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Can I move my video card from one to another?

By Jezzz
Jun 12, 2005
  1. I was wondering if I could buy an ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 128Mb and use it until I buy a new computer and put the ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 128Mb in that computer.
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Providing the new computer you are getting has an agp slot, then yes you can transfer the card.

    Regards Howard :D
     
  3. Jezzz

    Jezzz TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    I have an emachines T2825, what is my motherboard, and can i put an ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 128mb inside of it?
     
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    I don`t see any reason why not.

    See below for your machines specs.

    T2825
    -----
    Processor: AMD Athlon XP 2800+ with Quantispeed architecture
    Memory: 512 MB 333Mhz DDR
    Hard Drive: 120 GB
    Optical Drives: 48x CD-RW and 16x DVD
    Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce4 MX
    System Chipset: NVIDIA nForce2(TM)
    Audio: nForce Six-Channel Audio
    8-in-1 Media Reader
    Available AGP 8x Slot

    Regards Howard :D

    P.s You can also download the free Everest programme from http://www.lavalys.com/products.php?lang=en

    It will give you lots of info about your system.
     
  5. Jezzz

    Jezzz TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    thanks for all of the help. If I want to add another 512 mb into my system, what type of ram would it be?
     
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    It would be pc2700 or ddr333.

    Regards Howard :grinthumb
     
  7. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    you asked this question already in your other thread.
    I already replied.
     
  8. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Sorry Tedster. I hadn`t seen the earlier thread.

    Jezzz Please don`t post the same questions in different threads, it gets confusing for all concerned.

    Thanks Regards Howard :p
     
  9. Jezzz

    Jezzz TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    Oh, sorry. I am new to this place. It won't happen again. Thanks for the help though. :D
     
  10. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    That`s ok mate no problem.

    Regards Howard :D
     
  11. Jezzz

    Jezzz TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    About the 512 ram, there are many types of pc2700. Such as K-Byte, Pny, Kingston, and Viking. WIll they all work with my computer? Also, what is the best type?
     
     
  12. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Yes they would all work. I`m a big kingston fan myself, but that`s just me.

    If you use the search feature, you will find lots of info about ram.

    Regards Howard :D
     
  13. GoAvalanche

    GoAvalanche TS Rookie Posts: 66

    I'm a Kingston fan too! Never had any trouble with them.
     
  14. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    As far as memory goes, you must check with the manufactuer to see what brands your motherboard will take. Go with a tier 1 brand, Kingston, Crucial, Corsair, etc....

    Make sure it will work with your motherboard. Some CPUs are picky. They get more picky the higher your Ram speed (i.e. PC3200). You have to use PC2700 speed for your system.
     
  15. Jezzz

    Jezzz TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    i couldnt find a 512mb kingston pc2700, bestbuy had a 1g and a 256, the 512 was for notebooks. Does one of those exist? What do you suggest that I do?
     
  16. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

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