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March 18, 2012 11:53:16 PM

My specs are:
Core2Duo E7200
Intel DG31PR Motherboard
2gb DDR2 RAM
Corsair CX430W PSU
8400GS GPU

I'm planning for a Graphic card upgrade.. Going to Buy GTS 450 as my mobo does not support 5750 or 5770( Pcie 2.1). My question is Will the 430W PSU Support the new graphic card... And i Play at 1440x900 Resolution...

Help me!!! thanx in advance

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a c 1318 U Graphics card
March 19, 2012 12:32:22 AM

Yes it will run it just fine!
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a c 1318 U Graphics card
March 19, 2012 12:39:10 AM

CX430 provides 28amps on the +12 volts! the GTS450 calls for 22amps! From EVGA "Minimum of a 400 Watt power supply.
(Minimum recommended power supply with +12 Volt current rating of 22 Amps.) "
March 19, 2012 1:04:17 PM

Which Company Shouid i buy... i am confused between Evga and Zotac or should i go for MSI instead... Any suggestions
March 19, 2012 1:16:20 PM

i would compare warranties because im sure all the prices on the cards are about the same
March 19, 2012 1:20:28 PM

I have own both Zotac and EVGA video cards and while I found there was nothing wrong with the ZOTAC, their support is horrible. I had contacted them with about a minor issue with the card and every answer I got was "its your power supply". turned out it was a driver related issue that was fixed with the new driver release. With that in mind I would recommend the EVGA.
a b U Graphics card
March 19, 2012 1:32:31 PM

Hello.
karthikjusme said:
Which Company Shouid i buy... i am confused between Evga and Zotac or should i go for MSI instead... Any suggestions

Check this article from tom's: GeForce GTS 450 O/C Roundup: Six Custom-Tuned Cards
They recommend msi or asus. :) 
a b U Graphics card
March 19, 2012 1:45:02 PM

karthikjusme said:
I'm planning for a Graphic card upgrade.. Going to Buy GTS 450 as my mobo does not support 5750 or 5770( Pcie 2.1)...

Your motherboard defiantly does support a 5750, 5770 or any other 16x PCIe GPU.
Older and newer PCIe devices are fully compatiable with each other, similar to how you can use a USB 2/3 device in an old USB 1.1 port, and vice versa.

To your other question, your CX430W is a quiet strong PSU and should have no issues with your system and any of the listed GPUs.
March 21, 2012 1:56:49 PM

outlw6669 said:
Your motherboard defiantly does support a 5750, 5770 or any other 16x PCIe GPU.
Older and newer PCIe devices are fully compatiable with each other, similar to how you can use a USB 2/3 device in an old USB 1.1 port, and vice versa.



I've tried installing hd 6670 gpu, it did not work and found out that my mobo does not support PCIE 2.1 gpu's... so i am now trying buy something that is pcie 2.0 and can run the latest games at my resolution... the 450 is my only option as it also coincides with my budget and also it is a good performance card as per the reviews...
a b U Graphics card
March 21, 2012 3:18:02 PM

pci 2.1 is backwards compatible so a hd 6770 or hd 6750 would work just fine.
March 22, 2012 1:38:10 PM

There was no gts 450 available in the market so i am going to buy a Aus gtx 550 ti.... will it be worth it?? and i found some news that "Gtx 550 ti running slow on old pcs"
What should i do help please
March 22, 2012 11:48:14 PM

panwala95 said:
pci 2.1 is backwards compatible so a hd 6770 or hd 6750 would work just fine.



As i said earlier i tried installing Power Color 6670 Graphic card and when i switched on my pc there was no output in the monitor except a few blinks so i decided to sell that graphic card and buy this one

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a c 1318 U Graphics card
March 23, 2012 12:06:53 AM
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GTX550Ti should work fine and you are right on the ver 2.1 incompatibility, some motherboards got BIOS updates to fix it but not nearly all regardless of manufacturer!
March 23, 2012 1:56:58 AM

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March 23, 2012 1:58:02 AM

rolli59 said:
GTX550Ti should work fine and you are right on the ver 2.1 incompatibility, some motherboards got BIOS updates to fix it but not nearly all regardless of manufacturer!


Going to buy a Asus or Zotac 550 ti... thanx for ur help rolli...
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