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Can I use SAPPHIRE HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB GDDR5 with my old MotherBoard

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April 6, 2013 3:26:41 PM

I am thinking of upgrade but it seems that won't be able to buy everything at once and now I have very good offer for SAPPHIRE HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB GDDR5 and a big decision factor to buy it now or not is will I be able to use it with my current system. Now I have this MoBo - GIGABYTE GA-P31-ES3G with :

1 x PCI Express x16 slot
3 x PCI Express x1 slots
3 x PCI slots

Can the GPU use some of this sockets and could there be any problem if I use it like that. And second a little bit off topic but again about the forward-backward compatability - I plan to to change my MoBo with this one : GIGABYTE GA-B75M-D3V can I use my old RAM on this MoBo? Right now I can't write the RAM spec. but from the description of my current Mobo I get this:

2 x 1.8V DDR2 DIMM sockets supporting up to 4 GB of system memory
Dual channel memory architecture
Support for DDR2 1066/800/667 MHz memory modules

Thanks.
April 6, 2013 3:30:25 PM

i don't see why not. i have a 7770 in my old asus P5n-E SLI mobo that i got in 2007 and have no issues. and all PCI express is backward compatible
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April 6, 2013 3:34:07 PM

Any PCI-e card will work with your old mobo since it has a pci-e x16 slot, so no worries there. However, you won't be able to use your old RAM modules because they are ddr2 from your old mobo and ddr isn't backward-compatible. DDR2 is obsolete by now so if you want to upgrade your motherboard to the current generation you pretty much have to buy new DDR3 ram sticks.
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April 6, 2013 3:35:06 PM

captaincharisma said:
i don't see why not. i have a 7770 in my old asus P5n-E SLI mobo that i got in 2007 and have no issues. and all PCI express is backward compatible



Just wanted to be sure, not into builds too much.
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April 6, 2013 6:25:38 PM

Leron_Dead said:
captaincharisma said:
i don't see why not. i have a 7770 in my old asus P5n-E SLI mobo that i got in 2007 and have no issues. and all PCI express is backward compatible



Just wanted to be sure, not into builds too much.


no prob i had to check when i upgrade my GPU too

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