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Can I use Asus ENGTX 550 Ti with my Intel D945GCL motherboard

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July 30, 2012 3:31:26 AM

Hello,
I have an Intel D945GCL motherboard with 2GB RAM and 265MB onboard VGA. I need to set a new VGA. I've already chosen Asus ENGTX 550 Ti, but I don't know one thing, that is "Is it compatible with my Motherboard?" I have a PCI-E x16 slot. I have a PSU which can supply a ~230V 50Hz line. Can I use ENGTX 550 Ti on my motherboard, If not recommend me another VGA.
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July 30, 2012 3:39:09 AM

the gpu will be compatible to your motherboard but your psu might not be enough.

how many watts is it?
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July 30, 2012 5:06:27 AM

esrever said:
the gpu will be compatible to your motherboard but your psu might not be enough.

how many watts is it?


It is 450W according to the label

And also it Says: PEAK LOAD 450W
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July 30, 2012 5:20:47 AM

a 7770 would also be a good card
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July 30, 2012 5:25:27 AM

I'd say go for either the 6850 or the 7770, but my vote goes for the 6850, because its faster and more often than not comes with a free game.

They go on sale often. Also the 7770 is a good choice. Both are better than the 550Ti.
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July 30, 2012 5:46:10 AM

How much is the power required for Asus ENGT 440(Fermi) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 VGA?
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July 30, 2012 5:46:41 AM

That depends. How much do you have now? Anything under 300W is going to be pushing it.
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July 30, 2012 6:49:10 AM

My power supply is 450W, 6A, 50Hz, ~230V
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July 30, 2012 7:25:18 AM

HD6850 and HD7770 are don't have a VGA port. My monitor has a VGA jack. And also I need a VGA that suitable for 400W power supply.
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a b U Graphics card
July 30, 2012 7:28:28 AM

The HD 7770 would work with your 400W fine and all cards today come with a DVI to VGA adapter too. ;) 

This is the adapter I'm talking about.

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July 30, 2012 7:29:00 AM

the card should come with a DVI to vga adapter either way so you shouldn't have to worry.
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July 30, 2012 7:30:32 AM

How many amps on the 12V rail do you have?

It should be enough.
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July 30, 2012 8:19:28 AM

Yo, Thank you for that Great Fact!! By the way, What about EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti?
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July 30, 2012 8:21:47 AM

The HD 6850 will still outperform it. If you are on a budget, I would suggest this one. This one is already factory OC'ed and would whomp the GTX 550 Ti for about the same price and it would run cool as well.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This may push your PSU to it's limits, so I would go with this instead, it will still outperform the GTX 550 Ti and cost the same too.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 30, 2012 8:25:00 AM

I checked out HD6850, I found a ribbon like thing called as "CrossFire Bridge". What is it? And also HD6850 has a 6pin power socket, but My PSU hasn't a 6pin jack. What should I do now?
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a b U Graphics card
July 30, 2012 8:29:30 AM

That would be a crossfire bridge used to link 2 cards for crossfire (2 cards running at once). Since your PSU does not have a PCI-E power connector, then you are limited to the HD 7750 as the GTX 550 Ti also requires that connector.

Go with this and it should perform nearly as well as the GTX 550 Ti

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 30, 2012 8:42:13 AM

I've heard that Geforce is better than Raedon is it True?
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July 30, 2012 8:46:16 AM

It depends, it's always been a back and forth tug of war since the 90's. At your budget range, the AMD GPU's dominate. As I mentioned earlier, since you don't have the PCI-E power connecter needed for the GTX 550 Ti, you will be limted to the HD 7750 unless you upgrade your PSU to a better and more powerful one.
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July 30, 2012 8:47:08 AM

Some VGAs come with a 6pin power connector. So I think HD6850 also comes with a 6pin connector. Am I right?
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July 30, 2012 8:49:37 AM

Yes, as I said, you will be limited to the HD 7750 for lacking the 6 pin connector.
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July 30, 2012 8:53:51 AM

That means, HD 7750 requires no power connector?
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July 30, 2012 8:59:43 AM

This next topics has been merged by Mousemonkey
  • How much is the power required for Asus ENGT 440 1GB VGA
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    July 30, 2012 9:02:36 AM

    "How many amps on the 12V rail do you have? " I can't understand 12V rails
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    a b U Graphics card
    July 30, 2012 9:08:05 AM

    Yes, the HD 7750 requires no PCI-E power connectors and you will be fine with the HD 7750 with your current PSU.
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    July 30, 2012 9:18:08 AM

    OK, finally I chose EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti FPB. what do you think about it.
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    July 30, 2012 9:26:57 AM

    I'd recommend going with a 7770.
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    July 30, 2012 9:36:55 AM

    It needs a 450W power supply.
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    July 30, 2012 9:45:10 AM

    Since you do not have the PCI-E power connector, I would suggest the HD 7750. The only exception is that if you do use the Molex to PCI-E adapter that usually comes with the cards, make sure it's connected to it's own rail. This means you cannot have another else connected on that rail (Single cord with all the Moles connectors.) as the GPU will need that rail for it to work.

    This is the Adapter I am talking about that usually comes with the cards.




    This is what I mean that it should use it's own rail line. make sure nothing is connected to this cable, you can connect fans, that's it, nothing else, use another Molex line cable for your HDD, DVD/CD drives.

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    July 30, 2012 10:33:50 AM

    HD 7770 needs a 450W power supply, my maximum power supply is also 450W. Isn't there any problem?
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    a b U Graphics card
    July 30, 2012 10:37:13 AM

    If you have a good brand PSU, then it should work fine, if it's a generic one, then I would go for the HD 7750 to be safe.
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    July 30, 2012 2:03:31 PM

    How to know "How many amps on the 12V rail do youI have?"
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    July 30, 2012 2:41:22 PM

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