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Windows 7: Can this motherboard support this graphics card?


28 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 7 (64 bit)
 
 
Can this motherboard support this graphics card?

I wanted to know if this motherboard: Gigabyte GA-73VM-S2 can support this graphics card: GIGABYTE GEFORCE 210 GV-N210D3-512I 512MB PCI-E RETAIL

thanks in advance!

P.S. the reason why i want to buy this graphics card is to play Counter-Strike Source better... so if anyone got any good suggetion plz let me know


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28 Jun 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

I assume you already have the motherboard..if so the card should be fine..if not its also fine.Don't have to be anything over the top to run CS.
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28 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Risen4u View Post
I wanted to know if this motherboard: Gigabyte GA-73VM-S2 can support this graphics card: GIGABYTE GEFORCE 210 GV-N210D3-512I 512MB PCI-E RETAIL

thanks in advance!

P.S. the reason why i want to buy this graphics card is to play Counter-Strike Source better... so if anyone got any good suggetion plz let me know
Yes that board will support that Graphics card. But you really want to be thinking more about whether your PSU is up to the upgrade too. Also is your CPU ok and will it bottleneck that card?

One other thing to keep in mind about Counter Strike Source is that it's more CPU dependant than GPU. Allthough after the recent update it just got it does seem to need a bit more graphics power due to the slightly updated Engine.

Might be an idea to fill out your full system specs in your profile too
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28 Jun 2010   #4

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes, that board will support the Ge Force 210. Will you improve game-play? Probably not by much. The 210 isn't a gaming card; it's for htpc's. Unfortunately, the 210 doesn't even come close to delivering anything near acceptable fps: Game Benchmarks: Crysis : GeForce GT 220 And 210: DirectX 10.1 And 40nm Under $80. Yes, Source isn't as demanding as most modern games, but it's not Pac-Man either.

For $50.00, if the intent is to get better game performance, you'd be better off spending that coin elsewhere. How much can you spend?
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28 Jun 2010   #5

Windows 7 (64 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by taylorig View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Risen4u View Post
I wanted to know if this motherboard: Gigabyte GA-73VM-S2 can support this graphics card: GIGABYTE GEFORCE 210 GV-N210D3-512I 512MB PCI-E RETAIL

thanks in advance!

P.S. the reason why i want to buy this graphics card is to play Counter-Strike Source better... so if anyone got any good suggetion plz let me know
Yes that board will support that Graphics card. But you really want to be thinking more about whether your PSU is up to the upgrade too. Also is your CPU ok and will it bottleneck that card?

One other thing to keep in mind about Counter Strike Source is that it's more CPU dependant than GPU. Allthough after the recent update it just got it does seem to need a bit more graphics power due to the slightly updated Engine.

Might be an idea to fill out your full system specs in your profile too
Actually it's my friends pc and i am trying to find a good GPU in order to play css better...
So his CPU is: Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU E2180 @ 2.00GHz
his GPU is: NVIDIA GeForce 7050/NVIDIA nForce 610i (512 MB)
his motherboard is: Gigabyte GA-73VM-S2
RAM: 893 MB
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28 Jun 2010   #6

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The question remains: how much can he spend?
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28 Jun 2010   #7

Windows 7 (64 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
The question remains: how much can he spend?
maximum 80 euros
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28 Jun 2010   #8

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It's late and I'm feeling lazy, , can you link me to the site(s) you'll be shopping at so I don't have to try and convert dollars to euros?
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28 Jun 2010   #9

Windows 7 (64 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
It's late and I'm feeling lazy, , can you link me to the site(s) you'll be shopping at so I don't have to try and convert dollars to euros?
i just want you to tell me about those 2: Sapphire RADEON HD 5670 and XFX Radeon HD 4670.. specifically i want you to tell me if my motherboard and cpu support them..

and i live in greece so the sites i am looking into are in greek... and the shops are only in greece..
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28 Jun 2010   #10

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Cpu's don't support graphics cards; however, motherboards do, and yes, either one of those two will work just fine with the board.

For reference: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...on,2646-7.html

Go as high as you can.
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