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Will old board be compatible with new gen cards?

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June 12, 2010 3:59:34 PM

Hello,

Will a 8800gt , 9600gt or 9800gt be compatible with my MSI 945PL Neo board ( a PCIe x16 ver 1.0) I am using a Pentium D 2.8 and a ati radeon X1300 Pro only.

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a c 130 U Graphics card
June 12, 2010 4:09:05 PM

Yes, but your processor is already going to bottleneck the cards. Unless you can overclock to 3.6ghz+, your CPU will not make use of any additional graphical horsepower.
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a c 1380 U Graphics card
June 12, 2010 4:40:51 PM

Yes all those cards are compatible and you will see substantial difference over your X1300.
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June 12, 2010 10:08:38 PM

thank you very much
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June 12, 2010 10:15:27 PM

shadow187 said:
Yes, but your processor is already going to bottleneck the cards. Unless you can overclock to 3.6ghz+, your CPU will not make use of any additional graphical horsepower.


Thank you. Very much appreciated.

So any good video card suggestion that wont going to bottleneck my processor since i don't plan to OC it.
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a c 130 U Graphics card
June 12, 2010 10:40:56 PM

Your 9500GT is already at the ceiling I'd bet.
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June 13, 2010 12:08:24 AM

rolli59 said:
Yes all those cards are compatible and you will see substantial difference over your X1300.


Thank you. Very much appreciated.
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June 13, 2010 12:12:56 AM

shadow187 said:
Your 9500GT is already at the ceiling I'd bet.


Then probably il get a 9500gt or lower like 9400gt or 8500gt.

Thanks again.
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June 13, 2010 12:15:14 AM

I would get a 9600gt to complement your processor. You can overclock your processor to 3.2ghz and be set without that much more heat.
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June 13, 2010 12:20:00 AM

HansVonOhain said:
I would get a 9600gt to complement your processor. You can overclock your processor to 3.2ghz and be set without that much more heat.


Thank you. But i dont plan to OC my processor and i dont know how even i wanted to. Isn't it a risk to OC your processor?
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a c 130 U Graphics card
June 13, 2010 1:37:50 AM

Not really. Any overclock done can easily be removed, and if you over-OC, then you'll just crash and you can restart your computer. The only danger is heat, but you can easily monitor temperatures.
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June 13, 2010 3:28:06 AM

I agree with these guys. I got a my HD 5770, and I was getting horrible fps. Then I got my Phenom II and I started running my games at the FPS stated in benchmarks. either OC your cpu, or get a new one.
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June 13, 2010 9:02:31 AM

Can anyone teach me how to OC my Pentium D 2.8 ? or is there a site on how to OC, simple n easy steps like OC for dummies. Thanks.
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June 13, 2010 3:04:39 PM

Your motherboard needs to be able to overclock... which it apparently is... read this guide: http://www.overclockersclub.com/pages/overclock_faq/ the settings should be in the bios. As long as you don't change the vcore, you shouldn't damage your cpu. Basically, you just multiply the FSB by the multiplier, and you get your new clock speed... also, if your computer doesn't boot, and you can't get into bios, you'll need to know how to clear cmos: http://www.retrevo.com/support/MSI-945PL-Neo-manual/id/... just download the manual, and read it, and you should find out where the jumper is... make sure that when you clear it the computer is off, and when you put the jumper on one set of pins, you then move it back to the other set before you start the machine. Basically, the jumper shorts the circuit, so your bios return to factory defaults. Good luck!
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a c 130 U Graphics card
June 13, 2010 3:43:12 PM

Remember that it's the FSB your changing, unless you have an unlocked CPU, which I don't think it is. FSB also raises your RAM.
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June 14, 2010 9:16:37 AM

Martin 71 said:
Your motherboard needs to be able to overclock... which it apparently is... read this guide: http://www.overclockersclub.com/pages/overclock_faq/ the settings should be in the bios. As long as you don't change the vcore, you shouldn't damage your cpu. Basically, you just multiply the FSB by the multiplier, and you get your new clock speed... also, if your computer doesn't boot, and you can't get into bios, you'll need to know how to clear cmos: http://www.retrevo.com/support/MSI-945PL-Neo-manual/id/... just download the manual, and read it, and you should find out where the jumper is... make sure that when you clear it the computer is off, and when you put the jumper on one set of pins, you then move it back to the other set before you start the machine. Basically, the jumper shorts the circuit, so your bios return to factory defaults. Good luck!


Thank you so much Mr Martin.
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June 14, 2010 9:22:04 AM

shadow187 said:
Remember that it's the FSB your changing, unless you have an unlocked CPU, which I don't think it is. FSB also raises your RAM.


Thank you again Shadow.
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July 10, 2010 9:39:54 PM

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a c 271 U Graphics card
November 7, 2010 6:58:31 AM

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