I have recently started playing an MMORPG namely TERA Rising. Although I can play it with my current set up. I have to reduce the graphics quality and thereby reduce my enjoyment of the game. So I decided to upgrade the GPU. So, after a lot of research I have settled on an...
Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 TI GPU (with 2GB onboard)
Now it transpires that one of the requirements is for a...
PCIe 3.0 x16 slot
But mine is a...
PCIe 2.0 x16 slot
Q - If I put this card in my 2.0 slot, will it still work?
The rest of the Internet gives mixed answers to this question.
Thanx for replying, I checked out your link. The Oxezz guy said you can run a 650 Ti GPU and a 450W PSU* no sweat. However, when I read the specs it said that 450w was the bare minimum?
I've just seen this feed back from "Dayummm son!" on Amazon, ...(Feed back link) or just read what he had to say here...
"This card is AMAZING....... until it broke! it was all working fine on my pc
FX 6100 3.3Ghz
but one morning it just said no and would not work and kept crashing my pc
that's what i get for using the bare minimum for the card.
However i now have a 500watt psu and waiting for he new card.
The card is great and can max any game i threw at it!"
Luckily I was already going to get a PSU upgrade. Another thing the spec mentioned was that it also needed an Ivy Bridge Processor with socket 1155. This is another conflict that I ran into on the Internet I have Socket 1155 but my Processor is Sandy Bridge Does that make any difference?.
Could I bypass all these problems if I were to get an external GPU? Or would this be just muddying the waters?
i have a gigabyte motherboard ivy bridge edition with a gforce 660 gtx 2gb and a very good 450w power supply works ok and has done for a few months,its the quality of power supply not so much the wattage