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Quick question about graphics cards

by eamo2020 / October 16, 2007 8:14 PM PDT

I have a GeForce 7300le, i am thinking about upgrading to an 8600 or 8800 card, but the spec on the new cards says the memory amount is 256MB GDDR3, what does the GDDR3 mean? will it fit into my motherboard?

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Re: graphic cards.
by Kees Bakker / October 16, 2007 8:21 PM PDT

That's the memory on the graphic card. Totally independent of the RAM on your motherboard.

You've got to be sure, however, that the card itself fits. That depends on the slot. There's:
- AGP (old)
- PCI (newer)
- PCI-E or PCI-Express (latest)

Hope this helps.


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thanks alot
by eamo2020 / October 16, 2007 8:24 PM PDT
In reply to: Re: graphic cards.

cheers that great,thanks for the help (PCI-E and PCI-Express are the same arnt they? lol)

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Yes, they are the same.
by Kees Bakker / October 16, 2007 8:31 PM PDT
In reply to: thanks alot

I just thought I'd explain the abbrevation. But to make it clear I should have written: PCI-Express, <i>usually abbreviated to</i> PCI-E.


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