I currently have installed sapphire hd7750
and I am going to replace it with GeForce GTX 950.
Space is enough as the one fan version has 173mm length and I have installed appropriate cooler master 520w power supply and yet I kind feel uneasy will it work?
The pc is 9010 mt... Oh and I wonder why in info document about the model it says it has 2 sata 3 ports and supports 1600 mhz ram speed as this is not the case with my pc (all ports are sata 2 and ram max speed is 1333mhz) ?
And finally does the coloring of the sata 0,1,2,3 mean something - as in which one is faster, which one is for cd and so on?
According to Nvidia, the minimum power supply requirement for the GeForce GTX 950 is 350w. So you are fine.
SATA ports = white, white, black, blue
I think the the blue and black are 3.0? You should test this by plugging a true sata 3.0 hard drive into them and doing a throughput test.
It can do 1600MHz ram, but all must match. So if you have one 1333MHz stick in there, all others will slow down to its speed. Or if one 1600MHz is defective, it could show 1333MHz.
The video card works perfectly.
When i put my new ssd in the sata 0 port which is blue it really showed that it is sata III transfer mode.
Yet if i let only 2x4gb. ram on positions 1,2 (frist and third slots - same colours) even though they are 1600mhz corsair vengeance - speccy shows that they work on 1333mhz. So I finally filled my other two ram slots with another 2x4gb on 1333mhz and they work at 1333mhz. Even if remove the two rams that work on 1333mhz it still shows that the 2 faster rams work on 1333mhz. so I was wondering whether the 1600 mgz supported by the motherboard is true or not, which for my case seems not to be true..
You should test those corsair in another desktop that supports 1600MHz and see what speccy says about them.