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Windows 7: Can this motherboard support this graphics card?

28 Jun 2010   #21
Risen4u

Windows 7 (64 bit)
 
 

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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
First thing I would be looking at is adding at least another GB of ram, 1 GB isn't enough for much of anything anymore.

Also before recommending a new card, what is the make and model of the power supply in his computer?

Edit: Forgot to ask, is the ram in his computer 2x512 MB or a single 1 GB stick?
What do you mean by saying what is the make and model of the power supply??? And he doesn't have 1GB RAM.. just 893MB.


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28 Jun 2010   #22
madtownidiot

 

893 MB is roughly equal to 1GB of ram with 128MB shared video memory. Or maybe it's a mix of 3-4 different size DIMMs and actually is 893 MB. Either way, I'd be surprised if anything more graphics intense than, say Civilization 4, runs at max settings regardless of the GPU you install.. definitely spend the cash on memory.. it's cheaper than a graphics card, easier to install, and will improve almost every aspect of your computer's performance more significantly than any other available upgrade for the price. 4 GB of DDR2 costs less than $100 American.. well within your budget. Nuff said on that subject.
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28 Jun 2010   #23
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Risen4u View Post
What do you mean by saying what is the make and model of the power supply??? And he doesn't have 1GB RAM.. just 893MB.
Pretty much what I asked. If it is some no-name 300W or so power supply, then about the best you could run on it is that G210. Both the 4670 and 5670 despite not needing a connection to the power supply, still will require at decent power supply with enough volts and amps (and more amps than volts) to run properly. A weak power supply can cause all kinds of instability problems, from slowdowns to crashes, and at worst if a really bad one go out in a puff of smoke (or a loud bang) and hopefully only kill itself when it goes.

madtownidiot, two ram slots only,

GA-73VM-S2 (rev. 1.0) - GIGABYTE - Product - Motherboard - Overview
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28 Jun 2010   #24
madtownidiot

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
doesn't change my advice any.. never even looked at the specs for that mobo.. just assumed with that chipset it had 4 dimm slots..

you could still install 4GB RAM and do more for it than any graphics card will for the money
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