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What is the best possible GPU card for my PC?

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November 10, 2013 10:08:59 AM

Hey guys,
I got an old system with:

Intel Core Duo E6550 @ 2.33Ghz
Mainboard Model - Gigabyte G41MT-S2PT
4GB ram
Intel® G41 Express Chipset
win 7
monitor resolution 1280 x 1024

My goal is to find the best possible GPU with no external power.
will the geforce gt 640 work in this system.

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November 10, 2013 10:11:40 AM

What is your PSU?
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November 10, 2013 10:44:12 AM

Here is the thing. Your motherboard's slot for GPU is PCI express 1.0 x16 and the GPU that you propose has PCI express 3.0 x16 along with the majority of all the GPUs this period. The good thing is that PCI express is backwards compitable so the 3.0 will play in the 1.0. But it is very logical that it won't work on its full potential, it will work with the 1.0 standards. So it may not reach your expectations. Also you got to give us more info about your Power supply unit because it might not be able to give enough power to your GPU.

To sum up if you have a decent PSU then this GPU will work fine but not at its full potential.
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November 10, 2013 10:53:34 AM

Nismo1 said:
Here is the thing. Your motherboard's slot for GPU is PCI express 1.0 x16 and the GPU that you propose has PCI express 3.0 x16 along with the majority of all the GPUs this period. The good thing is that PCI express is backwards compitable so the 3.0 will play in the 1.0. But it is very logical that it won't work on its full potential, it will work with the 1.0 standards. So it may not reach your expectations. Also you got to give us more info about your Power supply unit because it might not be able to give enough power to your GPU.

To sum up if you have a decent PSU then this GPU will work fine but not at its full potential.


wow, that was a big help............. and very uninformative. .............. OP wants the fastest card available the does NOT need external power connector..........the 7750 is it. the pci-e bus won't matter.
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November 10, 2013 11:18:41 AM

swifty_morgan said:
Nismo1 said:
Here is the thing. Your motherboard's slot for GPU is PCI express 1.0 x16 and the GPU that you propose has PCI express 3.0 x16 along with the majority of all the GPUs this period. The good thing is that PCI express is backwards compitable so the 3.0 will play in the 1.0. But it is very logical that it won't work on its full potential, it will work with the 1.0 standards. So it may not reach your expectations. Also you got to give us more info about your Power supply unit because it might not be able to give enough power to your GPU.

To sum up if you have a decent PSU then this GPU will work fine but not at its full potential.


wow, that was a big help............. and very uninformative. .............. OP wants the fastest card available the does NOT need external power connector..........the 7750 is it. the pci-e bus won't matter.


Ok dude my bad didn't read the description carefully. You don't have to be so salty about it, I'm trying to help. But you are right HD 7750 is better than GT 640 . Also OP asked if the GT 640 works for his system which I answered...
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November 10, 2013 10:06:27 PM

Nismo1 said:
What is your PSU?


i have mercury atx switching supply 400w
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