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Geforce GT 430 is incompatible with system

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July 26, 2011 9:48:55 AM

Hi all,
I recently bought Gigabyte's GeForce GT 430 graphics card and found incompatible with my system. And the support division of the store even couldn't find the reason. I bought a power supply also to run that card. Eventually they came up saying it's my motherboard which doesn't support this card. Is it really SO ?
Graphics card link : http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=...

Im running quite an old setup which is:
MB: Asus P5GZ-MX (Intel 945GZ chipset) [http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=...]
Processer: IntelĀ® PentiumĀ® D Processor 925 (4M Cache, 3.00 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)
Power supply: Gigabyte 460w
Ram: DDR2 2.0 GB

Thanks In Advance.

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a c 129 U Graphics card
July 26, 2011 10:10:34 AM

The key is page 1-24 of the manual and the XJ1-5 jumper settings:

http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/socket775/P5GZ-MX/e...

If switching the jumper doesn't work for you, I would conclude the same thing the support team said. If it does work, have fun with the new card!
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a c 214 U Graphics card
July 26, 2011 10:51:17 AM

A lot of the times the older mobo's won't work with newer cards even though the PCI-E versions are supposed to be backwards compatible.Basicly it's a 50/50 wether the card will work with an odler mobo.
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a b U Graphics card
July 26, 2011 5:23:22 PM

Heh. Gave us the Gigabyte card's link for the motherboard. :) 

Aside from adjusting the mobo's XJ1-5 jumper, check to make sure that the BIOS is updated to version 0901. If ASUS ever updated the board's PCIe-2.0 compatibility, updating the BIOS should ensure you have it. If needed, you can download it here: http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_775/P5GZM...

The fact that the PCIe x16 slot is only capable of running in either x1 or x4 mode means the card's performance could end up severely limited. If the card should work, I wouldn't expect it to breathe too much life into the system in terms of gaming performance, despite it typically outperforming the on-board Intel GMA950 tremendously. This would be especially true if it were only capable of operating in PCIe x1 mode.
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July 27, 2011 6:28:14 AM

@RazberyBandit: Damn i just noticed the mistake now...my bad. Actually i intended to give http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_775/P5GZM... this link.

All of you, thanks a lot for those real helpful suggestions. But It didn't work out for me. So I finally changed my card and went for down-gradation actually. I bought Gigabyte HD 5450 512mb. And tested it with my system working fine. I think i'd go for high-ranged when i'll be actually ready to upgrade the whole system. Thanks again guys :) 
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July 27, 2011 6:28:41 AM

Best answer selected by yoshovon.
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