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Would a GTX 1650 work on a 2ACE motherboard?

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I am planning to replace my GT 545 with a GTX 1650 because my monitor would often lose signal when the card overheats especially while gaming. I have asked this question many times on Reddit and they told me yeah it would work but since I'm buying today I just wanna make sure if it really works especially when I found out that someone with about the same motherboard have compatibility issues with their new GTX 1080.

 

Specs:

CPU: Intel Core i7-3820 3.60Ghz

GPU: Nvidia Geforce GT 545 3GB (Will be replaced by GTX 1650)

PSU: DPS-600WB A (600 Watts)

RAM: 12GB (Will be replaced by 16GB)

Motherboard: Pegatron 2ACE Pittsburgh2 (Legacy Bios)

 

If it does not work, are there any legacy bios gpus which are suitable for gaming? Thanks!

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Hi,

 

It may be possible to replace the motherboard (MB). MB makers such as Asus (Link) or Gigabyte were making socket 2011 UEFI BIOS motherboards. The Asus Deluxe MB per the above link has a UEFI BIOS. The 1650 should initialize on this MB.

 

You would probably have to buy a used MB. You would probably have to buy a new Windows product key.

 

The HP case may have proprietary front panel connectors. You might have to buy a new case.

 

It is possible but may not be cost effective to replace the MB.

 

Buying a current Gen Intel or AMD MB will require a new CPU and new memory modules.

 

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Greetings,

Welcome to the forum.

I am not a HP employee.

 

A legacy BIOS is not compatible with any Nvidia graphics card subsequent to a 600 series Nvidia graphics card.

 

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Ok so which 600 nvidia card should i buy for gaming? And also how do people’s pc work with new gpu on old motherboard? I have seen some of them work without problems.

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Hi,

 

Higher end Nvidia cards ( 660 or a 670) will improve gaming. The 600 series graphics cards are gone. You have to look for a used card on eBay or elsewhere.

 

Look, A new PC will greatly improve gaming.

 

You have to look at your PC's power supply.

 

Some 600 series graphics cards require six or eight pin connections from the power supply to power the card. 

 

I would suggest you look at the forums where other folks got UEFI graphics cards working on a legacy BIOS PC.

 

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Actually is it okay if I replace the motherboard with a new one that supports UEFI?

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Hi,

 

It may be possible to replace the motherboard (MB). MB makers such as Asus (Link) or Gigabyte were making socket 2011 UEFI BIOS motherboards. The Asus Deluxe MB per the above link has a UEFI BIOS. The 1650 should initialize on this MB.

 

You would probably have to buy a used MB. You would probably have to buy a new Windows product key.

 

The HP case may have proprietary front panel connectors. You might have to buy a new case.

 

It is possible but may not be cost effective to replace the MB.

 

Buying a current Gen Intel or AMD MB will require a new CPU and new memory modules.

 

Regards

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Hi would this motherboard work?:https://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/X79%20Extreme4-M/index.asp

 

It is from ASRock. It has LGA2011 socket, DDR3, UEFI ( Well it did said that in the specs), PCI-E 3.0 (for the gpu) and about the same size as my pegatron one. Thanks!

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Hi,

 

It may work in the HP case. It is a UEFI BIOS capable, socket 2011, micro ATX motherboard. The Nvidia graphics card will work.

 

Make sure the HP chassis standoffs match this motherboard's mounting points.

 

Make sure you can connect the HP chassis front panel power switch and LEDs to this system board. If not you will have to buy a new case.

 

Regards

 

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Okay so if motherboard doesn't work would a GTX 660 work with my PC? Checking just in case

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Hi,

 

Yes, a 660 would work if it fits in the case (dual slot card about 9.5 inches in length) and you have a 450 watt PSU with a six plus two pin supplemental power cable.

 

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