Question Graphics Card Compatibility

Sep 8, 2022
I Have a
PSU - 600Watts
Motherboard - Biostar A68MLP
CPU - AMD A4-6300 APU

I'm planning to buy a new GPU which will be a GTX 1650 is this GPU Compatible?


You would be better off investing in something like a Ryzen 5600G and some new DDR4 memory. That would increase your gaming performance roughly to that GT1030 level, and leave room for a GPU upgrade later on.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600G 3.9 GHz 6-Core Processor ($146.84 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI A520M-A PRO Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($59.99 @ B&H)
Memory: Silicon Power GAMING 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($45.79 @ Amazon)
Total: $252.62
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-09-08 09:32 EDT-0400

Current cheapest GTX1650 is about $177

Current cheapest GDDR5 GT1030 is $95


Probably not compatible.

Modern graphics cards need a UEFI bios to be detected by the motherboard.
I suspect that your motherboard may only have a legacy bios.
The transition from legacy to uefi in graphics cards happened with the GTX700 series, or thereabouts. At that time, some new cards had a switch or other means to allow connection to legacy motherboards.

Your processor is relatively weak.
Before buying a strong graphics card upgrade, try this simple test:
Run YOUR games, but lower your resolution and eye candy.
This makes the graphics card loaf a bit.
If your FPS increases, it indicates that your cpu is strong enough to drive a better graphics configuration.
If your FPS stays the same, you are likely more cpu limited.

Look at the specs for any card you want to buy.
Verify that it supports legacy bios or that it has a hybrid mode that can use either type of bios.

You may have better success with s similarly performing older card like a RX570.
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Tac 25

Jul 25, 2021

it's actually a hit or miss.. I was lucky enough that a GTX 1650 worked on my old mobo with legacy bios.
there's some bits of lag of course, but having the 1650 greatly helped run some games smoother, espescially those that are gpu dependent.

using pcie 1.1.


I do agree with what @Eximo suggested to the thread OP, just buy new mobo.

the reason I have a 1650 on an lga 775 is because, I wanted to preserve the pc, and I have two other pc's for more intense gaming. The OP I assume only has one pc, better for him to just buy a new one that can use the full potential of modern gpu like the 1650.
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