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How exactly do I tell if a Vid Card will work with my setup

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November 6, 2010 3:22:49 PM

Currently im running with

Intel Xeon X3440 quad core 8 thread
cpu 2.53GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W, 2
x 4 GB of DDR3 ram = 8GB of ram, 3 x 1TB +
1 x 500GB hard drives, DVD burner, a
aftermarket cpu heatsink and a 9800GTX+ 512
MB GDDR3

There is a guy who is willing to trade me his HIS Radeon HD4850 for my PNY GeForce 9800 GTX+

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The Vid card I have now supports only 2 DVI and the Radeon has DVI, HDMI, and basic connectivity. I have no sound through my tv with the DVI to HDMI cable. I need HDMI to HDMI to have sound.

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November 6, 2010 3:43:50 PM

Some Nvidia cards have a spdif connector on the card to receive Audio from a sound source onboard or mobo. The card will then be able to pass it through the DVI HDMI adapter/cable.
The HD4850 will work in your motherboard and is similar in performance with your 9800GTX+
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November 7, 2010 10:50:24 AM

Well if you have a PCI-E x16 slot that is 1.0/2.0 that pretty much enables you to use a PCI-E Grafix card.

I read somewhere, that the 9series of nvidia's were able to pass audio through a DVI-HDMI convertor, but it isn't happening for you.

something to read : http://forums.legitreviews.com/about19218.html

The 4850 is an awesome card for just about anything, even for HD content on a TV, your swap WILL be worth it.
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November 7, 2010 6:32:54 PM

Ill look around for newer cards. I just need one with the HDMI port
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