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Acer ipimb-ar motherboard & GTX 970

Godlik3

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I bought a GTX 970 that was unknowingly incompatable to my motherboard. What should I do now? Can I buy another motherboard and switch everything including CPU? Do I need another CPU cooler? And how would I go upon transfering the CPU to the new mobo. Thanks!
 

Techhog

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I see a PCIe 16x slot there, so it should work. Let me guess, you think it's not compatible because you have a PCie 2.0 slot right? PCIe 3.0 cards work in 2.0 slots just fine.
 

skipsneeky2

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No idea if you got a Bios update since Sep of 2013 but it does appear his motherboard is incompatible with anything outside of the 600 series from Nvidia.Check out the following link.

http://forums.evga.com/GTX-760-and-Acer-Predator-no-boot-no-BIOS-problem-m2020913.aspx

Update your Bios if one is available.Computers are funny cause i used to own a Dell XPS400 from 2005 that has been compatible with every gpu from a 3450 to a gtx 970 without fail......
 

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