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GeForce EN210 in a PIC 1.0 motherboard

Postposted on Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:59 pm

Hi guys,

I am looking for a cheap, silent, and win7 compatible graphics card to speed up a friend's old desktop ( please see the link below for its specs ).
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&taskId=120&prodSeriesId=1844701&prodTypeId=12454&objectID=c00649834

The mainboard, a MSI MS-7254, has only PCIe 1.0, but I cannot find a retail store in my area that is still selling PCIe1.0 graphics cards.

I have read that PCIe2.0 cards are backward compatible with PCIe1.0 mainboards, so I went on my favorite store and found my prey: Asus GeForce EN210 Silent, which is a PCIe2.0/2.1 card; please see the link below for its details
http://www.steg-electronics.ch/it/article/asus-en-210-325202.aspx

According to my reasoning, the card should work, but I'd like the confirmation from someone more knowledgeable than me :)
The other thing I am concerned with is power: the power supply in this desktop is 250W capable and the EN210 needs 75W max; will 250W be enough? ( apart form the standard configs, there is one additional dvd writer attached, but I don't know how much power it drains ).

Thanks a lot for your time!
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Re: GeForce EN210 in a PIC 1.0 motherboard

Postposted on Mon Sep 10, 2012 3:14 pm

Yeah, you won't have any problems, and it'll be a dramatic speedup compared to that integrated X300.
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Re: GeForce EN210 in a PIC 1.0 motherboard

Postposted on Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:09 pm

Here's a power supply calculator to determine what the recommended PSU wattage is for a given hardware config.

By the way, the term "speed up" and a GT 210 are typically not used in the same sentence. What is the purpose of this "upgrade?"
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Re: GeForce EN210 in a PIC 1.0 motherboard

Postposted on Mon Sep 10, 2012 5:23 pm

DPete27 wrote:Here's a power supply calculator to determine what the recommended PSU wattage is for a given hardware config.

By the way, the term "speed up" and a GT 210 are typically not used in the same sentence. What is the purpose of this "upgrade?"


Considering it's a X300 he's upgrading from, which was slow as HELL when it was released? I think a G210 is a fine upgrade.
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Re: GeForce EN210 in a PIC 1.0 motherboard

Postposted on Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:22 pm

A Geforce GT 520 perhaps over the 210. Get more cores 48 in place of 16, and DDR3 more memory bandwidth for the same price.
Also 29 watts max power consumed for Gigabyte Geforce 520 GT card instead of 30 watts for ASUS Geforce 210 card.

http://www.steg-electronics.ch/it/article/gigabyte-gt-520-737132.aspx

http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gt-520/specifications
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Re: GeForce EN210 in a PIC 1.0 motherboard

Postposted on Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:42 pm

That's actually a good idea.
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Re: GeForce EN210 in a PIC 1.0 motherboard

Postposted on Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:59 pm

biffzinker wrote:A Geforce GT 520 perhaps over the 210

A GT520 or an AMD 6450, they both perform roughly the same.
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Re: GeForce EN210 in a PIC 1.0 motherboard

Postposted on Tue Sep 11, 2012 1:41 pm

Hi guys,

thanks a lot for all your great and immediate answers!

@biffzinker man you even went to check on my store for the model you were recommending? pure awesomeness, thanks!

That's the first time for me to be told what I need to know in such a short time, thanks guys!
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