Closed Can my Mobo (info in post) handle a graphics card? (DDR5) Tags: Graphics Cards Power Supplies PCI Express Graphics Product Last response: November 15, 2012 4:05 PM in Graphics & Displays Share Midoki November 15, 2012 1:13:54 PM Here's a link to my mobo: http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Product/Product_Detail... I was wondering of my motherboard can use PCI Express 3.0 (it says PCI Express 2.0, but I've heard it's backwards compatible) and/or if it can handle GDDR5 Graphics cards? I was thinking of getting: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I currently run a GeForce GT 440. Is there anything else I should know? Such as monitor frame cap? Power supply or anything I've missed? (If it helps my power supply's wattage is 530 and caps at 630) More about : mobo info post handle graphics card ddr5 Best solution Sunius a c 290 U Graphics card a b ) Power supply November 15, 2012 1:27:20 PM Share Don't get GTX 650, it's a very bad card. GTX 650 Ti is a much better card. Your motherboard will support it for sure. I'd be more worried about the power supply unit. Does it have a 6-pin connector to power up the card? Azn Cracker a b U Graphics card a b ) Power supply November 15, 2012 1:40:28 PM gddr5 is the type of ram the card uses so it has nothing to do with compatibility. the motherboard will support the card and there probably will be no loss in performance due to the fact that the mobo has a pcie 2 slot Related resources Radeon hd 6670 1gb ddr5 is laggy on any game what could be the problem - Forum Gts 450 ddr5 1gb OR gt240 ddr5 1gb - Forum Can my PC handle either of these graphics cards? - Forum New first time custom build about $1500(need info as soon as possible) - Forum Upgrade Graphics Card /PSU - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Midoki November 15, 2012 2:03:39 PM Sweet and double sweet. How would I check if my power supply has a 6-pin connector? Midoki November 15, 2012 2:04:44 PM Best answer selected by Midoki. Sunius a c 290 U Graphics card a b ) Power supply November 15, 2012 2:05:57 PM Open up the PC and check free cables. It looks like this: Midoki November 15, 2012 2:24:16 PM Alright, that was incredibly simple. It does seem to have a 6-pin connector. Yellow wires, six pins and coming from the power supply. Sunius a c 290 U Graphics card a b ) Power supply November 15, 2012 2:30:07 PM Ok, great. That means GTX 650 Ti will work. And that's the card I suggest you get . Midoki November 15, 2012 2:36:22 PM Wonderful, you guys are great. Thanks for the info. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Will intel D945GZIS support HD6670/5670 DDR5 graphics cards Forum If a video card has ddr5 type memory is that what kind of ram i need to buy?Also Forum Building my 1st machine (long post ) w/ questions Forum New to AMD cards. Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 OC 3GB DDR5 Forum Help me pick new Graphics card please Forum Can my system handle a graphics card upgrade? Forum I need help making my old pc, a gaming pc. All info in post . Forum I3 2120 Hd 2000 vs PII 960T With GT 450 1 Gb Ddr5 Asus Forum Upgrades, can my MOBO handle it? Forum EVGA FTW or Gigabyte GTX 670? Forum AMD Radeon HD 7670m Switchable Graphics Problem Forum Graphics card for 865 motherboard Forum Computer not showing installed flash drive or sd card Forum Motherboard doesn't recognize Graphics Card Forum can i use hdmi cable for syncmaster sa100 monitor by using nvidia graphics card Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !