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Old 03-08-2007, 10:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My computer came with a stock ATI Radeon Xpress 200 series in it, but my friend has an extra MSI GeForce NX6800GT. Neither of us really knows much about video cards or which one is better, so basically should I switch the card or keep what I have?

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lol, the 6800gt is better.

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Old 03-08-2007, 10:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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yeah i assumed so, but it's better to look twice and then cut
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You will most likely need a more powerful PSU
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Old 03-08-2007, 11:15 PM   #5 (permalink)
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OK. Silly question time. Your computer has a PCI-e video slot right? I'm assuming the ATI Radeon Xpress 200 you have was the onboard graphics chipset rather than a standalone card. I seem to recall that the X200 was used for onboard graphics (as well as being the north and south bridge chipset). I'm also assuming that the 6800GT is a PCI-e card, but there were AGP versions of the 6800GTs as well. If the ATI X200 is your onboard video, there is probably an open PCI-e (x16?) slot there for the 6800 (assuming it's also PCI-e), but it's not an absolute given.
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