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Compatibility Inquiry

by blitz24 / January 20, 2013 6:15 PM PST

Hello everyone,

I'm planning to buy a GTX550 Ti 1gb ddr5 192bit HDMI card.
Specifically the one from Inno3D
I would just like to ask if my current board supports it, cause its quite old.
My motherboard is MSI 740GTM-P23
Are they compatible?
I also have a 600w PSU.
Any input will be very much appreciated.

Thanks.

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Yes
by bob b / January 20, 2013 9:45 PM PST
In reply to: Compatibility Inquiry

Your mobo shows a pcie x16 slot.

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extra detail
by blitz24 / January 21, 2013 11:53 AM PST
In reply to: Yes

Thanks,

A member in another forum where i posted this question said yes it is actually compatible.
although he stated that ill just be getting 30-40% potential of the card.?
is it true? i asked him why but he never replied.

I have a phenom II x4 840 processor.

and 3 gigs of ddr2 ram.

Thanks

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Pcie
by bob b / January 21, 2013 9:47 PM PST
In reply to: extra detail

I think what they are referring to is the pcie1.0/2.0 stuff.

Your mobo is 1.0......the card is 2.0.

Unless your a serious gamer I would not fret about it.

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Not enough detail.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 20, 2013 11:17 PM PST
In reply to: Compatibility Inquiry

While I've yet to find issues with PCIe cards and slots, your post omitted the PSU details needed for a quick check. Many PSUs split the +12V power and you can push a PSU over the edge on one rail. If the PSU is a single rail model it should be fine discounting the issues folk have with drivers and OSes.
Bob

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by blitz24 / January 21, 2013 11:51 AM PST
In reply to: Not enough detail.

I've got an 4 pin molex just sitting around, for the supplementary power needed by the gpu.(i assume a connector is provided in the package.)

Hmm, a member in another forum where i posted this question said yes it is actually compatible.
although he stated that ill just be getting 30-40% potential of the card.?
is it true? i asked him why but he never replied.

I have a phenom II x4 840 processor.

and 3 gigs of ddr2 ram.

Thanks

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That's not the needed detail.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 21, 2013 12:12 PM PST
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Look at the sticker on the PSU and read how many +12 rails there are. If more than one you have to research how many Amperes this card takes and then you want about 2X that amount on the +12V rail to be safe.
Bob

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i see
by blitz24 / January 21, 2013 12:19 PM PST

okay. i'll not be able to check that until the next weekend.

anyway how about the bottleneck thing? the 30-40% potential of the card?
I'm not gonna over clock the card or any stuff like that.

thanks

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What bottleneck?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 21, 2013 12:25 PM PST
In reply to: i see

Sorry but PCIe even at 1X speed on x16 is quite a lot.
Bob

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So
by blitz24 / January 21, 2013 1:24 PM PST
In reply to: What bottleneck?

So, i wont have any bottleneck? Another guy from another forum told me that i'll just be able to use the cards' 30-40% potential. He didn't explain why though. Like i said, no plans of overclocking and i'll just be using it for casual gaming. Thanks

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Quite the claim.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 22, 2013 12:00 AM PST
In reply to: So

I won't be duplicating articles from Tomshardware on this but let's go that you are worried. If so, why are you doing this?
Bob

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