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My Athlon XP 2600+ Comaptible with Gainword 8600gt?

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July 8, 2008 2:31:07 PM

Hello, Im worryied as i have purchased a Graphics card which is PCI - Express x16!
my System is:

Amd Athlon XP 2600+
1 Gig ram
Nividia Geforce 5900zt AGP x8

im worryed because i dont know if my Athlon xp is compatible with the PCI express x16 Graphics card
could someone please tell me if its comaptible!
This is the graphics card: http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/3477113/Gainward-BLISS-Geforce-8600GT-256MB-SilentFX-HDMI-Graphics-Card/Product.html
Thanks very much

Mark,
July 8, 2008 2:33:18 PM

I would be so happy if someone could anwser this question as ive alreayd baught it and its on the way :s
July 8, 2008 2:35:08 PM

greetings mark,

Let me explain something really quick before answering your question. Your processor doesn't matter when it comes to compatibility with your graphics card. What matters is the slot on the motherboard.

Now, as for your question: No that graphics card will not work. You need an agp 8x card to go into an agp 8x slot. If you wish to use pci express cards, you must get a pci express compatable motherboard.
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July 8, 2008 2:36:26 PM

markrpg said:
I would be so happy if someone could anwser this question as ive alreayd baught it and its on the way :s


Patience. Waiting 2 minutes for a reply is sometimes not enough.
July 8, 2008 2:56:30 PM

You kept this poor guy waiting for 2 minutes?!
July 8, 2008 3:11:10 PM

Too bad you didn't ask this question before you bought the new card.
July 8, 2008 3:17:46 PM

Brilliant. Also, although it will be night and day compared to your old card, the 8600GT really isn't that impressive. Then again, coupled with the CPU, motherboard, and RAM upgrade you'll need to actually *use* the new card your whole system should like a new one... because it will be. Sarcasm aside, next time check compatibility before you order something... especially online where you won't be able to return it for free. Also, how much did you pay for the 8600GT?

Edit: Oh never mind... I see you also payed far too much for the 8600GT.

-mcg
July 8, 2008 3:33:38 PM

This card: http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/-/668/875/-/5416296/Sapphire-ATI-Radeon-HD-3850-512MB-DDR3-AGP-8X-Graphics-Card/Product.html?searchtype=genre is only 10 quid more, is significantly faster, and is AGP and therefore compatible with your current system. That aside, to really use a card like the 3850 you really should get a faster processor anyway... assuming you have the budget you should probably return the 8600GT and do a complete system rebuild with faster components.

-mcg
July 8, 2008 3:41:59 PM

markrpg said:
Hello, Im worryied as i have purchased a Graphics card which is PCI - Express x16!
my System is:

Amd Athlon XP 2600+
1 Gig ram
Nividia Geforce 5900zt AGP x8

im worryed because i dont know if my Athlon xp is compatible with the PCI express x16 Graphics card
could someone please tell me if its comaptible!
This is the graphics card: http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/3477113/Gainward-BLISS-Geforce-8600GT-256MB-SilentFX-HDMI-Graphics-Card/Product.html
Thanks very much

Mark,


you do know that a pci-express card doesn't work in an agp slot right?
July 9, 2008 6:07:27 PM

Thanks alot guys i cencelled my order phew!! so insted i baught the
Radeon hd3650:)  seem fast enough for me as i only play half life 2 and css most of the time not games like crysis:s
so im happy now hehe). Also this is the first video card i ever bauight so i didnt know the difference between agp and pci :p  i know now.

Thanks
Mark,
!