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Is my gtx 260 compatible?

By Hazard
Mar 22, 2010
  1. Motherboard Name: Gigabyte GA-P31-DS3L
    Current Graphics card: Nvidia 8500 GT

    im thinking of purchasing a GTX 260, is it compatible?
     
  2. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +170

    Yes. Make sure your power supply is up to the task though.
     
  3. Hazard

    Hazard TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 33

    thank you soooo so much for your anwser :) in fact i will be purchasing a 540w power supply too, thanks again
     
  4. tweakboy

    tweakboy TS Guru Posts: 467

    Your new PSU will handle it easy. good luck your gonna like the performance increase. things are gonna fly @ 1920x1200 ,,, good luck,

    You didn't tell us what CPU you have, For a GTX 260 to not bottleneck you need a suped up super fast dual core CPU... the X2 6000 wont cut it and the Pentium D wont cut it. A core 2 duo @ 3Ghz or AMD equivlant,will go well with a GTX 260 and will not bottleneck..... gl
     
  5. Hazard

    Hazard TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 33

    thanks :) my CPU is: Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz, 2400 MHz umm since im kinda new and all i was wondering, what exactly does bottleneck mean?
     
  6. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +170

    Your CPU is fine. Bottleneck just means that you have a slow/old component which hampers the rest of your computer's performance, e.g. if your CPU is very slow then even if you have a really good graphics card you won't see much of a performance increase because the CPU is holding up the rest of the system.
     
  7. Hazard

    Hazard TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 33

    ok thanks loads dude :) cant wait for it to arrive xD any suggestions btw?
     
  8. sw123

    sw123 TS Rookie Posts: 595

    Seems to me like ur in good shape :D

    Sorry to be so negative in light of your obvious excitement, but if your video card doesnt work when the new PSU arrives, i would check on that video card. It might be that its defective and you should return it

    Good Luck,
    sw123

    EDIT: Hazard is so leet hes never heard of bottleneck :p
     
  9. Hazard

    Hazard TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 33

    haha ok thanks :D will do, aaand haha i heard of it but wasnt sure what it was ( i had that impression ) thanks again :)
     
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