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Posted on 23-06-07 01:16
ok im going to upgrade my comp over the summer but i dont know loads about the hardware side of computers so i have a few questions and stuff that id like to ask
this is my current rig:

duel core 3 gigs
1 gb ram
radeon 9550
160 gb hd
p5vd1-x motherboard

and this is what i want to upgrade to:

geforce 8800gtx
2-3 gb ram

but i dont know if my motherboard can take a 8800gtx heres the specs for my motherboard:

Intel LGA775 Pentium 4 CPU
Dual-Core CPU
VIA PT880 Ultra
Dual-Channel DDR 400/333
PCI Express & AGP8X combo solution
SATA with RAID 0, 1, JBOD

should i buy a new one??
and do i need to upgrade my power supply?? i think its 750w

any answers to my questions would be greatly appreciated and any other info i might find useful

thanks


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Posted on 23-06-07 01:53
8800GTX is hot shit right now, DX10 card but its like 11.5 inches long so i hope you have a large ass tower. I dont think that will be to much of a bottle necked processor it seems fine, dual core running a DX10 gpu is fine if its single. 750w should be enough but if your going to ever buy another 8800gtx your going to need atleast 1kw p-supply or more.

I hope you have fun with that card and if you play any games you will get 333fps constant if not 1,000 constant.

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and what do you plan on using that card for btw ? Video editing or gaming or both ? I envy you, enjoy your card =)


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Posted on 23-06-07 13:17
gaming mostly im planning to get Crysis and i want my machine to be able to cope with it. also my comp is in need of an upgrade because basically my gfx card is crap


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Posted on 23-06-07 13:29
It looks like your motherboard only has an AGP slot, I'm guessing the 8800gtx only comes in a pci express version, so you might need to upgrade you motherboard unfortunately.

EDIT: ok nvm, I read wrong :angry:

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Posted on 23-06-07 20:26
thanks for the answers i think im sorted now Smile