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Motherboard (M3A78 PRO) compatibility with radeon HD 5850

By Jamesqin
Jan 29, 2010
  1. Hi guys,
    I know this is noobish question, but I decided to buy new video card - Gigabyte radeon HD 5850 (I choose between Gigabyte and Sapphire, and decided to go with Gigabyte because it has one aditional year waranty 3/2 years and they seem pretty much the same in performance), but I dont know if it is possible to add it to my motherboard. I have, as mentioned, Asus M3A78 PRO. Here is a review of it with all specs: http://www.silentpcreview.com/article855-page1.html

    btw. if you told me how to find out for myself, I would also be glad, so next time I won't have to ask, thanks !!!
     
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,454   +227

    Your motherboard does indeed support that graphics card. It has the necessary PCI-E x16 slot. You need to make sure your power supply is sufficient.
     
  3. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,906   +90

    Hi Jamesqin,
    Just go to your Mother board manufacturers site and it will have all of the specs, and supports (CPU,Memory, ETC) here is the manufacturers for your board.


    http://www.asus.com/Product.aspx?P_ID=SChThDvEAJ31GxGV
     
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