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Old 04-16-2007, 04:46 PM   #1
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Default adding new graphics card to xp mce

hi. i have a fairly new pc with a Foxconn C51GU01 Motherboard(spec below) with onboard geforce 6100 and a 6003089TV Tuner Hauppauge Amity II. i want to add a new geforce 7950gt ko to play games with. i have a pci-e slot for the new card. do i just hook it up and go or is there something more i have to do to make it work with what i already have or in place of something i have?

Foxconn C51GU01 Motherboard
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105552, 4006111R

Following are the specifications for the Foxconn C51GU01 motherboard.

Feature Specification
# Form Factor uBTX 4-layer
# Dimensions: 10.4 10.5 inches
# CPU Support AMD processor
# Socket 939 package
# 2006 Performance FMB
System Bus Support 2000 MT/s
# Memory Support Four DDR DIMM slots
# DDR 333/400 MHz dual channel
# Max Memory 4 GB
MCH (northbridge) GeForce 6100
ICH (southbridge) nForce 410
Firmware Hub/SPI 4 MB
Integrated LAN Broadcom AC131 10/100
# Integrated Audio Interface: AC97
# Model: Realtek ALC653
Serial Input/Output (SIO) ITE/ITE8712F/IX
# Add-in Card Slots One PCI Express 16 (graphics interface)
# One PCI Express 1
# Two PCI conventional
# Rear panel I/O Ports Four USB 2.0
# Two PS/2 keyboard/mouse
# One parallel
# One VGA monitor
# One IEEE 1394a
# Three analog audio jacks
# One RJ-45 LAN connector
# Internal Headers Two 2-port USB 2.0 headers (2 5)
# Front panel audio header (mic / headphone)
# Two IEEE-1394a Front Panel Headers
# Front panel header (2 5 supports power LED, power switch, hard drive LED, and reset switch)
# Floppy disk drive connector
# Primary IDE connector
# Secondary IDE connector
# Two Serial ATA connectors
# Clear CMOS jumper
# Main Power Connector 24-pin
# Auxiliary 12V CPU power connector 4-pin
# CPU Fan; 4-pin, controlled
# One 3-pin system fan connector

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Old 04-16-2007, 05:26 PM   #2
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Default Re: adding new graphics card to xp mce

how big is your power supply?? your gonna prolly want like a 400 watt psu because that card will require a power source of its own. If I was you I would look at the 8800gts 320mb card, I think they are around 300 dollars (which is what most of the 7950gt's are) and you will have a dx10 compatible card for when all the new games come out. Either way for those cards your gonna need a decent power supply to run them, not gonna work if you have like a 250-300w psu.
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