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Old 06-09-2012, 11:29 PM   #1
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Default upgrading from 8800 gts..any cards?

I received my 8800 Nvidia gts 320mb card like 5 years ago becuase my clan wanted me to be able to play bad company 2. im out the loop on new cards and such. im looking for a card upgrade that is around 100 dollars. any suggestions?


Here is my motherboard specs (old but works)

M2N68-LA (Narra5)
Figure 1: Motherboard top view
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  • Manufacturer: Pegatron
  • Form factor: microATX - 24.4 cm (9.6 inches) x 24.4 cm (9.6 inches)
  • Chipset: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430
  • Memory sockets: 2 x DDR2
  • Front side bus speeds: 2000MT/s (2.0 GT/s)
  • Processor socket: AM2+
  • Expansion Slots:
    • 1 PCI Express x16 slot for graphics card
    • 2 PCI Express x1 slots
    • 1 PCI slot

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Old 06-10-2012, 04:08 AM   #2
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Hi fubbies

For $100 your going to be looking at something like >

GTX 460 Video Card - 1024MB, GDDR5, PCI-Express

Radeon HD 6770 Video Card - 1024MB, GDDR5, PCI-Express

Each around $100 at Tiger Direct USA

Do check power requirements on new Graphics cards and your PSU wattage and cables, also consider your case size.

You may find this handy > http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html
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Old 06-10-2012, 12:48 PM   #3
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I had a question. on my mother board specs it says:

1 PCI Express x16 slot for graphics card

with many cards i am reading that is says:

1 PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot for graphics card

The difference being the 2.0 part. does a motherboard support 2.0, 3.0, 4.0 even if it only says Express x16?


btw wildcat that website was very informative. thank you
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