Gfx card update and questions Tags: Graphics Cards Graphics Last response: July 19, 2010 9:38 AM in Graphics & Displays Share p9fingers July 17, 2010 10:44:00 AM Hello, i'm looking to upgrade my graphics card and looking for some help. Firstly, my Mobo is ASUS IPIBL-LA. Would i be able to use the gtx460 pci-e 2.0 in my mobos pci-e 1.0 and it work just fine? I want to be positive i'm doing it properly since i'm not the most computer savvy person around. my computer specs are: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.4ghz 3gb ddr 667 RAM (upgrading to 6gb ddr2 800 RAM) Nvidia Geforce 8800GTS 512mb Alpha Dog Edition Rocketfish 750w PSU HD Realtek Onboard Audio Stock cooling as well Win 7 Home 64bit 1680x1050 Secondly, if yes to the first part would i be able to run that card without bottlenecking? And finally, is the 8800gts larger or smaller than the GTX460? More about : gfx card update questions Lmeow a b U Graphics card July 17, 2010 12:17:39 PM PCI-E 1.0 just offers half the bandwidth of PCI-E 2.0, and I doubt your GTX 460 would ever use near the bandwidth of PCI-E 1.0. It won't be bottlenecked, but a small overclock on the Q6600 would help noticeably. m 0 l el_bastardo74 July 17, 2010 12:24:31 PM you will be fine...it supports pcie x16. i dont see it being a bottleneck and lastly i think the 8800gts is about an inch longer m 0 l Related resources gfx card update - Forum Windows update blocking webcam & GFX card updates and webcam not recognizing - Forum "Access is Denied" when trying to Update GFX card Driver - Forum Is It Possible To Update single gfx Card to Sli On a laptop? - Forum Looking for gfx card update suggestions - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer p9fingers July 18, 2010 12:22:23 AM much thanks for the replies thus far. few more questions i just thought of. this is the best picture i can find of my case.. http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/images/emea/hp-pavilion-... do you think i would need additional cooling? and another thing, if i went with a superclocked version would that require even more cooling than a non superclocked version? (i was planning to build from scratch within 2+ years when this pc gets outdated and didn't want to spend more money than i have to on this stock case) m 0 l wa1 a c 189 U Graphics card July 18, 2010 7:21:54 AM GTX 460 should fit in your case. We wouldn't know whether you need additional cooling until you try the card inside the case... Just check all the components temps, you can change/add additional fan later... 8800GTS is longer than GTX460. m 0 l p9fingers July 19, 2010 9:04:07 AM hmmm, i guess the question i meant to ask was do the superclocked versions require more cooling than what it comes with stock? m 0 l Tamz_msc a b U Graphics card July 19, 2010 9:38:54 AM The Superclocked EVGA cards come slightly overclocked- I think by around 50 MHz core- so they have very marginal temperature rise compared to the normal versions and do not require additional cooling. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedNewbie questions about gfx cards Forum GFX Card update? Forum GFX Card update to play Crysis Forum SolvedPower usage question for gfx card upgrade Forum 2 gfx card questions. Forum 3 beeps after updating my GFX card. Forum New GFX card questions Forum SolvedGraphics Card Driver Update Question. Forum SolvedQuestion on GFX Cards in gaming rig Forum A few gfx card questions Forum SolvedNeed 1TB HDD, 4GB RAM, + Gfx Card question Forum SolvedGFX Card n PSU Question Forum Question about CPU and GFX Card Forum Updating an HP system gfx card Forum Questions about Directx 11 and current gen gfx cards Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !