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Old 09-08-2008, 12:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,

Im not a very technical with computers but i need to upgrade my video card and need some assistant.

Here are my specs:

Mobo: asus k8n-e duluxe
AGP 8x Slot (I know they are almost gone but i dont have the funds to make a new computer atm)
Power Supply: Its either a 350w or 300w I forgot lol
Memory: 2.5gb of ram

Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated....i really don't wanna spend over 150 bucks, if possible.

Also I've heard some video cards have problems with via chips? I think my mobo has that but im not quite sure.

Here is a link on the specs for my mobo: PC Perspective - Asus K8N-E Deluxe Socket 754 Motherboard

I would love to get some help! Thanks

Bhavik Gandhi

oh i currently have a g-force 6600 gt.......its only 128memory though sooo yaa... I'm trying to run warhammer online on it, which isnt going to well haha.
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Best agp card you will find is the 3850.

Newegg.com - POWERCOLOR AG3850 512MD3-P Radeon HD 3850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 AGP 4X/8X HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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Thats the one with issues with the Via-Chip...does my mobo have the via chip?
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Your board uses the nVIDIA chipset so there shouldn't be a problem.
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The issues between ATI cards and VIA chips should be long resolved. Today's drivers are a lot better than they were way back when.
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ok so the chipset issue has been resolved i guess and my last question is do i need a new power supply box? or do you think i can handle it with my current one? And also I'm using SD DDR RAM will that be an isssue?
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The ram shouldn't be the issue. As for the PSU, look up how much the graphics card needs and then look how many amps can run off the 12V rails - that'll determine if you can run it. But since I don't know the answer, I'll let someone else solve it for you.
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Everything I can find says it needs a 450W PSU.
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do i need a new power supply box? or do you think i can handle it with my current one?
Depends if it's a good quality PSU. If it's a cheapo 350W PSU, I'd say no.
the 3850 by itself uses less than 100W under full load
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And also I'm using SD DDR RAM will that be an isssue?
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you can get an antec earthwatt 380w and that would run it fine.. my guess is if you have a 300w don't push your luck, but if you got a 350 and it's a good brand i'd use that.
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