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Computer RAM vs Graphics card RAM

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June 12, 2010 5:23:05 AM

Hello,
If my comp has 8GB of DDR2 RAM, can I use a graphics card that uses DDR3 or 5? or do I have to stick with a DDR2 graphics card?
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June 12, 2010 5:29:14 AM

nope your all good, as long as the card your looking out fits in the interface most likely pci-e 1 or 2.0 then your all good
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a c 196 U Graphics card
June 12, 2010 5:30:50 AM

A graphics card has its memory on its own board, it does not interact with the main memory of the system so it doesnt matter if your board uses the same type of memory as the graphics card. You can use a DDR3 or GDDR5 graphics card on a motherboard with DDR2 as long as you have a PCI-E 16x slot.
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June 12, 2010 10:41:29 AM

Just like shadow said above, the RAM memory is completely different from GPU memory, don't worry about that. :) 

If you are on a plan to buy a card then tell us the rest of your specs, cpu, PSU, motherboard, monitor, budget, OS...
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June 12, 2010 2:34:05 PM

Thanks for the quick responses. I will soon post my specs and what card I intend to buy.
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