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    Advice needed for graphics card

    Ok, I'm not allowed to request a specific card but I think I'm ok to ask for advice.

    Crossbow and the like who know their stuff :-)

    scan.co.uk/pro…393

    or

    scan.co.uk/Pro…299

    The 1gb one says 256mb but 1gb DDR2. Is that less than the 512mb DDR2?

    Thanks a lot.

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    as with ram .... the higher memory is normally better but it can also depend on the memory speed and the graphics card series

    looking at them i would be inclined to go for the first as it has more memory .... same clock speed as the other .... same # of cores

    someone will say if im right though

    If you can spend a few sqid more have a look at ]http//ww…ews

    Original Poster

    Oooh DDR3, I presume mucho better?

    AV1985;4785022

    Oooh DDR3, I presume mucho better?



    yes, faster memory, clock speeds etc ...... ddr3 is the new king of graphics and ram

    Original Poster

    What does "with one X16 lane graphics slot available" mean?

    It's not bad for about £37, though delivery on top of course.

    faevilangel;4785027

    yes, faster memory, clock speeds etc ...... ddr3 is the new king of … yes, faster memory, clock speeds etc ...... ddr3 is the new king of graphics and ram



    Well GDDR5 is what the top graphics card use but GDDR3 is the minimum where you should be looking now.

    AV1985;4785035

    What does "with one X16 lane graphics slot available" mean?It's not bad … What does "with one X16 lane graphics slot available" mean?It's not bad for about £37, though delivery on top of course.



    x16 lane means a pci-e 16x lane on your motherboard (which all recent ones will have)

    have a look on scan for a similar card for free delivery

    AV1985;4785035

    What does "with one X16 lane graphics slot available" mean?It's not bad … What does "with one X16 lane graphics slot available" mean?It's not bad for about £37, though delivery on top of course.



    It uses PCI-e x16 slot.

    Original Poster

    Hmm, would my mobo say on it whether it'd be a PCI-E x8 or x16?

    GAVINLEWISHUKD;4785045

    Well GDDR5 is what the top graphics card use but GDDR3 is the minimum … Well GDDR5 is what the top graphics card use but GDDR3 is the minimum where you should be looking now.



    im not that upto date on graphics technology :lol:

    AV1985;4785079

    Hmm, would my mobo say on it whether it'd be a PCI-E x8 or x16?



    not many are pci 8 but check the mobo spec on the manufacturer website

    AV1985;4785079

    Hmm, would my mobo say on it whether it'd be a PCI-E x8 or x16?



    Run this it will tell you. ]http//ww…uz/

    Original Poster

    Ho hum. Amusing how I don't remember the spec despite building this PC myself!

    Ok, running an AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ on AM2. 2gb DDR2 PC2-6400. Mobo is M2N-MX SE.

    Yup, is PCI-e 16x it seems! Yay!

    well that gc seems ideal for ya needs then,

    Will probably have a 2600XT 256mb DDR4 for sale soon. Just waiting for the 4750 to be released.

    Original Poster

    It looks pretty awesome. Now for the final piece of advice, would you advise buying it or do you envision a price crash very soon?!

    Thanks a lot guys, you've been awesome.

    AV

    AV1985;4785202

    It looks pretty awesome. Now for the final piece of advice, would you … It looks pretty awesome. Now for the final piece of advice, would you advise buying it or do you envision a price crash very soon?!Thanks a lot guys, you've been awesome.AV



    as with all technology once you buy, the price will drop :lol:

    it may drop, may not, you will have to risk it really......maybe wait 2 weeks if uncertain

    Original Poster

    I think I may sleep on it lol but really appreciate all of this.

    i have added pics to my fs thread btw

    Original Poster

    Where's your FS thread faevilangel?

    AV1985;4787092

    Where's your FS thread faevilangel?



    the 22" monitor one hotukdeals.com/ite…0-p

    Original Poster

    Oh yeah forgot about that, lol!! I've just had someone at work who might be interested in my 20 inch so holding fire!

    cool np

    Original Poster

    Was wondering, better to get cooling that's passive or a fan?
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