF4 is a PCIe 1.0a chipset, so it is a little picky. You’ll have better luck with Nvidia cards. Here's what I tested on my Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe board:

-GeForce GTX 460 worked (as did earlier GeForces).
-Radeon HD 5750 wouldn’t even start. The fans would spin, but no POST. The card works; I’m currently using it with an even older i915 based Pentium M board.
-Radeon HD 4890: troublesome. The card worked in 2D mode, but locked up in 3D mode. This card worked fine when tested on the Pentium M board.
-However, a Radeon HD 4870, which is based on the same core as the 4890, worked on the 939 board.

I haven’t tried anything newer than the GTX460 on the 939 board, but my guess is that any GeForce 500 series card would also work. Avoid the 600 series; they’re all PCIe 3.0 cards.

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