Gigabyte MB with GTX 460?

I'm looking at this motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-MA785GM-US2H

I have this card: EVGA Nvidia GTX 460

I currently have an MSI K9A Platinum motherboard, and for whatever reason the card won't work on it. I hae an AMD Athlon X2 5000 Black Edition and DDR2 800 RAM, so I want to keep that (no money to upgrade it all right now) but upgrade the motherboard to use the new graphics card.

According to the specs the MSI board should work, but because it's 3 years old they aren't updating the BIOS anymore. I have updated it to the latest and that did not help unfortunately.

So naturally my concern is that this motherboard won't work either. I assume it will though. Should the Gigabyte motherboard I'm looking at on Newegg work with the EVGA card I have?

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  1. Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.

    Should work without problems but be sure that u have a good PSU.
  2. Hey saint19. Thanks for the response. I have a 750 watt Thermaltake PSU so I think I'll be ok. It has 4 dedicated PCI-E cords. I need two of them for the GTX 460.

    I'll order that MB. I'm 99% sure it'll work too, but I was about the MSI board I already have also. :\

    I'm assuming there would be no problems with the Athlon X2 5000+ Black Edition chip working on that board either? My current board is 1000mhz FSB, it looks like this one is listed as 2600Mhz. I assume it will downclock to match the chip?

    Edit: I was going to attach a picture of the error I get when trying the card in my older MSI board so folks who see it would know the problem, but I can't figure out how to do that. I guess I have to link to the pic on the web. :\

    Here's the link to the error:
  3. Yeah, should not have any problem and the mobo auto adjust the specifications to the best for your CPU.

    The PSU is enough too for the rig.
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