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Upgrading graphics card, pci-e 1.0

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Last response: in Graphics Cards
January 30, 2008 1:51:33 AM

Ok, this is what I'm currently running.

cpu-c2d e6300
mobo- Asus P5B-E
ram- 2g Gskill ddr2-800
hdd- 250gb 7200rpm sata 3.0Gb/s
Vid card- 7600gt
psu- Raidmax 500w

Now, I want to get a new video card but my motherboard doesn't support pci-e 2.0. What options would be my best? I have around 250$ to spend on the card, I don't have vista but I was thinking about picking it up to run dx10.

Any help would be appreciated.

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a c 363 U Graphics card
January 30, 2008 2:19:45 AM

PCI-E 2.0 graphic cards are backwards compatible with PCI-E 1.0 graphic card slots. Get an 8800GT or HD3870.

-Wolf sends
January 30, 2008 2:30:54 AM

Thanks man, how badly do you think my cpu will bottleneck those cards? I've got around 500 to spend but I didn't want to do too much on the video card considering my cpu is not the strongest of the bunch. It is the conroe though. Should I bump up my cpu as well, or would just splurging on the vid card be best bang for buck?
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a c 363 U Graphics card
January 30, 2008 4:09:07 PM

I'd actually be more concerned about the power supply. Get the new card and hold on to what's left in case the power supply needs to be replaced.

-Wolf sends
January 30, 2008 4:47:50 PM

It will run on your motherboard.
I just bought an 8800 gt and I have it running with my 3 year old P4.
As Wolfshadw said, just replace your PS if needed.
I had to replace mine to be able to run this card. I have an Antec 500w.
a b U Graphics card
January 30, 2008 5:18:14 PM

With an 8800GT in your system, spume, you need a power supply with 20-21 amps on the 12v rails. Please look at the label on the PSU.