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    i have a microstar 6385 motherboard and a Nivia Geforce 2 mx 400 65mb

    i want to upgrade my card to a DDR based card and i want to know if my SD ram bord will be compatible with a DDR based card.

    wil ther be a problem with compatibility?

    i asked in a pc shop and the assistant said it said somthing to do with AGP v8 or somthing along thoes lines

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    I see no reason why you would have issues. If you are going for the AGP slot card just make sure you get the suitable agp speed your mobo can use. In other words if you have a motherboard that is up to 4x speed agp compatible, don't go buy a video card that only runs at 8x. Some video cards out there can run 2x, 4x or 8x. May be your better bet in case you should decide to up your mobo with 8x AGP. DDR video cards are available in PCI form as well. Any idea what card you are considering?
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    im looking for a 3D Blaster 4 Titanium 4200 - AGP for 119 pounds UK
    my mobo is agp x4 compatible and the 3D Blaster 4 Titanium 4200 - AGP is agp 4 too

    is the short brown pci slot the agp port?

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    if i up my MOBO then will have to buy DDR ram, a graphics card, a processor and a new case cuz mine was built by a idiot at TINY and thers no way of removing the MOBO because the drives are in the way and ther is no way of removing the braket

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    Originally posted by Miyake@5 August 2003 - 14:09
    is the short brown pci slot the agp port?
    AGP B) and you should be fine as the card is 2-4-8x compatible.



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    Originally posted by Miyake@5 August 2003 - 14:16
    if i up my MOBO then will have to buy DDR ram, a graphics card, a processor and a new case cuz mine was built by a idiot at TINY and thers no way of removing the MOBO because the drives are in the way and ther is no way of removing the braket
    I don't see a need for upgrading the board since the card is compatible with your mobo. Bottom line, if you are satisified with it's performance, then stick with it. You can expect better performance with the new video card. B)
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    yep tahts the one.

    if i feed you some web pages of waht im gonna buy will u give it the thumbs up?

    have i made a good choice?

    MotherBoard
    DDR x2
    Processor
    Graphics Card
    Case

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    i have a:
    P4 1.4g clocked at 1.28
    512mb sd ram
    geforce 2 mx 400 64mb
    60g hd

    ive been looking at mac laptops or a new machine for along time so i might aswell build my own. it cant be that hard just a box with the same spec im gonna build will be 700 quid

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    Okay, as for the RAM compatability, the RAM for your motherboard and grahpics card do not have to match.......

    I was using a SD Ram board with my radeon 7500 DDR card for awhile and it went off fine.

    So, now, all u need now, is just a grahpics card, preferably a 2x/4x one, no need to get a Radeon 9800 or anything that was desinged for 8X support, seeing as how you wont be able to take full advantage of it.

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