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Is Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 compatible with my mobo

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December 14, 2010 2:43:57 PM

Hello,
My current video Card died (Nvidia GeForce 8800). I need to get a new one and eventually plan on upgrading my entire computer. My concern is if I will run into compatibility issues with my current MoBo if I get this EVGA GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Superclocked

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130568


My MoBo is a Gigabyte 965P-S3. I know that the GeForce FTX 460 will be bottle necked at the MoBo, but thats ok if it will work (and play CODBO :)  ) during the time I am waiting to upgrade the rest of the computer.

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a b Î Nvidia
December 14, 2010 2:59:52 PM

I guess your mobo has 1.1 pcie slot instead of 2.0 (similar to my board GA 965P-DS3). That card you linked above is 2.0 version, so yes, it should work without problem.
Just make sure you have enough power on PSU. :) 
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a b Î Nvidia
December 14, 2010 3:10:08 PM

I think that you are ok if your psu is good then you are set. Enjoy your new card.
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December 14, 2010 3:14:11 PM

^^ List your specs, --
Cpu, psu //
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December 14, 2010 11:08:31 PM

Thanks for the replies, here are my specs according to PCWizard2010.

Mainboard : Gigabyte 965P-S3
Chipset : Intel P965
Processor : Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 @ 1866MHz
Physical Memory : 3072MBDDR2-SDRAM
Power Supply : Hipper Type R530W (Rated Wattage: 530W, Peak Load: 580W)



Bus PCI-Express :
Device : G965/P965 Chipset PCIe Port 1
Version : 1.0
Port : 2
Physical Slot : #4
Slot Populated : Yes
Link Width : x16 (max. x16)
Link Speed : 2.5GB/s

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a b Î Nvidia
December 14, 2010 11:17:27 PM

There is a reason why I don't buy those units yet others make the mistake of buying them and it will limit how you can upgrade your machine.
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December 14, 2010 11:25:06 PM

Hey nforce4max,
Can you elaborate on what units you are referring to and how it limits upgrades? Thanks.
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a b Î Nvidia
December 14, 2010 11:29:02 PM

Stinger_75 said:
Hey nforce4max,
Can you elaborate on what units you are referring to and how it limits upgrades? Thanks.


That power supply, You can run a GTX460 however that will limit any future upgrades due to power requirements. I don't trust that brand and nor is it a popular one. The reasoning behind this is the need for high quality and most brands skimp on costs.
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December 14, 2010 11:32:20 PM

Oh I see, it was a gift. Do you have a brand recommendation for when I upgrade my PSU?
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a b Î Nvidia
December 14, 2010 11:37:27 PM

Stinger_75 said:
Oh I see, it was a gift. Do you have a brand recommendation for when I upgrade my PSU?


Personally I would recommend Antec but there are others that are good. Enermax are very good but are expensive but I had one that was one of the best units that I had ever used. I got two Antec units and I punish them daily yet they hold up as if they had just came out of the box. By the way try to avoid units that have a fan on the bottom of the unit unless your case has it mounted on the bottom for better temps.
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December 15, 2010 1:29:56 AM

Stinger_75 said:
Hello,
My current video Card died (Nvidia GeForce 8800). I need to get a new one and eventually plan on upgrading my entire computer. My concern is if I will run into compatibility issues with my current MoBo if I get this EVGA GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Superclocked

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130568


My MoBo is a Gigabyte 965P-S3. I know that the GeForce FTX 460 will be bottle necked at the MoBo, but thats ok if it will work (and play CODBO :)  ) during the time I am waiting to upgrade the rest of the computer.


p965 is same core architecture as g31 so 2.0 card is no problem to it but bandwidth may be greatly decrease and cause performance loss. however it is still an decent upgrade.
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