Is the GeForce GTX 660 Compatible with my PC?

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gplay1    0

I am planning to buy the GeForce GTX 660 however idk if it is compatible. 

Here are my PC info: https://pastebin.com/BCdPiLWj

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Mindovermaster    896

All (think most) GFX cards are back compatible. So rather you have PCI-e 2 or 3, it will go back to the previous.

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Jim K    8,917

I see no reason why it wouldn't be.  The motherboard has 1 x PCI Express x16

Biggest problem (aside from finding a GTX 660)  ... will be the power.  Needs one 6-pin from the PSU (which is recommended to be 450W).  Will it fit in the case is another question?  What brand/model of computer do you have?

 

hmmmm.  :shiftyninja:

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xendrome    4,378

What motherboard and power supply do you have?

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gplay1    0
On 24/09/2017 at 5:45 PM, Jim K said:

I see no reason why it wouldn't be.  The motherboard has 1 x PCI Express x16

Biggest problem (aside from finding a GTX 660)  ... will be the power.  Needs one 6-pin from the PSU (which is recommended to be 450W).  Will it fit in the case is another question?  What brand/model of computer do you have?

 

hmmmm.  :shiftyninja:

Sorry for the late reply but I have a pre built hp pavilion slimline s5000

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Brandon H    1,451

may i ask what your reason for going with an older 660 is? I'd recommend looking at some GTX 750Ti cards. they don't require the extra power connector and there are low-profile options available if a full size card does not fit in your case.

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Mindovermaster    896
1 minute ago, Brandon H said:

may i ask what your reason for going with an older 660 is? I'd recommend looking at some GTX 750Ti cards. they don't require the extra power connector and there are low-profile options available if a full size card does not fit in your case.

My 750Ti has a 6-pin connector...

 

But anyway, he'd need a low profile card...

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Brandon H    1,451
2 minutes ago, Mindovermaster said:

My 750Ti has a 6-pin connector...

 

But anyway, he'd need a low profile card...

i guess it depends on the manufacturer, mine doesn't have a connector and it's even factory overclocked :)

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Mindovermaster    896
Just now, Brandon H said:

i guess it depends on the manufacturer, mine doesn't have a connector :)

I think mine needs power because of the dual fans. Oh well...

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gplay1    0
29 minutes ago, Brandon H said:

may i ask what your reason for going with an older 660 is? I'd recommend looking at some GTX 750Ti cards. they don't require the extra power connector and there are low-profile options available if a full size card does not fit in your case.

I just need a cheap option to replace my current integrated one. It doesn't work that well with windows 10 as it is discontinued

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Mindovermaster    896
1 hour ago, gplay1 said:

I just need a cheap option to replace my current integrated one. It doesn't work that well with windows 10 as it is discontinued

If you want Windows 10, I think your system will be the bottlekneck, not just your GFX... Windows 10 isn't backwards compatible to old hardware.

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ThisSiteHasLostItsCharm    262
1 hour ago, Mindovermaster said:

My 750Ti has a 6-pin connector...

 

But anyway, he'd need a low profile card...

sounds like a full size 750 ti, the low profile card doesn't require extra power, the low profile cards don't use as much power as the full height cards.

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Mindovermaster    896
4 minutes ago, Slarlac249 said:

sounds like a full size 750 ti, the low profile card doesn't require extra power, the low profile cards don't use as much power as the full height cards.

Ah, OK. That makes sense...

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xendrome    4,378

MSI makes a 1050 Ti Low profile that needs no external power.

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Circaflex    2,932
23 minutes ago, Mindovermaster said:

Windows 10 isn't backwards compatible to old hardware.

What do you base that off of? Windows 10 is surprisingly good with older tech, I've seen plenty of dual core Intels run it just fine.

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Mindovermaster    896
10 minutes ago, Circaflex said:

What do you base that off of? Windows 10 is surprisingly good with older tech, I've seen plenty of dual core Intels run it just fine.

I meant as for GPU drivers, and other devices. Its maker does not have Win 10 drivers for these older pieces of hardware.

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Circaflex    2,932
3 minutes ago, Mindovermaster said:

I meant as for GPU drivers, and other devices. Its maker does not have Win 10 drivers for these older pieces of hardware.

I disagree with that statement, the 660 has drivers for Windows 10 through NVidia. Other devices will work fine with the built in drivers.

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Brandon H    1,451
13 minutes ago, xendrome said:

MSI makes a 1050 Ti Low profile that needs no external power.

did not know that was available. might be time for me to upgrade my GPU :)

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dwLostCat    982
41 minutes ago, Mindovermaster said:

Windows 10 isn't backwards compatible to old hardware.

It runs great on our old Turion 2 laptop, which these days is almost as backwards as it gets.

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gplay1    0
5 minutes ago, Circaflex said:

I disagree with that statement, the 660 has drivers for Windows 10 through NVidia. Other devices will work fine with the built in drivers.

So the 660 should work fine with my PC?

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Jim K    8,917

If it is a low profile...and you have a 6 pin from the PSU (or molex to 6 pin).

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Mindovermaster    896
17 minutes ago, Circaflex said:

I disagree with that statement, the 660 has drivers for Windows 10 through NVidia. Other devices will work fine with the built in drivers.

Try finding Drivers for my old AGP GFX... Can't even remember what it was... :laugh:

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Circaflex    2,932
29 minutes ago, Mindovermaster said:

Try finding Drivers for my old AGP GFX... Can't even remember what it was... :laugh:

You do realize there is a huge time gap between an AGP graphics card and a 660 right?

41 minutes ago, gplay1 said:

So the 660 should work fine with my PC?

It should. See @Jim K's reponse below your question. He nailed it.

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