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New gpu on a old Motherboard

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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!

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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
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.
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.
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