How to know whether my MOBO will support a 4GB nVidia Graphic card

I have a rather old (5 years or so) PC and I have been offered a great price on a 4GB nVidia Graphic card. How may i now whether my MOBO will support a 4 GB graphic card ?

Also does this affect the load on my SMPS (power unit) and what kind of wattage should i have to sustain such card?


PS - I am from India
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  2. Base processor
    Pentium4 524 (P) HT 3.06 GHz
    •533 MHz front side bus
    •Socket 775

    ATI Radeon Xpress 200 for Intel Processors

    Motherboard •Manufacturer: ECS
    •Motherboard Name: RC410-M
    •HP/Compaq motherboard name: Asterope-GL8E

    Component Attributes
    Memory Installed 256 MB (1 x 256)
    Maximum allowed 2 GB (2 x 1 GB) requires the replacement of the installed 256 MB DIMM
    Speed supported PC2-4200 MB/sec
    Type 240 pin, DDR2 SDRAM
    DIMM slots Two
    Open DIMM slots One

    Hard drive
    •160 GB SATA
    •7200 rpm

    16X DVD(+/-)R/RW RAM (+/-)R DL LightScribe drive

    Modem 56K bps data/fax modem

    Video Graphics
    Integrated graphics

    Integrated High Definition audio
    •Realtek ALC 883 chipset
    •Supports up to 8 audio channels
    •Dolby Pro Logic II compatible
  3. Best answer
    Still need to know specifically what 4GB graphics card you're being offered (Model Number) and what power supply your system currently has installed (make and model number).

    While the 4GB graphics card, assuming it's PCI-E (I don't know of any AGP or PCI 4GB cards), will physically fit into the PCI-E slot of your motherboard, we don't know if your system can support it. Also, based on the details you did provide, your system has far greater needs than a new graphics card.

    -Wolf sends
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