Build a PC Is my mob compatible with new Video Card & have enough power to run it


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[SIZE=5]Is my motherboard compatible with and does it have enough power(watts) to run new video card?[/SIZE]
My specs:
More details about my computer

Component Details
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 650 @ 3.20GHz
Memory (RAM) 6.00 GB
Graphics Intel(R) HD Graphics
Gaming graphics 1696 MB Total available graphics memory
Primary hard disk 218GB Free (298GB Total)
Windows 7 Home Premium

Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
Model H55M-UD2H
Total amount of system memory 6.00 GB RAM
System type 64-bit operating system
Number of processor cores 2
Total size of hard disk(s) 298 GB
Disk partition (C:) 218 GB Free (298 GB Total)
Media drive (D:) CD/DVD
[SIZE=4]Graphics [/SIZE]
Display adapter type NVIDIA GeForce 7300 LE
Total available graphics memory 1696 MB
Dedicated graphics memory 64 MB
Dedicated system memory 0 MB
Shared system memory 1632 MB
Display adapter driver version
Secondary monitor resolution 1920x1080
Primary monitor resolution 1920x1200
DirectX version DirectX 10

[SIZE=4]Video Card Information[/SIZE].
Network Realtek RTL8168D/8111D Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.20)

New Video card info:

Nvidia G-Force 6600
Video Px6699 Video card UPC-642404308100
PCIExpress X16
Dual Monitor Support

My power supply is 460 watts
and on my motherboard now there is only 3 sticks of 2GB ram
(Patriot Viper Extreme) and nothing else in any of the expansion slots.
I looked online but cannot get a straight answer.
Can my motherboard run this card with no issues??


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No one can say if it will run with no issues, just because there could be any number of complications that could pop up. If you asking will it work with your current system, then yes it will run on your current system with the PSU. I would advise that you uninstall the video drivers (and software) for the current card, changing out to the new card. This will create less of a head ache for you in the end.
I would also suggest trying to find another 2GB ram stick because your motherboard is a Dual Channel motherboard and the computer will run better if you have 4 sticks of ram instead of 3. Its not going to hurt your computer by having 3 sticks of ram versus 4, but you will get better overall performance.
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