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Best graphic card for ASUS P5KPL-VM-MUSTEK-SI, Chipset: Intel P35/G33/G31, CPU:

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August 27, 2012 3:23:12 PM

What is the best graphic card for ASUS P5KPL-VM-MUSTEK-SI, Chip-set: Intel P35/G33/G31, CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 @ 2.33Ghz 2.33Ghz? Price doesn't matter.

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August 27, 2012 9:18:40 PM

jeda-mul7 said:
What is the best graphic card for ASUS P5KPL-VM-MUSTEK-SI, Chip-set: Intel P35/G33/G31, CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 @ 2.33Ghz 2.33Ghz? Price doesn't matter.


Well, your CPU is old and slow by today's standards. I would go with a HD 7750 or HD7770 depending on what PSU you have.

Check to see that your motherboard actually has a PCI-E 16x slot first.
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August 27, 2012 9:48:25 PM

Maxx_Power said:
Well, your CPU is old and slow by today's standards. I would go with a HD 7750 or HD7770 depending on what PSU you have.

Check to see that your motherboard actually has a PCI-E 16x slot first.


Yes it has the PCI-E 16x slot.
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August 27, 2012 9:51:13 PM

jeda-mul7 said:
Yes it has the PCI-E 16x slot.


Then what's your PSU wattage ?
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August 27, 2012 10:01:45 PM

A new PC if price doesn't matter. That CPU is a major bottleneck.
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August 27, 2012 10:06:03 PM

Maxx_Power said:
Then what's your PSU wattage ?


I'm not sure about the PSU but I'm willing to upgrade it as well. I was checking out the HD7770, it supports PCIe v3.0, can it work with the PCIe 2.0 I have?
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August 27, 2012 10:16:47 PM

jeda-mul7 said:
I'm not sure about the PSU but I'm willing to upgrade it as well. I was checking out the HD7770, it supports PCIe v3.0, can it work with the PCIe 2.0 I have?


Absolutely. All PCi-E revisions so far are all backwards compatible.
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August 27, 2012 10:20:54 PM

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August 27, 2012 10:21:32 PM

Maxx_Power said:
Absolutely. All PCi-E revisions so far are all backwards compatible.


Thanks alot Maxx, I really appreciate.
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August 27, 2012 10:37:35 PM

jeda-mul7 said:
Thanks alot Maxx, I really appreciate.


No problem. Enjoy.

As an additional suggestion, if you have empty expansion slots underneath the PCI-E slot, remove the metal brackets from the back of the computer (usually a screw that holds the slim plate in place) for the few slots below the video card. This will help to cool the GPU, and reduce the chances of overheating.
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August 27, 2012 10:55:39 PM

Maxx_Power said:
No problem. Enjoy.

As an additional suggestion, if you have empty expansion slots underneath the PCI-E slot, remove the metal brackets from the back of the computer (usually a screw that holds the slim plate in place) for the few slots below the video card. This will help to cool the GPU, and reduce the chances of overheating.


Thanks...

Can the motherboard handle a 2GB card of any brand or should I look for something specific?
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August 27, 2012 11:00:04 PM

jeda-mul7 said:
Thanks...

Can the motherboard handle a 2GB card of any brand or should I look for something specific?


Any brand should work. 1GB Vram vs. 2GB Vram is independent of the computer, so either would work. I suggest the ASUS 7770 (1GB, a 7770 won't even be able to make good use of 2GB Vram), it runs quiet (very quiet) and cool according to some reviews I read.
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August 27, 2012 11:07:25 PM

Maxx_Power said:
Any brand should work. 1GB Vram vs. 2GB Vram is independent of the computer, so either would work. I suggest the ASUS 7770 (1GB, a 7770 won't even be able to make good use of 2GB Vram), it runs quiet (very quiet) and cool according to some reviews I read.


Okay thanks, I'll take your advice & I'll update you on how it'll turn out.
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