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Graphic card compatibility

Last response: in Components
October 27, 2009 8:11:42 PM

Hey folks

So, I'm thinking about buying a new graphic card.

GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked - 55nm:
NVIDIA 55nm GTX 260 Core 216
626 MHz GPU
216 Processing Cores
896 MB, 448 bit DDR3
2106 MHz (effective)
117.9 GB/s Memory Bandwidth
PCI-E 2.0 16x
SLI Capable
240Hz Max Refresh Rate
2048x1536 Max Analog
2560x1600 Max Digital

My problem is that I'm a little bit newb at hardware and I have no idea if this new graphic card will be compatible with my machine...

Here is the info I think you guys will need to help me...:

Intel Core 2 Duo E6550

Intel i945G

Type: DDR2
Size: 2048 MBytes
Dual Channels

Yes, I know it sucks except the CPU. I'll work on that later. But right now I just need to know if everything will be ok if I buy that graphic card... If I would have any compatibility problems. My biggest concern is the DDR2 - DDR3 thing...


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October 27, 2009 8:23:34 PM

Yeah it will work fine. Just because the video card has GDDR3 memory doesn't mean your system has to have DDR3.
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October 27, 2009 8:56:09 PM

DDR2 memory is for your system. GDDR3 memory is for your graphics card. The two are entirely separate and would work fine.
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October 27, 2009 9:19:41 PM

One question though, what wattage is your Power supply (PSU)?

Also what model is it, as the gtx260 requires 2 additional power cables.
October 28, 2009 5:24:14 AM

The 5770 doesnt provide any more performance than the gtX 260, it actually performs a bit worse than the 4870 which is very close to the 260. The only thing the 5770 offers is DX11 support.
October 28, 2009 12:25:00 PM

ok guys, thanks a lot.