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Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by emiltoma78, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. emiltoma78 New Member

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    I HAVE AN ECS PT 880 PRO-A motherboard with processor intel p4 3.0 ghz ht,ddr 2 gb-dual channel,psu-atx500w,harddisk wd 500 gb.I WANT TO NOW CAN I UPGRADE MY GRAPHIC CARD ON THIS BOARD.I WANT TO NOW THAT GIGABYTE GT 440 ITS COMPATYBLE WITH MOTHER BOARD.ACTUALLY I USE AN ATI HD 3450 512 MB DDR2.GIGABYTE GT 440 HAS 1GB DDR3.ALL IS PCI EXPRESS 2.0.:banghead: THE BIOS IS LATEST 08/03/2006 ON VIA VT 8237
  2. Maban

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    The PT880 is a picky chipset when it comes to PCI-E compatibility. I doubt that BIOS would support a GT 440. I had to get a modded BIOS for my ASRock 4CoreDual-VSTA to accept an HD4850. Either way, you'd probably be limited by your CPU/RAM.

    And please, stop shouting.
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    Anyone help me please
  4. Law-II

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    Hi

    the story begins here - http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=166675

    +1 Maban "I doubt that BIOS would support a GT 440"

    nb: @emiltoma; try not to write in upper case it makes it look like you are shouting

    Edit: Add-In card section; look here - http://www.pcisig.com/developers/compliance_program/integrators_list/pcie there could be an issue with PCIe 1.0a support and the NVIDIA GT 440 chipset! it dose not appear on this list as a compliant part.

    Edit: In answer to your question
    ? No the Gigabyte GT 440 is not compatible with the ECS PT 880 PRO-A motherboard.

    atb

    Law-II
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2012
  5. FreedomEclipse

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    Maban provided the best answer you are probably going to get on these forums.

    I dont think anyone can help you with what you are looking for as i doubt anyone has that board anymore or tested it with more modern graphic cards.

    Only way to find out is for you yourself to give it a go.

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