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Have Foxconn 975X7AB motherboard. Am building a new setup and looking at 8800 PCI-e series graphics cards and Core 2 Duo CPU. Would like advice on PSU wattage required. Think a 750w unit will be necessary but have a good deal on a full tower with 600w PSU installed? JL

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Your manuals should tell you what the min req wattage for your motherboard and video card are the motherboard is more important of the two since it will provide power to the video so 600 would be quite enough I would think consider the electric bill on the 750 watt is pretty steep

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A list of the compatible PCI-Express 16X Graphics cards for a PCI-Express...


Having trouble finding out which graphics card will work with your PCI-Express motherboard? Here is a list all PCI-Express graphics cards for AMD/ATI Radeon. This list is in descending order. (The top graphics cards from each manufacturer are more recent, have greater memory and are faster while the bottom are older, have less momory and are slower).

If your Motherboard supports PCI-Express X16 then here is a list of compatible ATI/AMD Radeon Cards.
AMD Radeon 6000 Series - (AMD Radeon HD 6870 and AMD Radeon HD 6850)
ATI Radeon 5000 Series - (ATI Radeon HD 5970, ATI Radeon HD 5870 Eyfinity 6, ATI Radeon HD 5870, ATI Radeon HD 5850, ATI Radeon HD 5830, ATI Radeon HD 5770, ATI Radeon HD 5750, ATI Radeon HD 5670, ATI Radeon HD 5570, ATI Radeon HD 5870, ATI Radeon HD 5550 and ATI Radeon HD 5450)
ATI Radeon 4000 Series - (ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2, ATI Radeon HD 4890, ATI Radeon HD 4870, ATI Radeon HD 4850, ATI Radeon HD 4830, ATI Radeon HD 4770, ATI Radeon HD 4600, ATI Radeon HD 4550, ATI Radeon HD 4300 and ATI Radeon HD 4200)
ATI Radeon 3000 Series - (ATI Radeon HD 3800, ATI Radeon HD 3600, ATI Radeon HD 3400)
ATI Radeon 2000 Series - (ATI Radeon HD 2900, ATI Radeon HD 2600, ATI Radeon HD 2400)
ATI Radeon X Series - (ATI Radeon X1950, ATI Radeon X1900 and ATI Radeon X1800)

If your Motherboard supports PCI-Express X16 then here is a list of compatible Nvidia Cards.
GeForce 500 Series - (GeForce GTX 580)
GeForce 400 Series - (GeForce GTX 480, GeForce GTX 470, GeForce GTX 465, GeForce GTX 460, GeForce GTS 450, GeForce GT 440, GeForce GT 430, GeForce GT 420)
GeForce 200 Series - (GeForce GTX 295, GeForce GTX 285, GeForce GTX 280, GeForce GTX 275, GeForce GTX 260, GeForce GTS 250, GeForce GTS 240, GeForce GT 220, GeForce GT 210)
GeForce 9 Series - (GeForce 9800 GX2, GeForce 9800 GTX+, GeForce 9800 GTX, GeForce 9600 GT, GeForce 9600 GSO 512, GeForce 9600 GSO, GeForce 9400 GT)
GeForce 8 Series - (GeForce 8800, UltraGeForce 8800 GTX, GeForce 8800 GTS (640 MB, 512MB and 320 MB versions), GeForce 8800 GT, GeForce 8800 GS, GeForce 8600 GTS, GeForce 8600 GT, GeForce 8500 GT, GeForce 8400 GS)
GeForce 7 Series - (GeForce 7950, GeForce 7900, GeForce 7800, GeForce 7600)
GeForce 6 Series - (GeForce 6800 Ultra, GeForce 6800 GT, GeForce 6800 GS, GeForce 6800, GeForce 6800 XT)

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Dell inspiron 531 motherboard specs


Dell Support > Inspiron 531 Desktop PC > Owners Manual,

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/inspd531/en/OM/appendix.htm#wp1149546

Click on Specifications in the list, or scroll the page down a little.

Gives you a general options of Processors. Doesn't specify the exact AMD processor in your computer. There's a way around this, and much better, than using what your computer states in System Properties - General tab.
(Left-click on Start, then Right-click on My Computer. Using WinXP)

Does tell you the motherboard chipset is an Nvidia MCP 61.

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

{ MCP61 (S/V) }

http://www.nvidia.com/object/mobo_gpu_tech_specs.html

Also tells you that you have a PCI-Express x1 slot, and a PCI-Express x16 slot.

(PCI-Express x1 slot is used for add-on cards that would be PCI, but are further enhanced using the faster serial connection of PCI-Express. NOT used for a graphics (Video) card.

The PCI-Express x16 slot is for a PCI-Express graphics card.

What PCI-Express version is it?
Due to the year the computer was made, and the motherboard chipset, it is the PCI-Express 1.1 version, IMHO.

Does it matter if you use a PCI-Express graphics card based on the PCI-Express 2.0, or PCI-Express 2.1 technology

NO

PCI-Express 2.0 and 2.1, are Backward Compatible with PCI-Express 1.1

Will you get the full capability of a graphics card based on the PCI-Express 2.0, or 2.1 technology?
NO
Will you notice?
NO.

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



The way to find out exact information about your motherboard, and without opening your computer, is to use CPU-Z from CPUID.com (Provided the motherboard is in a working computer)

Information on CPU-Z,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CPU-Z

Left-click on the CPU-Z screenshot to the upper Right. This will enlarge the view.

Note the CPU tab. When CPU-Z is opened, the CPU tab is automatically open by default.
(CPU = Processor)

There is also a Caches tab, a Mainboard tab, (Motherboard), Memory tab, (Ram Memory), SPD tab, Graphics tab, and About tab.

A) The CPU tab will tell you who made the Processor in your computer, what the model number is, and a host of other pertinent information.

B) The Caches tab deals with the Processor's cache.

C) The Mainboard tab deals with the Motherboard.
Tells you the;
1) Manufacturer,
2) Model,
3) motherboard Chipset,
4) Southbridge of the motherboard chipset,
5) BIOS manufacturer, Version, and Date,
6) and a host of information on the Graphics Interface used.

D) The Memory tab tells you about the Ram Memory installed.
1) Type (DDR Sdram, DDR2 Sdram, etc)
2) Size (Amount in MegaByte's. MB)
3) Whether the ram memory is being used in Single Channel, or Dual Channel.
4) Timings


E) The SPD tab relates to the Ram memory also.
(Serial Presence Detect)
You can click on the down arrow to the right of the ram memory slot box, and check out each individual ram memory module. ('Stick')

(The box will have Slot 1 in it. If you click the down arrow, you can then click on the Slot you want.
IF there is a ram memory module in THAT slot)
{ More on SPD,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serial_presence_detect }


F) The Graphics tab tells you a general information on the graphics chipset, on your motherboard, (Integrated Graphics), or the graphics card that is installed. (IF installed)

Use GPU-Z for more information on the graphics chipset.

G) The About tab tells you about CPU-Z.

This is the CPU-Z homepage on CPUID.com,

http://www.cpuid.com/downloads/cpu-z/1.56-setup-en.exe

CPU-Z is a tiny, free program.
After you click on - Download now! in the purple rectangle, a small window will come up on the right
Opening cpu-z_1.56-setup-en.exe

Left-click on Save File.

Another small window will come up.
In the wording at the top of this window tells you where the file will download to.
It may have Desktop, or My Documents, or Downloads in the wording.
Write it down.

Desktop: The file will be on your desktop screen

My Documents: Left-click on Start, then on My Documents

Downloads: Left-click on Start, then on My Documents. DOUBLE-click on Downloads.

When you see the file name DOUBLE-click right on it.
Follow the easy instructions.

When you are done it will automatically open to the user interface I showed you above.
There will also be an icon on your desktop screen.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
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We own a dell dx270 p4 it wont boot up should we just buy a new one or is this one worth upgrading and what is the biggest processor we can put into it.


darrinjensen all I can offer is my opinion, as can everyone else. The decision rests with you.

A) The best Processor that a Dell Optiplex GX270 can use, is a single-core Intel Pentium 4.
The best Ram Memory is DDR Sdram at 400MegaHertz. (PC3200)

This is shown by the fact that the Northbridge chip is an Intel 865G.
Supporting Data:

1) http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/opgx270/en/ug/specs.htm

2) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_chipsets#Pentium_4_Chipsets

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

[ The CPU {Processor} communicates through the Front Side Bus {FSB} to the Northbridge chip.
Think of an FSB as an 'Information Highway'.
Information {Data} goes back and forth across the FSB.

{Chip and Chipset are slang terms for I.C. Integrated Circuit}

The Northbridge chip determines what Processors are supported, what Ram Memory is supported, and High-speed graphics.

{High-speed graphics being AGP or PCI Express.
Not a graphics card installed into a PCI slot, nor Integrated Graphics.

Integrated graphics is also referred to as OnBoard graphics. ON the motherBoard. The graphics chip {GPU) is soldered to the motherboard. Not to a removable graphics adapter card. (Graphics card/Video card/Graphics adapter card, all mean the same thing)

The Southbridge chip handles the slower processes of a computer. Therefore also handling anything to do with a PCI slot, or Integrated graphics ]

A motherboard is the 'Building Block' of a computer. From it, all hardware components are supported.
Processor, Ram Memory, Graphics card, (Or Integrated Graphics), and so on.
What Northbridge chip is used determines a lot about a motherboard, besides the internal connectors used.
When buying a computer this is what you need to look at, for one.

Things have changed with the introduction of the Intel Core i3, i5, i7, and i9.
There is no separate Northbridge chip. It may be integrated into the CPU, or not used at all.
There is no FSB. It has been replaced with the Quick-Path Interconnect.

Intel rates their Processors with a star system now. The budget, or entry level Celeron is a 1 star. Pentium's are 2 stars. Core i3 - 3 stars, Core i5 - 4 stars, Core i7- 5 stars.

Point?

With the introduction of computer utilizing the Intel Core i3, i5, i7, and i9 processors, the computers that can use Intel Core 2 (Duo and Quad) processors are becoming VERY economical.

You may be able to purchase a desktop computer that utilizes an Intel Core 2 processor for around
$400 to $500. One that utilizes a comparable AMD processor for the same, or less.
And has Windows 7. (I know, do not start a sentence with And)

One example, (Not advertising for website),

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6326393&CatId=6

Another example,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6738683&CatId=6

The Power Supply is probably what is bad with your GX270. Also, has it been cleaned inside on a regular basis as needed? {To include the Power Supply. A can of compressed air for computers is used. Power unplugged to computer}

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Gateway 510x r4 installing a video card


Gateway Support, and the main support page for the Gateway 510x R4 desktop computer. (It's a Legacy computer)

http://support.gateway.com/s/PC/510Series/2900456/2900456nv.shtml

Left-click on - Components
Now left-click on -
2521362 - Intel (Midway 2 GV) Motherboard No CPU RO
(Under the Motherboards heading)

Here you will see a photo of the Gateway 510X R4 motherboard.

[You can enlarge this photo for more clarity in viewing.
Right-click on the photo.
Now left-click on - Save Image As

In the File name: box, you will see - 2521362nv
This will be the file name you will look for.
You can add to this file name, so that it is easier to find.

Left-click twice after the v in 2521362nv
Make one space with your space bar.
Type Gateway 510X motherboard.
Now go below to the right, and click on - Save.

This will go to your My Pictures folder. Open My Pictures, (Start>My Pictures), and double-click on the motherboard photo.
Now go below, and left-click on the Zoom In icon.
The Plus ( + ) sign]

In the main menu left-click on Specifications.

Scroll down to the heading - Expansion Capabilities

Here you will see listed -
Three PCI Bus add-in card connectors (SMbus routed to PCI bus connector 2)

This means you have a PCI slot for a graphics card slot.

Looking at the motherboard photo, you will see three white PCI slots.
In the motherboard photo, these are the three white long slots, towards the bottom left.

Use any open, unused PCI slot. Doesn't matter which one you use.

You need a graphics card that fits in a PCI slot.

These are examples of PCI graphics cards,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/Category/guidedSearch.asp?CatId=28&sel=Detail;55_158_2872_2872

My suggestion would be for a graphics card like this,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5071671&CatId=3670

(You have a 250 Watt power supply in your computer. In the Components list, it is listed under Power Supplies. You have one of those 250 Watt power supply's)

I wouldn't suggest spending more, or going for a better graphics card.
The single core Intel Pentium 4 (3.0GHz) processor, won't handle newer games that require a dual core processor.
No reason to waste your money.

Any questions please state in a Comment.
JCV

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More compatibility problems ?


what you will need to do is accertain which cpu format you have in your machine and find out if you have pcie 1 or 2

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