Motherboard and graphics card conpatibility

Xfx Radeon hd 5770 graphics card
December 24, 2010 at 17:29:06
Specs: Windows Vista, A AMD Athlon II Processor/2gb DDR3 Kingston
I have failed at making my computer first time but after giving it a break I am going to buy a new motherboard, the motherboard I am buying is this

http://uk.asus.com/product.aspx?P_I...

What I need to ask is it says the expansion slots are

-1 x PCIe 2.0 x16
-2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
-1 x PCI

The graphics card I have is this
http://www.pixmania.co.uk/uk/uk/412...

Which is PCI Express 2.1 x16
I just want to know if they are compatible?

Thanks in advance


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#1
December 24, 2010 at 18:39:34
They will work just fine together!!

On your next build, check out my HowTo Build a PC, which should help you out. Also, I recommend you review this thread, as well: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/2...


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#2
December 24, 2010 at 19:43:47
What went wrong with your 1st attempt to build? Your should ALWAYS benchtest your hardware before you install it in the case! Do you do that? If not, it was a major mistake. What makes you so sure you need a new board?

How to Bench Test Your System

Make sure you have a damn good power supply!


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#3
December 25, 2010 at 04:01:26
Well I heard that arock motherboards arnt the most reliable and I have tried everything other than ddoing a bench test so it was probally my fault but im not to bothered because I want a better motherboard anyway, when I get it i'll do a bench test.

Also if I didnt do a bench test does it risk anything else other than the motherboard?
And the last thing is there any difference beetween ATX and Micro-ATX other than size?

Thanks and Merry Christmas


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#4
December 25, 2010 at 05:15:27
atx will have more than 1 pci slot. you will use that for a wireless card than you have none.

larry


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#5
December 25, 2010 at 05:20:02
just looked at your graphics card, it may take up the space of both slots, than you have none.

larry


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#6
December 25, 2010 at 05:34:30
Sorry but does that mean that it will fit in the motherboard but leave no space for a wireless card, but thats it?

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#7
December 25, 2010 at 06:16:19
yes,that's likely or it will be so close, it will reduce ventilation.
reviews seem good though:

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

larry


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#8
December 25, 2010 at 06:49:18
Thats fine, thanks for your help, I just need to know if not performing a bench test can damage more than just the motherboard?

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#9
December 25, 2010 at 20:53:10
Performing or not performing a bench test will have no effect on what may or may not have been damaged. It is whatever cause the damage in the first place is what will dictate if additional components may or may not be bad.

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#10
December 27, 2010 at 02:58:36
Ohh okay thanks, I just realised how stuid that question was lol
Im making the computer in a couple of days so thanks for the help

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