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February 3, 2013 8:42:36 PM

Hello,
i have a socket am2 cpu(AMD Athlon x2 64-bit 3800+) with a new am3+ motherboard that supports AM2 cpu(ASrock N68c fx) and system works only with ddr2 ram(Motherboard has ddr3 sockets too but cpu cant work with ddr3).

I now want to change my GPU it was an ATI x1300/x1550 or something.

I want to ask since the CPU works only with ddr2 ram i must buy a GPU with ddr2 ram?

Thanks

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February 3, 2013 8:44:55 PM

whats ur full specs and budget?

February 3, 2013 9:14:18 PM

CPU: AMD Athlon x2 64bit 3800+ (2.0ghz)
Motherboard: ASrock N68C FX
RAM: 1gb DDR2 (about to buy 1 module of 2gb to go for 2.5gb total)
GPU: Radeon x1300/x1550 series
PSU: Raptoxx 400w

I just want to boost a little bit this ancient system so it works properly and just play some low requirements games like League of Legends, so i want a low budget GPU and i ll add some ram too.

The problem is that the CPU works only with ddr2 ram because its am2 socket.(motherboard supports ddr3 too 2 ddr2 sockets-2 ddr3 sockets)

So the GPU ram has to be ddr2 too?
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February 3, 2013 9:17:53 PM

And if it comes up that i need ddr2 GPU im thinking about getting "Sapphire Radeon HD 4350 512 mb ddr2". Is it any good?
February 3, 2013 9:22:18 PM

ozzman1997 said:
No, the VRam can be any type, even GDDR5 like they all are now.

Maybe look at this? They cut the price pretty much in half. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... :sol: 


Nah thats too much for me , i was looking for an entry gaming level GPU.
Are you sure that i wont have problems with other ram types except ddr2?

An ancient processor like Athlon 64 can work with like GDDR5 GPU?
February 3, 2013 9:25:05 PM

You do NOT want a 4350. They are bottom of the line and very outdated. Heck, I have an Nvidia GT 430 and even I rejected a Radeon HD 4850 when a friend offered it to me for $20. :lol:  If you want a new Radeon card, look at the current generation like the 7000 series. The 4000 series is about 5 years old by now.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... If you really want an AMD card.
February 3, 2013 9:26:13 PM

And of course it can work with your CPU, the PCIe bus is the only thing you need to worry about. You've got a PCIe slot, right?
February 3, 2013 9:26:39 PM

4350 is actually very old already. If you are on a really tight budget, you may get low end cards that will run pretty good under 1366 or 720p resolution. Try 6670 or GT 640 at least.
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February 3, 2013 9:30:22 PM

so budget?

February 3, 2013 9:34:59 PM

Budget is around 70-80 $.

I dont know much about PCi slots i can send you the link of my motherboard so you can check. http://www.asrock.com/mb/NVIDIA/N68C-GS%20FX/
I look forward for your suggestions
Thanks for helping guys
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February 3, 2013 9:59:43 PM

ur card supports pci-express 16x

what country u from?

February 3, 2013 10:04:42 PM

Im from Greece.
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February 3, 2013 10:08:47 PM

website and budget in euros pls

February 3, 2013 10:14:21 PM

http://www.skroutz.gr/c/55/kartes-grafikwn-vga.html

I just look for the best low price solution. I dont want to spend much on this PC system. Regular works and a bit of gaming like League of legends thats all i need.

i can spend max 50-80 euros...

thx for helping me m8
February 3, 2013 10:31:50 PM

PCI express x16 2.0 or 2.1 is supported by my motherboard?
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February 3, 2013 10:33:12 PM

u got a pci-express 16x slot in ur mobo. pci-express is backwards compatible.

Expansion / Connectivity
Slots - 1 x PCI Express x16 slot
- 1 x PCI Express x1 slot
- 2 x PCI slots

February 3, 2013 10:44:40 PM

Thanks a lot. I ll go for the 6670 then. I ll first ask the guy in the store to connect it to my system so im 100% sure it works with my ancient CPU. Dont know why but im stucked to the fact that i tried to open the system with ddr3 rams and it didnt work cause of cpu.
Anyway thanks a lot for helping.

Cu around.
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February 3, 2013 11:33:04 PM

shur sounds g00d mang.

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February 4, 2013 10:49:09 PM

6670à

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