graphics card

By jdpowers41 ·
a friend of mine gave me a graphics card that he didnt need any more. its an e-GeForce 8600GT with DX10, 256mb ddr3, pci-e. I currently have an AMD Athlon 64X2 2.2 dual core that will accept both ddr and ddr2. will adding this to my system mess it up since it has ddr3? should i sell it and find one that comes with either ddr or ddr2 that would be more compatible?

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Video RAM is for the graphics card, not the main motherboard ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to graphics card

Video RAM (VRAM) is frequently faster than the RAM your motherboard runs with.

The graphics card and it's own RAM won't interfere with the RAM that is being used by the CPU.

You won't be able to make use of the DX10 capability unless you are running M$ Vista as your OS. However the card will work perfectly well under XP with DX9.

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Agree with Old Mycroft

by brian In reply to graphics card

I completely agree with what the other person posted to you, the video ram is often much faster than the ram on the motherboard, infact i think video ram is up to ddr4 or 5 and motherboard ram is only at ddr3. you will see a performance difference if you run ddr2 ram on the motherboard with the video card, but other than that, you should not have any problems.

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