Will a Radeon 5750 or 5770 work in my Compaq?

By joeschmotz
Nov 25, 2009
  1. Hey people! Here are the specs for my Presario...would a new Radeon 5750 or 5770 work in my system?

    Motherboard description Motherboard manufacturer's name: Asus M2N68-LA
    HP/Compaq name: Ivy8-GL6

    CPU/Processor Socket: AM2
    Supports the following processors:
    Athlon 64 X2 with Dual Core technology
    Athlon 64

    Front-side bus (FSB) 2000MT/s (2.0 GT/s)

    Chipset NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430

    BIOS features System BIOS core brand: Award
    Keyboard combination to used to enter BIOS: F10

    Form factor Micro-ATX: 9.6 in X 9.6 in

    Memory Dual channel memory architecture
    Two 240-pin DDR2 DIMM sockets
    Supported DIMM types:
    PC2-4200 (533 MHz)
    PC2-5300 (667 MHz)
    PC2-6400 (800 MHz)
    Non-ECC memory only, unbuffered
    Supports 2GB DDR2 DIMMs
    Supports up to 4 GB*
    32 bit PCs cannot address a full 4.0 GB of memory.

    NOTE: *Actual available memory may be less

    Expansion slots Two PCI
    One PCI Express x16 graphics (for graphics card)
    One PCI Express x1 (for cards such as network, sound, tv-tuner)

    Video graphics Integrated graphics using nVidia GeForce 6150SE
    Up to 256MB of system memory (with 512MB or more system memory)
    Also supports PCI Express x16 graphics cards

    NOTE: Either integrated graphics or the PCI Express x16 slot are usable at one time; they are not usable concurrently.

    Parallel ATA One 40-pin UltraDMA 100/66/33 connector
    Supports PIO, multi-word DMA modes
    Supports two PATA disk drives on one PATA ribbon cable (two drives total)

    Serial ATA Two SATA connectors:
    SATA1 = Black
    SATA2 = White

    Supports 1 SATA 150 or SATA 300 disk drive on each SATA connector
    Speed up to 1.5Gb/sec or 3.0Gb/sec, complying with SATA 1.0 and SATA 2.0 specifications

    NOTE: The faster rate of 3.0Gb/sec requires that both the hard drive and the motherboard support it. If one or the other does not support 3.0 Gb/sec, the system negotiates down to the slower 1.5 Gb/sec.

    RAID Not currently supported by HP PCs using this motherboard.
    Onboard audio 6 channel high-definition audio
    Audio CODEC: ALC888
    Onboard LAN 10/100Mbps LAN PHY
    PCI Realtek RTL8201N

    Onboard USB USB 2.0
    Eight ports total
    four connectors on back panel
    additional headers on motherboard support 4 additional ports/devices

    NOTE: Some USB ports may not be available externally for customer use. For more information, see model specifications.

    Back panel I/0 One PS/2 mouse port (green)
    One PS/2 keyboard port (purple)
    One VGA port
    Two USB 2.0
    One RJ-45 networking port
    Three Stereo-mini audio jacks for:
    Line-in (light blue)
    Line-out (lime)
    Microphone-in (pink)

    Internal connectors One 24-pin ATX power connector
    One 4-pin ATX power connector
    One PATA connector
    Two SATA connectors
    One floppy drive connector
    Two 12v fan connectors for CPU fan and PC fan
    One 9-pin header for power button, reset button, power LED, and HDD LED
    One line input connector (interupts line input on back panel, Vista capable, requires matching front audio jack module)
    One 9-pin audio header for headphone-out and microphone-in (yellow, Vista capable, requires matching front audio jack module)
    Two USB headers supporting 4 additional USB 2.0 ports or devices
    One Intel high-definition Audio/Modem Link (Not used by HP)
    One jumper for resetting BIOS settings
    One jumper to disable BIOS password checking
  2. Technochicken

    Technochicken TechSpot Paladin Posts: 729

    Your motherboard has a PCI-e x16 slot, so it is compatible. It is likely though that your power supply is not up to the task of powering either of those cards. Could you post your power supply model and specifications? They should be either on the bottom or the side of the power supply, on a big sticker.
  3. joeschmotz

    joeschmotz TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    Thanks for responding! Yes, I know that my power supply is too low, but i am upgrading that, too. Does it really matter how much memory is on the card? Somebody told me that I should only use a card with 512 mb. ??
  4. Technochicken

    Technochicken TechSpot Paladin Posts: 729

    The ammount of memory you need on a video card depends on what resolution you plan to be gaming on, and 512 mb will most likely be sufficient. Another thing you should probably do is measure the ammount of space the video card will have lengthwise. You said your case was mIcro-ATX, so space might be an issue.
  5. joeschmotz

    joeschmotz TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22


    Yeah I keep forgetting the mobo is microATX. I will make sure it fits. Thanks again! --jOe
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