Choosing a graphics card for my HP P6110UK

By MartySainte
Aug 3, 2012
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  1. My question is: would I be able to run the Sapphire HD6670 2GB DDR3 on my system, I do not fully understand the difference between a 2.0 and a 2.1 PCI-E, I do know that as it is conected to the motherboard it will not draw the 400W power as advertized on the box, it would draw about 180 - 250 at a time, my question is will my motherboard accept the actual card.

    for your convenience these are the specs:

    PSU: 300W [cant upgrade as I dont feel too confident with re-wiring it]
    Motherboard: M2N68-LA
    Chipset: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430
    Memory sockets: 2 x DDR2
    Front side bus speeds: 2000MT/s (2.0 GT/s)
    Processor socket: AM2+
    Expansion Slots:
    1 PCI Express x16 slot for graphics card
    2 PCI Express x1 slots
    1 PCI slot
    Processor: Phenom X4 9650 2.3 GHz
    Memory: 4GB
    Graphics card: ATI HD4350 512MB
  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,555   +2,898

    The motherboard you listed [Motherboard Specifications, M2N68-LA (Narra)] will support any PCIe x16 card. The differences between 2.0 and 2.1 can be ignored for the most part. PCIe card slots have been designed to be both forward and backward compatible with different versions. The only thing to consider is if you want PCIe 2.1 specifications, both the card and card slot must support 2.1 specifications.
  3. MartySainte

    MartySainte TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I thought as much.. its just better to have a second opinion
    thanks for your input =]

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