ATI Xpress 200 can handle a 8800GT?

http://www.msicomputer.com/product/p_spec.asp?model=RS482M4-ILD&class=mb

Thats my mobo. Mine I believe is the RS480 chipset though and I think the PCI-E version is 1.0. Really worried more and more I'm looking around I see huge negativity about the outdated chipset.

I was even gonna buy a new dual core 2.6ghz for it along with the 8800GT thats coming in order to play Crysis.

Can it run the 8800GT? And if so how much performace lost will I have from having an old motherboard, and what are any other 939 mobos that would be a better replacement?

Thanks for any help. :)
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  1. Itll work fine. You wont lose as much performance with this mobo as you will with your 939, and even that wont bring a 8800 down, unless its crsis, which brings everything down or flight sim, which needs a kick cpu
  2. No worries neibour.The 1.0 version will run the 8800GT just fine.Your only bottleneck will be the CPU.Maybe.Depends how fast it is and if you're willing to overclock.Goodluck.

    Dahak

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  3. Thanks guys, I was hoping for that answer :D

    Yea my CPU is hitting a low end I know 939s are on there last leg so I was just gonna throw the AMD Opteron 185 in there and just ride low on all games for hopfully 2 years.

    Out of all games I bet Computer manufactures love Crysis the most, a huge zerg of upgraders.
  4. That Opteron 185 will overclock quite nicely.Get some good after market cooling and start oc'ing to your hearts content.With a stock speed of 2.6ghz,you should be able to hit 2.8-2.9ghz fairly easily.Goodluck.

    Dahak

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    SMILIDON RAIDMAX GAMING CASE
    ACER 22IN WS LCD 1680X1050
    250GIG HD/320GIG HD
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  5. Hmm I was looking at what CPUs the Xpress200 chipset can use and I don't see Opteron listed I only see
    AMD Sempron™, AMD Athlon™ 64 and AMD Athlon™ 64 FX processors

    Will an Opteron 185 work in my chipset?
  6. You may be required to update your motherboard BIOS.Other than that,you should be good to go.Goodluck.

    Dahak

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  7. I have the opposite problem, I first considered an 8800GT but have decided to go X3870 instead. My MSI motherboard does not like ATI cards. Note the following:

    Quote:

    One PCI Express X16 slot (Run at x8 mode)
    (Due to the specification of the chipset, ATI X8xx, X7xx, X5xx, and X3xx series graphic card will not be supported.)


    http://www.msicomputer.com/product/p_spec.asp?model=K9N6SGM-V&class=mb

    The manual actually adds the X1600, X1800 and X1900 to the list.

    So, I swapped PCs with my son and will go with a P4 630 on an ASUS X200 based ATI board. That way I can get an X3870 next Monday.

    When AMD releases their hybrid Crossfire DX10 board in January, I'm going to build a new system with a 2.2 Phenom anyways. I'm also ordering a new powersupply from Newegg (a Corsair 450 with 33 amps on the 12 volt rail), as the ones in both PCs are Cooler Master 450's with only 22 amps.

    Is the 405 chipset the only example of a chipset that won't take the other company's cards? All the other Nvidia and all the ATI chipsets can get along with any card that matches the slot.

    Good luck with your upgrade, I'll be CPU bottlenecked on Hellgate London, though it probably won't affect The Witcher, which are the two games I'm really looking forward to playing over the holidays.
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