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Old 09-24-2006, 04:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey there, im about to go out and buy myself a brand new Nvidia Geforce 7950 GX2. I do have slight problem though ^^

I have an Dell Dimension 4500 (Dim4500) with an rather old motherboard, and i am not sure what motherboard would be suitable.. do you guys know what board i should buy??

My sys Specs:

CPU: Intel Pentium 4 2.80 GHz
RAM: 1024MB DDR
Mainboard: Intel Corporation D84ept2

These should be the main important, the thing is, ghe GeForce 7950 GX2 needs PCI-Express, and my Board does not have/support it. I dont want to have a big hassle, i would like to buy a board i can simply switch/exchange, without having to buy a new PC. (I want to keep my dell if possible).

Please reply as soon as possible, since i will be getting my card soon!!

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Old 09-24-2006, 04:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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um I don't think you should get that kind of gpu with that kind of cpu.
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why not? With a 2.8 GHz CPU? Why not? you think i need a better CPU?? Oo

I mean, i can still get a better CPU later, i just need a suitable Motherboard!


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Old 09-24-2006, 04:53 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Well that gpu costs $500 and you could get a 7900GT for $230 Mobo $77 AMD 3800 X2 for $150
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not to mention you would need a new PSU with any new components pretty much.
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hmmm

Could you post what i might need, the thing is, i will be getting the 7950, since i will be getting it for a job i did for this firm, the qestion is, what else i need to make it run, i thinkt the CPU isnt that bad, its mainly the mainboard, and maybe even the PSU, but im not quite sure, thats why im posting here to finde out what i would need.

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What kind of ram do you have and what speed is it?
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I have 1024 DDR ram, not quite sure what exact type though, how could i find out?

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look on it. It should say 400 or somthing
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hmm, I would have to open my pc now thoug, and that could be a kind of a hassle, or would i be important?

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