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POV 8800GTX (768MB) Compatible Motherboard

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December 12, 2011 9:27:10 AM

Hi, This is my 1st post. I needed help with selecting the appropriate Mainboard for my 4 year old nVidia 8800 GTX GPU.

These are the components I bought so far:
CPU: i7 2600k Socket 1155
RAM: Corsair Vengeance DDR3 16GB Kit [4x4GB] [1600MHz]
PSU: Corsair HX1050W
GPU: PoV 8800GTX [768MB]

My GPU is in perfect condition, never needed to get it repaired or anything of that sort in the past 4 years. So I want to use it for another 8-12 months before I go for another high end GPU.

My initial choice for the Mainboard was MSI's Z68A-GD65 (G3) but my GPU is not compatible. Websites like Gigabyte, Intel, Asus don't seem to provide a GPU compatibility list.

Regards, Jigar.

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December 12, 2011 11:37:55 AM

What was your original motherboard? What do you mean that your GPU is incompatible with the MSI motherboard?
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December 14, 2011 3:09:43 AM

clarkjd said:
What was your original motherboard? What do you mean that your GPU is incompatible with the MSI motherboard?

My previous motherboard was M2N-E-SLI, as old as my GPU

I checked up the Graphic Card compatibility list on the MSI website for the 1155 socket Mobos, couldn't find a single one that supports my 8800gtx.
There's either a jump from in the list from 8400 to the 9500 or 200+ series for almost all the MSI mobos.

I googled a bit and found a topic where a member said that his 8800gtx was incompatible with the Z68A-GD65 (G3) Mobo... I was so keen on buying that Mobo.

Found a compatible mobo at ASROCK P55 Deluxe 3 but that is socket 1156
I don't want to go for the 1156 socket cuz the top end i7 processors for that are a bit expensive when compared to the i7 2600k
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December 14, 2011 12:59:25 PM

The only thing I can think of that would make your video card incompatible would be the version of PCI/E. If your card is Version 1.0 and the new motherboard is 2.1, then you may have issues. That's going to be the case regardless of motherboard manufacturer.
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December 24, 2011 2:40:24 AM

clarkjd said:
The only thing I can think of that would make your video card incompatible would be the version of PCI/E. If your card is Version 1.0 and the new motherboard is 2.1, then you may have issues. That's going to be the case regardless of motherboard manufacturer.


Thanks for the reply Clark. I know that I need a motherboard with PCIe 1.0 Slot. Could you please suggest me some good mainboards that support i7 chips, DDR3 RAM, USB 3.0 & my 8800 GTX Card. I need a Mainboard that is future proof for the next 5 years at least. the M2N-E-SLI card I got was not all that good... it was like an economical purchase, but now I want to go for a top end Mainboard. Gonna upgrade my GPU too, but maybe after 12-18 months.
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December 24, 2011 3:20:01 AM

Your 8800GTX will work just fine in a newer motherboard, don't fret.
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