10-11-2012 05:05 PM - edited 10-11-2012 05:07 PM
I have a small issue which I need some help with, my sons computers details are below,
Computer Type ACPI x64-based PC
Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
OS Service Pack [ TRIAL VERSION ]
Internet Explorer 9.0.8112.16421 (IE 9.0)
DirectX DirectX 11.0
Computer Name CHARLIE-PC
User Name Charlie
Logon Domain [ TRIAL VERSION ]
Date / Time 2012-10-11 / 23:18
CPU Type QuadCore AMD Phenom X4 9550, 2200 MHz (11 x 200)
Motherboard Name Asus M2N68-LA (Narra3) (1 PCI, 2 PCI-E x1, 1 PCI-E x16, 4 DDR2 DIMM, Audio, Video, LAN, IEEE-1394)
Motherboard Chipset nVIDIA nForce 6150SE-430, AMD K10
System Memory [ TRIAL VERSION ]
DIMM1: Qimonda 64T128020EU2.5B2 1 GB DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM (6-6-6-18 @ 400 MHz) (5-5-5-15 @ 333 MHz) (4-4-4-12 @ 266 MHz)
DIMM2: Qimonda 64T128020EU2.5B2 [ TRIAL VERSION ]
DIMM3: Qimonda 64T128020EU2.5B2 [ TRIAL VERSION ]
DIMM4: Qimonda 64T128020EU2.5B2 [ TRIAL VERSION ]
BIOS Type Award (05/02/08)
He wants a good graphic card for about £100 and I have my eye on this card
It states it's compatible with PCI v1.1 or PCI 2.0
but looking as I have I cannot find out what PCI version he has on his board or any model number it , all I know is it's the motherboard is Asus M2N68-LA (Narra3) and it's HP Pavilion
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10-11-2012 05:11 PM - edited 10-11-2012 05:12 PM
As far as the PCIe slot is concerned, the card should be fine. The bigger problem that I see is unless you put a much larger wattage power supply that comes with additional PCIe power connectors that have to plug into the video card, there is no way that card will work in your PC.
This is what concerns me...
ZOTAC Technology Demos Disk
Dual 6-pin to 8-pin PCIe power cable
Dual MOLEX to 6-pin PCIe power cable
10-11-2012 05:14 PM - edited 10-11-2012 05:16 PM
One step ahead on you there, I got him a 750W power supply with cabels that should do it yes?
it was the PCI version that had me foxed, I wanted to be sure before shelling out all the money.
10-11-2012 05:43 PM
OK, then you have plenty of wattage.
I wish I could find a date of manufacturing for that board.
However, since it can run DDR2 memory, surely it has to have a PCIe x16 v1.1 slot, and that's all you need.
I run PCIe 2.0 cards on older motherboards than the one in your son's PC and they work just fine.
10-12-2012 12:30 PM
You're very welcome.
Good luck on your bidding.
Please post back and let us know how your video card upgrade went.
If your son does a lot of gaming, with winter coming, the PC will help heat your house with that card.