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Can asrock m266a support geforce 8600gt

Hello im using asrcok m266a and i would like to know if i can fix a nvidia geforce 8600gt graphic card.?..

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Dear hiran89

Please see the specification of your motherboard at the following link of Asrock. It supports only up to AGP 4x.

The 8600GT GPU does not come in AGP setups only PCI-Express. In general even if you were to have this card then the rest of your system would bottleneck the capabilities of the card.

My advice is to buy something more suited to the system you own such as a RADEON RX2600PRO, GEFORCE 7600GT,..but still these may be still more than the system deserves right now.

Saying this the most powerfull graphics card now in AGP are the ones below

ATI HD 3850, 512MB GDDR3


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What graphics cards can i use with it

Hello here is the homepage:

The mainboard has 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, for the graphic card.

Almost all new graphic cards, has this socket type.
The old type is AGP, but it does not fit this mainboard.

I recommed to use ATI/AMD HD series.

A big graphic card also needs, a bigger power supply.
At least 500 watts.

Good luck

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My nvidia 8600gt wont work it is installed properlly

Don't see what you are stating. Linda's statement was 220 WATTS or 320 WATTS, not Voltage.

(Voltage X Amperage = Wattage, capish?)


A) Minimum power requirement is 300 Watts, for an Nvidia GeForce 8600GT.

This is of course, based on a full computer system, AND the graphics card, by the graphics card manufacturer.
Card by itself uses 92 Watts.

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B) Due to your statements about the present Power Supply, I feel it is a generic model.

Made back in the time when Power Supply manufacturers would 'fudge', the actual maximum rated Wattage, to sell power supply's.
Actual maximum rated Wattage, would be more like 60 to 70 percent of what is stated.

220 Watts? That would be either 132 Watts (60 percent), or 154 Watts. (70 percent)

320 Watts? 192 Watts or 224 Watts.

As you can see neither fits the bill.

C) Don't shoot the messenger, but you do have the monitor plugged into the GeForce 8600GT, right?

Do you know the monitor cable is good? Monitor?

D) Did you observe Anti-Static Precautions when building the computer, and installing the graphics card?
If not you have an expensive doorstop.
(Motherboard does make a good one-way Frisbee, though)

E) Unclear of this statement of yours to Nicholas;
".....but not sure if the power supply is big enougth either seems to be running......."

I got the part about, not sure if the Power Supply is big enough,
[ A) + B) ],

Explain -> .......either seems to be running.......

Post back in a Comment.

F) Installation disk of graphics card is installed -> F-I-R-S-T.
Drivers and Nvidia Control Center are installed.

(Or downloaded, and installed from Nvidia Support website, or graphics card manufacturer website)

If not there is a driver conflict.

Drivers: Small pieces of software that allow the Operating System to communicate with a device.

Windows XP and Windows 7 are two examples of an O/S.
The graphics card in this case is the device.

When a device is installed, Windows 'breaks it's neck' to find suitable matching drivers.

If THE drivers are not there Windows will match up one of it's THOUSANDS of generic one-size-fits-all drivers.

This = No.
A driver conflict can result.
Windows: "Which drivers do I use? These or THESE?"

Installing the drivers, will do nothing to the present drivers already being used, nor graphics.
You'll still be using the same Ol' drivers, until the new device is installed.


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