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ATI and nVidia


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#1 Prodigy316

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 01:20 PM

I bought a new graphics card for my computer, and it is an ATI card. My motherboard is nVidia. Is this going to be a problem?

Just so you know what i'm working with, this is what i have:

Motherboard: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Duel Core 5000+ (On the box it says Nvidia nForce 520LE)

Current Graphics card: nVidia GeForce 8500 GT

New Graphics card I just bought: SAPPHIRE 100259-1GL Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

I bought the ATI card because i was told it didn't matter what i got. And I heard it was better than Nvidia.

So what should I do?

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#2 fairjoeblue

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 02:48 PM

There should be no issue with the card being ATI .

Go in the BIOS & disable the onboard video & set it to use "Peg" or PCI-E first for the display.

I have used ATI video cards on several nvidia based motherboards with no problem .
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Posted 19 July 2009 - 02:53 PM

Ok, cool! Thank you very much!

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 03:41 PM

You're welcome. :thumbsup:
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