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March 25, 2010 12:37:32 AM

Hey guys i've got a
Core 2 Duo E7400
4GB Kingston DDR2 800mhz Dual Channel
250GB SATA 7200RPM Seagate
MSI Nvidia GeForce 9400GT 1GB DDR2
Gigabyte G31M-S2L
450W PSU

Im pretty sure that all slots are DDR2, so my question is will it support the might 5770?

also right now i have a 14" CRT 1024x768 @60hz
considering a upgrade to a monitor with 1280x1024 soon, keeping this in mind,
will it work? is it a good move?

please also do mention if i should go for 5670 or even 4670 instead

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March 25, 2010 12:41:59 AM

The GPU does not mount in a Ram (ddr2) slot but in a PCI-express slot where your current card is. The HD5770 is a good card for your setup. System ram and installed ram on a dedicated GPU have nothing to do with each other.
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March 25, 2010 12:42:14 AM

lol its mighty*
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March 25, 2010 12:42:24 AM

No.

DDR2 is for Memory, Not graphics cards.

You want PCIe for the 5770.
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March 25, 2010 12:44:07 AM

lol i know the ram is ddr2, but, the PCI-E slot is ALSO DDR2, and the 5770 is DDR3
but it surely is PCI-E 16x and 2.0

another question, 1GB or 512mb ? keeping the resolution in mind
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March 25, 2010 12:45:43 AM

The PCI-e is NOT DDR2, they are COMPLETELY unrelated. It'll work great.

And 512Mb should be enough, but if you won't be upgrading for a couple years, you should probably spring extra for the 1Gb.
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March 25, 2010 12:48:50 AM

thanks for the answer!
although would 512mb run battlefield bad company 2 in 1280x1024 @ 30fps or more?
and yeah, i plan not to upgrade for quite a while
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March 25, 2010 12:50:09 AM

Yes, But the 1gb is the same price, so why not 1gb?
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March 25, 2010 12:50:17 AM

The Pci-e slot accepts card with gddr/gddr2/gddr3/gddr4/gddr5 regardless of what ram your motherboard is made for. The installed ram on the Graphics card only communicates with the GPU on the card, it has nothing to do with your system memory.
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March 25, 2010 12:56:15 AM

thanks for clearing my doubt,
n here, 512mb n 1gb hav a difference of 2000,
considering i collect hardly 1100 in 2 months, what is better?
512mb or 1gb?
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March 25, 2010 1:01:07 AM

Teh 1gb is better at higher res, and AA.

At low res, the extra 512mb doesn't kick in.

If they are within 90% of each other price wise, I would get the 1gb just to be future proof for a higher res moniter.

(but you will see 0% preformance gain with you're current moniter)
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March 25, 2010 1:01:26 AM

At your resolution 512mb is sufficient
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March 25, 2010 1:04:31 AM

what about 1280x1024?
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March 25, 2010 1:12:23 AM

elejdeath said:
what about 1280x1024?

1680 x 1050 is the resolution that you begin gaining from 1GB ram on the card at 1280x1024 512mb is sufficient.
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March 25, 2010 1:15:23 AM

thanks for all the posts
good day to all
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March 25, 2010 1:16:13 AM

ohh yeah just one more question from a friend on mine,
how about 1440x900??
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March 25, 2010 1:36:11 AM

considering the fact that i want 60fps, in 1024x768 shouldn't 5670 be enough?
or will it start getting tired at 1280x1024?
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March 25, 2010 1:46:06 AM

1440x900 is close to 1280x1024 in total pixel count so pretty much same answer. Whether 5670 is enough is all in the eye of the beholder.
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March 25, 2010 6:22:12 PM

Honetly, I would recomend for gaiming, either the GTS 250 or the 4850 1gb or a 5770.
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