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Old 11-26-2003, 12:40 PM   #1
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want a new GFX card


i need a new graphics card but dont have DDR and certainly cant afford a full sysytem upgrade yet so im wondering if i bought a new graphics card which is DDR (as all new one seem to be now ) would it work on my system?
 
Old 11-26-2003, 03:35 PM   #2
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The DDR RAM on the card has nothing to do with your system RAM.
If your board has got an AGP slot, which I hope, then it is likely to work.
 
Old 11-27-2003, 04:28 AM   #3
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yeah ive got AGP but im still not sure about DDR will it just work @ the normal speed? i know ill test it ill pinch my m8s card to see if it workin in my puter
altho i should know been a Puter hardware technician
 
Old 11-28-2003, 09:59 PM   #4
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Even if your system has sdram, that will not effect the ability of your system to use a new card. What you are going to need to make sure is that your AGP speed and voltage from the AGP slot are compatible with your new card. If the Video card uses AGP 8X and your slot can only handle 2X you might be in for some trouble or just a card that performs little better than your old one. As well, some of the newer cards have additional power attachements (besides those in the AGP connector) and with the increased power draw, if you have an older system with a small power supply, you may end up with stability issues. Lastly, but not least, make sure the card you buy will be easy to set up in Linux, I have still not had either my Radeon 9500 pro or the Geforce FX5600 Ultra work yet because of drivers and Nforce2 chipset issues.

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DH

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