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Windows 7: need help in choosing a new graphics card

09 Oct 2011   #11
Gromit1710

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Look at the card you have installed now and compare it to the picture.




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09 Oct 2011   #12
matthew8840

London
 
 

okay so you mean some types of cards are not compatible with my computer???
i'll check now
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09 Oct 2011   #13
Gromit1710

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Yeah. It all depends on what type of " Plug in " slot you have on your motherboard.

Some motherboards only have 1 kind. Others have both.
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09 Oct 2011   #14
matthew8840

London
 
 

okay its definately the x 16 PCLe card.
how do i check if the other type will also fit?
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09 Oct 2011   #15
Gromit1710

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit Service Pack 1
 
 

I wouldn't even worry about finding out if an AGP will work on your board or not.

AGP is on it's way out. All the GPU's are moving to PCI-E slots.

Just make sure the graphics card you get is a PCI-E X16 slot and you'll be fine.

All of the boxes that the cards come in will tell you what slot along with any website that sells cards will list what slot the card works with.
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09 Oct 2011   #16
matthew8840

London
 
 

okay cheers
i just want to know the cheapest option of a card that will run the games smoothly and maybe some newer games that come out over the next year or 2

as i have a limited budget :s
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09 Oct 2011   #17
Gromit1710

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Well... how much money do you want to spend? That is really your only consideration at this point.
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09 Oct 2011   #18
matthew8840

London
 
 

yh i see, well dont worry i'll figure the rest out for myself you've been a big help cheers
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