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Graphic Card upgrade with PCI-E x 16

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August 24, 2010 2:18:07 PM

Hi

After reading a lot of posts I didn't got a satisfying answer so I publish my Question.
I have Intel DP35DP board (P35 Express Chipset) with core 2 quad processor (Q6600) ,4 GB of memory and GeForce 8600 GT on PCI-E x16 connector.
I wanted to upgrade the graphic card but I don't know which card will work without bottleneck because off the PCI-e connector.
Anyone has any idea which card will work without crippling it because of the bus limit?

Thanks,
Eyal
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August 24, 2010 2:30:45 PM

http://www.intel.com/products/desktop/motherboards/dp35...
is that your board?

As long as your board has pcie slot then your can use almost any pcie card without problem...
Don't worry about CPU, you already has a good cpu.
What is your PSU? brand? model? how old?
Monitor? resolution?
Budget?
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August 24, 2010 9:33:58 PM

Eyal-P said:
Hi

After reading a lot of posts I didn't got a satisfying answer so I publish my Question.
I have Intel DP35DP board (P35 Express Chipset) with core 2 quad processor (Q6600) ,4 GB of memory and GeForce 8600 GT on PCI-E x16 connector.
I wanted to upgrade the graphic card but I don't know which card will work without bottleneck because off the PCI-e connector.
Anyone has any idea which card will work without crippling it because of the bus limit?

Thanks,
Eyal


go get a low noise GTX 460 1G, like Gigabyte 4601G OC. You wont regret it. you may need upgrade your power supply if there is no 2 6pins there.
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August 24, 2010 11:22:37 PM

Hi WA1

thanks for the replay.
My PSU is not bad, ThermalTake 400w model: 350ar-ptz.
The monitor is standard 20" LCD.
I am comfortable with almost everything (for now :)  )only the graphic card bothers me.
I assume that a lot of people are in my situation, which is haveing reasonable hardware and need to upgrade their graphic card instead of replacing their machine.
the only problem is estimating how the PCI-E 1 effect the system.

I wanted to buy HD 5830 since it price become attractive.

Eyal
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August 24, 2010 11:36:40 PM

yanje03 said:
go get a low noise GTX 460 1G, like Gigabyte 4601G OC. You wont regret it. you may need upgrade your power supply if there is no 2 6pins there.


Hi yanje03

I thought about the GTX 460 1GB, I'm not sure that the 5830 gives more for the $ but I think that they are almost the same and the price of the 5830 is a little better ( the 768MB have problems because of the small buffer).
Its all won't change if the PCI-E will bottleneck the system.


WA1 I forgot to say that the mother board in the link is my board
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a c 189 U Graphics card
August 25, 2010 3:52:24 AM

With Thermaltake 400W you'll better upgrade it first, it's still consider low for today's standard. You can't use GTX460 on that PSU.

Don't worry about PCIE slot, you can use even HD5970 without worrying about bottlenecking. The main concern now is your PSU...
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August 25, 2010 7:29:45 AM

OK,

This is what I wanted to know, that the PCI-e1 is not a problem.
everything else (like the PSU) can be modified.

Thank U very much for help

Eyal
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September 4, 2010 8:05:56 PM

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September 4, 2010 8:20:50 PM

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