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Which video card is best suitable for my computer?

By zaiyanknight · 4 replies
Feb 13, 2008
  1. Im looking for a 8 series, preferbly 8800GT but i don't know if it's any good or compatable with my system.

    DSE Soprano 3200+
    Media Centre PC

    Features and Specs

    * Processor: AMD Athlon 64-bit 3200+ (2.0GHz, 128KB L1 cache, 512 L2 cache - 2000MHz)
    * Memory: 1024MB DDR400, Non-ECC, un-buffered DDR SDRAM. Expandable to 4GB with discard (Dual Channel Support)
    * Hard Drive: 160GB UDMA 7200rpm (SATA)
    * Optical Drive: 16x CD⁄DVD Dual Mode, Dual Format DVD Re-writer
    * Card Reader: Internal 16-in-1
    * Video: nVidia GeForce 6150 (128MB VRAM, DX9.0 Compatible) with DVI, RGB & S-Video
    * Video Menmory: up to 128MB SMA (Shared with main memory)
    * TV Tuner: Haupauge MCE-150 TV Tuner Card
    * Expansion Slots: 1 x PCI-X(x16), 1x PCI-X, 2 X PCI
    * Chipset: nForce 430 MCP (with RAID 0, 1, 0+1 and 5)
    * Motherboard: ASUS A8N-MX CSM
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,243   +234

    You have spent a lot of money on your system. To spend a little more on the 8800GT would not be foolish. It will work. You don't list your power supply. I hope it is strong
  3. aznn3rd

    aznn3rd TS Rookie Posts: 112

    Right now, your computer looks rather low end. A 3850 is cheaper and probably wont be bottlenecked by the rest of your system.
  4. alisbin

    alisbin TS Rookie Posts: 93

    i'd recommend upgrading your ram as well, grab another gig, or get some DDR2(if your mobo can handle it), that alone would improve your performance quite a bit
  5. k.jacko

    k.jacko TS Rookie Posts: 493

    Isn't that an MATX board? If so, a full length gfx pci-e cared may not fit.
    Choose wisely my son. :)
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