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Will this card work in my PC? ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 480 in a HP Pavilion

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Hello everyone

I have a small issue which I need some help with, my sons computers details are below,

 

Computer:
      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

    Motherboard:
      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


 ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 480 1.5Gb

 

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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Re: Will this card work in my PC? ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 480

oh and thanks everyone even if you cannot advise.
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Re: Will this card work in my PC? ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 480

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Hi:

 

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...

 

Package ContentsZT-40101-10P
Driver Disk
ZOTAC Technology Demos Disk
User Manual
Mini-HDMI-to-HDMI adapter
DVI-to-VGA adapter
Dual 6-pin to 8-pin PCIe power cable
Dual MOLEX to 6-pin PCIe power cable

 

Paul

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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.

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Paul_Tikkanen
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Re: Will this card work in my PC? ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 480

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.

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Thanks for your time, I'm bidding on one now.

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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.  :smileyhappy:

 

Best regards,

 

Paul

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