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Inno 3d gt430 compatability

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November 22, 2010 9:27:39 PM

hi i'm ej from Philippines and this is my current rig:

GPU: Palit 9500GT 512MB DDR2 OCed
Motherboard: ASUS P5KPL-AM SE
RAM: Apacer 2GB DDR2
CPU: Intel Dual Core E6300 2.8Ghz
OS: Windows XP SP3
PSU: 500W

i'm actually planning to change my current GPU to Inno3D GT430 but i have doubts about some compatability issues.

1. is it compatible with my motherboard/chipset?
2. is it compatible with direct x10 or direct x11 should be "strictly" installed? (yes, im using a direct x10 for XP SP3)
2. do i still have to provide some 6pin power connectors?

power connectors are really a problem. because i don't have any of those 6pin thingies available on my mobo and those were the "requirements" for some GPUs like Inno3D GT220 and GT240 (my 2 choices before).

i browsed for that GT430:

http://www.inno3d.com/products/graphic_card/gf400/gt_43...

and surprisingly this one doesn't need any extra power connectors. is it really true? (i just want to make sure before purchasing one.)

oh and these are my previous choices of GPUs:

GT220
http://www.inno3d.com/products/graphic_card/gtx200/gt22...

GT240
http://www.inno3d.com/products/graphic_card/gtx200/gt24...

sorry if my grammar and story was quite confusing lol.

big thanks for your answers and advice! :) 

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November 22, 2010 10:44:54 PM

1. Yes, it is compatible with your motherboard. Although I've seen cases with PCI-e 2.1 cards having issues with some PCI-e 1.0 MB. If you have a choice, pick a 2.0 card for less chance of an issue.

2. Yes, it will work just fine with DX10. You just won't get the DX11 advantages, which isn't likely something you'll be able to utilize anyways.

2. It appears this card doesn't require a power source other than the PCIe slot. If it does need a 6 pin connector, they make adapters.
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November 23, 2010 6:59:58 AM

my mobo's slot is a PCI-E x16 but i don't know that there's a 2.1 slot.

i searched through the internet and my current GPU (9500gt) was a PCI-E 2.0. but i don't know if this was an issue:

1. before i overclocked and changed its fan, my game (Prototype) crashed while playing for about 2-3 hours still i managed to fix it by shutting down my pc for about 30mins and cleaning its fan.

2. i experienced that "crashing" issue again like a week ago when NFS Shift froze in the middle of the race. that time, my 9500gt was overclocked with a new fan so i backed off the clocks and restarted my pc. so far, everything is working well right now.

is Inno3D GT430 a PCI-E 2.1 card? coz i've searched on the net and it says that it was a PCI-E 2.0 card. ima go check at my mobo's box at home if my GPU slot is 2.0. btw, thanks! :) 
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November 23, 2010 2:28:39 PM

i read the box of my mobo, yet i doesn't tell anything about a PCI-E x16 2.0. :( 
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a c 81 Î Nvidia
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November 23, 2010 3:26:39 PM

It's PCIe 16 1.0, they'd tell you if it was anything else.
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November 23, 2010 9:12:42 PM

ok, i've read on other forums that PCI-E 2.0 GPUs are backward compatible with my PCI-E x16. oh and i also read that PCI-E 2.0 has bigger bandwith. what's a bandwith? does it affects the overall performance of the GPU?

http://www.graphicsvideocard.com/is-the-asus-p5kpl-am-s...

one more thing (XD):

ATI GPUs are for AMD chipsets right? but why does the others are say that those kinds are still compatible on my mobo?

http://ph.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100520...

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/285899-33-p5kpl-compa...

this one is really confusing, because when i bought my GPU(9500GT), the guy on sales said that my chipset is not compatible for ATI video cards. :S

im just curious though, thanks man! :) 
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November 23, 2010 9:31:12 PM

Both Nvidia and ATI cards work on all standard chipsets just fine. The only time it becomes an issue is if you are trying to SLI or CF.
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December 4, 2010 3:12:07 AM

Best answer selected by ejcelis.
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December 4, 2010 9:40:39 AM

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