Question Need Video Card (PCI Express x16 Slot)

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I have a ZEB-945 MOBO with 4GB RAM And An Intel Core 2 Duo E7600 (3.06Ghz) Processor.

Need help in Video Card Compatibility.



Please, Guys, Help Me. It's For My Small Brother.
 

Darkbreeze

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Besides which, not much newer than that is even likely to WORK. Realistically, you could probably use any of the 700 series cards from the GTX 750 down, without too seriously unbalancing the configuration. I don't think I'd have any qualms about running a GT 710, 720, 730, 740 or GTX 750 in that system if the price was right on the "higher" end models.

Or in the red camp, just about any of the R7 200 series cards would likely work ok.
 

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Entry-level
GeForce GT 705
GeForce GT 710
GeForce GT 720
GeForce GT 730
GeForce GT 740
GeForce GTX 745

Mid-range
GeForce GTX 750
GeForce GTX 750 Ti
GeForce GTX 760 192-Bit
GeForce GTX 760
GeForce GTX 760 Ti

High-end
GeForce GTX 770
GeForce GTX 780
GeForce GTX 780 Ti

Enthusiast
GeForce GTX Titan
GeForce GTX Titan Black
GeForce GTX Titan Z

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Entry-level

Radeon R5 220
Radeon R5 230
Radeon R5 235
Radeon R5 235X

Mid-range
Radeon R7 240
Radeon R7 250
Radeon R7 250X
Radeon R7 260
Radeon R7 260X
Radeon R7 265

High-end
Radeon R9 270
Radeon R9 270X
Radeon R9 280
Radeon R9 280X
Radeon R9 285

Enthusiast
Radeon R9 290
Radeon R9 290X
Radeon R9 295X2

Please Include DDR Type

Please Check It And Let Me Know Guys. Needed Your Help Here Please.
 

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Below is the configuration of the MOBO, RAM & PROCESSOR

Supported CPU Intel Core 2 Duo/ Pentium D/ Celeron D/ Celeron series Processor
ChipsetNorth Bridge-Intel 945G/GC/GZChipset
South Bridge-IntelICH7Chipset
Memory supportedDDR2 400/533/667/800 MHz SDRAM (4GB Max)
2 x DIMM Slots
BIOSAMI BIOS
I/O Interface1 x PS/2 keyboard port, 1 x PS/2 mouse port,1 x VGA Port, 1 x COM port,
4 x USB 2.0 ports, RJ45 LAN port, 1 x 3-in-1 audio jacks
Onboard interface1 x Front panel connector,1 x Front audio connector, 1 x Speaker Connector ,2 x USB 2.0
Connectors, 4 x SATA Ports,1 x IDE slot,1 x CPU fan connector, 1 x 24-pin ATX power connector,
1 x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector, 1 x SYS Fan Connector, 1 x clear CMOS header
Integrated LANSupports Realtek 8105E 10/100 Mbps Ethernet LAN
Expansion slot1 PCI Express x16 slot, 1 PCI Slot
Form factor Micro-ATX

Need A Graphic Card
 

Darkbreeze

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Any card with more than 2GB of VRAM would be pointless for that system. It could not take advantage of it anyhow.

The hardware is simply too old and slow for any moderately capable graphics card from the last five years.

Entry level cards would work best.

I already outlined what cards I believe you should look at and aside from the models I listed, price should be the only other factor you are concerned with. If price is no factor, then get a GTX 750 or R7 260. Bottom line though, you're not going to create a capable gaming machine with this system so getting a somewhat capable graphics card is mostly a waste. I'd stick to the models listed.
 

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Any card with more than 2GB of VRAM would be pointless for that system. It could not take advantage of it anyhow.

The hardware is simply too old and slow for any moderately capable graphics card from the last five years.

Entry level cards would work best.

I already outlined what cards I believe you should look at and aside from the models I listed, price should be the only other factor you are concerned with. If price is no factor, then get a GTX 750 or R7 260. Bottom line though, you're not going to create a capable gaming machine with this system so getting a somewhat capable graphics card is mostly a waste. I'd stick to the models listed.
What if I get a ZEB-G41 with DDR3 of 8GB RAM And Core 2 Duo (E7600_3.06Ghz). What Video Card will it support???
 

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What, a single 8GB stick? In some ways, that's worse than your previous combo.
2x 4GB instead, but it doesn't change much of anything with the slow dual core cpu E7600.
What, a single 8GB stick? In some ways, that's worse than your previous combo.
2x 4GB instead, but it doesn't change much of anything with the slow dual core cpu E7600.
Ok then you say 8 GB will be divided into two halves but what processor should I take. for this MOBO???
 

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You didn't write what the intended use would be, but I think most of these guys are right—entry level card is the better choice, so I say Radeon 7 250; It's what's in this box.
 

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You didn't write what the intended use would be, but I think most of these guys are right—entry level card is the better choice, so I say Radeon 7 250; It's what's in this box.
You didn't write what the intended use would be, but I think most of these guys are right—entry level card is the better choice, so I say Radeon 7 250; It's what's in this box.
You didn't write what the intended use would be, but I think most of these guys are right—entry level card is the better choice, so I say Radeon 7 250; It's what's in this box.
MSI Radeon R7 250 OC 2GB [R7 250 2GD3 OC]
  • R7 250 2GD3 OC
    from 1 seller
  • R7 260X 2GD5 OC
    - -
  • R7 370 2GD5T OC
    - -
  • R7 370 GAMING 2G
    - -
WHICH ONE OF THESE SHOULD I BUY?
 

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If you're buying a new card, I don't know if I'd go any lower than a RX 570. Yes, there'll be a large bottleneck, but it's hard to recommend spending $80-90 on something like a GT 1030 or an RX 550 when you can get a much more powerful 570 for ~$120. You won't be able to take full advantage of it, but you'll have that extra power when you upgrade your CPU (or better resale value if you sell it).

If you're going used then you can probably find a lower tier card for cheaper that'd be a better match for the rest of your system.
 

Darkbreeze

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Good luck getting that RX 570 to run on that Zebronics socket 775 motherboard. I've seen two or three people, MYSELF, that couldn't run any graphics card newer than the 700 series or R9 200 series on those old Zebronics boards due to lack of BIOS support. Maybe you've seen something contrary to that?
 
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TJ Hooker

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Good luck getting that RX 570 to run on that Zebronics socket 775 motherboard. I've seen two or three people, MYSELF, that couldn't run any graphics card newer than the 700 series or R9 200 series on those old Zebronics boards due to lack of BIOS support. Maybe you've seen something contrary to that?
No clue about that Zebronics board in particular, but I have seen people running modern-ish GPUs (e.g. Geforce 10 series) on other LGA 775 mobos. E.g.
https://www.techspot.com/article/1313-intel-q6600-ten-years-later/

But you're right, I wasn't taking BIOS compatibility into account with that suggestion.

Edit: Oops, looks like the motherboard in that article may be several years newer than the OP's, based on the chipset.
 
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Darkbreeze

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Yep, I know many of the non-OEM socket 775 aftermarket boards have no problem. But many of the OEM boards from that era and some of the oddballs like Zebronics, have had a different kind of result. I worked with a guy for five pages trying to find a new-ish card that would work on one for his older flight sim. Complicating things was lack of Windows 10 support for the older card that did work with it. Ended up having to run Windows 7, and even then it was fun.
 
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