Just another "help me! I donno what the heck I'm doing!" thread, anyways, I want to buy a new graphics card but my pc is a little dated and I'm wondering if the Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 is compatible with my:
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium (x64)
Processor: 2.50 gigahertz AMD Phenom 9850 Quad-Core
Board: ASUSTeK Computer INC. M3A32-MVP DELUXE Rev 1.xx
And 4096 mb's ram
Thanks a ton for any help!
Note: If it's not compatible or if I should consider upgrading something to maximize my new cards performance please mention it!
While the 9850 may limit performance, a GTX 560 will work in that board. But, other key concerns regarding a graphics upgrade are:
What resolution is your monitor?
What make/model power supply do you have? If an off-brand, what are it's specs? (Specifically, it's 12V output.)
Does the power supply have 6-pin or 6+2-pin PCIe power cables? If so, how many?
There are other considerations besides "will it work if I pop it in my motherboard" that must be factored.
The 5770 is about $100 and is a good match for the older quad. The 5770 uses less power than the nvidia cards or the larger amd cards and should work with your current power supply. The 460 is ok too. so is the 6850.