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Graphics Card & Motherboard Compatibility

I have a Foxconn Aloe (CPU 1) Motherboard and am planning on getting a GTX 750 Ti, are those two compatible?

Thanks,

Mark
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    If it has a PCIe X16 slot, it is compatible.
  2. So it doesn't matter whether the PCIe x16 slot is 2.0 or 3.0? Because Nvidia says the interface for the GTX 750 Ti is a PCIe x16 3.0 , my motherboard has an x16 2.0 slot and not a 3.0.

    Thanks for the reply,

    Mark
  3. PCI Express is a backward compatible interface. The card will simply run at version 2.0 bandwidth. All AMD MBs are still 2.0 for instance. As are all Intel MBs before the Ivy Bridge processor. In fact the only boards that will run a card at 3.0 ARE Ivy bridge (and later Intel) populated MBs. You are fine with that card.
  4. clutchc said:
    PCI Express is a backward compatible interface. The card will simply run at version 2.0 bandwidth. All AMD MBs are still 2.0 for instance. As are all Intel MBs before the Ivy Bridge processor. In fact the only boards that will run a card at 3.0 ARE Ivy bridge populated MBs. You are fine with that card.



    That's good to hear, I thought that I would have to buy a whole new motherboard for this upgrade.

    Thank you very much,

    Mark
  5. There is one other issue to consider, however. Some OEM motherboards will need a BIOS update to recognize the new Maxwell GPU the card has.
    You called your board a "Foxconn Aloe (CPU 1) Motherboard". I could not find any info on that MB. However, I did find some on a "Foxconn Aloe 1.01 Mainboard". Is it possible that is your board?
  6. clutchc said:
    There is one other issue to consider, however. Some OEM motherboards will need a BIOS update to recognize the new Maxwell GPU the card has.
    You called your board a "Foxconn Aloe (CPU 1) Motherboard". I could not find any info on that MB. However, I did find some on a "Foxconn Aloe 1.01 Mainboard". Is it possible that is your board?


    Sorry for the late reply, but it is my friend's pc, I was going to upgrade the GPU. Anyways, tomorrow I'll be going over to his house to look at the motherboard, so I should know the name exactly tomorrow. He is probably wrong on the motherboard name.

    Mark
  7. clutchc said:
    There is one other issue to consider, however. Some OEM motherboards will need a BIOS update to recognize the new Maxwell GPU the card has.
    You called your board a "Foxconn Aloe (CPU 1) Motherboard". I could not find any info on that MB. However, I did find some on a "Foxconn Aloe 1.01 Mainboard". Is it possible that is your board?


    OK, so I went over to his house the other day and it is a Foxconn Aloe 1.01. Would it still be compatible even if he has to get a BIOS update?

    Mark
  8. Necer149 said:
    clutchc said:
    There is one other issue to consider, however. Some OEM motherboards will need a BIOS update to recognize the new Maxwell GPU the card has.
    You called your board a "Foxconn Aloe (CPU 1) Motherboard". I could not find any info on that MB. However, I did find some on a "Foxconn Aloe 1.01 Mainboard". Is it possible that is your board?


    OK, so I went over to his house the other day and it is a Foxconn Aloe 1.01. Would it still be compatible even if he has to get a BIOS update?

    Mark


    Unfortunately, that is impossible to tell. And I doubt there's a newer BIOS for it that is that late. What is the exact model of the PC? I presume it is an HP or Compaq.
  9. I just tried installing the new parts and the pc wouldn't even turn on. The computer is an HP Pavilion Elite HPE 210F and I am trying to install the GTX 750 Ti and an EVGA 500w power supply.
  10. I just checked the web page for that PC, and found no BIOS updates at all. http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?os=4063&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&sw_lang=&product=4160012#N1064
    Take the card out and use the integrated video, and see if it turns on normally.
  11. clutchc said:
    I just checked the web page for that PC, and found no BIOS updates at all. http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?os=4063&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&sw_lang=&product=4160012#N1064
    Take the card out and use the integrated video, and see if it turns on normally.


    Before I left I put it back together with the old parts and it worked again.
  12. Necer149 said:
    clutchc said:
    I just checked the web page for that PC, and found no BIOS updates at all. http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?os=4063&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&sw_lang=&product=4160012#N1064
    Take the card out and use the integrated video, and see if it turns on normally.


    Before I left I put it back together with the old parts and it worked again.

    Then that sounds like the problem; too old of a MB BIOS for the system to handle the newer card.
  13. clutchc said:
    Necer149 said:
    clutchc said:
    I just checked the web page for that PC, and found no BIOS updates at all. http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?os=4063&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&sw_lang=&product=4160012#N1064
    Take the card out and use the integrated video, and see if it turns on normally.


    Before I left I put it back together with the old parts and it worked again.

    Then that sounds like the problem; too old of a MB BIOS for the system to handle the newer card.


    Okay, thanks for the help. Guess he will have to get a new motherboard then.

    Mark
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