I have had my build for around 2 years, and I never got a chance to get a graphics card, so all these years i have been gaming on a computer with Intel HD 3000 integrated graphics. Anyway, i have been looking at Graphics Cards such as the Nvidia GeForce GTS 450. On the Asrock website it says the Galaxy Nvidia Geforce GTS 450 is compatable. This is the web URL: http://www.asrock.com/mb/vga.asp?Model=Z68%20Extreme4%2... .Anyways, I'm here to ask if the Galaxy part actually matters, or if it is just some sleek advertising, as this is where i was going to buy it from: ( I'll put like @ bottom, as it is a huge URL). Here are my current computer specs:
It is compatible. They cannot possibly list all the graphics cards on the market: there are too much and more are coming out every day. Your motherboard has a PCI express slot, which means it is compatible with all modern graphics cards. I personally have a very similar motherboard: Asrock Extreme3 Gen3. In fact, my own graphics card isn't on their list either .
Okay, Thanks. I have also just plugged in an old LCD ( I think ) Monitor into an HDMI port and i was trying to set up dual display to see if it worked with the Intel Graphics, and the screen started showing a selection of around 15 colours for 1/3 of a second at a time ( as in, the entire monitor would light up with 1 colour for 1/3 of a second then it would change colour ). Any ideas? I'm thinking it could just be something to test if all pixels are working, but if i unplug it and plug it back in it resumes this, and powering it off also does't help. Any thoughts?