ddr sdram compatible graphics cards

May 28, 2011 at 17:17:27
Specs: Windows Vista
my tower uses ddr sdram
im needing to upgrade my graphics card and was wondering if a Nvidia 8400 GS graphics card PCI-E 512mb ddr2 would match or work with it

if not any suggestions


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May 28, 2011 at 17:49:03
The type of memory your computer has is irrelevant compared to the memory in the video card. The two are different and independent of each other,

The important thing to consider is that your motherboard should have a PCI-E slot. If it has it should work,


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May 28, 2011 at 17:59:31
It should work just fine, the RAM on the graphics card and the RAM in your computer do not have to be the same type or speed rating. For instance, my PC uses DDR3 SDRAM clocked at 1333Mhz and my graphics card uses GDDR5 VRAM clocked at 2000Mhz. However, you will have to make sure that you have a motherboard that supports using the type of graphics card that you have, and if it requires a power cable from the power supply you have to make sure that your power supply can handle the extra power draw from having the card plugged in. As long as you're good in those areas, you should be fine.

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May 28, 2011 at 18:02:29
The 8400 GS is an extremely low end card. It's definitely a step up from onboard graphics but it's not a gaming card. You should be able play older games with it (depending on the title), but don't expect to play any modern games.

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