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Ddr3 graphics card with ddr2 motherboard

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September 6, 2012 4:25:08 PM

HI,

i bought a xfx radeon hd 5450 2gb ddr3 graphics card, but i am using an asus m2n-mx se motherboard with ddr2 ram. Will the card work in my mobo?? i am using a 450w power supply unit,do i have to upgrade??

please reply fast guys,i dont know much about these things. :bounce: 
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September 6, 2012 4:40:48 PM

The PSU is sufficient and there is no problem in running a DDR3 GPU on a DDR2 mobo. That only matters for the type of RAM you put on there.
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September 6, 2012 5:27:27 PM

It will work, but why the 5450 2G ? You're not planning on gaming i assume ?
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September 6, 2012 6:33:07 PM

auntarie said:
The PSU is sufficient and there is no problem in running a DDR3 GPU on a DDR2 mobo. That only matters for the type of RAM you put on there.



thanks for answering, but i am using 4 gb ddr2 ram in my mobo. My gpu has pci-ex 2.1 suppot,but my mobo has slower 16x pci-ex slot..will this be a problem??
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September 6, 2012 6:40:49 PM

GreenDutchAlien said:
It will work, but why the 5450 2G ? You're not planning on gaming i assume ?


I am casual gamer,thats why brought this card. But now the card is not working well. During games its crusing.!!
is my old pci-ex slot in my mobo could be a problem??
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September 6, 2012 6:44:06 PM

Its not a gaming card unfortunately. I wont go and recommend some 200£ card but you would at least need a 6770/550ti to game casually and smoothly at reasonable settings. if you want to bump the graphics up to max at 1080p, a 7870 or 660ti are good mid range cards for around the 230£ mark.
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September 6, 2012 6:46:09 PM

Not sure. I think when it was a pci-e compatibility problem the card wouldn't work at all. But not sure though.

Did you install the latest drivers ? Did you do a clean install ?

The Ram isn't a issue.

What games makes it crash ?
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September 6, 2012 6:58:36 PM

Right, you said "crusing" not "crashing" :whistle: 
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