Discussion Will a GTX 1060 fry my entire motherboard?

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I was planning to buy a GTX 1060 6gb for my pc and I wanted to know if it would support and work fine with my motherboard (without frying it obvi)
My current motherboard is zebronis Zeb g31 with 4gb ddr2 ram and intel quad core q6600
The psu I'm using is antec silent continuous 500 watt power supply.

So if Intall a GTX 1060 6gb (which in getting for a really good offers right now and I don't wanna let it go ) will it work fine in my this build. I know it will bottleneck with my processor but I don't mind that...I just wanted to know if my this motherboard and the Power supply work properly with the new GTX 1060 6gb without it buring my pc or running into any problems other than the bottlenecking.
 
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it woulnt fry your mainboard, but your PSU is recommended for just integrated GPU
I checked my psu in amazon and many people are saying it works fine with their 1060s and it had no problems.....so isn't the psu good? ...and wat about the motherboard that's what I'm worried about...
 
I checked my psu in amazon and many people are saying it works fine with their 1060s and it had no problems.....so isn't the psu good? ...and wat about the motherboard that's what I'm worried about...
here u can check PSU quality tier list, yours can be found in tier D
 
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here u can check PSU quality tier list, yours can be found in tier D
Oh so I need to buy a new psu to run 1060? What about the Mobo then...it has a pcie x16 version 2 I guess..
 
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if the GPU does not have a legacy BIOS, you will need to use the IGP for booting. Aside from that, almost any PCIe GPU will work on almost any PCIe motherboard. That's what standards are for.
My mobo has a pcie x16 version 2 slot...so it will be fine right? And wont fry my mobo right?
 
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it will run a tad slower, but it wont fry anything, power output is same no matter pcie revision
Yeah I know it's gonna bottleneck a lot but I'm not worried about that...I just wanted to know if it will keep working normally without running into any problems
 

AlexaKitty

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It's fine, the main concern here is the PSU not the mainboard PCIe slot. the board just gives 75w power to the pcie slot and once it's in, the GPU is "someone else's problem" AKA the PSU's problem, and CPU's ability to keep up with the gpu.

If you have a trash tier PSU (which yours is unfortunately) a power surge or something may just fry your PSU and everything in your PC. I'd recommend replacing it as soon as you're able to as well as investing in a power surge protected power strip, if you live in an area with such issues. Replace the PSU with something Tier B and above on this list: https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/psu-tier-list-psucultists.3624094/
 
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It's fine, the main concern here is the PSU not the mainboard PCIe slot. the board just gives 75w power to the pcie slot and once it's in, the GPU is "someone else's problem" AKA the PSU's problem, and CPU's ability to keep up with the gpu.

If you have a trash tier PSU (which yours is unfortunately) a power surge or something may just fry your PSU and everything in your PC. I'd recommend replacing it as soon as you're able to as well as investing in a power surge protected power strip, if you live in an area with such issues. Replace the PSU with something Tier B and above on this list: https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/psu-tier-list-psucultists.3624094/
So I just change the psu is all?
 

boju

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Person here running 1060 on the same motherboard. Question referring to motherboard on post #5.

 

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if you can afford it upgrading your system to a new motherboard , cpu and ram would give your gtx 1060 a huge boost. running a 1060 with a q6600 and 4 gb ram is almost not worth it.
 

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