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Which card with my nforce 630i chipset?

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February 17, 2011 9:52:32 AM

Hello all :hello: 

I was going to get a HD 6850,i really liked this card,but i saw on the net that some users had issues because of a chipset like mine :
(Northbridge: NVIDIA GeForce 7100
Southbridge: NVIDIA nForce 630i)

here are my specs:

core 2 quad q9300 @2.5
4Gb ddr2
Motherboard Packard Bell BV APL00 PCI express 16x
chipset nForce 630i
Nvidia 9500gs
PSU : corsair cx 400w
22'' Screen 1680x1050
Window 7 32bits

any help will be appreciated!! ;) 
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February 17, 2011 10:07:55 AM

gtx460 1Gb model, there are games that need 1Gb even at that resolution.

Or buy the new 560Ti but i think you will need to buy a new PSU for that one, and your cpu might not let the card reach it's full potential at 2.5Ghz.

I do not know of any problems with that chipset so i can not help you there. What i wrote above is the nvidia way to go. For ATI that card is the best choice i think.
February 17, 2011 10:24:26 AM

ionut19 said:
gtx460 1Gb model, there are games that need 1Gb even at that resolution.

Or buy the new 560Ti but i think you will need to buy a new PSU for that one, and your cpu might not let the card reach it's full potential at 2.5Ghz.

I do not know of any problems with that chipset so i can not help you there. What i wrote above is the nvidia way to go. For ATI that card is the best choice i think.


my psu can handle a gtx 460??my corsair has only one 6 pin connector!
I can't change any other component of my rig right now,i just need a reliable choice for the gpu..it's too bad,like you said for ATI the 6850 was the best choise!
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February 17, 2011 11:11:15 AM

The video card comes with adapters. It should but at it's limit. If you can change the PSU too then you should do it. Please say how much you can spend before i or somebody else can recommend parts.

Just for the gtx460 you do not need a really powerful PSU, a corsair 550w should suffice with spare.
February 17, 2011 5:43:56 PM

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the GTX460 requires 2 6-pin connections.
so if wanting to run the 460 then you will at least need an adapter.
you do have a quality psu in Corsair, is it 400 or 430-watt, please verify.?

just because you have a nVidia chipset doesn't bind you to only nVidia cards even though that's what I recommend as well.
you can run ATi cards if you wish.
with that being said, I'd go with nVidia..


It's a corsair CX 400 w 80+ my psu.
I know that i can get ATI cards i was going for the hd6850,but only this one seems to have issues with my chipset!The gtx 460 is great but i don't know if it's gonna run at full potential on my rig,maybe the 768MB version though,i dunno.. :( 
February 17, 2011 5:55:50 PM

ionut19 said:
The video card comes with adapters. It should but at it's limit. If you can change the PSU too then you should do it. Please say how much you can spend before i or somebody else can recommend parts.

Just for the gtx460 you do not need a really powerful PSU, a corsair 550w should suffice with spare.


I can't change any other component,i already changed the case and the psu,i was told that a good 400w psu like my corsair will be just fine for a single card like the hd6850 or a hd 5770.So now just to be sure i want a good nvidia card,it' don't know the gtx 460 (768MB) version maybe,or a gts 450,but the last one seems a little weak..for the card i can spend about 250 USD max.
February 17, 2011 6:21:46 PM

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GTS450 will work no problems and uses only one 6-pin power plug but you're right, it's the weaker of the set..
I say with an adapter the GTX460 will work but get the 1GB and not the 768MB.
You have one 6-pin plug and you got to have an extra 4-pin plug coming from psu.?


I mentionned the 768MB version because it's cheaper and consume less maybe it's better for my rig..
I do have one 6-pin plug and an extra 4-pin plug,but for the gtx460 i need 2 6-pin plug right??
February 17, 2011 7:01:44 PM

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right but an adapter for the 4-pin to 6-pin plug is what I was talking about.
and I'd have to look at any difference in power consumption from 1GB to 768mb..


At full load it's between 270w and 300w for the gtx460 1gb,and between 248w and 265w for the gtx460 768MB :) 
February 17, 2011 7:36:44 PM

So what do i do,which one i get?i let you decide! :)  i really need a good gaming experience my 9500GS is killing me!
February 17, 2011 8:12:49 PM

you are right about win 7 i was gonna change for the 64-bit anyway

For the gpu i agree with you as well,i'm tempted by the gtx460 for the performance but i have to be realistic,and beside the gts450 is not that bad it's still much better than my actual card.I can't change the psu for budget limitation..so i think it's wise to take the gts450 it's better than nothing!

thank you so much for your time and your help mate! ;) 

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