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Will my motherboard 945gtp can run these cards??

Hi,

My system Specs are :

Intel pentium D 820 - 2.8 Ghz (dual core)
intel original Mother Board - D945GTP
Ram - 2GB DDR2
Hard disk - 80 GB , 250 GB
Intel integrated Graphics - 256 MB (shader model 2.0 support)

Psu - UMAX UNP- 450R

DC - +3.3VDC +5VDC -5VDC +12VDC -12VDC +5VSB
MAX O/P - 7A/32A 10A/40A .8A 10A/25A .8A 1.3A/2.5A

will these gpu will work on my specs :

http://www.flipkart.com/asus-nvidia-geforce-gtx-550-ti-1-gb-gddr5-graphics-card/p/itmd2rynmzqksahw?pid=GRCD2RYNDVYHUVVG&ref=de4fad8c-2c69-44eb-8f8a-accec9a05111

and

http://www.flipkart.com/zotac-nvidia-geforce-gtx-550-ti-1-gb-gddr5-graphics-card/p/itmd4uwpvk5fmxhs?pid=GRCD4RC6YHZKH2P4&ref=3cd933de-e6e7-4ab2-9ed6-d06024608e65

Ques 1.) will these two card can run on my specs?

Ques 2.) which card should i buy a 2Gb ddr3 or 1GB Gddr5 ?

Ques 3.) most important does my motherboard support pci x16 or pci-e 2.0?
i mean is my motherboard support these cards by harware means or by port means?


Ques 4.) I saw a word bottelnecking by cpu,did my config suppress the performance
of my graphic card if so then suggest some graphic cars for me please...
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    Quote:
    Ques 1.) will these two card can run on my specs?
    The cards will work with the computer, but that Power Supply may be a problem, it should work initially, but it is a very generic Power Supply and with time like 2~5 months it will probably show you problems, so my advice is, also upgrade your PSU check for something like that for a long time safety:


    http://www.flipkart.com/corsair-cmpsu-430cxv2uk-430-watts-psu/p/itmd5xz5qs9mhqmq?pid=PSUD5XZ4ZJ5YPGBU&ref=68e69ae4-1985-4eba-8e56-5c70e47c3b7c

    if you are thinking in overclocking go with that:
    http://www.flipkart.com/corsair-cmpsu-500cxv2uk-500-watts-psu/p/itmd5xz45f8cnrhg?pid=PSUD5XZ4CEUXM4GH&ref=5c40bca3-262f-46b6-89c3-c5d43a762497

    Quote:
    Ques 2.) which card should i buy a 2Gb ddr3 or 1GB Gddr5 ?


    It really depend on what card you are refering to, but if it is the same card ddr5 is faster than ddr3.

    from those you have linked:
    http://www.flipkart.com/asus-nvidia-geforce-gtx-550-ti-1-gb-gddr5-graphics-card/p/itmd2rynmzqksahw?pid=GRCD2RYNDVYHUVVG&ref=de4fad8c-2c69-44eb-8f8a-accec9a05111


    Quote:
    Ques 3.) most important does my motherboard support pci x16 or pci-e 2.0?
    i mean is my motherboard support these cards by harware means or by port means?


    http://reviews.cnet.com/motherboards/intel-desktop-board-d945gtp/4507-3049_7-31351926.html

    looks like it does support 1 x16 slot.
    Quote:

    Ques 4.) I saw a word bottelnecking by cpu,did my config suppress the performance
    of my graphic card if so then suggest some graphic cars for me please...


    yes your cpu would bottleneck it on some games that are CPU demanding.

    For better performance changing CPU would be the best, but by doing so probably you would need to change almost everything from the computer CPU/MOBO/PSU/DDR3 etc.

    What is my advice, buy a better PSU and GPU, and later when you got more cash upgrade the rest of the components.
  2. yes you would need a new psu and GPU. just that your CPU is really holding you back as it is the main bottleneck.

    very least for the video card, id get a gtx560 or a 6870 given its these cards that offer high-ultra settings while not being too expensive
  3. Thanks for reply ,
    actually i didn't understand that pci e x16 is pci e 2.0 or something,which card supported pci e x16 or pci e 2.0 by my board.

    i'll buy from flipkart so if wrong card comes which couldn't fit on my board by hardware means than they will not replace my card.

    i found this on net -
    http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/d945gtp/sb/CS-020711.htm

    which shows 75 watt support pci express.

    plzzzz if someone suggest graphic card below 10,000 INR,from this site -

    http://www.flipkart.com/computers/components/graphic-card-20247?ref=1882bd14-cda2-4b69-942d-df3935818735

    then it will be helpful for me.

    plzzz suggest 3 - 4 cards.

    i want a card which doesn't need to replace next 2-3 years if possible.

    thank you.
  4. gtx 560. 6870 is the other recommendation
  5. thanks ricardois and thebig troll for help.
    i would take between Gtx 560 or Amd 6850(currently unavailable)
    one last question is pci-E 3.0 card is backward compatible to x16 , pci-E 2.0 & pci-E 1.1 ?

    Does HIS ,sparkle or Power color card can be trusted for performance,coz i didn't know much about them.
  6. sparkle is ok. power color is also ok. his from what i heard has very little customer support
  7. Best answer selected by victorr.
  8. problem solved.
    thanks Brother.
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