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Want to know if a GPU is compatible with my motherboard


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#1 Deathamphetamine

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 05:22 PM

I want to buy a Shapphire R7 260x, as I don't know much about this things I hope you can help me. I have an Asus P7H55 M-LX, is my motherboard compatible with that graphic card? Thanks in advance.
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Posted 26 August 2014 - 06:21 PM

The Asus P7H55 M-LX has one pcie 2.0x16 slot so that will work for that video card. (pcie 3.0 is backward compatible)

Your issue may be that Saphire/ ATI requires a 500 Watt Power Supply and 1x75 Watt 6-pin PCI Express power connector. Also this card is just about 7" long so you'll need to check your case to see if it will fit. You didn't specify what power supply your currently using so you might need a new power supply too. Do not get a cheap 500 watt power supply for $30.00....They are very unreliable. Look for popular name brands and check out unbiased reviews before you purchase a power supply

http://www.jonnyguru.com/

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/page/power


Edited by Joe C, 26 August 2014 - 06:24 PM.


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Posted 26 August 2014 - 07:08 PM

Thank you very much for the reply, I'm going to buy a 600 watt power supply for the GPU, and one more thing, my memory is ddr3 and this R7 260X is a gddr5, I don't know if that has something to do. Thank you again Joe C



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Posted 26 August 2014 - 07:12 PM

The memory of the graphics card is completely separate from system RAM, so that is not a problem at all.  GDDR5 is the preferred memory type for graphics card memory - it is much faster than DDR3.


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Posted 26 August 2014 - 07:14 PM

Thank you for the information jonuk!






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