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[Graphics Cards] DDR3 graphic cards on DDR2 Motherboard?

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August 26, 2012 5:52:04 AM


I'm using a very old computer and thinking to upgrade the Graphics Cards. I'm currently using a DDR2 Motherboard with NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 graphics card. Is there any compatible graphic card that I can swap with the old one? By the way, the PC is Acer eMachines model ET1331. :D 


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August 26, 2012 5:53:12 AM

Yes, they will work.
August 26, 2012 6:02:30 AM

amuffin said:
Yes, they will work.


Can you list want kind of graphic card that are compatible?
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August 26, 2012 6:51:40 AM

Yup it'll work. But, the performance may bottleneck so don't waste your money buying a high-end graphic card. Get the GTX 550 Ti. I use that on my old PC (C2D 2.33Ghz, Intel DG33fb DDR2 mobo) and it works great! You won't need anything else. :) 
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August 26, 2012 7:04:15 AM

HD 6670 or HD 7750
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August 26, 2012 7:10:06 AM

well please dont go for hd7000 series graphic card from amd.. there is no guarantee it would work on your older pcie 1.1 .. amd has altered their power delivery system for hd7000 series card so that they consume less power but in turn sacrificing compatibility with pcie 1.1 and 2.0. ok with now that being said you havent specificed what games you wanna play and at what resolution.. please specify that first then we can recommend you some cards

ok this is the link if you guys dont believe me about hd7000 series cards not working in older pcie 1.1 and 2.0 based mobos
http://www.overclock.net/a/the-final-answer-to-the-cont...

ok as far ddr3 graphics card is concerned yes it will work in your pc ..even ddr5 will work.. coz ddr3 and ddr5 of graphics cards is different and has nothing to do with the ram type :hello: 
August 26, 2012 11:57:38 AM

Thank you guys for the reply :) 
August 26, 2012 11:59:45 AM

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mohit9206 said:
well please dont go for hd7000 series graphic card from amd.. there is no guarantee it would work on your older pcie 1.1 .. amd has altered their power delivery system for hd7000 series card so that they consume less power but in turn sacrificing compatibility with pcie 1.1 and 2.0. ok with now that being said you havent specificed what games you wanna play and at what resolution.. please specify that first then we can recommend you some cards

ok this is the link if you guys dont believe me about hd7000 series cards not working in older pcie 1.1 and 2.0 based mobos
http://www.overclock.net/a/the-final-answer-to-the-cont...

ok as far ddr3 graphics card is concerned yes it will work in your pc ..even ddr5 will work.. coz ddr3 and ddr5 of graphics cards is different and has nothing to do with the ram type :hello: 


Upgrade because i wanna play Battlefield 3 smoothly and the resolution? umm HD? ._. At least the graphic card can handle BF3 very smooth with High graphic. :) 
August 26, 2012 12:05:05 PM

arzbhatia said:
Yup it'll work. But, the performance may bottleneck so don't waste your money buying a high-end graphic card. Get the GTX 550 Ti. I use that on my old PC (C2D 2.33Ghz, Intel DG33fb DDR2 mobo) and it works great! You won't need anything else. :) 


GTX? The price are bit expensive for me :/ . Other graphic card that are cheaper than GTX?
August 26, 2012 12:21:19 PM

Yes, GDDR and DDR are two totally different things.
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August 26, 2012 7:48:21 PM

It will be bottlenecked by whatever CPU you have.
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August 27, 2012 1:46:18 PM

Nvidia GT 430 and GT 440 should work on old motherboards.
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