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Graphics card compatibility

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September 1, 2011 4:00:54 AM

Are there any requirements for a computer when it comes to being compatible with a graphics card or can i just use my old computer and a graphics card which is much newer (if i bought a good enough PSU)?
a c 104 U Graphics card
September 1, 2011 6:51:35 AM

The type of slot is very important. The new GPU's need a PCI-E 2 or 1 slot. If you have an old pc it could not have that. ( only pci maybe )
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a c 169 U Graphics card
September 1, 2011 7:00:02 AM

Depends on your specs.
GPUs need to be compatible with motherboard and PSU.
What are your specs and what GPU are you planing to buy ?
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a c 171 U Graphics card
September 1, 2011 7:08:50 AM

It also needs to be "compatible" with your CPU. I was just in a thread where someone wanted to spend $200 to get a GPU. He was still using an old P4 CPU however. He wouldn't get the frame rates he was thinking he'd get if he used such a slow CPU.
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