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I'm a general noob. 2900XT question.

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I haven't read into Intel as much as I have AMD (perhaps that doesn't even matter). I'm just wondering what motherboards for Intel CPUs will work with the 2900XT. Thanks.
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Any socket LGA775 motherboard with a PCI-e x16 video card slot =p
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Cool. Thanks.

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any motherboard with a pci-e slot will work with any pci-e video card. if you want the possibility to run 2900s in CrossFire in the future, you'll need a motherboard with the Intel 975X chipset, Radeon Xpress 3200 chipset (aka 580X chipset), or the upcoming Intel X38 chipset.
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Okay. Also, what's the deal with 6-pin to 8-pin power adaptors that I'm hearing about?
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Most video cards require a direct line to the power supply. Most PCI-E x16 cards require a 6 pin power connection. However, the 8800GTX and the HD2900XT require an 8pin connector for the additional power needed. The converters simply allow you to use those, but I believe it limits your overclocking capabilities if I'm not mistaken. So when purchasing a power supply, make sure it has an 8 pin PCI-E connection.

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Are there other options for powering it?
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post #8 of 12
I'm not 100% what you mean by that, but you need a 6 pin or 8 pin PCI-e connection to power a HD2900XT.
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That's what I was asking. So I can power it with the normal 6-pin PCI-e connection? Sorry to be so thick-skulled. Just trying to make sure I understand.
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post #10 of 12
the Radeons don't require the 8-pin connector. you can use a regular 6-pin to power it, but the Catalyst Control Center won't let you overclock it if you don't have an 8-pin plugged in. i can't imagine why anyone would need to overclock a 2900 though.

i believe all video cards with 8-pin connectors also come with 4-pin to 8-pin adapters.
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