Motherboard/Video Card compatibility.

By RogueSpec
Oct 23, 2007
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  1. Hi, the following is my hardware specs taken from CPU-Z

    CPU:
    Processor: Intel Pentium D 820 (2.80Ghz)
    Clocks: Core Speed 2800.8 MHz
    Bus Speed 200.1 MHz
    Rated FSB 800.2 MHz

    Motherboard:
    Manufacturer: ASUSTek Computer INC.
    Model: LITHIUM 1.04

    Graphic Interface:
    Version: PCI-Express
    Link Width: X16
    Max Supported: X16

    Memory:
    Type: DDR2
    Size: 1024 MBytes
    Channels#: Dual
    TIMING:
    Frequency: 200.1 MHz
    FSB:DRAM: 1:1

    Basically I wanted to find out if my current motherboard will be compatible with the video card i'm thinking about purchasing ( ATI RADEON X1600 PRO 512MB PCI-E GRAPHICS CARD DVI / VGA / TV Out / Crossfire Ready)

    Also will I be able to run this video card with 1 Gig of RAM (Two 512MB Sticks)

    I downloaded the Rainbow Six: Vegas game and since I currently run a cheap ATI Radeon X300 128 MB video card, the game refuses to load and freezes.

    I was hoping for some advice on what I should do as well.

    Thanks a million in advance.
  2. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,265   +41

    you could always go to asus.com and look up the mobo
  3. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 875

    What kind of psu do you have? specs
  4. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,265   +41

    wait you just posted up top that your graphics interface is pci expressx16, and the card is pci e 16, so what's the problem?
  5. RogueSpec

    RogueSpec Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Sorry mate i'm computer illiterate really....

    I take it that the video card will work with motherboard just find then?
  6. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 875

  7. RogueSpec

    RogueSpec Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Guess I can't get that then, my power suppy is 305 Watts.

    Do you think then that my system will be compatible with this video card:
    NVIDIA GeForce 7300 LE / 256MB DDR2 / Supporting 512MB with Turbocache / PCI Express / DVI / VGA / TV Out / OEM / Low Profile / Video Card

    And if yes, should i get the NVIDIA GeForce 7300 LE or the NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT

    Also, does the Memory bus matter? I see some cards like the NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT have 128 bit and others like the NVIDIA GeForce 7300 LE are 64bit.
  8. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 875

  9. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,282   +24

    The 7300GT GDDR3 is a good card and is able to deliver performance rivalling that of the 7600GS. The 7600GT would be the best all-around best choice though.
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