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Windows 7: changing my video card

24 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
changing my video card

this is a bit offtopic, but what types of video cards I can add to mother board like this - GA-M61SME-S2L?
It's my old computers motherboard, and I want to know if I can renovate it.

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24 Aug 2011   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Well it has a pci-e x 16 slot so you can pretty much put whatever modern card you want to on it.

Bear in mind you will need a good quality power supply depending on what card you chose.

Cheers

Paul.
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24 Aug 2011   #3

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

The board has a PCI-E X16 slot, which is the most common interface used at the moment.

You'd need an adequate power supply. If you got a high-end card (not sensible for an old system), you may need auxiliary PCI-E power connectors.
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25 Aug 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Pre
 
 

All i can say is
ditto
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25 Aug 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

thanks guys, but, I can put every power supply, to that motherboard, that I find? there's no need of worrying about which power supply I add?
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25 Aug 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hemis View Post
thanks guys, but, I can put every power supply, to that motherboard, that I find? there's no need of worrying about which power supply I add?
As far as I know, all power supplies should work with motherboards



At least modern ones. Make sure you have an 80 PLUS certified/rated power supply, or you could heat your house up a lot :P
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25 Aug 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Home Premium x64
 
 

Actually, you should pay attention to the type of power supply you connect to your computer, mostly the connectors and also the Power Rating of your power supply. The reason you need to pay attention to the power rating, is that some of the modern GPU cards do have a minimum recommended power requirement. Such as an nVidia card recommends you have at least 500 Watt Power supply if you plan on running 2 of their cards and such. So it is best to read the type of card you are putting in and make sure you have just a little above the minimum power supply needed.
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26 Aug 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

thanks
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29 Aug 2011   #9

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Make sure your PC has enough space to house the card your buying, and make sure you meet the power requirements. (You will need a PCI-Express x16 Video Card.)

If you buy a card that's 9.6 inches long and you can only house one that's up to 8.5 inches long, obviously it won't work because it won't fit.

AS for powersupplies it's best to get a certified powersupply so you don't waste energy, generate unnecessary heat, and be able to power your components reliably.
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