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Windows 7: Mobo compatibility question - MSI Geforce GTX 960 4GB.

26 May 2015   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
Mobo compatibility question - MSI Geforce GTX 960 4GB.


I recently bought a MSI 4G GeForce GTX 960 4GB 128-Bit GDDR5 video card but it is not compatible with my actual motherboard (M3970AM-HP - Angelica) because the BIOS version does not support this type of graphic cards.

I would like to know for sure if the GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-USB3 (rev. 6.0) AM3+ mobo will be able to run my new graphic card.

The mobo must be 9.6 inches by 9.6 inches because it`s very tight inside the case + it needs to be AM3+ since I have a AMD FX-8100 processor.

System specs:

Operating system: Windows 7 home premium
Processor: AMD FX-8100 8 core
Motherboard: M3970AM-HP (Angelica)
Computer Model: HP Pavilion HPE h8-1224 Desktop PC

Thanks for your time and have a nice day.

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26 May 2015   #2
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot

Well, the good news is that the motherboard will support your processor. I see no reason why it won't support the graphics card, as long as the card will fit in your case.

Keep in mind with this new mobo, you may have to buy a new power supply. HP computer PSUs can have different pinouts than the standard ATX power connector, and it won't work (or cause damage) if it is plugged in. In any case, with a processor like that and a good GPU, you'll probably want something better than an underpowered HP PSU anyway, so that your system isn't power starved. Look at getting at least a 500 to 600 Watt PSU.
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27 May 2015   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

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28 May 2015   #4

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM

You'll need a new copy of Windows as well probably if you replace the motherboard.
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28 May 2015   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.

I found a good case and a good mobo that will do the trick. I also bought a good 650W PSU.

Thanks for the tips and have a nice day! :)
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