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My motherboard is asus M2N68-CM, i believe its supporting DDR2 modules only.will it support DDR3 graphics card?

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October 23, 2013 11:02:09 AM

Am having a Asus M2N68-CM motherboard in my PC, Am now dying to play some high end games. Decided to buy a graphics card but only DDR3 ones are available in market. My question is "Can i install a DDR3 graphics card into my PC". Because as far as i know the board is supporting DDR2 modules only. And yes my board is having a PCI Exp 16 slot. I don't know whether DDR2 & DDR3 Graphics cards differ slot wise too.
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October 23, 2013 11:06:54 AM

Graphics mem is independent of main Mobo RAM
And the PCI standard is just that - a standard ..
So you can use anything. .DDR5 is better...

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October 23, 2013 11:07:01 AM

I think you got confused between the RAM slots and PCIe slot. For RAM , only DDR2 ones are supported , but for your GPU , you can use a DDR3 GPU.

I don't think there are DDR2 GPUs anymore :/ 

But do remember that there are other factors that allow you to use a GPU without problems .
if the PSU or CPU is too weak , the GPU may not run safely or get bottlenecked.

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October 23, 2013 11:10:15 AM

IRONBATMAN said:
I think you got confused between the RAM slots and PCIe slot. For RAM , only DDR2 ones are supported , but for your GPU , you can use a DDR3 GPU.

I don't think there are DDR2 GPUs anymore :/ 

But do remember that there are other factors that allow you to use a GPU without problems .
if the PSU or CPU is too weak , the GPU may not run safely or get bottlenecked.



Could you clarify the PSU CPU factors, that could cause an issue?
Am using an Athlon X2 processor(64b) with 3 GB ram, and PSU is normal 240w
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October 23, 2013 11:12:32 AM

The system RAM does not have anything to do with the RAM your video card will have. Before you buy a card you need to post your full system specs, computer brand and model, case size, power supply wattage, CPU and RAM.
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October 23, 2013 11:16:18 AM

Let me clarify bottlenecks first

Bottlenecks are when one component is too slow that another component can't use it's full potential.

Imagine you , a hunky guy , helping your old grandma with weak muscles cross the road. You could run across the road in 3 seconds , while your grandma would take 5 minutes. So you waste all your efforts . You've got so much potential to do something more , but can't.

And I need your PSU 's full specifications.
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October 23, 2013 11:17:28 AM

hang-the-9 said:
The system RAM does not have anything to do with the RAM your video card will have. Before you buy a card you need to post your full system specs, computer brand and model, case size, power supply wattage, CPU and RAM.


Computer is an assembled one, with PSU wattage 240w, CPU Athlon X2, RAM 3GB DDR2... Case size means cabin type? its not slim line, it is tower type...
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October 23, 2013 11:17:51 AM

And it would be great if you told me what is the GPU you are planning to get.
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October 23, 2013 11:21:11 AM

IRONBATMAN said:
And it would be great if you told me what is the GPU you are planning to get.


am just a flowerchild you are the big guys please help out by suggesting one for me. pls
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October 23, 2013 11:58:02 AM

heronishad said:
hang-the-9 said:
The system RAM does not have anything to do with the RAM your video card will have. Before you buy a card you need to post your full system specs, computer brand and model, case size, power supply wattage, CPU and RAM.


Computer is an assembled one, with PSU wattage 240w, CPU Athlon X2, RAM 3GB DDR2... Case size means cabin type? its not slim line, it is tower type...


That computer will not play any high end games, the power supply is too low to run any gaming cards and the CPU is pretty slow as well. The best you can do for that system without upgrading the power supply and CPU is a Radeon 6570, even that could be bumping up to your power supply limit depending on the brand of power supply.
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