I have suddenly come across something strange(atleast,according to me), about the compatibility of my motherboard and graphics card.
BASIC SYSTEM INFORMATION
CPU- Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz
Hard Disk- 40GB
Operating System- Microsoft Windows XP Professional (Build Service Pack 22600)
Video Card- NVIDIA GeForce 7100 GS (GeForce 7100 GS) driver version: 126.96.36.19916
Sound Card- SigmaTel Audio
Motherboard- Mercury PI945GCM
INFORMATION FROM OFFICIAL SITES
Windows Vista ready
The latest generation Microsoft O.S., delivers better personal productivity and digital entertainment on your PC through its improved reliability, security, and performance.
FSB 1066 Mhz
Supports the latest 1066MHz front side bus Intel Pentium 4 CPU
Allows platforms to access more memory and larger files. Large memory intensive applications, such as audio and video encoding, complex engineering programs and games, can see dramatic performance increases.
Delivers up to a 4x increase in graphics and 2x I/O bandwidth for smooth multimedia performance.
Intel GMA 950
An intelligent and responsive graphics engine built into the chipset that is on the motherboard. This integration provides incredible visual quality, faster graphics performance and flexible display options without the need for a separate graphics card.
SATA II ports by ICH7
- Supports four SATA II device
- Supports storage and data transfers at up to 3.0 Gb/s
INFORMATION FROM CASE
- System Requirements
Pentium 4/Celeron,AMD K6/Athlon
PCI-Express 16x slot
For full 512 MB support,1GB of system memory required.
Information about my motherboard says “PCI Express - Delivers up to a 4x increase in graphics and 2x I/O bandwidth for smooth multimedia performance”, but system requirements for my graphics card says “PCI-Express 16x slot”.
Is there any problem due to the above discrepancy? If so, then what is it?
Please let me know what needs to be done(if any)...thanks a lot...