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Solved: Upgrading from 256MB Radeon ATI HD 2600 XT?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Caesis, Oct 2, 2008.

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  1. Caesis

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    Okay, I'm buying a computer from dell with a 256MB Radeon ATI HD 2600 XT. It doesn't say anything else about the card. It doesn't say the motherboard.

    Heres a diamond viper brand of the card:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814103037

    The question is, could I throw a EVGA Geforce 8800GT into my computer?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130318

    The PCI on the Radeon is PCI express x16.
    The PCI on the Geforce is PCI Express 2.0 x16

    128bit on the Radeon
    256bit on the Geforce.

    So, could I yank the crappy radeon and replace it with the geforce? If not, whats the best card under 175 USD that I could buy? I'm a gamer.

    Thanks
    - Caesis.
     
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