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Is my mother board compatible with this video card?


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#1 CalusBlade

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 11:25 AM

I'm using a Gagabtye GA-A75-UD4H FM1 AMD A75 DDR3 HDMI SATA 3 USB 3 ATX. I planning on buying a new video card when blade and soul comes out just so I get some really nice graphics. Base on Systemlabrequirements (yes, its back)I need something like these:

nVidia Geforce 8800GTX / AMD Radeon HD4850

I couldn't find them in newegg so what are some good video cards I can get that are better then the above. Whats the price range?

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 03:10 PM

What is your budget, case do you have and power supply model?

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 06:17 PM

SMPSU-Corsair 750 TX v2. I believe my computer only uses like 250 of that lol.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 10:14 PM

Usually you can get an idea of the video card range from the motherboard manual. Your power supply should be big enough, so you shouldn't have any problems there.
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 10:47 PM

the 8800 and 4850 are ancient models, which is why you cant find them. Modern equivelants of said cards that I would recomend would be the 7850 (mid range) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202004 or the 7950 (high end) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202006 Or if you really want top of the line the 7970 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202008 If those are out of your price range, the 7770, while low end, should also play those games. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202011

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 01:12 AM

I notice most of those require 500+ watts. Is there anyway to check how much my computer is currently using. I remember I used a program that told me around how much it uses but I don't remember the program.

Alright so I found out now. i used Core temp and the TDP says 120.9 watts. I'm assuming thats what my computer uses.

Aside form that

I have no clue what each of these mean base on new egg.

Core Clock

Stream Processors

Effective Memory Clock

Memory Size

Memory Interface



and what is Dedicated Video RAM

In systemrequirementlab it says my computer can't do the recommended run but this is what it says pretty much:


Recommended: nVidia Geforce 8800GTX / AMD Radeon HD4850 or better
You Have: AMD Radeon HD 6550D
Video CardClick here for the latest Video Card drivers.
Upgrade Suggested
Features: Recommended attributes of your Video Card
Required You Have
Icon Pixel Shader version 3.0 5.0
Icon Vertex Shader version 3.0 5.0
Icon Dedicated Video RAM 512 MB 512 MB

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:59 PM

If your running a 750 watt PSU, with your current setup, you should have no problems running any of those cards.

A video card, is kind of a "mini computer" so to speak, thats only job is to create graphics.

Core Clock. Your video card has what is known as a GPU, (graphics processing unit) its basically, a processor on the card, the core clock, is the frequency that the CPU runs at-like the 7950, has a core clock of 850 mhz

Stream processors are a difficult thing for me to explain, the more of them a card has the better. For the technical explanation of them --->http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stream_processing

Your video card, like your computer, also has memory on it dedicated just to its use. Like a computer memory module, theres different types, (ddr, ddr2 and ddr3 respectively) while video memory is classified as gddr, gddr2, etc etc. That is the interface. Like computer memory, it also has frequency it runs on-higher the frequency, faster the memory. (say 800 mhz etc.) and sizes, different cards have different sizes, most of the cards I linked have 3 gigs of memory. Video cards have their own memory, so its not sharing the system memory, which boosts performance.

In an integrated video card, (one that is built into the motherboard) the graphics chip uses part of your system memory, which slows the computer performance down. With an aftermarket video card (otherwise known as a dedicated video card) like I said, it has its own memory, and doesnt use the system ram, that is "dedicated video memory"

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 08:11 PM

Alright thx.  Last questions:

 

Only one pin (or if I have a duel style PSU, two) will fit in where I power the video card right?

 

Lastly, will I need to change any settings of power or should it do it automacticly?  I do not plan on overclocking.



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Posted 03 March 2013 - 01:40 AM

as for the video card power? that all depends on what actual card you decided on. If the video card requires dedicated power, depending on the card, some have a 6 pin (2 x 3) power connector that runs straight from the PSU, some have one of these, others have 2. Some of the older models such as the ATI 3870 x2 has a 6 pin and a 8 pin power. Assuming your video card has PCI_E cable (a good amount of PSUs, especially 750 watt ones do) then you just plug it into the slot on the video card, and it will power up automatically, from there its simply a matter of booting the computer and installing the drivers, no need to change power settings.

 

Some motherboards, usually older, in the BIOS have it set up to boot off of the integrated card first, though most are set to go to the dedicated first. If your unlucky enough to have the former, just go into the BIOS, find the display settings, there should be a option that says "initiate displace first" select that, and choose the PCI_E x16 slot first.


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Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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