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What graphic card is compatible with this motherboard?

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May 12, 2012 7:56:18 PM

Hello,
I just bought a cheap pc since it had a quad core in it. Here are the specs.
Operating System
MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
CPU
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9505 @ 2.83GHz 40 °C
Yorkfield 45nm Technology
RAM
4.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 399MHz (6-6-6-18)
Motherboard
Intel Corporation DQ43AP (CPU1)
Graphics
Generic Non-PnP Monitor (1024x768@60Hz)
Intel(R) Q45/Q43 Express Chipset (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.1)
Intel(R) Q45/Q43 Express Chipset (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.1)
Hard Drives
488GB Western Digital WDC WD5000AAKS-00V1A0 ATA Device (SATA) 40 °C
78GB Western Digital WDC WD800JD-58MSA1 ATA Device (SATA) 40 °C
Optical Drives
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH22NS50 ATA Device
Audio
High Definition Audio Device

What changes would i have to make to have it run games like starcraft 2 and Diablo 3.
Thanks.
a c 540 U Graphics card
May 12, 2012 8:05:15 PM

What is your display's native resolution or provide the make and model of the display unit?

What is the make and model of the power supply unit?
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May 12, 2012 8:55:26 PM

1024x 768 Generic Non pnp mointor
I dont know what the power supply is . Other than opening the case and physically looking at it. Is there any other way?
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a c 540 U Graphics card
May 12, 2012 8:59:15 PM

cerebros said:
1024x 768 Generic Non pnp mointor
I dont know what the power supply is . Other than opening the case and physically looking at it. Is there any other way?

Your monitor should still have a brand and model number.

You will have to open up the computer case and look on the label affixed to the side of the power supply unit.
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May 12, 2012 9:19:59 PM

its a LG Flatron. The PSU unit is 400w.
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a c 540 U Graphics card
May 12, 2012 9:26:40 PM

cerebros said:
its a LG Flatron. The PSU unit is 400w.

What I'm looking for is the combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of the power supply. This information is needed to determine if the graphics card that is recommended will be able to receive the power it requires to run properly without you having to also replace your power supply unit.

If you're not willing to replace your power supply unit then it will limit the possible graphics card model recommendations.
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a c 291 U Graphics card
May 12, 2012 9:26:43 PM

Does your PSU have a 6 pin power connector? If so, I'd recommend HD 6770. Otherwise, HD 7750.
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May 12, 2012 9:45:42 PM

How do i find that out regarding how many pins.
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a c 540 U Graphics card
May 12, 2012 9:49:44 PM

cerebros said:
How do i find that out regarding how many pins.

Look for a power cable coming out of the power supply that has one of these connectors on it:

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a c 540 U Graphics card
May 12, 2012 10:07:02 PM

cerebros said:
Hey, i only see 4 pin. its a micro atx case as far as i know.
http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NTYxWDEwMDA=/$(KGrHqVHJEoE-luv7YrsBPrY3Y2O,Q~~48_20.JPG

Try providing us with a picture of the power supply unit's label.
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a c 540 U Graphics card
May 12, 2012 10:54:59 PM

If that Macron MPT-400 is really able to deliver the 20 Amps specified on the label for the +12V rail then it should be able to handle a Radeon HD 6670.

The Radeon HD 7750, suggested by @Sunius, uses less power and performs substantially better than the Radeon HD 6670.

I hope the Radeon HD 7750 is within your budget range.
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a c 291 U Graphics card
May 12, 2012 10:58:21 PM

I meant HD 6770, not HD 6670, my bad :) . That's why I said it wouldn't handle it. So yea, I'd suggest going with HD 7750 as long as it's in your budget range.
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May 12, 2012 11:05:40 PM

Anything under the hundred dollar mark. Is there something specific i should be looking while buying a video card since i might get a second hand video card, How do i know the card will be compatible. Thanks to everyone who replied.
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a c 540 U Graphics card
May 12, 2012 11:24:44 PM

cerebros said:
Anything under the hundred dollar mark. Is there something specific i should be looking while buying a video card since i might get a second hand video card, How do i know the card will be compatible. Thanks to everyone who replied.

Your major limitation is your Macron MPT-400 power supply unit.

Your motherboard has a PCIe x16 Gen 2.x slot which should eliminate any PCIe compatibility problems.

Wait for the Radeon HD 7750 to go on sale if you have to.
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a b U Graphics card
May 13, 2012 12:39:45 AM

ko888 said:
Your major limitation is your Macron MPT-400 power supply unit.

Your motherboard has a PCIe x16 Gen 2.x slot which should eliminate any PCIe compatibility problems.

Wait for the Radeon HD 7750 to go on sale if you have to.


I 2nd this, or beg for 10-15 more dollars, if you do step down to a 6670 you would just be cheating yourself in terms of performance per dollar. for 10 bucks more than the 6670, the 7750 performs 20% better.
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a c 291 U Graphics card
May 13, 2012 9:12:06 AM

I'd really suggest saving $10 more and getting HD 7750. It's way better than HD 6670..
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a c 540 U Graphics card
May 13, 2012 6:30:48 PM

In techPowerUp.com's review of the ASUS Radeon HD 7750 1 GB the HD 6670 only has 66% of the performance of an AMD reference clocked HD7750 card so the performance gain from using the HD 7750 will be very noticeable.
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May 13, 2012 11:10:31 PM

Yes,i'm from Canada. Just another question. Should i get it asap or should i wait on prices going down.
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a c 291 U Graphics card
May 14, 2012 4:40:38 AM

Prices won't be going down soon. Nvidia isn't releasing their low end kepler for at least few months. I'd suggest you get it now.
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May 23, 2012 6:46:46 AM

Hey guys thanks for all the responses. Unfortunately i am forced to sell the pc due to financial problems. The person i am selling it to would d like to install a a graphic card, the 8400GS. He is not going to do any hardcore gaming or anything. How can i know what type of card is compatible with this power supply since it has to problem with the number of pins. Thanks . Also if you can suggest some cards around the 30-50 dollar price range it would really help.
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May 23, 2012 7:23:33 AM

Hey thanks, i guess i will recommend that to him.
Just a last question before i close of the thread. How do i figure out what card will work. Depending on pins etc. Is there any way. or can i just use any card that can be run by a 400w psu and fits in a PCI express x16 slot?
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a b U Graphics card
May 23, 2012 7:28:04 AM

cerebros said:
Hey thanks, i guess i will recommend that to him.
Just a last question before i close of the thread. How do i figure out what card will work. Depending on pins etc. Is there any way. or can i just use any card that can be run by a 400w psu and fits in a PCI express x16 slot?


Yup, PCI-e is backwards compatible, so a 3.0 card will even work in a 1.1 slot (maybe not a 1.0, I haven't heard anything stating it has or has not worked) never really looked though :/ 
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May 23, 2012 7:30:00 AM

Nothing to do with PSU pins being 6 pin or not?
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a b U Graphics card
May 23, 2012 8:51:29 AM

cerebros said:
Nothing to do with PSU pins being 6 pin or not?


The PSU 4/6/8pin are the power connectors, sort of like molex/sata, doesn't matter what its hooked up to, it simply provides power.

Just make sure you don't plug in the PCI-E into the EPSV12 (the cpu sockets 4 or 8pin) or vice versa.

The thing that shows what the actual socket is, is "usually" noted by the # (such as x16 would be longer than a x1, this is not true in all cases, some mobo manufacturers make full sized 4x)

All PCI-E cards fit the same slot, sort of like how all DDR3 memory fits any DDR3 socket.

Just don't get a PCI or AGP card, those do not work at all in that slot (won't even match up)
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May 28, 2012 8:53:48 PM

ko888 said:
Your major limitation is your Macron MPT-400 power supply unit.

Your motherboard has a PCIe x16 Gen 2.x slot which should eliminate any PCIe compatibility problems.

Wait for the Radeon HD 7750 to go on sale if you have to.


APparently i bought the card and opened up the computer to install the card. There is no x16 card slot. There is a marking for the slot but no physical slot like the PCI slots. ANy ideas on what i should do.
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a c 540 U Graphics card
May 28, 2012 9:34:36 PM

cerebros said:
APparently i bought the card and opened up the computer to install the card. There is no x16 card slot. There is a marking for the slot but no physical slot like the PCI slots. ANy ideas on what i should do.
http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh436/Cerebros007/IMAG0309.jpg

That's very common on business model PCs.

I wish you would've included that picture in your original post. I also thought that you would have checked before you purchased the graphics card.

That printed circuit board is used in more than one motherboard model. There is most likely another Intel motherboard model out there that uses that exact same motherboard but has the PCIe x16 socket soldered on but selling at a higher price.

On your specific model Intel left the PCIe x16 socket off to save themselves some money because the board is intended for use in business PCs that only use the integrated graphics processor on the motherboard's chipset.

Your only options are to return the graphics card or replace the motherboard with one that has a PCIe x16 slot.
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May 28, 2012 9:36:40 PM

yep, i guess im returning the card. Replacing the motherboard is too costly lol.
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