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Aging Mobo - wondering what kind of Video card I can upgrade with

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March 9, 2011 2:58:59 PM

I'm on the fence on whether to fully upgrade my '07 computer (due to a big gaming year coming up!) or to try and upgrade.
I've already ordered a new HD, just because I desperately need a new one.. and I ordered 2x1gb sticks to bring it to 4gb total
Now, on to the graphics card: this is my mobo:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I'm wondering how powerful a video card it can handle?
This is what's in the system right now:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
March 9, 2011 3:07:45 PM

I'm guessing I can't get a much more powerful video card for this mobo... not many PCI express x16 cards out there
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April 25, 2014 9:02:29 PM

rld082982 said:
I'm on the fence on whether to fully upgrade my '07 computer (due to a big gaming year coming up!) or to try and upgrade.
I've already ordered a new HD, just because I desperately need a new one.. and I ordered 2x1gb sticks to bring it to 4gb total
Now, on to the graphics card: this is my mobo:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I'm wondering how powerful a video card it can handle?
This is what's in the system right now:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


rld082982 said:
I'm guessing I can't get a much more powerful video card for this mobo... not many PCI express x16 cards out there


You can get a new gfx that runs on PCI-E 3.0 without much problem since the new cards works on 2.0 it will work on 1.0. Most gfx card on PCI x16 do not saturate all the bandwidth in the slot. If a GTX 760 or R9 270 can run on PCIE 2.0 8x it will run on 1.0 x16.

The only thing that will bottleneck you is your processor. Your ram slots on the mobo are running really slow.
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