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Can GDDR3 fit for my mother board?

By paul05
Feb 1, 2006
  1. Hi,
    My motherboard is asrock....yes, since its cheap ^_^..

    http://www.asrock.com/product/product_939Dual-SATA2.htm

    And I'm planning to buy a 7800 GT 256mb PCI-e eVGA on Newegg, when I look on the descrition it said GDDR3...and I don't know if my mother can support it even though I have a PCI-e slot, my current video card is 6600 GT 256mb MSI DDR...
    Can anyone tell me if this new 7800 gt fit on my slot if I replace my 6600? Because I don't want to mess anything up after buying it; like it doesn't fit after my purchase...

    Thanks alot
     
  2. spartanslayer

    spartanslayer TS Rookie Posts: 464

    That is the type of memory on the graphics card, it has nothing to do with the mobo. That card will work if you have a PCI Express x16 slot available.
     
  3. paul05

    paul05 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 85

    Wow...I understand now
    do you know where I can buy that thing( I don't know what it's called) but its when you want to SLI it up, it require that little chip? that connect the two graphic card...I hope you know what I'm saying...yea, what is the name of the thing?

    Thanks again :eek:
     
  4. spartanslayer

    spartanslayer TS Rookie Posts: 464

    Your motherboard doesn't support SLI, unfortunately. You can only have one card at once.
     
  5. paul05

    paul05 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 85

    well yea... I'm just saying for example, if I have a motherboard that can SLI, does it include in it? if not then where can I buy the little chip that connect the two video card up? what does it called?
     
  6. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,177

    If you just want to replace your 6600GT with a 7800GT and your board has a PCI-e slot, then it will work fine. You don't need a bridge for SLI since you'll only be running a single video card. You would need an SLI motherboard and two of the same video cards to run SLI.

    Make sure you power supply is powerful enough.
     
  7. paul05

    paul05 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 85

    I understand what you're trying to say but where can I get the "chip" that can SLI both of the same video card up
     
  8. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,177

    The motherboard should come with it. At least some of them do.
     
  9. paul05

    paul05 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 85

    Oh cool, thanks
     
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