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This needs to be connected to the power supply. You can get adapters do this.

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PCI-E is backwards convertible with any other version. Don't worry about mixing versions up. Instead ensure you select the right size. x 16 is the standard right now. Just pick up any card that is a x16 and you'll be fine.

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SOURCE: faulty motherboard?

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It is possible that the new (secondhand graphics card) was faulty and sent an incorrect voltage to part of your motherboard (frying it). However in my experiance it is not likely, I have installed and un-installed 100's of video cards over the last 10 years many of them faulty and only on one ocassion did it ever damage the board.
Things to try:
Double check (triple check) that your card is seated properly in the pci-e slot, this is one of the most overlooked things and is one of the most common problems when installing a new video cards. It may be drawing power from the slot but could still be slightly out of line.

Also most new ish psi-e card require an additional power supply direct from the PSU, did you connect this up if needed. (don't know what make the graphics card is so just in case)

Remove the cards and check the slot for dust and dirt, quite often when you remove an old existing card you can dislodge dust/durt from around the slot pushing it into it, thus making a bad connection to the video card. Blow the slot clean with a compressed air cleaner, can should cost £5-£10, don't use vacuum on the motherboard as this can cause extreme levels of static.

Are you sure you didn't knock a component on the motherboard during installation?

If you have tried all these things then you may have a damaged board. You could take it to a repair outlet to check the board over. They would be able to check the voltages etc... and may be able to locate the trouble.
The Pci-e slots can be replaced and re-soldered but it is a very skilled operation, to be fair you would be much better off buying another board. Lets face it, the slot is probably ok, you may have blown something elsewhere on the board.

Hope this helps and let me know if you solve the problem
Bri

Posted on Feb 04, 2009

jose_v17
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SOURCE: Compatibility of PCI-EXpress card for Dell GX280 (Small Dextop)

So if this is a slimline pc you are kind of limited in upgrade options
space being the biggest , then being followed with cooling ability, the best advice I can give you if specs say 350 is needed i wouldn't chance having the card pull more of a load off of the PSU than what is rated for it. Hope this helps

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HeXx13505
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SOURCE: PCI Express slot not working

go into the bios and change the video settings from onboard video to pcie video

Posted on Mar 27, 2009

joecoolvette
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SOURCE: gateway 420gr bios config for a pci express card

WHAT? Friday is beer, and CS:S night??

!O_O!

Well why didn't you say that BEFORE?
We gotta get this thing Fixed!

(I'm just kidding around a little, don't be hatin'. By the way, my GATEWAY 7200X is 6 years old, and still kickin' booty, with an ATI Radeon X600XT graphics card.
No, Adobe Photoshop, not gamin')

From your diagnosis so far it sounds like you have a driver conflict.

Crude example:
When you install a hardware device, Windows breaks it's neck to find compatible drivers.

If, THE, drivers are not there Windows will search through it's thousands of generic drivers, and choose one.

You come along, and install THE drivers the graphics card needs.
Now you will have a driver conflict.

Windows: "Which drivers do I use? These or THESE?"

1) I would like you to unplug your computer from power. (Computer off of course)
Observe anti-static precautions.

[Anti-Static Precautions:
Your body carries Static electricity.
Static WILL fry out the delicate hardware components of a computer.
You may not even see it, or feel it.
Your computer will. POOF!

Working on a table, computer unplugged from power, computer case open. Touch the metal frame of the open computer case to relieve your body of Static.

(Or wear an ESD wrist strap, and connect the alligator clip to the metal frame of the open computer case. They're about $6)

If you get up in the middle of working on your computer, and leave, upon your return Touch the metal frame again.

2) Remove the ATI graphics card.

3) Plug your monitor back into the integrated graphics port. (VGA port on motherboard.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VGA_connector

4) Push the Power On button in, and hold it in. Hold it in for a count of Five seconds. (Count 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005)
Let go of the Power On button.

Do this procedure two more times.

What you are doing is setting BIOS back to the factory default settings, and clearing CMOS Error Codes.

5) Plug the computer back into power. WAIT 1 minute.
Turn the computer on.

Left-click on Start, Control Panel, then on Add/Remove Programs.
Remove anything you see associated with ATI in it.

If upon removing the ATI software, you are asked if you want to restart your computer, NO.
Close all windows, go back to your desktop screen.

Pull out the CD disk, that came with the Radeon X800XT graphics card.
Put it in your optical drive, and install the software from that disk.
It contains the Drivers.

A Driver is a small piece of software that allows 'communication' between a device, (Such as a graphics card), and the computer.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Device_driver

If you are asked to restart your computer, NO.
Shut your computer down normally.
(Start>Turn Off Computer>Turn Off)

Unplug your computer from power. Observe anti-static precautions.
Reinstall the ATI graphics card.
Plug your monitor into the graphics card.

Now, before we go further let's discuss the additional power cable you are plugging into the X800XT.

I wasn't aware that the old X800XT's needed an additional power cable.
I read the ATI Radeon X800 PCI Express Series User's Guide, and it seems it does use one,

http://support.amd.com/us/psearch/Pages/psearch.aspx?type=2.4.1&product=2.4.1.3.17&contentType=Tech+Doc+GPU&ostype=Windows+XP+-+Professional%2fHome&keywords=&items=20

[Radeon X800 PCI Express Series User's Guide - 729.51 KB (pdf) -12/31/2003]

What I want to know is what kind of power cable is it? The 300 Watt power supply in the Gateway 420GR, doesn't have any specialized power cables, other than a 4-pin ATX +12 Volt power cable, and SATA power cable.

A specialized power cable for a graphics card would be a 6-pin PCI Express power cable, or an 8-pin PCI Express power cable.

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Does GA-G41M-ES2L Motherboard support asus gtx 650 graphic crad?


http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3500#ov

Specification:
Motherboard chipset;
Intel G41 Northbridge; Intel ICH7 Southbridge,
(The Intel ICH7 is also Intel part number 82801GB)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Motherboard_diagram.svg

(CPU = Central Processing Unit. Another term used is Microprocessor, or simply Processor for short)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_intel_chipsets#Core_2_chipsets

G41, scroll down towards the bottom of the chart.
(Past P45)
Introduced in the last quarter of 2009

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI_Express#PCI_Express_2.0

The PCI Express 2.0 technology came out January 15, 2007

Means your PCI-Express x16 slot is based on the PCI Express 2.0 technology

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121725

The Asus GTX650 graphics card, (No matter which version), is based on the PCI Express 3.0 technology

PCI Express 3.0 technology is Backward Compatible, with PCI Express 2.0 technology,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI_Express#PCI_Express_3.0

"PCI Express 3.0 Base specification revision 3.0 was made available in November 2010, after multiple delays. In August 2007, PCI-SIG announced that PCI Express 3.0 would carry a bit rate of
8 GigaTransfers per Second, (8GT/s), and that it would be backward compatible with existing PCIe implementations."

PCIe =PCI Express

So yes it will work, AND will work at FULL capacity.
Also your motherboard chipset (Northbridge), will support Intel processors that utilize an LGA 775 processor socket, AND up to an Intel Core2 Quad CPU. (Processor)

DOES TAKE SOME POWER, though!
You need a Power Supply that will not only deliver the necessary Wattage, for the computer system; but also need Up To an additional 150 Watts JUST for the graphics card itself.

Know what happens when you try to under power, a powerful graphics card?

Things BURN,
Or
The computer doesn't work

A) The contact pins in the PCI-Express x16 slot, will burn
B) The gold plated contact pins on the bottom, of the graphics card will burn

C) The graphics card requires more power, than the PCI-Express x16 slot can deliver.
A PCI-Express x16 slot can only deliver Up To 75 Watts.

A 6-pin PCI Express power cable is required.
This power cable can deliver Up To 75 Watts.

If there isn't enough power the contact pins, in the 6-pin PCI Express power cable will burn.
So will the contact pins for the power cable, on the graphics card.

The motherboard by itself requires 120 to 150 Watts.
Depending on Processor, Up To 130 Watts.
For each stick of Ram Memory add 25 Watts
25 to 30 for each Optical Drive. (CD/DVD drive)
2 to 3 Watts for each fan; to include the Processor fan, and computer case fans.

Now add 150 Watts for the graphics card.........

For additional questions please post in a Comment
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joecoolvette

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_intel_chipsets#Southbridge_9xx_and_3.2F4_Series_chipsets

May 04, 2013 | Gigabyte GA-G41M-ES2L Motherboard

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Is not Reading My Geforce GTX 260 Card


What do you mean connect wire to graphics card?

A) Computer is to be OFF when connecting a monitor cable.

B) Computer is to be OFF, and unplugged from power; when plugging the power cable from Power Supply, into it.

You are also supposed to be Following Anti-Static Precautions.

What Power Supply are you using?
Manufacturer name, and model number. Post back in a Comment.

Motherboard requires about 150 Watts by itself.

That isn't including what the Processor (CPU) needs, Ram Memory needs, optical drive/s need, computer case fans need; AND what the Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 graphics card needs.

It needs 225 Watts by itself.

(Manufacturers usually state around 500 Watts MINIMUM.
This is in reality based on a COMPLETE computer system, and NOT just the graphics card itself)

What do I base that the GTX 260 needs 225 Watts?
(I see that as the -> Maximum, though )

A PCI Express x16 expansion slot on a motherboard, is only capable of 75 Watts of power.
That is why the additional power cables were brought out.

The 6-pin PCI Express power cable that plugs into the GTX 260, is capable of an additional 75 Watts of power.

The Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 requires using TWO 6-pin PCI Express power cables

That means 150 Watts of additional power.
75 Watts + 150 Watts = 225 Watts

http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-260/specifications

"Supplementary Power Connectors -> 6-pin x2"

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#pciexpress

If you are using just one 6-pin PCI Express power cable, '
this = NO.

NOT enough power for the graphics card.

What will happen?

A) The PCI Express x16 slot connector oins, will burn
B) The gold plated contact pins on the bottom of the graphics card, will burn.
C) The connector on the graphics card, that the 6-pin PCI Express power cable plugs into, will burn.
D) The connector on the 6-pin PCI Express power cable will burn.

The graphics card will burn up.
Too little power.

IF, your Power Supply has enough power, and IF there are two 4-pin Peripheral power cables that aren't being used; you can use a 6-pin PCI Express power adapter cable.

Example of 4-pin Peripheral power cable,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#peripheral

Example of 6-pin PCI Express power adapter cable, was shown in the Playtool link,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#pciexpress

http://www.directron.com/pci03.html

(Connectors are white, and hard to see against white backdrop. You can enlarge all 3 views)

For additional questions please post in a Comment
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joecoolvette

Feb 23, 2013 | Gigabyte GA-M61PME-S2 Motherboard, AM2,...

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I need a vedeo card that supports ecs livermore8


The Motherboard is considered the 'Building Block' of the computer.

From it all hardware components are supported.

Processor, Ram Memory, Harddrive, Optical Drive/s, and add-on expansion slot cards.

A graphics card (Video Card) being one.

You need a graphics card that the ECS 945GCT-HM,
or also stated as HP's Livermore8-GL6; will support.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01237572&lc=en&cc=pt&product=3632125#N33

The motherboard chipset is an Intel 945GC,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_intel_chipsets#Core_2_chipsets

According to Intel came out the first quarter of 2005,

http://ark.intel.com/products/34505/Intel-82945GC-Graphics-and-Memory-Controller

The year PCI Express 1.1 technology came out.
PCI Express 2.0 technology didn't come out until 2007,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI_Express#PCI_Express_1.1

Will the ECS 945GCT-HM support graphics cards based on the PCI Express 2.0 technology?

YES!

PCI Express 2.0 technology IS backward compatible, with PCI Express 1.1 technology.

You just won't get the full capability of the PCI Express graphics card; based on the PCI Express 2.0 technology.

Will you notice? Doubtful.

From what I have seen listed in reviews on the graphics card, I would not suggest a graphics card based on the PCI Express 2.1 technology.
Reviews suggest it doesn't 'play well' with a motherboard using the PCI Express 1.1 technology.

There is another thing to consider; Power Supply

Most decent graphics cards require a minimum Power Supply wattage, of 400 to 450 Watts.

This Power Supply requirement isn't just for the graphics card.
Graphics card manufacturers base it on a test computer system.
One they put together with a powerful Processor, high performance motherboard, 2GB's of Ram Memory (At least), optical drive/s, harddrive, and the graphics card. (Plus allowance for computer case fans, etc)

If you're running a 300 Watt power supply, this = No.

(Yes, even though AMD ATI Radeon graphics cards, are touted to use less power; 400 to 450 Watts is still the limit for a decent graphics card, from them. Unless you want to run a simpy PCI expansion slot graphics card, or budget/starter, PCI Express graphics card)

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4501123&CatId=7387

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2555929&CatId=7387

Regards,
joecoolvette

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5344843&Sku=T925-3014

Dec 25, 2012 | ECS 100% Ok 945gct-hm Motherboard...

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Looking for advice on a video card. Would a radeon hd 5750 run on c51gm motherboard


1) You have a PCI Express x16 expansion slot, for a graphics card.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813135010

(Orange)

A) 1GigaByte of graphics memory which is GDDR3. (It is GDDR3, not DDR3; trust me)
B) 800MegaHertz Core Clock
C) 1600MHz Memory Clock
D) API's - DirectX 11
Open GL 4.1
Shader Model 5.0


2) The motherboard chipset is an Nvidia GeForce 6100 - Northbridge, and an Nvidia nForce 410 - Southbridge.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GeForce_6_Series#GeForce_6100_and_6150_series_chip_specifications

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_Nvidia_graphics_processing_units#GeForce_6_.286xxx.29_series

Nvidia GeForce 6100/nForce 410, came out 2005.


3) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Motherboard_diagram.svg

The Northbridge chip of the motherboard chipset, handles the Faster capabilities of a computer.
Processor (CPU), Ram Memory, and HIGH-speed graphics.

AGP technology, and PCI Express technology, ARE HIGH-speed graphics.

Using a PCI slot for a graphics card, or using Integrated Graphics; is NOT high speed graphics.

(As you can see in the Motherboard Diagram, the PCI bus is controlled by the Southbridge chip. The Southbridge chip handles the Slower capabilities of a computer.

Means anything connected to the PCI bus, such as a graphics card in a PCI expansion slot; is handled by the Southbridge chip.
Integrated graphics also )

4) PCI Express came out 2004.
Went from PCI Express 1.0 version to PCI Express 1.1 version.
In 2007 PCI Express went to the 2.0 version. PCI Express 2.0.

Your motherboard, IMHO, uses the PCI Express 1.1 technology.
This is why I recommend a graphics card based on the PCI Express 2.0 technology. (For one)

PCI Express 2.0 is Backward Compatible, with PCI Express 1.1
A little iffy if it's PCI Express 1.0

I have seen a lot of problems crop up with users trying to use a graphics card, based on the PCI Express 2.1 technology; on a motherboard based on the PCI Express 2.1 technology.

That's why I recommended PCI Express 2.0

PCI Express 3.0 is supposed to overcome that, (Use on a mobo with PCI-E 1.1), but I have no real world knowledge, (Hands on), and no input from the 'outside'. (Internet/world)

5) You need at least a 400 Watt power supply. Don't have at least a 400 Watt? Time to move up.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1147669&Sku=U12-41529

Regards,
joecoolvette

Nov 20, 2012 | ECS C51GM-M Motherboard

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I have a ASRock CONROE1333-DVI/H R2 motherboard and i wanted to know if i could use a graphics card that requires a pci express 2.0 slot


Absolutely!

The AsRock Conroe1333-DVI/H R2 mobo uses PCI-Express 1.1 technology. It's in the Intel 945G motherboard chipset.

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=CONROE1333-DVI/H

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_intel_chipsets#Pentium_4.2FPentium_D.2FPentium_EE_chipsets

Scroll down to bottom of chart. 945G made in 2005.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI_Express

Scroll down to History and revisions.
PCI Express 2.0 -> 15 January 2007

A graphics card based on the PCI Express 2.0 technology, will work on a motherboard based on the PCI express 1.1 technology.

Why?

Because PCI Express 2.0 technology is Backward Compatible, with PCI Express 1.1 technology.

You just won't get the full capability of the PCI Express 2.0 graphics card.
Will you notice? NO

PCI Express 1.0a, and PCI Express 1.1, operate with a per-lane data rate of 250MegaBytes per Second. (250MB/s)
Transfer rate of 2.5Gigabits per Second. (2.5Gb/s)

PCI Express 2.0 operates with a 500MB/s per-lane data rate.
Transfer rate of 5.0Gb/s.

Make SURE you have Windows running, then install the software for the graphic card -> F-I-R-S-T, then physically install the graphics card.
(Computer unplugged from power, Anti-Static Precautions -> FOLLOWED)

The computer will not use the graphics cards software, UNTIL the graphics card is installed.
It will keep on using the integrated graphics on the motherboard, until the graphics card is installed.

Means get the motherboard going first, use it's integrated graphics.
Install software for graphics card, and then Physically install the graphics card.
(Don't forget to attach the monitor cable to the graphics card, lol!)

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Sep 08, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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What is the best video card that my motherboard K9VGM-V can handle?


http://www.msi.com/product/mb/K9VGM-V.html

White PCI-Express x16 slot above the two shorter white PCI slots.
Looking at reviews on the internet, I'm going to say the motherboard came out in 2006.

PCI Express 2.0 technology came out in mid January 2007.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI_Express#PCI_Express_1.0a

Motherboard chipset came out in 2005,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_VIA_chipsets#AMD_.2F_Intel_processors

[Northbridge - VIA K8M890; Southbridge - VIA VT8237A ]

,leads me to believe it is PCI Express 1.1 technology being used for your motherboard.

However you can use a graphics card based on the PCI Express 2.0 technology. Why?
Because PCI Express 2.0 is Backward Compatible with PCI-Express 1.1 technology.

Will you get the full capability's of a PCI Express graphics card, based on the 2.0 technology?
No.

Will you notice? Doubt it.

What will stop you is the Power Supply. Need at least a 400 Watt PSU.
(Power Supply Unit)

Graphics Card;

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=41125&Sku=E145-0550

Power Supply for a mid-tower to full tower ATX computer case.
Also has the necessary power cables needed,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=899123&Sku=T925-5002

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette


(Gently pull up on the lock for the PCI Express x16 slot. The 'lever' looks like you should push down)

Aug 04, 2012 | MSI K9VGM-V Motherboard

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What video card are compatable with SR1620NX ? The graphics card is not working right anymore and I need a compatable video card.


A PCI Express graphics card.

Doesn't matter if the PCI Express graphics card uses the PCI Express 2.0 technology, or the PCI Express 2.1 technology.

The PCI Express graphics card, will insert into the PCI Express x16 expansion slot on the motherboard.


Supporting data;

1) View of the motherboard in an illustration,

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00378480&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=1127351

Scroll down the page to view the motherboard illustration.

A) Looking at the illustration, view the BATT. (CMOS Battery)

To the left of the CMOS Battery (BATT) are three white PCI slots.
Above them is a longer expansion slot. This is the PCI Express x16 slot.

Above it is marked > PCIX16X1 (PCI x16 times 1 slot)


NOTE* When installing the PCI Express graphics card, lift up gently on the Lock 'handle'.
It looks as though you should push down on it, but you need to lift up on it instead.


Also go above the motherboard illustration, and read to the right of the heading > Internal Connectors

In the list you will see > One PCI Express x16 graphics slot.


WHEN installing a graphics card, ALWAYS install the software from the CD disk provided, First!

Computer on, and Windows running, insert the graphics card's Installation disk, (CD) into the optical drive tray.
Install the software by following the directions.

THEN shut the computer down normally, and unplug the computer from power.
OBSERVE Anti-Static Precautions.
Install the graphics card.
Close the computer case, and plug the monitor into the graphics card.

Turn the computer on.

When you install a device (Such as a graphics card for example), Windows will try to find compatible drivers.
IF, THE driver is not installed First, Windows will match up one of it's thousands of generic drivers.

This = No.

You want THE driver installed first, so that Windows will find it, and Not try to match on of it's generic drivers.

NOTE 2*
It DOESN'T MATTER what graphics ram memory the graphics card has.
The graphics card's Processor and Ram Memory operates independent of the system resources.

Example:
The computer uses DDR Sdram ram memory.
The graphics card uses GDDR5 graphics ram memory.

It will work just fine.

NOTE 3*
It does NOT matter if your computer uses the PCI Express 1.1 technology, and the graphics card uses the PCI Express 2.0, or 2.1 technology.

PCI Express 2.0, and 2.1 technology is Backward Compatible with PCI Express 1.1 technology.

Will you get the full capability of the PCI Express 2.0, or 2.1 graphics card?
NO

Will you notice?
NO


What you need to look at it, is how much power will the graphics card use. Look at the system requirements for the graphics card, and be sure your Power Supply has enough power for that graphics card.

Also, IF, the graphics card requires additional power cables from the Power Supply, make sure your Power Supply has the required power cable, or power cables.
IF the Power Supply does not, use a power adapter cable.


NOTE 4*
Graphics card manufacturer's base the power needed for the graphics card, Not just on the graphics card itself, but on an entire computer system, AND the graphics card.

The graphics card manufacturers use a test computer system, that is a powerful computer system.
Gamer motherboard, Dual Core, or Quad Core processor, 4GB of ram memory, and at least two harddrives, and two optical drives, PLUS the graphics card in question.

This complete computer system uses a LOT more power than just the graphics card by itself.

There isn't a single graphics card out there, that uses more than 150 Watts by itself.

Recommendations for a graphics card that is compatible, with a Compaq Presario SR1620nx desktop computer?

Budget to medium:
Good enough to watch videos, older games, and some newer games.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4675217&CatId=3670

Medium:
Higher level games, and large screen monitors,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6642574&CatId=3669

For questions post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Dec 18, 2010 | HP Compaq Presario SR1620NX...

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Is nvidia 9600gt graphic card compatible with asus p5rd2vm motherboard


Yes.

1) The Asus P5RD2-VM motherboard has a PCI Express x16 slot.

The Nvidia 9600GT uses a PCI Express x16 slot.


2) The PCI Express version used on the Nvidia 9600GT is PCI Express 2.0

The PCI Express technology used on the Asus P5RD2-VM motherboard is PCI Express 1.1

The motherboard chipset used on the Asus P5RD2-VM shows us this.

The motherboard chipset is an ATI RD480. (Before AMD bought ATI out)

The ATI RD480 chipset came out September 27, 2005.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_ATI_chipsets#Comparison_of_Northbridges

Scroll down until you come to > RD480 in the left column, then read across.

The PCI Express technology started under another name, then was changed to PCI Express.
The first version was PCI Express 1.0
Then PCI Express 1.1

In 2007 (January 15) the PCI Express 2.0 technology was brought out.


The PCI Express 2.0 technology is Backward Compatible with the PCI Express 1.1 technology.
(With PCI Express 1.0 also, but it depends on the graphics card being used)



In otherwords, a graphics card that has been based upon the PCI Express 2.0 technology, will work on a motherboard based on the PCI Express 1.1 technology.

You won't get the full capability of the PCI Express 2.0 graphics card.
Will you notice?
NO.

[ If I had my choice I would run an Nvidia 9800GT instead.
Depends on the price, and availability of the 9600GT I would assume, though.
You may also need a more powerful Power supply.

Example, not advertising,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6391081&CatId=3670 ]

Nov 03, 2010 | ASUS P5RD2-VM Motherboard

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