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Looking to upgrade GPU

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February 12, 2011 2:14:12 PM

Hi everyone. I am looking to upgrade my graphics so I can play some of the new games out there and watch BluRays. I built my system about 5 years ago. I have a DFI Lanparty nF4 and I can't figure out if I can put two GPUs in there and link them or not. The one I have is 512MB radeon X1900 series (listed below). What I would like to do is just wait for the next slick deal to come out and pay about 150 for one of the radeon HD 1GB cards, that is if my system can handle it and it would be nice to still utilize the one I have by linking them (SLI?) THanks for the help.


Here are the specs:


Computer:
Computer Type ACPI x64-based PC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Professional

DirectX DirectX 11.0


Motherboard:
CPU Type DualCore AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2400 MHz (12 x 200) 4600+
Motherboard Name DFI nF4 Series
Motherboard Chipset nVIDIA nForce4, AMD Hammer
System Memory 3328 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)
DIMM1: OCZ OCZ4001024ELPE 1 GB PC3200 DDR SDRAM (2.5-3-2-5 @ 200 MHz)
DIMM2: OCZ OCZ4001024ELPE 1 GB PC3200 DDR SDRAM (2.5-3-2-5 @ 200 MHz)
DIMM3: OCZ OCZ4001024ELPE 1 GB PC3200 DDR SDRAM (2.5-3-2-5 @ 200 MHz)
DIMM4: OCZ OCZ4001024ELPE 1 GB PC3200 DDR SDRAM (2.5-3-2-5 @ 200 MHz)
BIOS Type Award (04/06/06)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)

Display:
Video Adapter Radeon X1900 Series (512 MB)

3D Accelerator ATI Radeon X1900 XT/XTX (R580)
Monitor Generic PnP Monitor [NoDB] (QPCYBK0900838)

Multimedia:
Audio Adapter Realtek ALC850 @ nVIDIA nForce4 (CK8-04) - Audio Codec Interface

Storage:
IDE Controller Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
IDE Controller Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
IDE Controller Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
Storage Controller A2VCZBEK IDE Controller

Disk Drive WDC WD1001FALS-00J7B0 ATA Device (931 GB, IDE)
Disk Drive WDC WD1001FALS-00J7B0 ATA Device (931 GB, IDE)
Disk Drive WDC WD740GD-00FLC0 ATA Device (74 GB, 10000 RPM, SATA)


Partitions:
C: (NTFS) 70808 MB
E: (NTFS) 931.5 GB
F: (NTFS) 931.5 GB
Total Size 1932.2 GB





DMI:
DMI BIOS Vendor Phoenix Technologies, LTD
DMI BIOS Version 6.00 PG
DMI System Manufacturer
DMI System Product
DMI System Version
DMI System Serial Number
DMI Motherboard Manufacturer DFI Corp,LTD
DMI Motherboard Product LP NF4 Series
DMI Motherboard Version 1.0
DMI Motherboard Serial Number
DMI Chassis Manufacturer
DMI Chassis Version
DMI Chassis Serial Number
DMI Chassis Asset Tag
DMI Chassis Type Desktop Case
DMI Total / Free Memory Sockets 4 / 0

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February 12, 2011 3:22:18 PM

Your computer would run well with a HD5750/70 or GTS450. Higher ranked cards would get held back by your CPU.
Select a card with PCIe version 2.0 since cards version 2.1 have had no video issues with older version 1.x slots
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