Video card screeching

By Salt
Aug 24, 2008
  1. Ok, I just built a computer of my own and I bought a mother board that was DDR2 compatible, and me being an *****, bought a video card that was GDDR3 and when I plugged it into the PCI express slot, it started screaming really loud and I know that it was because of the rejection of the DDR3 but I need to know if that has damaged my video card?

    Thanks for the help everyone!

  2. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    I had a huge laugh at this post. your memory capability doesnt have much of anything to do with the capability of your video all. Maybe you bought a cheap card. You get what you pay for...within a certain time frame that is.
  3. Salt

    Salt TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 43


    Tell you the truth I didn't have a huge laugh.
    You learn from your mistakes right?
    I did not buy a cheap card. And turns out the screaming was actually an alarm.
    Coming from my Mobo saying that I had not plugged the power into my Video card yet.
    Now that deserves a "Huge Laugh"

  4. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 1,835

    You can use a card with GDDR3 memory, or any type of video memory for that matter. The board memory and video card memory do NOT have to match. As for the screaming, always remember to plug your sh** in! :)
  5. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

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