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Would an Intel D975XBX motherboard be compatible with a Radeon HD 7770

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August 21, 2012 4:44:14 PM

Would an Intel D975XBX motherboard be compatible with a Radeon HD 7770 Video Card?
I have a 500W Power supply by Antec.
Processor is a Core 2 Duo E6600.


Motherboard: http://www.intel.com/products/motherboard/d975xbx/index...
Processor: http://ark.intel.com/products/27250/Intel-Core2-Duo-Pro...(4M-Cache-2_40-GHz-1066-MHz-FSB)
Video Card: http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/diamond-diamond-...
Power Supply: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...


Thanks in advance :) 
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August 21, 2012 5:15:14 PM

While this board does have a PCI-E it is only PCI-E 1.0 and the Radeon HD 7770 is PCI-E 3.0 so while it may plug in and run it would most likely be bottlenecked due to the limited bandwidth of the slot and the processor in question. I would say that it is most likely time to upgrade your system if you are looking to move up to a PCI-E 3.0 video card. Heck an Intel Core i3-2100 and a H67 board would give you a big boost to performance.
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August 21, 2012 5:20:51 PM

IntelEnthusiast said:
While this board does have a PCI-E it is only PCI-E 1.0 and the Radeon HD 7770 is PCI-E 3.0 so while it may plug in and run it would most likely be bottlenecked due to the limited bandwidth of the slot and the processor in question. I would say that it is most likely time to upgrade your system if you are looking to move up to a PCI-E 3.0 video card. Heck an Intel Core i3-2100 and a H67 board would give you a big boost to performance.


Thanks for the tips ;) 

However, I can't afford to spend more than 60-80$ on my new motherboard. I'd bought my HD 7770 but my old motherboard wouldn't boot with it. Since I already spent some money on my Video Card, I'm stuck to buy a motherboard that can atleast support it. I also cannot afford to buy a new processor.

Kinda looking to a little upgrade before buying the real beast.

Do you know any motherboard with a LG775 socket (for a Core 2 Duo processor) that atleast have a PCI-E 2.0 slot?

Edit 1: http://ca.asus.com/en/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_775/P5N... This motherboard appears to support PCI-E 2.0 and it only costs an extra 5$ when compared with the previous one. Could also get an Core 2 Duo E6550 (1333Mhz FSB instead of 1066) with that motherboard if it can be of any help.
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August 21, 2012 7:38:07 PM

Anyone? Are we talking about a really, really big loss of power there?
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