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#1 FIFAguru

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 11:32 AM

I want to know if my PC will support a graphics card or not. My computer specifications are as under ,very old a. Pentium 4 @ 3.0 GHz with Hyper Threading Technology.
b.DDR 768 MB RAM
c.128 MB onboard integrated graphics - Intel 915G
d.110 GB SATA hard disk
e.LG Flatron 192WS 1400x900 LCD
f.Logitech classic keyboard
g.Hp black mouse
I am a bit confused with the four slots on my computers motherboard . The three slots have three kinda shutters behind which a can be opened by screws. But my main query is will i be able to install a new gfx card provided it is a nVIDIA GTX 580 1GB DDR3 one. Please help me. Any kinda help is thankful. 1. Name of those slots 2.will i be able to install a new gfx card. Please help

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 12:54 PM

System manufacturer and model...or motherboard manufacturer and model, if custom/self-built ?

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 01:01 PM

That graphics card requires that you have a motherboard with at least one PCI-Express x16 slot. Refer to this pic, your motherboard must have a slot that looks exactly like the top slot:

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Note that the rear of the computer (where the three slots with covers are on your machine) is directly to the left in this picture. You must also have a power supply rated at no less than 600 watts, and with the necessary auxiliary power connectors for the GPU.

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 10:23 PM

Thank you very much but can i know which graphics card of nvidia is the perfect fit for my machine ? I am recently looking to buy a new graphics card and RAM. Again for your info a pentium4 @3.0ghz ht. Thank you very much for your hearty reply . This is Tirtharaj aka FIFAguru and i am xtrmly grateful to you.

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 03:08 AM

Pentium 4 is the processor, you need to provide the motherboard model, so we can determine the slots you have, also can provide the power supply model.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 30 December 2011 - 02:22 PM

Please perform the following, so that we can get the exact specs of your computer. This will better assist us in helping you more.

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I highly doubt that you will be able to run a GTX 580 on a machine that old. Please provide us the Speccy Output.

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 07:14 PM

If the GTX580 did power up, it would the processor would be a massive bottleneck.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png





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