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December 10, 2012 10:25:40 AM

Hey guys,


Could someone please tell me if this graphics card and power supply are compatible with my motherboard?


Graphics card:
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-msi-gtx-660-twin-fro...(x16)-6008mhz-gddr5-gpu-1033mhz-boost-1098mhz-cores-9

Power Supply:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B005851O16/ref=olp_p...

Motherboard:
http://www.ascendtech.us/dell-inspiron-546-546s-motherb...


Thank you.
Louis.

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December 10, 2012 11:09:56 AM

Yes everything will work. Try to look up the CX600 and see if you can get it for the same price. Judging by the MB you have linked I take it you are trying to fix/upgrade an older computer.
a c 290 U Graphics card
a b ) Power supply
a b V Motherboard
December 10, 2012 11:14:32 AM

Everything is compatible.
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December 10, 2012 11:31:15 AM

Thanks guys. Yes I am upgrading an old system.

I was told that my motherboard is '4-pin' and that the power supply is '8-pin', I don't know what this means, but am I safe here too?

This upgrade is for my girlfriends computer. I have recently bought the same GPU and PSU for my own computer, which has a different motherboard. The GPU and PSU work fine with my computer (Acer Aspire M3970 ).

Taking this into consideration, do you think I need the CX600 for my girlfriends system because her motherboard is a little older than mine? Or will the CX500 be ok with her system too?
a c 290 U Graphics card
a b ) Power supply
a b V Motherboard
December 10, 2012 11:35:20 AM

It's fine. The power supply unit has a 4+4 pin connector, which at first looks like an 8-pin one, but can easily be split into two 4-pin ones. CX 500 will work perfectly.
December 10, 2012 11:51:30 AM

c0ca1n3 said:
Thanks guys. Yes I am upgrading an old system.

I was told that my motherboard is '4-pin' and that the power supply is '8-pin', I don't know what this means, but am I safe here too?

This upgrade is for my girlfriends computer. I have recently bought the same GPU and PSU for my own computer, which has a different motherboard. The GPU and PSU work fine with my computer (Acer Aspire M3970 ).

Taking this into consideration, do you think I need the CX600 for my girlfriends system because her motherboard is a little older than mine? Or will the CX500 be ok with her system too?



The CX500 is fine. I was just suggesting the CX600 because some sights have it listed for the same price as the CX500.
December 10, 2012 2:17:57 PM

Oh I see, ok. Thanks for the heads up and the advice. Much appreciated.
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