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Old 01-03-2009, 12:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am a bit oldschool when it comes to videocards, so someone help me out here, why are there two amounts of memory listed? e.g. 1GB 256-bit, are one of them supposed to be hertz? (obviously not), and which should I go for as the bigger amount, if I want to run 3-D games.

I just got my 600w power supply, next paycheck I am getting a new gfx card! (any suggestions for a lower budget?)

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just found out the second # is memory interface, googling that now, If I beat yall to the punch I will pull down the thread
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Old 01-03-2009, 12:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Neither really matters for the GPU.. focus on the power of the actual Video Card in general.. give me a budget.. and what interface you plan on using this on (PCI-e or AGP)
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I have 1 pci 1.0 x16 slot (sadly only the 1), my budget is less then 200$, thats all the info for now, at home diagnosing mothers network trouble.
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pci-e u mean, pretty sure regular pci cant do 16x

if it is pci-e then a ati 4850

if its just regular pci i think the best u can get is a 2400 pro.
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hehe, gotta watch myself, pci express x16, i think i figured out the second memory # though, though it still isnt very clear...
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You get the HD 4850 and its more than enough... for me those things are misleading and fooled many n00bs into buying what they think are good cards
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