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So I'm going to get a new card (Radeon 5450 or Geforce GT220) but I wonder if these graphic card will work with my old motherboard (Gigabyte C51-MCP51) or not rolleyes.gif

Many thanks for those who help smile.gif

PS: I'm not getting a more expensive card because I'm not a gamer
Edited by CiX - 4/1/11 at 12:54am
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post #2 of 33
If the board has PCI-E x16, those cards should work. thumb.gif
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post #3 of 33
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Quote:
Originally Posted by adizz;12956035 
If the board has PCI-E x16, those cards should work. thumb.gif

Thank you biggrin.gif

+rep
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post #4 of 33
It will work fine if you psu has enough power for the graphics card.
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post #5 of 33
He is looking at low end cards, almost any PSU could provide enough power. I believe those cards only require the 75W provided from the PCIE slot

Yes you should be fine if your mobo has PCIE
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Voltage_Drop;12956058 
He is looking at low end cards, almost any PSU could provide enough power. I believe those cards only require the 75W provided from the PCIE slot

Yes you should be fine if your mobo has PCIE

Well I know my Compaq psu can't supply enough power to run one of them. If he bought it from a manufacturer he could possibly only have a 225-250w psu.
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post #7 of 33
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nbmjhk6;12956065 
Well I know my Compaq psu can't supply enough power to run one of them. If he bought it from a manufacturer he could possibly only have a 225-250w psu.

I have a 400W PSU so I think it should be enough to power those card

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post #8 of 33
PCIe: if it fits, it will work

what PSU do you have? a decent 400w should power either of those cards well
    
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post #9 of 33
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Quote:
Originally Posted by IntelConvert;12956165 
PCIe: if it fits, it will work

what PSU do you have? a decent 400w should power either of those cards well

An Enlight 400W PSU. Should be enough for those card rolleyes.gif
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post #10 of 33
If you can put it into the PCI-E Slot it should work..

And the GT220 does not need a 6-pin or 8-pin power, so you should be a-okay..
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