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some motherboard/ graphics advice please

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by pete Mcpete, Jul 13, 2007.

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  1. pete Mcpete

    pete Mcpete Thread Starter

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    hello all
    ive finally decided to buy a graphics card to replace the on board chip that came with my pc but i was wondering if i get say, a new nvidia card will it automatically override the nvidia onboard chip or do i have to fiddle withe the bios?
    im running:
    amd athlon xp 2600+ (2.13ghz)
    2gb DDR ram
    Asus A7N8X-LA motherboard

    any help would be great.... :)
    also im happy to spend around 300$ (australian) on a new graphics card if anyone wants to suggest a particular model!

    thanks,
    pete Mcpete
     
  2. pete Mcpete

    pete Mcpete Thread Starter

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    thx rahul,

    neglected to mention, the sticker on my psu says its 250W max. am i going to have to get a new psu to run a decent nvidia card?
     
  3. win2kpro

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    Most likely.
     
  4. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    250 watts? That's a 100% certainty! :D
     
  5. BlooChoo

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    yeh :) hehe ul want about 400w to run a top notch card....just dont try to run it in SLI:)
     
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