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trex042 t Jul 12, 2011, 04:31am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hi Guys,
I hav a gigabyte ga-ma78gm-s2h motherboard with PCI Express 2.0(PCIE x16) slot(I bought it 3 years ago).Now I want to buy a graphics card for it.
My specs-
Amd authlon x2 dual core processor (6000+, ~3GHz)
4gb ddr2 ram
450 watt smps
my m-board has a ati hd 3200(256 mb) inbuilt graphics

I hav consulted with my brother & two card dealers. they said....
1) my board supports only ddr2 graphics cards, ddr3 & ddr5 cards may fit in my board but they will overheat my motherboard. if i use ddr2 ram, i need to buy a ddr2 card.
2) my board supports ddr2, ddr3 & also ddr5 cards. it has nothing to do with the ddr memory. if the card supports PCIE 2.0 then it will work fine on my board.
3) my board will give great performance if i buy ati graphics cards, if i buy nvidia cards then it will not give great or its best performence & i may face many graphical problems...

Man I am totally confused.......
pls help me out guys...........
Thanx in advance.......


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micro Jul 12, 2011, 10:57am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: graphics card confusion....
#2 is the true statement.

Any brand will work in your pc and any ddr ram on any card will work great.

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Dr. Peaceful Jul 12, 2011, 12:12pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: graphics card confusion....
trex042 t said:
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3) my board will give great performance if i buy ati graphics cards, if i buy nvidia cards then it will not give great or its best performence & i may face many graphical problems...

That must be from some ATI fanboy. Is your salesman's name Supreet? ;) LOL

Agreed with Micro, #2 is the most truthful statement.

john albrich Jul 12, 2011, 12:18pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: graphics card confusion....

It also makes a difference as to which OS you use regarding the features supported by a video card.

For example, you can buy a video card that supports DirectX10 and above, but if you have WinXP (and certain versions of Linux) you'll only have access to features for DX9.0c and below. The higher level (DX10 and above) cards WILL work...they are backwards compatible...you just won't be able to use ALL their specified functionality, so you may not get the performance and/or graphics features you were expecting.


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