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Asus M2n32-sli Deluxe Nforce 590 Sli Mcp Chipset Ddr2/800 Mboard W/ Dual Pci-express X16


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#1 soulshard

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Posted 05 January 2008 - 09:44 PM

ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe nForce 590 SLI MCP Chipset DDR2/800 MBoard w/ Dual PCI-Express x16 is my current motherboard. i have an 8600 gts with 256mb of video ram right now but i want to upgrade to an 8800 gt with 512 megs of ram. the only problem is, i dont know which one to get. there are so many different ones on newegg and i dont know which one will be compatible with my BIOS and my slots and wheather i should have DDR2 or DD3 or if it matters. i do have a680 watt power supply tho so that should not be a problem. can someone plz give me a link to the one i should buy or explain this to me?

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 12:47 AM

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 01:25 PM

Which 8800 series card do you want exactly Newegg doesn't even list the 8880GT 512MB. How much do you want to spend. Money VS card type will be the deciding factor.

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 02:43 PM

ok what is the best card that i could get that would work with my motherboard for around 250-280 bucks

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 03:48 PM

Apparently I was mistaken, I found the exact card you wanted the 8800 GT but it only comes in PCI-E 2.0
which your motherboard does not support. This card would be the best card in that price range. It is an 8600 GTS which steps up to a 710Mhz processor and 512mb of ram. If you can go to 309.00 (289.00 with 20.00 mail in rebate) you can get the 8800 GTS which has 96 stream processors and 640mb of 320 bit ram. Both cards use GDDR3 memory.

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 06:49 PM

so my pc will support the DDR3? and how do i no what version of PCI slots i have?

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 07:10 PM

ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe nForce 590 SLI MCP Chipset DDR2/800 MBoard w/ Dual PCI-Express x16 is my current motherboard.


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Posted 06 January 2008 - 10:07 PM

do u think that it would be worth it to spend the extra 90 bucks on the better card or should i get the cheaper one and get an extra 2 gigs of ram?

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 06:04 AM

How much memory do you have now?

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 06:19 AM

Sneaky,


which your motherboard does not support.


PCI Express 2.0
PCI-SIG announced the availability of the PCI Express Base 2.0 specification on 15 January 2007.[4] PCIe 2.0 doubles the bus standard's bandwidth from 2.5 Gbit/s to 5 Gbit/s, meaning a x32 connector can transfer data at up to 16 GB/s in each direction.

PCIe 2.0 is completely backwards compatible with PCIe v1.x. Graphic cards and motherboards designed for v2.0 will be able to work with v1.1 and v1.0, and vice versa.



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI_Express

of course you have to settle for only

PCIe 2.0 doubles the data rate of each lane from 250 MB/s to 500 MB/s.

Edited by DaChew, 07 January 2008 - 06:22 AM.

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 11:54 PM

i only have 1 gig of really crappy ass ram rite now and i was thinking of swapping that out and starting fresh with 2 gigs of corsair XMS2. i really want that 8800 gt with 512mb tho. r u sure that there is no version of this card that would work with my motherboard?? i am currently running athlon 64 X2 5400 processors, 1 gig of unknown ram, an 8600 gts 256mb of video ram, and a 680 watt power supply. i am very very close to running crysis on all high with no lag. my friend has the same graphics card as me rite now but his processors are a little bit better and he has 3 gigs of ram and he is running crysis on all high with times 2 antialiasing with no lag at all. so i really wanna get this 8800 gt. maybe if u could find 1 on another site that would work that would be great. but i really wanna get this card.

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 12:32 AM

I think sneaky was incorrect in saying your motherboard would not support that card, it will work but not at pci-e 2 specs

When agp8x and pci-e first came out they offered little speed improvements, it takes several months or a year for hardware to catch up to the interface

Look at sata hard drives or ddr2 memory, they still are just slightly faster than pata hard drives or ddr 1 memory
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Posted 08 January 2008 - 06:07 AM

Thanks for the update DaChew I tried looking for that statement "backwards compatible" but I couldn't find it ( didn't scroll down far enough). As DaChew said the card could work but since it won't be running at full speed you will still have better results with the other cards I linked to. What type of processor do you have VS what your friend has?

Edited by Sneakycyber, 08 January 2008 - 06:09 AM.

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 10:56 AM

right now I would just wait on the video card, yours is ok and you would not get that much bang for the buck especially considering the newer cards are so much in demand, the better ones are out of stock with others staying higher priced

your best bet would be to go to 2 1 gig sticks of cas 4 premium ram, it's dirt cheap right now and in plentiful supply as manufacturers get ready for the changeover to ddr3

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList....+800+(PC2+6400)

considering your cpu, this will be a big upgrade

intel's longer pipeline does not benefit from cas 4 premium like amd's onboard memory controller

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820148076

40$ after rebate

it won't get any better than this, that's giving it away

Edited by DaChew, 08 January 2008 - 10:58 AM.

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 11:18 PM

my friend is running dual core intel 2.66ghz processors. so u think that it would be more beneficial to just get 2 gigs of ram instead of a graphics card? and wat is the link to that 8000 gt? how much slower to u think the graphics card would be with my motherboard? would it make a very big difference? is it gonna be like a difference of core clock or wat?




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