New gpu on a old Motherboard Tags: Graphics Cards GPUs Motherboards Graphics Last response: May 22, 2012 2:38 PM in Graphics & Displays Share Socksx May 22, 2012 1:51:33 PM Hello, My old Nvidia 8800 gtx is pretty much dead and doesn't respond in games anymore propperly so it crashes every 2 minutes resulting in an error and blackscreens.Therefor i decided to get a new GPU so i can continue playing diablo 3. The problem is I can only afford a new gpu atm.I have an old motherboard http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=... and was wondering if i can fit a http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004R7MTPQ/ref=s9_si... on it without any problems.I know it will probbably bottleneck it but I can't afford a new motherboard etc atm.just that gpu. Can anyone tell me if it's a good idea to order it? Or perhaps a cheaper one thats better? Help please,thanks! More about : gpu motherboard Socksx May 22, 2012 1:57:49 PM Oh and here is the rest of my system specs: Amd 6000+ dual core cpu 8800 nvidia gtx 4gb ddr2 ram 600w psu win7 64 bit ultimate Abyssalx May 22, 2012 2:28:45 PM It should work, but make sure your PSU has 2x 6pin GPU connectors. That CPU will likely bottleneck the GPU also, though I don't know how much. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer refillable a c 169 U Graphics card a b V Motherboard May 22, 2012 2:38:50 PM If that PSU is decent yes it is fine. But I recommend you to not waste the money on the 6870 because it will just be bottlenecked. I rather recommend you something like 6770. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumCan i add an old gpu into my current motherboard along with my new on ForumCan I use my old gpu in a new motherboard ? ForumNew GPU for old i7 dell. 7850? ForumNew GPU , old motherboard , will it work? ForumOld CPU Compatible with new GPU ForumLooking for new GPU for my old PC ForumOld HD 5770 or rather use my new i3770K on-board GPU ? ForumHelp getting new GPU on my super old rig ForumInstalled new PSU after my old one popped, now my gpu is poor. ForumWill an old processor bottleneck a new GPU ? ForumAdvice on new case to re-house an old motherboard and components? ForumNew CPU Old motherboard ForumOld HP, needs new GPU ForumReplacing the GPU on my old Setup... ForumNew GPU with old CPU ForumOld mobo new cpu, gpu ,psu ForumGPU Fried, old PC, looking at some bad Graphic cards? ForumNo POST with new video card ForumNew GFX card on my old motherboard ForumNew graphics card, fried motherboard More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !