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

By Iam_shine
Apr 26, 2014
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  1. Is my motherboard compatible with and does it have enough power(watts) to run new video card?
    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
    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

    Video Card Information.
    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??
  2. Spykezxp

    Spykezxp TS Addict Posts: 296   +73

    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.
    hopgop1 likes this.

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