Is GTX 650 compatible with my PC?

nosreme

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So I'm planning to buy a GTX 650. But I don't know if it is compatible with my current specs.
From having a PSU that does not have 6/8 pins. to a OLD mobo. And a Monitor that only supports VGA connections. I'm seriously wanna buy this Card but so many things restricting me. So I ask you guys, Will the GTX 650 work on my system? and Should I get the card?

Current specs:
MOBO: N68C-GS FX
Processor: Athlon X2 260 @3.2GHZ
RAM: 8GB of Kingston Ram @1600MHz
current Video Card: GT 730 GDDR3 2GB
PSU: Aspire 600w (doesn't have 6/8 pins but I will buy a molex to 8pin converter)
Monitor: BenQ GL930 (only supports VGA)

So I have 3 main problems..

Problem 1: I don't know if my mobo supports the GTX 650.

Problem 2: I don't know if using a converter would work. using a molex to 8pin converter to power my GPU is kinda sketchy.

Problem 3: GTX 650 doesn't support VGA connections. so i would have to buy either a HDMI to VGA converter or DVI to VGA converter.

Should I get the card and go through all the hassle?




 

4745454b

Titan
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Problem 1: I don't know if my mobo supports the GTX 650.
It should, though I'm sure you have a PCIe 1.0 slot. With these newer cards it's possible you might see some issues. If you do, try updating your bios. It "should" work. But there could be issues yes.

I don't know if using a converter would work. using a molex to 8pin converter to power my GPU is kinda sketchy.
This is something I always suggest never to do. "600W"? Not even close. My old 500W Antec had two 6pin plugs. My current 450W PSU has two 6+2pin plugs on it. Your "600W" PSU has none? Free tip, it's not a 600W PSU. Don't treat it as such. I don't remember the 650 needing an 8pin plug. But I wouldn't use an adapter for a 6pin either.

GTX 650 doesn't support VGA connections. so i would have to buy either a HDMI to VGA converter or DVI to VGA converter.
It should. Nvidia didn't drop support for VGA until this gen. You should have a DVI-I port on that card. You should be able to use a simple DVI to VGA adapter for it. It's possible there are cards that are very different and have no VGA support on it as support for VGA has been dropping over the years, but we would need EXACT card numbers to look it up.

Change the PSU, use the card. It should work in your slot and with an adapter.
 

4745454b

Titan
Moderator
Problem 1: I don't know if my mobo supports the GTX 650.
It should, though I'm sure you have a PCIe 1.0 slot. With these newer cards it's possible you might see some issues. If you do, try updating your bios. It "should" work. But there could be issues yes.

I don't know if using a converter would work. using a molex to 8pin converter to power my GPU is kinda sketchy.
This is something I always suggest never to do. "600W"? Not even close. My old 500W Antec had two 6pin plugs. My current 450W PSU has two 6+2pin plugs on it. Your "600W" PSU has none? Free tip, it's not a 600W PSU. Don't treat it as such. I don't remember the 650 needing an 8pin plug. But I wouldn't use an adapter for a 6pin either.

GTX 650 doesn't support VGA connections. so i would have to buy either a HDMI to VGA converter or DVI to VGA converter.
It should. Nvidia didn't drop support for VGA until this gen. You should have a DVI-I port on that card. You should be able to use a simple DVI to VGA adapter for it. It's possible there are cards that are very different and have no VGA support on it as support for VGA has been dropping over the years, but we would need EXACT card numbers to look it up.

Change the PSU, use the card. It should work in your slot and with an adapter.
 

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