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Windows 7: can i install a graphics card to this motherboard?

07 Feb 2011   #1
kueldood

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 
can i install a graphics card to this motherboard?

i was thinking about buying this EVGA 01G-P3-N959-TR GeForce 9500 GT Video Card - 1GB DDR2, PCI Express 2.0, SLI Support, (Dual Link) Dual DVI, HDTV, VGA Support at TigerDirect.com

for this Gigabyte GA-880GM-D2H AMD 880G Motherboard - Micro ATX, Socket AM3, AM 880G Chipset, 1600MHz (O.C.), SATA 3.0 Gb/s, RAID, 8-CH Audio, Gigabit LAN at TigerDirect.com

and i was just wondering if that would work or not.
cuz i want boosted graphics for my games and stuff.


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07 Feb 2011   #2
Fantail

7 x64 | 7 x64
 
 

Gigabyte makes a good board
And yes that card will install just fine. (PCI Express) I don't know Nvidia drivers so much perhaps someone that does can chime in.
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07 Feb 2011   #3
kueldood

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

so it'l go together?
AWESOME!

thanks guys!
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07 Feb 2011   #4
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Should be OK.

The Gigabyte board has onboard graphics. I get the impression that disabling those can sometimes be a bit of a pain, but the odds are that you'll have no trouble. (I've never owned a motherboard with onboard graphics.)

You may want to look a bit longer for a graphics card. For the price of the above card, you may be able to get a 9800GT or a Radeon HD 4670. (That's if your power supply is up to those more powerful cards.)

If you're in the US or Canada, you might want to check the graphics card listings at www.newegg.com. (I have no connection with them, except as a customer.) Try their Power Search: you want PCI-E 2.0 X16 or 2.1 X16, and DirectX 10, 10.1, or 11. (That'll exclude the 9500GT, I believe.) A 128 bit (or wider) path to the card's video memory would be good, too.
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08 Feb 2011   #5
Solarstarshines

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Ok I think i would go atleast hd56701gb with the board in question

it is a great low range card and will support hdmi
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08 Feb 2011   #6
kueldood

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

guys i really know nothing about graphics cards.
id like some recommendations if you can, and maybe a tutorial on how to disable the on bored graphics?
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08 Feb 2011   #7
kv43

vista ultimate , windows 7 RC x86 & x64 (7100)
 
 

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08 Feb 2011   #8
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kueldood View Post
guys i really know nothing about graphics cards.
id like some recommendations if you can, and maybe a tutorial on how to disable the on bored graphics?
On Page 37 of the downloadable manual for the board (IGX Configuration, in the BIOS settings), is an item for Internal Graphics Mode. The choices are UMA and Disabled. When set to Disabled, the onboard graphics controller is turned off.

You may only need to do this to prevent onboard memory from being allocated to the card. The BIOS may be smart enough to not do that if a PCI-E graphics card is installed, though.

I don't know what graphics card to recommend. If you want to run Crysis at full res on a 30" monitor (2560 X 1600), I don't know whether two GTX580s in SLI would be adequate. (Or what CPU would be required to push them.) If you're running solitaire at 1680X1050, any card that supported Aero would do. (I exaggerate only for clarity.)
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