DDR is the type of memory your computer uses, PC3200 and DDR400 are the same thing.
DDR2 and DDR3 on a video card designate what type of memory the video card has, usually it is labeled GDDR2 or GDDR3.
You will be able to use any 1.5 volt 8X AGP video card in that board.
To use a PCI Express X16 video card you will have to upgrade your motherboard.
Well it looks like your mb has an AGP slot (not 100%, just did a quick search) so the best card you can get for AGP is an ATi x1950 Pro. However i think i heard there was an XT version coming out soon too.
That is as long as your PSU can handle it.
It really depends on what games you play. It might be overkill, but then again it will last you a while if it is.
What's the rest of your specs?
I am not a gamer just want superior Graphic performance.
I' running my streaming quotes on brokerage - no biggie..
Want to have small TV-in box in my Viewsonic VP201b (20" 1600x1200) or possibly an upgrade to dell 2407 (1920x1200)
but then I also going on many Auctions sites and pages- with lets say 50 thumbnails and rapidly go back and forth between the thumbnails and full/larger size JPGs.
That last part may be straining my short term Memory cache (160gb WD7200 8mb cache) more than my video Card? Or is that my vid card memory? or some other issue?
1. Just purchased processor upgrade from AMD 3500+ to 4400+ Dual
2. Just purchased 2gb of OCZ 2-3-2-5 to replace 1 gb value select.
Don't really need the lower latency but for a few dollars LESS after rebate than Corsair value select it was an easy decision.... and my computer with sprawling Norton Internet Security is a memory HOG)
3. Installed Thermaltake 430W true 2 mos ago ... which is very quiet and sure so far- and it was Cheap on Newegg. $39.
So my Video card demands are not for DOOM or other mega-frame demands or refreshes.. Just higher than average for most users.
Don't think?? I need 7900, or 7800 or even 7600.
I want to keep it at around $100 or less as I will probaly replace this in about 1½ yrs.
Agreed. If gaming is not your thing then a killer graphics card is a waste of money. Loading thumbnails isn't gpu demanding. Thats hard drive and cpu.
A 6800 is better than a 7300 series, but you don't really need it if you don't game. I'd say go with an up to date, lower end card, like a 7600. That way it supports the latest technology etc.
The ram you are talking about is graphics double data rate 2 or 3,and it resides on the video card itself.What kind of memory your pc uses is irrelevent,as you can use that video card as long as it has the same inteface as your motherboard.(AGP or PCI-E)Get the 7600gs as this is likely all you'll need.Unless of course you have an extra 100 bucks,then I would suggest the X1950 PRO AGP card.This is the fastest card on the market for AGP right now.Goodluck.
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