Solved Graphic card compatibility Tags: Core Graphics Cards Compatibility Components Last response: October 28, 2009 12:25 PM in Components Share theaska 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 400 MHz RAMDAC 896 MB, 448 bit DDR3 2106 MHz (effective) 117.9 GB/s Memory Bandwidth PCI-E 2.0 16x DVI-I, DVI-I, HDTV-7 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...: CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 __________________________ Motherboard: ASUS P5GC-MX Intel i945G __________________________ Memory: 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... Greetz More about : graphic card compatibility Best solution bige420 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. Bluescreendeath a b U Graphics card 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. Related resources Motherboard and graphic card compatibility ! - Forum MOTHERBOARD COMPATIBILITY WITH GRAPHIC CARD ,IS THERE SUCH A THING? - Forum Ddr5 graphic card compatibility - Forum Graphic Card Compatibility - - Forum Graphic card compatibility With DG35EC - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer flaminggerbil 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. shortstuff_mt a b U Graphics card October 27, 2009 9:23:29 PM The ATI HD5770 cards offer higher performance for less money. They also run cooler and consume less energy than the Nvidia alternatives. http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3658 bige420 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. theaska October 28, 2009 12:25:00 PM ok guys, thanks a lot. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumGraphic card compatibility ForumGraphic card compatibility ForumGraphic Card compatibility ForumSome help with graphic card compatibility ? ForumPlease help me with graphic card compatibility ForumGraphic card and PSU compatibility issue ForumMotherboard graphic card compatibility help!! ForumGraphic card compatibility ?? ForumGraphics card compatibility ForumGraphic card compatibility HELP ASAP!!! ForumGraphic Card Compatibility ForumThermaltake 850w PCI-E question ForumSuggestions on upgrading old sound card for Media Player PC ForumUpgrade CPU compatibility with Motherboard ForumSorry but does this include a sound card? if so, is it directx10? More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !