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#1 sgtBill

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Posted 14 July 2007 - 09:54 AM

I have a GeForce3 Graphics card and a Socket 478 motherboard.
I want to upgrade my Graphics Card but I don't know what kind of cards will fit into the slots on my board.
Is there some way to find out?
I know it has something to do with the description "GDDR3" or "GDDR2" but I am uncertain what these mean.

I am trying to play BF2 and it told me my display memory is 64 when I need 128.
Is this refering to RAM of the Graphics card?
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Posted 14 July 2007 - 11:32 AM

Depending on the socket 478 board you may have an AGP slot. What kind of computer is it be specific with model numbers etc. If its a custom built PC Be specific with the motherboard make and model.



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#3 sgtBill

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Posted 14 July 2007 - 10:54 PM

It is custom built with a P4S800D-X Asus motherbaord.
Obviously a couple years old. The manual shows 5 PCI slots.
Its very basic comp, just to play games. DVD drive, One hard drive. A new 400 watt power supply.
Running XP.
768 Ram.
1.8 gig processor.
The RAM slots are DDR.
It also has one AGP1 slot. Which is where my GeForce3 is plugged right now.

Not sure if any of this helps but I am still not certain which newer graphics card will fit into this [older] board.
Not good with the lingo.

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Posted 15 July 2007 - 12:51 AM

According to ASUS that board has a 4x\8x AGp slot. ASUS P4S800D-X Specifications
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Posted 15 July 2007 - 10:01 AM

Thank you very much for all the help so far..,
However my original questions still remain.
BF2 says I have a display memory of 64, and 128 is needed.
Is this refering to the MB of the card I have?

An example of my confusion is:
GeForce 6800XT
DAGP Video Card
256 MB GDDR2
AGP 8x

Would this card work on my board?
Is the "256 MB GDDR2" what the card has, or what is needed to use it?

also,
The manual says "use only +1.5v AGP cards", yet I don't find this spec listed when I look for video cards.

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Posted 15 July 2007 - 11:18 AM

256 MB GDDR2 is what the card has. It has no bearing on compatibility.
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Posted 15 July 2007 - 03:05 PM

Yes That card will work on your computer. Any card that is AGP 4x or 8x will work with the computer. Like These.
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Posted 15 July 2007 - 03:37 PM

Thank you all very much.
I think I am going with a GeForce 7 series.
I appriciate all the help and I will be back for more help some day soon, I am sure.
-Bill




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