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Intel DG41CN Mobo Gfx card compatability..

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September 11, 2012 6:34:53 AM

Hello to all,

I have a Intel DG41CN mobo, all I want to know is whether a HD 6670 DDR5 card will work on this. As the card is a PCIe 2.1 card and I am not sure whether this mobo has a PCIe 2 x16 slot. Because different sites mention different kind of slots for this mobo.. so will it work on that mobo?

a c 104 U Graphics card
September 11, 2012 7:08:10 AM

Hi.

Download GPU-Z and look at the pcie info at the bus interface to be sure.
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a c 104 U Graphics card
September 11, 2012 7:13:33 AM

LoL, see what you mean, there is also a site claiming it's 2.0, anyway 1.1 and 2.0 are both ok. ( 1.0 is less safe )
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September 11, 2012 7:20:47 AM

ok guys I just checked with HWINFO software it says PCIe Exxpress Version supported 2.0 but I do not know whether it is x1 or x16. If it is PCIe 2.0 then it should be x16 right?
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a c 104 U Graphics card
September 11, 2012 7:37:26 AM

GPU-Z will determine that for sure . . .
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September 11, 2012 7:48:44 AM

I tried GPU Z it is only showing the info for current Intel onboard graphics
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September 11, 2012 7:54:26 AM

Sadness the mobo only supports DDR2 Ram :( 
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a c 104 U Graphics card
September 11, 2012 8:02:06 AM

Yeah, forgot that about gpu-z :whistle:  Should have tried CPUID-Z, anyway ; i had a look again at your mobo specs and yes it is a x16.

The DDR2 ram on the motherboard says nothing about the VRam on the gpu. A gpu with ddr3 vram will work with a ddr2 mobo, no problem.

What is the purpose of the card, gaming or just work ?
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September 11, 2012 8:05:53 AM

I know that ram interface does not effect Video cards but DDR3 is faster memory than DDR2 so I was going to get 2 gigs of DDR3 memory along with the video card.

It is gaming.

Now I am in a problem, I have another mobo which has DDR3 Memory support but it has only PCIe x16 1.0 slot, so will the card work?

Its a Simmtronics G41 Mobo.
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a c 104 U Graphics card
September 11, 2012 8:14:34 AM

Aha.

Not sure but i think thats to slow, specially if you wanna get the card at full working speed.

Also, if you wanna game and can spend just a little bit more money the hd7750 is a lot better.
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a c 104 U Graphics card
September 11, 2012 8:31:33 AM

Most pcie 1.0 do work with 2.1, only some don't.

Anyway, a lot of "i think", "probably" and "i have a xxxx working on A 1.0 mobo".

No specific answer on that specific mobo, though i guess if it had failed to work the op would have been back to complain. ( could have made that an other thread so no guarantee in that )

Anyway, i'm quite sure it will work.
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September 11, 2012 8:33:37 AM

Thanks for your kind help, I hope it works! Will be back in 2 days to give the final verdict..
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September 11, 2012 8:35:01 AM

Best answer selected by rahlp.
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September 11, 2012 8:35:23 AM

hahahah ok
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a c 104 U Graphics card
September 11, 2012 8:37:28 AM

Your welcome.

If it doesn't work you can punch me in the one good eye i have left ;) 
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September 17, 2012 9:42:27 AM

OK came here to give an update, actually I did not use the DG41CN Mobo after all, had another one Gigabyte G41 MT S2 and its working well..
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