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Graphics card compability

By yorgoc
May 16, 2013
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  1. hello
    I want to buy a ASUS GTX660 TI graphics card and I wonder if u could tell me if it is compatible with my motherboard which is INTEL DQ35JO ..thanks:)
     
  2. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,982   +909

    What is your CPU? From what I see, your board is from 2007, so your system will bottleneck the card, so it isnt worth just upgrading the GPU.
     
  3. PC nerd

    PC nerd TS Booster Posts: 325   +38

    He might have a 775 Quad-core processor. That should support a GTX660Ti.
     
  4. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,982   +909

    Yes, but it will bottleneck it. Even newer Core 2 Quads from 2009-2010 bottleneck modern graphics cards.
     
  5. PC nerd

    PC nerd TS Booster Posts: 325   +38

    I reckon an overclocked Core2Quad shouldn't bottleneck a GTX660Ti.
     
  6. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,982   +909

    It definitely can support it, but it wont perform as well as under a modern quad core CPU.
     
  7. PC nerd

    PC nerd TS Booster Posts: 325   +38

    Of course. But he doesn't necessarily need to upgrade his CPU/MOBO just yet.
     
  8. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,982   +909

    Keep in mind though, we are speculating, we dont even know if he has a Core 2 Quad. It can be a Pentium for all we know.
     
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