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Does this video card work in this Motherboard?


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#1 jmillerdls

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 10:20 AM

Is it simply that it won't function to its full potential, or will it not even function at all?

This card:

ASUS EN8600GT/HTDP/512M GeForce 8600 GT 512MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814121097

This board:

ASRock 4CoreDual-SATA2 LGA 775 VIA PT880 Pro/PT880 Ultra ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813157115



If the answer is that it will work, I'm assuming that it would be better than this card:

BFG Tech BFGE73512GT GeForce 7300GT 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 AGP 4X/8X Video Card - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814143102


Is that an incorrect assumption? If both cards will work, which is the preferable choice?

Edited by jmillerdls, 02 November 2008 - 10:31 AM.


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Posted 02 November 2008 - 10:30 AM

Yes, the card you mentioned will not work, and you will notice a dandy performance boost. However, from what I can recall, that video card recommends a 300W power supply. Open your case and make sure it has at least that many watts.

Edited by Glunn11, 02 November 2008 - 10:30 AM.


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Posted 02 November 2008 - 11:03 AM

Some PCI-E slots will be backward compatible, like a PCI-E X8 card in a PCI-E X16 slot. But a larger slot like the PCI-E X16 will not fit in the smaller slot of a PCI-E X8 or PCI-E X4.

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

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#4 jmillerdls

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 11:23 AM

ok, on newegg I don't see anything but PCI-E X16 cards. The reviewers said that the slot is big enough for X16 cards, but that they would take a performance hit...wasn't sure what all that meant (have AGP, and have never dealt with PCI-E.

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 11:55 AM

Interesting - one of the mobo reviews specified that it had a x16, and another said x4 (I've never heard of a x4, so I didn't think much of it).
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Posted 02 November 2008 - 12:10 PM

You best shot short of upgrading the motherboard probably will be to use a AGP X8 card. Even if you could put a PCI-E x16 card in that slot the loss of performance will be tremendous. You will probably have better performance with a good AGP card. I wasn't able to find any information that supports that a PCI-E x16 working in that x4 slot.

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 12:15 PM

I'm sticking with AGP....seems like the safer bet.

However, on the manufacturer's site, they list several PCI-E cards that are apparently compatible with the board.




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