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Help me choose a graphics card compatible with my motherboard plz

Hi, i have a old ECS GeForce6100PM-M2 motherboard and i want to get the best graphics card that is compatible with my rig.

webpage of the mobo and specs:

http://www.ecsusa.com/ECSWebSite/Product/Product_Detail.aspx?DetailID=988&CategoryID=1&DetailName=Feature&MenuID=20&LanID=9 motherboard

Right now i just want to be able to play bad company 2 with decent fps at 1280x1024 and most eye candy posible. Later im turning this into a HTPC so if its silent and low power consumption its a plus


I want to know if the HD5670 is compatible with this motherboard (because of the pci express 2.0 slot req)


i dont know if pciexpress 2.0 is compatible with 1.0 (if my mobo is even 1.0)


Also, would this card be bottlenecked by the amd x2 4200+ 2.20ghz dual core procesor, and 4gb ram that i have on that mobo??? in that case, what graphics card should i choose instead??


Thanks in advance.
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  1. A HD 5670 512 MB PCIe 2.0 version would be perfect for your requirements.PCIE is backwards compatible.However try to find a PCIE 2.0 version, as there are some incompatibility problems with a PCI-E 2.1 card in a PCI-E 1.0 slot.
  2. Tamz_msc said:
    A HD 5670 512 MB PCIe 2.0 version would be perfect for your requirements.PCIE is backwards compatible.However try to find a PCIE 2.0 version, as there are some incompatibility problems with a PCI-E 2.1 card in a PCI-E 1.0 slot.



    Damn, where i live there is only the 1024 MB version with PCI-E 2.1... what card should i choose instead? keeping the gaming performance as close to the HD 5670 1024MB of course.
  3. Do you have any GT 240 PCI-E 2.0 version card in your area?
  4. Yeah, but is like 20 USD more expensive (dont ask me why)...

    For those 20 USD and 10 more USD i can get a Zotac Video PCIE GTS450 1024mb DDR5. Would a gts450 be overkill for my processor and mobo???

    but what do you think about this?

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/279243-33-will-5670-work-slot

    im gonna run it at 1280x1024
  5. GTS 450 is going to be an overkill for that resolution, and it will bottleneck that CPU as well.How about a HD 4670 PCI-E 2.0?
  6. Tamz_msc said:
    GTS 450 is going to be an overkill for that resolution, and it will bottleneck that CPU as well.How about a HD 4670 PCI-E 2.0?



    Can't find it anywhere here. I guess im going for the HD 5670... damn i hate living in south america when it comes to pc hardware.
  7. Before installing the card, I'll recommend you to flash the BIOS.
  8. Tamz_msc said:
    Before installing the card, I'll recommend you to flash the BIOS.



    mobo bios or vga bios?
  9. Motherboard Bios.
  10. Tamz_msc said:
    Motherboard Bios.



    Thank you very much, im getting it in a few hours, ill let you know how it goes
  11. Got a XFX HD 5670 1024MB. It works perfect on almost everything. Crysis (not warhead) runs with everything at high and some settings on very high, 8x AA at a average of 27FPS Of course all of this on 1240x1024. Oh and shadows and water on medium, otherwise runs at 23FPS which is still pretty playable.

    It is also quieter than my old foxconn garbage card 8500gt.
  12. Best answer
    Good to hear that.The HD 5670 is a wonderful card
    Happy gaming :)
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