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December 1, 2008 6:53:40 AM

Alright well I would like to first introduce myself to everyone, Since this is my first post on this great forum :hello: 

My name is Gregory I'm 23 years old and i'm in the military [Just got back for the holidays, thank god! :bounce:  ]

Well anyway here is my issue

Recently i picked up a computer from a friend of mine
Which has the Ip-95 board

Currently it has [excuse if i type anything wrong, since im not really computer savvy]

A intel duo-core 3.0ghz processor
Abit-IP95 [of course]
2gigs of ram
PCI-e X16
500gb hard drive [i think its sata or something like that]
and a geforce 8400gs 256mb video card

I plan on upgrading to 4gigs of ram and a better video card
[9800gt,9600gt,etc] Since i have alot of time on my hands i would like to play some good games such as Call of duty 4, Unreal tournament 3, and maybe crysis

Im not using a crazy resolution it's set right now on 1024x 768 on a 21inch

I spoke to some guy and he suggested I would get these 2 things
But im not sure if it'll be compatible or not since he never wrote back to me again

Here are the links/parts that was suggested to me, Tell me what you think

I saw soo many versions of the 9800gt[xfx,zotac,evga,etc] which made me really confused
Any light on these 2 issues would be great

Thanks in advance to everyone that posted and read this thread

Happy holidays! :D 

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December 1, 2008 10:56:42 AM

The memory will run at 533, not 800, but should work. The 9800gt may require a stronger power supply. I suggest one with 20-24 amps minimum on the 12v rail, whose specs are listed on the ps label. You can also add up all the 12v rails to get 24 amps; some have up to 4 separate 12v rails for using more than one video card at a time.
December 1, 2008 1:20:41 PM

This is the power supply i have

The 9800gt requires 2 molex connectors to power the video card

And as for the memory you think theres a better alternative or should i just pick up the one i showed you Since memory is cheap these days
December 3, 2008 1:29:21 AM

That memory might not work, you should go with the memory that the board supports. The 2nd thing is that Vista & XP 32bit will run 4gbs but it will only see 3gbs. Here is some info on that board. Do your home work before you buy anything. I'll maybe on this site more that Uabit forum is down.