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Old 04-07-2011, 04:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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General question, could I put a pci-e 2.0 x16 video card in this computer.

Like this: Micro Center - Diamond 5670PE51G Radeon HD 5670 1024MB GDDR5 PCIe 2.0 x16 Video Card 5670PE51G

Will adding memory help my 1080p rips not sometimes have a little lag during intense fight scenes or large crowd scenes. I only have 1 gig of pc-4200 ddr2 memory. Would 1 more help or a video card? also could I put the pci-e 2.0 video card on this board?
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Yes, that will work. Depending on your PSU Wattage, you might not be able to use it to its full potential. I'm not sure on the PSU, though.

The GDDR RAM is what will help you. You DDR2 RAM only loads the game.
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So Something like this would run my 1080p movies perfectly:

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GV-N84STC-512I Rev2.0 GeForce 8400 GS Supporting up to 512MB(128MB onboard) 64-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card

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Newegg.com - MSI N8400GS-MD1GD3H/LP GeForce 8400 GS 1GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Video Card
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A 1GB will be better than 512MB

Those are low-grade cards though.
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Thanks again MindoverMaster, Trust me if it wasnt for tech-forums I'd be lost.
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