Intel D915GAG upgrades?

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by Mopard, Jul 6, 2013.

  1. Mopard

    Mopard MDL Novice

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    Intel D915GAG

    FSB: 800MHz
    Processor: Intel Pentium 4HT (3.0GHz)
    PSU: 250W
    Support for PCI Local Bus Specification Revision 2.2
    Support for PCI Express Revision 1.0a

    1. Can I install a PCI-E 2.0 video card? I'm interested in the ASUS EN210
    2. Can I upgrade to a 600W PSU?
    3. Does a slow Front Side Bus affect the performance of a GPU? If so...
    4. Is 800MHz enough to use the ASUS EN210 to watch full HD videos?

    All I want is to be able to watch Full HD movies and YouTube videos. Thanks in advanced!
     
  2. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    1)Yes, most PCI Express 2.0 are backward compatible with 1.0a. (2.1 might have a few issues). I would shoot an email to Asus and check.
    2)Sure. *shrug*
    4)Yes it can.
    12)Yes it is.
     
  3. Mopard

    Mopard MDL Novice

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    Thank you!
    I'm also thinking about an SSD SATA3 (to re-use it in case I get a new PC) but my motherboard has SATA1 ports, are they also compatible?
     
  4. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    Yes the Sata3 will work on Sata1 controllers, all should be backward compatible. Although the other way around I am not sure how well forward compatibility works, Sata1 on a Sata3.
     
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    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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  6. Mopard

    Mopard MDL Novice

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    Thanks guys! :)
    I'm not very related to graphics stuff and you guys helped a lot.