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Compatability issue with Asus IPIBL-LB motherboard

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May 11, 2010 5:12:56 AM

I am confused about the types of connectors in my Asus IPIBL-LB motherboard. I am looking to buy a GeForce 9800 GTX+ video card, but I guess it takes a 6 pin power connector?

What does this mean? Also, would it work on my motherboard?

I'm sure this is a pretty lame question, but any help would be appreciated.

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May 11, 2010 6:57:43 AM

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&dlc=e...
Is that your motherboard?

It has a PCI-E slot, then you can install any graphic card, including 9800GTX+

What about PSU? brand? model?
9800GTX+ is a power hungry card, you must have an enough power from your PSU...
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May 11, 2010 7:14:11 AM

The GeForce 9800GTX+ would fit in your motherboard, as wa1 said, in the PCI-e 16x slot. IIRC the GeForce 9800GTX+ needs two six pin PCI-e connectors, and I'd get a GTS 250 instead which uses slightly less power and only requires one PCI-e 16x connector (they are the exact same graphics chip however).
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May 11, 2010 8:51:16 AM

wa1 said:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&dlc=e...
Is that your motherboard?

It has a PCI-E slot, then you can install any graphic card, including 9800GTX+

What about PSU? brand? model?
9800GTX+ is a power hungry card, you must have an enough power from your PSU...



Yeah, my PSU is just a standard 300 watt one that came with the computer. Assuming that I did buy the card, I was going to buy a bigger PSU, like a 650 watt or something.
May 11, 2010 8:56:54 AM

Lmeow said:
The GeForce 9800GTX+ would fit in your motherboard, as wa1 said, in the PCI-e 16x slot. IIRC the GeForce 9800GTX+ needs two six pin PCI-e connectors, and I'd get a GTS 250 instead which uses slightly less power and only requires one PCI-e 16x connector (they are the exact same graphics chip however).



Ok, so since my motherboard only has one PCI-e x16 slot, the 9800GTX+ wouldn't even fit? Even after researching, I didn't realize that it needed two slots.

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May 11, 2010 9:12:39 AM
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No, sorry if that wasn't clear. The 9800GTX+ and all other PCI-e graphic cards would fit into the 16x PCI-e slot (none actually use two slots). However, the 9800GTX+ requires two PCI-e power connectors, which come from your power supply in order to power up the graphic card, not two slots. I suggest you get a GTS 250 instead which uses less power and only needs one six pin PCI-e power connector, and provides the same performance.



That is what a six pin PCI-e connector looks like.

I hope that this makes it clearer.


May 11, 2010 9:15:09 AM

Ok, that really clears things up. I was confused as to what exactly a 6 pin connector was.

Thanks a lot for your help.
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May 11, 2010 9:21:30 AM

Agree with Lmeow, no need to look back at old tech.
You will be better with GTS 250.
May 11, 2010 9:27:21 AM

Yeah, I'm definitely going to start researching more into the GTS 250. Thanks for your input.
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May 11, 2010 10:20:44 AM

You're welcome.
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