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Video Card Upgrade on ASUS P5N-D MB

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July 8, 2014 6:17:31 PM

Hello all,
How do I determine what I can upgrade my video card to on an ASUS P5N-D MB?
Many thanks to all whom takes a crack at this question.
Matt
Present system:
Win7 64 bit
EVGA 8800GT(1)
16GB Ram.
a b Ĉ ASUS
a c 306 U Graphics card
a c 487 V Motherboard
July 8, 2014 6:54:10 PM

Your board has a conventional PCIe x16 2.0 slot. It can use any PCIe x16 gfx card.
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P5ND/
But I'd update the board's BIOS to the latest version just in case. Some older BIOSs have trouble recognizing the newest cards.
July 9, 2014 9:21:38 AM

clutchc said:
Your board has a conventional PCIe x16 2.0 slot. It can use any PCIe x16 gfx card.
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P5ND/
But I'd update the board's BIOS to the latest version just in case. Some older BIOSs have trouble recognizing the newest cards.


Thank you.
Would a video card like this be a good upgrade: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Looking at my present video card EVGA 8800GT the one from Newegg looks like a cutdown version. Wondering if this card is just a minor upgrade.


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a b Ĉ ASUS
a c 306 U Graphics card
a c 487 V Motherboard
July 9, 2014 2:25:38 PM

It's not even an upgrade, actually a total downgrade: http://gpuboss.com/gpus/GeForce-GT-8800-vs-GeForce-GT-6...
Is $60 your budget limit? Let me know and I will help you pick out the best bang for the buck. Is this for gaming?
July 12, 2014 2:55:34 PM

clutchc said:
It's not even an upgrade, actually a total downgrade: http://gpuboss.com/gpus/GeForce-GT-8800-vs-GeForce-GT-6...
Is $60 your budget limit? Let me know and I will help you pick out the best bang for the buck. Is this for gaming?


Too late. I already bought an EVGA GT640 dual. I did a compare using the site you used and it does look like it's a step up.
Many thanks for sharing that site with me.

a b Ĉ ASUS
a c 306 U Graphics card
a c 487 V Motherboard
July 12, 2014 8:13:36 PM

At least with the GT 640, you got a tiny upgrade as opposed to a downgrade ;-)
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