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Im not an expert on computers but I know a little..

My question is, can my motherboard take a latest graphics card like the new 4870?

Heres the specs;
Form Factor

* µATX Form Factor
* 24.4 x 24.4 cm

CPU Support

* Socket LF-LGA775
* Supports all Intel Core 2 Quad, Core 2 Duo, Pentium, and Celeron class processors
* Support FSB 1066 MHz
* Warning: not all the above processors have been qualified by Packard Bell.
Please check with Service and Support for valid replacement or upgrade CPUs

Chipset

* NVIDIA GeForce 7050 and nForce630 i (MCP73PV)

System Memory

* Two 240-pin DDR2 SDRAM DIMM slots.
* Single channel configuration
* Support for single-sided or double-sided DIMMs (DDR2 400/ DDR2 533 / DDR2 677/DDR2 800)
* Support for up to 8 GB system memory
* Note: some system memory used for the graphics processor as video memory

Integrated Video

NVIDIA GeForce 7 Series, Shader model 3.0, DirectX 9 graphics processor

* Shader model 3.0 vertex processor
* Shader model 3.0 pixel processor
* NVIDIA CineFX 3.0 architecture
* Integrated 300 MHz DAC
* Integrated high definition TV encoder

Ethernet Controller

* Realtek RTL8101E Single-Port 10/100M fast Ethernet Controller

Audio

* High Definition Audio subsystem using the Realtek ALC 888 audio codec
* 10 DAC supporting 44.1KHz/48KHz/96KHz/192KHz sample rate and 97dB SNR( Signal to Noise Ratio)
* 2 stereo ADCs support 16/20/24-bit PCM format, with 90dB SNR.
* Analog outputs: Stereo Microphone input./ Line In / Line Out
* S/PDIF digital audio output.
* Meets Microsoft WHQL/WLP 3.0 audio requirements

IDE (HDD, ODD)

* 1 ATA-133 IDE
* 4 SATA II connectors

Expansion Slots

* 1x PCI Express 16X
* 1x PCI Express 1X
* 2x PCI

ALSO: My PSU is 115W or 250W Max. (not sure which it goes by) so I think ill need a PSU upgrade to support a good graphics card, right?
post #2 of 6
Given the information you've posted, I have to say you're not going to be able to get a 4870 in there. That thing has integrated video, and there is no mention of PCI-e slots (hell, two expansion slots are required from the dual slot cooling design). Since your board is a micro, I don't think there's any way you're going to fit the card in there. But yeah, you'd definitely need a new PSU, something like 500W+
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No unfortunately you cannot, my buddy has the same problem he has the hp slimline. Because you have a small form factor, even if you were able by some chance to find a PSU for your computer you would also need to find a low profile video card as well, we dont know if you have any pci-express slots or not and you would need one in order to upgrade.
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Originally Posted by illuminastii View Post
Expansion Slots

* 1x PCI Express 16X
* 1x PCI Express 1X
* 2x PCI

ALSO: My PSU is 115W or 250W Max. (not sure which it goes by) so I think ill need a PSU upgrade to support a good graphics card, right?
Come on guys read.

As long as you have enough clearance for the card to fit it should be ok, given that you upgrade your PSU to something to a high quality 500w+.
    
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Thanks, was begginin to think people couldn't read anymore for a moment there.. Lol

I take it the Graphics Card goes in the PCI-E X16.. What is the PCI-E 1X used for? and the 2 remaining PCI's? And what do cooling and fans connect to?
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sorry I tend to read through stuff too quickly, lol, but I wasnt the only one, like I said you will need to find a low profile video card and a PSU, the pci-express x1 can be used for a number of different cards, sound, network adapters, video cards and what not. Your motherboard may or may not have three pin connectors for fans so you may have to use 4 pin molex's for any additional fans, most aftermarket fans can be purchased either way. or you could buy a fan controller if you have an empty 5 1/4 bay. Find a power supply first, if you can find one the rest is cake.
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