How would I install my ATI Radeon Card from my old computer into my new one??

By Darktemplar ยท 4 replies
Jan 11, 2005
  1. I am new to the whole computer building thing, but I need help with something. Righ now my newly built computer has a X800 (I didn't put it in) but everything else is right on! My older computer has a ATI radeon 9600 and its video just rips apart the X800. So I was wondering what do I have to do to switch the 9600 from my old one and replace the X800 in my new one. Basically this is a card swap between my two Computers 1 mainly used for internet and writing and such the other being an extreme game machine. Except it has the bad card. If anyone could help me I would appreciate a lot.
  2. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    your 2 cards have a different bus interface. the x800 should outperform the older 9600, assuming it is taking ful advantage of the new pci interface. if your new mobo has an agp slot, go for it. otherwise, forget about it.
  3. Darktemplar

    Darktemplar TS Rookie Topic Starter

    if the X800 is better why does my older computer have smoother video graphics than my newer one with the X800.
  4. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    that can be casued by cruddy drivers, and the card being plugged into a slower bus on your mobo. try giving some more info on your system that would be helpful.
  5. Lucky Guess

    Lucky Guess TS Rookie

    Please ID your motherboards and CPU's for both systems. The X800 should really rock compared to the 9600. It ought to since it's about 3 times the price! But I'll trade you if you don't like it ;)

    Keep this line open. I'm curious about how it all works out.
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