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August 7, 2010 9:58:22 PM

Hi thinking of getting a 480 for a 775 socket motherboard... would the motherboard bottleneck it?

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August 7, 2010 10:27:36 PM

It shouldn't be. It depends on what motherboard and cpu u have.
August 7, 2010 10:31:33 PM

beranimus said:
It shouldn't be. It depends on what motherboard and cpu u have.



I have a standard one by foxxconn but a q9650 processor
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August 7, 2010 11:05:39 PM

No, not at all. You'll be fine. on both the 775 and x58 boards the graphics bandwidth is determined by the Northbridge. So long as its PCEe 2.0 you're fine, I wouldn't run it in a 1.0 slot because that card pushes alot of data. But because you've got that q9650 odds are your board is fine.
August 7, 2010 11:10:39 PM

mcnuggetofdeath said:
No, not at all. You'll be fine. on both the 775 and x58 boards the graphics bandwidth is determined by the Northbridge. So long as its PCEe 2.0 you're fine, I wouldn't run it in a 1.0 slot because that card pushes alot of data. But because you've got that q9650 odds are your board is fine.


Im not sure to be honest.. it doesn't really say if its 2.0 or not.. the model is G31MX
August 8, 2010 12:28:04 AM

A quick google search confirmed what I remembered, the G31 does not have PCIe 2.0, but so long as your not overclocking I wouldn't worry about a bottleneck. Even if there is one, it won't be significant.
August 8, 2010 12:33:18 AM

Ah okay.. and nah im not... do you think its a risky idea lifting all the components of a prebuilt system into a new case by the way? Cause case i have just now is quite crap with cooling and quite small... My dad is quite worried i break something though as the warranties ran out now i think..
August 8, 2010 4:21:16 AM

So long as you don't damage it with static electricity by keeping yourself grounded, and have it properly mounted in the new case you should be fine. If it's that worrying find a locally owned computer store and have a technician there do it. Assuming they offer a reasonable price.
August 8, 2010 2:55:49 PM

Hmm alright than kyou.. one last thing.. you think a 480 would fit in a haff922 case?
August 9, 2010 3:10:20 AM

I'm sure it would. I had a GTX 295 in a Storm Scout which is smaller, and the GTX 295 was is the same size as the GTX 480. Also, if you thought I was helpful, would you be so kind as to select mine as the best answer?
August 9, 2010 3:46:17 PM

how do i do that?
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