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Old 08-21-2011, 11:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I'm looking for a video card for my younger brother, but he lives in another country so I have no access to it
All I know is the model
http://img.alibaba.com/photo/2127040..._Mainboard.jpg
G31T_LM

So he has no access to the motherboard manual...I don't know what I can buy for him
I'm looking forward to buy one of about $100 from amazone or ebay
Suggestions and help please
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It can take Core 2 Duo CPUs - possibly Core 2 Quad with a BIOS update, but I can't guarantee that.
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I currently has a core 2 duo, but I was asking about a graphics card
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It has a PCIe x16 slot (the yellow one) so the graphics card it can take is not limited by the motherboard, but how big the power supply is.
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I have a computer sitting here with that motherboard. It lasted about 4 years before breaking...its not a great motherboard but worked well for me. It should be able to handle almost any video card. You will be limited by the power supply far more.
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Old 08-22-2011, 04:45 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Even the PCI E 2.1 cards? and the 128bit,64bit cards(I don't know what they mean)
I also want to add ram, but don't know what kind it takes ( I do't have access to the manual, and I have found nothing about it online)
any help?
Also any suggestions about a car of ~$100
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PCIe cards are backwards compatible, so 2.1 will work in a 1.0 slot.
Nobody is going to suggest a card without knowing the watts and amps of his power supply.

Found a link to the motherboard specs here.
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Dual-channel DDR2 memory architecture
2 x 240-pin DDR2 DIMM socket support up to 4 GB
Support DDR2 800/667 DDR SDRAM
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Thanks I've been searching for this for weeks thank!!!!
So I'd be buying this ram for him
Amazon.com: Corsair TWIN2X4096-6400C5C 4GB XMS2 PC2-6400 800Mhz 240-Pin Dual Channel DDR2 Desktop Memory: Electronicshat's 2-2gb cards, what do you know about them, are they any good?

Also he will be buying a more powerful PSU of about 400watts or 450watts depending on what card I get

A card suggestion that eats us 400 watts?

EDIT: of course including that the motherboard and the rest consume
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That RAM is OK. But that is darn expensive. Take a look on Newegg. You can get that much for about 1/3 the price.

Wattage is half the bait. Voltage and Amps are more important. I would rather get a 550W, leave room to expand.
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