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i have m2v tvm motherboard with athlon 64x2 4200+ processor and 1.5 GB of RAM

i want to purchase GeForce 8600GTS graphic card

plz suggest me is there my motherboard can handle this vga or not. If not please suggest me which motherboard is best for me

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Hi Jamil!

The M2V-TVM is an ASUS motherboard. According to the specs on this link, it does have a PCI-Express slot which is where the graphics card will fit, so you are good to go!

The only other question that remains is this: does your power supply put out enough for your card? In their various forms, the 8600GTS will require approximately 450W PSU with 24A on the 12V+ rail(s). If you could post the information about your power supply unit so we can double check that everything is compatible in that respect also.

Cheers, :whistling:
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ok i will post my power supply spec
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my power supply rating is 350 watt. so first should i upgrade my power supply?
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I strongly recommend it. By underpowering your system, it could damage components. You haven't mentioned what country you're in (therefore where you can buy from), but I would suggest something like this.

Cheers :)
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ok i will buy. please tell me which manufacturer is best i.e; bfg, EVGA, msi etc.

also please tell me if i want to upgrade my motherboard which is best?

i read about geforce 8600 gts its system requirements are

512MB of system memory
CD or DVD-ROM drive
50MB of available hard disk drive space for basic driver installation
PCI Express-compliant motherboard with one vacant PCI Express x16 slot
375W PCI Express-compliant system power supply**
One 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors
-or-
Two 4-pin Molex supplementary power connectors

for more detail plz check this link:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814143113

http://www.newegg.co.......amp;x=0&y=0

thanks for guiding me

Edited by muhammad jamil, 18 September 2007 - 09:53 PM.

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Hi Jamil! If I were you, I would look at purchasing this card. I wouldn't say it's the best, as it's hard to choose the "best" brand, but EVGA is a very well-known quality manufacturer.

My apologies about the power requirements, I was looking at the SLI-mode requirements, which is running two cards together. Even so, the power supply is just too close and I would definitely upgrade to the one like I suggested before in post #5.

Can I just ask why it is that you have definitely decided to purchase the 8600GTS? If you are up to playing the latest games, I strongly recommend looking at the 8800GTS (320MB) minimum. I know it's more expensive, but it will give much better performance over the 8600GTS. However, if you are on a strict budget or you know the 8600GTS is definitely going to cater for your needs, then that's no problems also. Just a suggestion.

Glad I can help! :)
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is my motherboard support 8800GTS (320MB) because two pci ex slots?
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What about two PCI-Express slots? The 8800GTS is only one card, it only needs one slot. It should work fine.
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read this for 8600gts System Requirements

PCI Express-compliant motherboard with one vacant PCI Express x16 slot



http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814143113
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Yes that's right, and if you refer to the link I posted in Post #2, your motherboard has one PCI Express x16 slot. So it should work no worries. :)
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