is there any relationship between motherboard's rated TDP value and VGA card's required rated TDP value ? (i have a DH61WW motherboard (rated TDP 95W) and i7 2600S 2.8Ghz (rated TDP 65W) ..
i'm looking to buy Gtx 1050 VGA which requires rated TPD of 75W. can i use both these on my mother board ?
nuwands: Thank you very much for joining the Intel® Desktop Boards communities. We will do our best in order to provide the information you are looking for.
In regard to your inquiry, the TDP is the quantity of thermal design power that will be dissipated inside the case of the PC. If you are planning to purchase that video card, then you need to take under consideration that the TDP of those 3 products will be 235W plus the TDP of the rest of the components. So, at this point for this configuration we recommend to make sure the chassis has very good ventilation and that all the fans are working properly. In regard to the power supply, please make sure that at least has 500W since you will be adding another component that it will also required power from it.
Now, please make sure the graphics card has the same PCI express version of the board: 1 PCIe 3.0 x16:
Even if you checked the specification above and they matched, it is not guarantee that the video card will work with the board, there are a few cases where it is just not compatible. In those cases what we recommend is to do a BIOS update to the latest version of the board, which is 0120:
Any further questions, please let me know.
nuwands: Perfect, that is a good power supply. If the video card was designed that way, then the power connectors are not needed, but still it will draw energy from the power supply. I looked for the specifications of the model of the video card you gave us, and it supports PCIe 3.0, that is good because is the same PCIe version that the board has, but even though, for compatibility reasons we cannot guarantee that it will work for sure with the board, actually the best way to find out will be by testing it:
Let me apologize for any inconvenience.
Any questions, please let me know.