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Need Some Help Buying A Videocard


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#1 Lukse

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Posted 11 October 2007 - 06:53 PM

Hey guys, idk if you read my "wiill these work in my pc" thread. But i am looking to upgrade my comp, and those items i had listed kinda dont go hand in hand, well with my wallet at least :thumbsup:

So i have a gateway gt4010 and heres the specs

http://support.gateway.com/s/PC/R/5891/5891sp3.shtml

I am looking to buy a new videocard, and get some more ram. and my main questions are, with this videocard here http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16814130285 will it fit into my comp? i checked the pci-e x16 and it matches, according to that gateway site, is there anything else i need to know between pc's and videocard's? or is the numbers and letters at the top have to do with the speed and such and doesnt really matter?

Also i opened up my case and saw that i had 2 512 sticks of ram, with 2 slots left open, so i decided to look around for 2 more sticks of 512, and will these two work here http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16820145477. My main concern is the 3200 on the new ones and the 2000 on my old ones, will that make the comp run worse than it already is? or will having those two speeds (thats what i told that number ment) not make a difference and will improve my computers performance?

I play MMORPGS and have been getting tired of the lag and low framerates and having to turn everything all the way down just to move around in the world. SO any help would be greatly appreciated.


P.S whats the 184-Pin mean on the ram ? i am a total comp noob =( sorry lol

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Posted 11 October 2007 - 07:19 PM

"P.S whats the 184-Pin mean on the ram ? i am a total comp noob =( sorry lol"
That's referring to the number of contacts on the memory module. You can get almost any card you can afford, so I'll leave that up to the gamers to say what's best. My only concern is you machine has a 300W power supply
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Posted 11 October 2007 - 09:09 PM

The video card will fit, but you will need a new power supply. The ram you gave the link to will only add 512 meg total, I recommend this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820145579

here is a power supply that I recommend: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817153023
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Posted 12 October 2007 - 11:40 AM

whoops, didnt even notice i sent a link for 2 256's lol. Anyways, will the same product but 2 512's work fine?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16820145440

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Posted 12 October 2007 - 11:56 AM

Yes, it will work
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Posted 12 October 2007 - 12:22 PM

thanks for all the help mark :thumbsup:




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