Need advice on compatibility.

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  1. 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.
  2. Everything is compatible.
  3. 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?
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Oh I see, ok. Thanks for the heads up and the advice. Much appreciated.
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