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Old 01-26-2008, 03:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have an Intel D945GNT motherboard and a nvidia 6600 video card (PCI-E). I was wondering if I upgrade to a video card that has a ddr2 memory, would my motherboard support it? for example, im upgrading to nvidia 8400...
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no replies? huhuhu! i know this is a noob question but please help me.. =)
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Yes your motherboard will support it. However, the 8400GS isnt going to be much of an upgrade....
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Dude, thats a downgrade. :freak:
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hahaha... i dont noticed that it is a downgrade, anyways, it's irrelevant, i just wanted to know if my mobo can support ddr2 video cards... THANKS a lot dudes! Keep on rockin!

Well i looked up some comparisons and i think i like 7300 gt(it's more affordable for me), is it a good upgrade?
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i think i like 7300 gt(it's more affordable for me), is it a good upgrade?
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not really, no. Try to score a used 7900GT or x1950pro off ebay
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a 6600GT to a 8400GS isnt really a downgrade, but its not a smart upgrade.

And your motherboard will support all PCI-Express cards, not just DDR2 videocards.
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^it is actually. A 6600GT is a much better card.
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thanks guys! i have now decided and i will stick to my trusty 6600 video card! hahaha! and on the bright side, ive learned something from this... thanks dudes! keep rockin!
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The memory on the GFX card is independent of the motherboard. My rig has DDR, but my GFX card is DDR3.
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