Is the GTX 460 compatible with a pcie x16 slot?
Question: I am a complete newbie when it comes to graphics cards and i want a new one because the one that came with my computer is a piece of crap. Here are my specs HP Series Pavilion Model P6320F(AY020AA#ABA) Type Home / Home Office Processor AMD Phenom II X4 820(2.8GHz) Processor Main Features 64 bit Quad-Core Processor Cache Per Processor 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Memory 8GB DDR3 1333 Hard Drive 1TB SATA Optical Drive 1 SuperMulti DVD Burner with LightScribe Technology Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 9100 Graphics with 256MB integrated shared graphics memory. Up to 3838MB Total Available Graphics Memory as allocated by Windows 7 Audio High Definition Audio with up to 7.1 surround sound capabilities Ethernet 10/100Base-T network interface Wireless Card Wireless LAN 802.11a/b/g/n My question is, i have a pcie x16 slot, and would a gtx 460 be compatible with it or would i just be wasting my money. Thanks. the one im looking at is GEForce GTX 460 SE with 650 MHz core clock PCI Express 2.0 would my pci express x16 work with a pci express 2.0 card?
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Interface 2.0 and a pair of.a million is virtually comparable. Radeon 5770 is a super card. it is going to artwork super. in simple terms go forward. PCI-E Slot is needed, 2.0 or 2.a million. it is not appropriate. i'm working my 5770 on 2.a million interface right here. Very Finely.
First: speeds depends on the motherboards specs. If you don't trust ASUS the manufacturer to provide the correct specs, then don't buy the board, duh. Normally SLI/Crossfire board with multiple PCI-e x16 slots will tell you the speeds they run at (dual x 16, one at x16 and one at x8, or two at x8..... and so on). Generally for a dual PCI-e x16 board you'll either have both running in x16 mode, or the first in x16 and the second in x8 mode. Usually the FIRST slot will run in x16 mode. This should the the one that's the highest up, or the one closest physically to the CPU. Consult your motherboards manual for more information though, since it may not be as I said. And as for the OS question, yes, if you get a new HDD you'll need to install a new copy onto it. If you're using an old HDD with the new motherboard you'll want to do a fresh re-install of Windows and install the motherboards drivers if you got a CD/DVD for them. Normally the OS is contained on the hard drive (HDD or SSD), you can boot from a network, USB, floppy drive, or CD/DVD too, but normally you'll boot from the hard drive, unless you need to install Windows, in which case you'll choose to boot from the CD containing your copy of Windows 7. Good luck :D
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