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Can my system run this graphics card?

By Rollie2010
Oct 24, 2008
  1. Hi, I currently have an 8500GT 256mb graphics card, it runs WoW and CS:S alright, but im looking for a little better performance. I found this card and was wondering if my computer has enough power supply and has all the right other hook ups.

    Here is the card's specs;
    GPU/VPU: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS
    RAMDAC: Dual 400 MHz
    Additional Features: RoHS Compliant
    HDCP Enabled
    HDTV Ready
    SLI Ready
    OpenGL 2.0
    DirectX 10
    PCI Express 2.0
    Vista Certified
    Maximum Resolution: 2560 x 1600 (Digital)
    Video Memory: 384MB
    Memory Type: DDR3
    Core Clock: 580 MHz
    Memory Interface: 192-bit
    Memory Clock: 1400 MHz
    Stream Processors: 96
    Interface Type: PCI Express 2.0
    Interface Speed: x16
    Connector(s): Dual DVI (Dual Link)
    HDTV/S-Video
    Multiple Monitors Support: Yes

    It also has heat sink and a fan.

    I'm getting the card from a friend, so if I can run it let me know.


    How do I post up my system specs so you guys can tell me if I can run it?


    Thanks for all the help, I really appreciate it! :)
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Please put your System Specs information in your Profile

    If your computer is a brand label (like Dell; HP; ...) then type in the Brand and model number in the mobo field of your Profile
     
  3. Rollie2010

    Rollie2010 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    Okay, will do.

    I know I have a PCI Express, but it says it needs PCI Express 2.0? So im confused on that.
    and 3 gigs of RAM.

    Im running an 8500 GT now, so i should be able to run this?
     
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

  5. Rollie2010

    Rollie2010 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    I'm confused as too what this has to do with this telling me if I can run this graphics card?

    :S
     
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Oh sorry

    Once you get to your home site (which will show you all pics and specifications and absolutely everything about your computer)

    Just download your Manual and check :)
     
  7. Rollie2010

    Rollie2010 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    okay thanks looks like my system can run this card. =]
     
  8. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Thanks for the update :grinthumb
     
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