Graphics Card upgrade

  Marko797 14:42 10 Sep 2007

Hi All,
I have an ageing mobo (ASUSTeK Computer Inc. K8VSEDX) and run Radeon X800 Plat Ed graphics on AGP. I want to upgrade, possibly to NVidia GTS/GTX 8800 (PCIe), but don't know if this new type of card would work on my mobo. Can anyone advise please?

  keef66 15:16 10 Sep 2007

you can't put a PCI-express card in an AGP mobo.

If you want an 8800, and who wouldn't, you'll need to upgrade to a PCI-express mobo. And then you'd want a Core 2 Duo processor to go with it, new DDR2 ram cos your old stuff is too slow / won't fit, SATA hard drive etc etc.

Maybe better shoppin around for a new base unit!

  Marko797 15:56 10 Sep 2007

Thnx Keef66 for the bad news (lol). I suspected as much but wanted someone to tell me. Oh well.
I do think the mobo has PCIe slots, so can u tell me what these might be for, if not for graphics?

  I am Spartacus 16:05 10 Sep 2007

If this is the motherboard then it only has standard PCI slots click here and not PCI-E

  Marko797 16:15 10 Sep 2007

Thnx mistake I thought the PCI slots were PCIe (doh). I'd better get down the shop then...thnx again to u both.

  Marko797 17:38 10 Sep 2007

seems the above AGP card with 512Mb might just do the trick instead of changing mobo and other things. Any views on this card?

  keef66 11:56 11 Sep 2007

With graphics cards like the X1950pro or the GF7900Gs you can still get pretty good performance out of an AGP system, as long as you have a reasonably fast processor and adequate ram

  keef66 11:58 11 Sep 2007

but you will find you also need a decent power supply to run it. Budget £60-ish for a decent branded 550W psu.

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