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 175 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 Solvedpossible motherboard issue, no video signal with old/new/integrated GPU after sstem self shut down, need help! Forum Old Motherboard New GPU (Litecoin Mining Rig) Forum Can I use my old gpu in a new motherboard? Forum New GPU, old motherboard, will it work? Forum SolvedUpgrading from old high-end to new budget GPU? Forum SolvedNew GPU for old i5-2400 Forum SolvedCan someone recommend a CPU and GPU for this old LGA775 motherboard? Forum SolvedNew Motherboard install with Old Windows 7? Forum SolvedNew Hard Drive with Old Motherboard. Doesn't Recognize. Forum SolvedUpgrading 4 year old PC. Where should I begin? CPU, GPU, Motherboard, RAM? Forum SolvedWhat GPU and motherboard should i get to go with an Intel i4670K to update old rig? Forum SolvedBlue Screens: Old HDD, New Motherboard Forum SolvedCan I use my old ram on my new motherboard? Forum SolvedNew GPU for OLD MoBo Forum SolvedMixing old and new GPU's and/or processor graphics for 3-4 monitors? Forum SolvedIs my new GPU R9 270x bottlenecked by my old CPU / RAM? Forum SolvedShould I upgrade my 2 year-old budget gaming PC? (Potentially motherboard, GPU, monitor, CPU) Forum Solvedi have an old system and want to revive it with a new gpu, will i have bottleneck issues? Forum SolvedInstalling new CPU and Motherboard with new SSD but wanting to keep old HDD files Forum SolvedWill my old CRT monitor work with a brand new motherboard Forum 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 !