Hi guys, I recently got a GPU PCIE-v2.1 which is not compatible with my cruddy mobo with a PCI-E v1.0. I was wondering if I can upgrade my mobo using my current CPU. I do not have a big budget. Heres the full info on my PC.
and about the RAM, I'll buy DDR3 RAM if needed for a new mobo (if upgrade is possible).
Mainboard : Asus Lancaster IPILP-LC
Chipset : Intel i945G/GZ
Processor : Intel Pentium E2140 @ 1600MHz
Physical Memory : 2048MB (2 x 1024 DDR2-SDRAM )
Video Card : Intel(R) 82945G Express Chipset Family (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.0)
Hard Disk : Hitachi HDT725032VLA380 ATA Device (320GB)
DVD-Rom Drive : ATAPI DVD A DH16A1L
Monitor Type : Hewlett Packard HP w1907 - 19 inches
Network Card : Realtek Semiconductor RTL8101 PCIe Fast Ethernet Adapter
Operating System : Windows 7 Ultimate Professional Media Center 6.01.7600 (32-bit)
DirectX : Version 11.00
Windows Performance Index : 3.2 on 7.9 (this is bad :[ )
Really now? That's great. I've tried numerous methods such as disabling my integrated graphics and then running with my HD 5670 but I get no signal from my monitor. I've also went to bios and changed the Primary Graphics Boot to PCI Express x16. I guess I'll need to update my bios. I'll need to go back to windows vista then upgrade to windows 7 :|.
Lets say if that doesn't work:
is this motherboard MSI G41M-P26 Socket 775 G41 Motherboard compatible with my CPU, they're both LGA 775 socket and my graphics card?
Your processor is compatible , but your memory [ RAM] is not . The MSI board uses DDR3 and you have DDR2 .
I have no idea why your mb isnt detecting your graphics card . It should simply auto detect and then just work .
Try resetting BIOS to default . Reboot a few times .
Remove/ uninstall the graphics drivers for the integrated gfx in task manager , turn the pc off , add the gfx card and then boot with the monitor hooked up to the card
The GPU is connected to the PIC-E x16 slot ON the motherboard haha. The graphics card does not have a power connector slot so I don't think I need one. The GPU's fan runs, my monitor just isn't getting a signal.