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Im Buying a Video Card (DDR/DDr2 question)

by Raktus / January 19, 2006 11:29 PM PST

and heres the options I have before me:




The thing is, I dont know anything about DDR or DDR2, is DDR2 compatible with all computers, is it compatable with mine?

My specs:

Main Circuit Board:

Board: PCCHIPS M957G 3.0
Bus Clock: 800 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 080010 04/13/2005


2.80 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
16 kilobyte primary memory cache
1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache


160.00 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
144.91 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

HDS72258 0VLSA80 SCSI Disk Device (79.99 GB) -- drive 1
WDC WD800BB-00JHC0 [Hard drive] (80.03 GB) -- drive 0, s/n WD-WMAM98610039, rev 05.01C05, SMART Status: Healthy

Memory Modules:

1024 Megabytes Installed Memory

Local Drive Volumes:

d: (NTFS on drive 1) 79.98 GB 65.48 GB free
e: (NTFS on drive 0) 80.02 GB 79.43 GB free


Standard floppy disk controller
Primary IDE Channel [Controller]
Secondary IDE Channel [Controller]
VIA Bus Master IDE Controller


RADEON 9200 SERIES [Display adapter]
RADEON 9200 SERIES - Secondary [Display adapter]
Gateway EV910 [Monitor] (17.7"vis, October 2001)

Bus Adapters

VIA SATA RAID Controller
VIA Rev 5 or later USB Universal Host Controller (4x)
VIA USB Enhanced Host Controller

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by yankees26 / January 20, 2006 1:08 AM PST

first of all go with the x1600pro with ddr2

the memory on a video card doesnt affect compatibility of video cards with a motherboard

as long as you have the correct slot and enough power any video card, no matter what kind of memory, will work

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by Raktus / January 20, 2006 1:10 AM PST
In reply to: DDR2

Do you think I should get a stronger power source? Ive posted the specs in the past, and someone mentioned I might need one.

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couldnt find it in the specs
by yankees26 / January 20, 2006 1:13 AM PST
In reply to: Thanks!

what power supply do you have i couldnt find it in the specs you listed

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Well, it came with the case
by Raktus / January 20, 2006 1:19 AM PST

Standard case mount


I have to ask you, since you seem to know what your doing, for 160 bucks, whats the best gaming videocard I should get?

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by yankees26 / January 20, 2006 2:42 AM PST
it is currently priced at $179 at newegg and i now you asked for $160 but you'll want the 256MB (the other cards were 128MB) the 256MB will help

also if you are willing to go up to the $210 area i would suggest

both cards i have posted have a minimum requirement of a 350 watt power supply (which you have although if the card doesnt work you might need to upgrade to 400 watts)

also make sure you have a 4-pin molex connector (both require it need to be plugged into the card for power)
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by Raktus / January 20, 2006 3:19 AM PST
In reply to: well...

Since they have none in stock and I cant get up to 210 (limits suck, lol)

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