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Graphics Card ok for Motherboard??

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by zzsoccer3, Feb 8, 2005.

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  1. zzsoccer3

    zzsoccer3 Thread Starter

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    question... this may sounds like a dumb question, but i was wondering if i was able to use ANY GRAPHICS card with my new motherbaord, a gigabyte... i know absolutly nothing about graphics cards, so iwas looking to all of you fro some extra help!!
    Thanks!
     
  2. alwrmc

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    It will depend upon the motherboard. There are three types of video cards, PCI (old and probably not what you want), AGP (very likely this is what the board supports) and a new type, PCI Express (very new and could possibly be what the MB supports). So the bottom line is that without knowing what MB you have, we can't tell you for sure what video card connection you need.
     
  3. zzsoccer3

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    THIS IS THE MOTHERBOARD I HAVE.....
    GigaByte GA-K8NXP-SLI Motherboard

    WAS LOOKING FOR AN AFFORDABLE GRAPHICS CARD THAT WOULD FIT THIS MOTHERBOARD....


    Detailed Specifications
    Controller Type: Floppy Controller, IDE (Ultra ATA 100) Controller, IDE (Ultra ATA 133) Controller, IDE/EIDE Drive Array (RAID), Serial ATA, Ultra DMA 100, Ultra DMA 133, Ultra DMA 33, Ultra DMA 66
    Interface Type: Audio - Line In (1/8" Mini), Audio - Line Out (1/8" Mini), Audio - Microphone In (1/8" Mini), Audio - RCA Digital Coax (S/PDIF), Ethernet - RJ45 Twisted-Pair (XBaseT), Floppy - 34 pin Header, IDE - ATA/EIDE/ATAPI 40 pin Header, Keyboard - 6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2), Mouse - 6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2), Parallel - 25 pin D-shell (IEEE 1284A), Serial ATA - 7 pin, USB - Universal Serial Bus 2.0
    Processor Socket: AMD® Socket 939
    System Board Style: ATX
    Video Bus: PCI Express x16
    Bus Speed: 2000 MHz
    Max System Memory: 4 GB
    Memory Technology: DDR-SDRAM (DDRRAM)
    Number of PCI Slots: 2
    Number of PCI-Express x1 Slots: 2
    Number of PCI-Express x16 Slots: 2
    Processor Class: AMD Athlon 64
    System Chipset: nVIDIA nForce4 SLI
    Dimensions
    Height: 12 in
    Width: 9.6 in
     
  4. Triple6

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    OK so you would need a PCI Express video card.

    What do you intend to use the computer for? Any gaming, heavy gaming, etc? Also what is you budget.
     
  5. zzsoccer3

    zzsoccer3 Thread Starter

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    well, i'm not too sure.... i would like to watch TV on my computer, i play some games, and i think i would like to get into some video editing... as far as money goes, i was hoping to spend under $200 for a good video card... but i have no clue as to what i will need
     
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