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Video Card & Motherboard Compatibility

by jskim22 / January 24, 2009 9:47 AM PST

Hi.

I am planning to upgrade my PC that I got a couple months ago. I want to install a better motherboard and video cards. I am wondering if my HP Pavilion Elite m9340f is compatible with:

-1x (XFX nForce 780i Motherboard)

- 3x (XFX GeForce 9800 GTX- 512 MB each

OR

-3x (EVGA GeForce 9800 GXT+ 1024 MB each)

I found these components for all together just under $750. If anyone finds better products, or a cheaper price please tell me.

-XFX nForce 780i Motherboard- $190, New
-XFX GeForce 9800 GTX+ - $160 each, New
-EVGA GeForce 9800 FTX+- $210 each, New

Here are my PC specs:

Windows Vista( Home Premium
Intel Q6700 2.66 GHz Processor
6 GB PC2-6400 DDR2 SDRAM (2x2048) + (2x1024)
NVIDIA GeForce 9500GS Graphics Card (reason why I want to change it)
7500GB 7200 RPM Hitachi Hardrive
Intel G33 Express Chipset
Motherboard- Asus IPIBL-LB; Benicia-GL8E
16X DVD(+/-) 12X RAM (+/-)R DR LightScribe SATA drive

Thanks!

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If more than 1 GPU for Sli...then they must be the same
by VAPCMD / January 24, 2009 1:31 PM PST

make and model.

Also plan on another Power Supply...and probably another OS...the HP Pavilion license won't be valid for the other MB and components.

VAPCMD

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why?
by ramarc / January 26, 2009 6:10 AM PST
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Motherboard doesnt support PCI Express 2.0
by jskim22 / January 27, 2009 8:17 AM PST

The motherboard doesnt support PCI Express 2.0, only 1.0

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