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Liam Hendricks
06-01-2012, 05:08 PM
I want to buy a nvidia geforce GTX 460 but don't know if my computer will be compatible.My system specs:

Windows 7 professional
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU
memory: 8.00 GB
system type: 32-bit
Graphics card :GT 240(sparkel version)
motherboard :Intel Desktop board DH55TC

06-01-2012, 07:25 PM
Hi and welcome to FpcH

I have split your post from the others and given you your own thread. It will be less confusing this way :)

Your motherboard is a MicroATX form factor.
Basically - this is a smaller than standard board.
Board specs are here:

What is confusing me is that normally a low profile Video Card needs to be fitted. ( Smaller than normal )
Your GT 240 appears to be a standard card. The GTX 460 certainly is.

Please confirm:

1 The link I gave above is actually your motherboard.

2. That the GT240 is a standard card and there is plenty of room for it.

Liam Hendricks
06-01-2012, 09:40 PM
The link to my mother board is correct and my graphics card does fit with plenty of space because the I'm using is a gaming case the make is a Huntkey

1.if you want to know more on my graphics card here's the link.

(http://www.sparkle.com.tw/News/SPGT240/news_SPGT240_en.html)Oh and thanks for making my own post I'm new here and appreciate the help.

06-01-2012, 10:14 PM
Yes - I have had a look at the specs for this card.
It is a PCIe 2.0 which is the same motherboard slot that the new card would need.

In addition:
You will need a minimum of 450Watts Power Supply Unit.

The GTX 460 is a dual slot card.
In other words - it is wide. You must be sure there is space on the motherboard for it.

It needs 2 x 6 pin PCI power connectors from the PSU.

You will need DirectX 11 on your system.

Liam Hendricks
09-01-2012, 10:46 PM
I want to ask what would be the best graphics card for $244 for my computer and i have a 550Watt power supply.

09-01-2012, 10:51 PM
take a look here:

(http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/fastest-graphics-card-radeon-geforce,3067.html)You will need to Google System Specs for the card of your choice