I'm building a totally brand new computer in September, but I need something to last me through the summer. I need a video card that will play Oblivion better than what I currently have (Nvidia 5500 I believe.)
Here are my comp specs: Motherboard
EPoX EP-8NPA SLI Socket 754 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboardhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813123257
Specs: Socket 754, Athlon 64/Sempron, 800MHz Hyper Transport, 2x 184 pin DDR 400, 2 PCI/1PCI Express x16/2 PCI express x1Processor
AMD Athlon 64 3400+
no link... I think it's outdated or something.
Replace or Keep?: Replace is fine.Memory:
SUPER TALENT 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memoryhttp://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?...N82E16820609058
Specs: 184 pin DDR 400 (PC 3200) SDRAM (2x 1GB) Power Supply
Do I need to use a video card that uses GDDR memory? Or can I use one with GDDR3? What determines which memory I can use for the video card - the motherboard? I'm currently considering this card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814130062
But I suspect that even if it DOES work, it'll be bottlenecked and wasted. Is that true, do you think?
Thanks for reading this.