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October 6, 2008 1:07:50 AM

Hello :D 

I am contemplating buying this graphics card: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX...

However, is it compatible with my motherboard? http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/Motherboard/Product...

Any help appreciated :D  thanks
October 6, 2008 1:10:07 AM

do not buy that card.
it is compatible, but the card is not so sweet.
a 8800GS/9600gso or 512mb 8800gt would be a bit better. if you can afford it, get a ati 4850.
Your motherboard is pretty nice, don't put a junky graphics card in.
good luck!
October 6, 2008 1:13:07 AM

customisbetter said:
do not by that card.
it is compatible, but the card is not so sweet.
a 8800GS/9600gso or 512mb 8800gt would be a bit better.


It's certainly cheap though. 40 pounds for "1 week only offer."
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October 6, 2008 11:18:46 AM

What resolution is your monitor? if you are using an old crt at 1024x768, then yesthat card would be nice. anything above that and the card is almost worthless as it runs out of memory pretty quick.
the 9600 gso is super cheap online, i have seen as low as 40 DOLLARS. thats like 25 pounds i believe. The performance of that would scale much better with higher resolutions.
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October 6, 2008 11:29:16 AM

Compatible, Yes.
Recommended, No.

256Mb of memory is not enough for a GPU now a days.
2nd the above recommendations, 4670, 9600GSO/GT 512, 8800GT/9800GT 512 or the much preferred 4850 512.
Any current GPU will work in your motherboard.
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October 6, 2008 9:43:39 PM
October 6, 2008 11:47:07 PM

^NOOOOOO!!!

9500GT = 8600GT which in turn = **** <-- wow, the scottish version of feces is cencsored?!?!

get either the 3850, 4670, or 9600GSO
those are really the only cards in that price range worth buying. If you look around these cards go on sale quite often for very cheap as they are the last generation. I would highly recommend you get one of the above even if you have to save for a week or so.
Good luck!
October 6, 2008 11:48:01 PM

Any more opinions?
October 6, 2008 11:57:53 PM

customisbetter said:
^NOOOOOO!!!

9500GT = 8600GT which in turn = **** <-- wow, the scottish version of feces is cencsored?!?!

get either the 3850, 4670, or 9600GSO
those are really the only cards in that price range worth buying. If you look around these cards go on sale quite often for very cheap as they are the last generation. I would highly recommend you get one of the above even if you have to save for a week or so.
Good luck!



OK, thanks, I really havent used ATI before, thats the reason im reluctnt to switch from nvidia
October 7, 2008 2:37:46 AM

ati is good. just run DRIVERCLEANER before installing the card and drivers and you will be in business.
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