pci-e 16x 1gb ddr3 VGA card installation

March 13, 2011 at 22:46:46
Specs: windows xp sp-3, DualCore2.0GHz/1GB DDR2 667MHz
hi, i have a foxconn 45cmx motherboard and i would like to know whether a 1gb ddr3 pci-e VGA card can be installe to my motherboard? if not what is the best VGA card i can install into my motherboard? also there's a rumour that 32bit systems only recognize a maximum of 4GB RAM+VGA, even if the installed is larger than 4GB, is it true? thanks!

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March 13, 2011 at 22:58:11
"4GB RAM+VGA" don't include v-card memory, this is only apply for system memory(32bit os=3.5gb of ram but it depend on your hardware). "Pci-e 16x 1gb ddr3" which one? As along as u have pci-e x16 slot u can install any pci-e x16 v-card. Make sure the psu can provide enough juice for the whole system.

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March 14, 2011 at 01:20:19
Thanks a lot for the lightning speed reply, so does it mean that I can install a VGA card of anysize and whether it's DDR2 or DDR3 doesn't matter? I haven't chosen a model to buy yet! What do you recommend? No prob in psu as I have a 600W one!

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March 14, 2011 at 05:29:38
"No prob in psu as I have a 600W one!"

Wattage isn't as important as amperage. Plus the power supply needs to be made from quality components. There's a huge difference between a $20 generic 600W PSU & one from a reliable manufacturer such as Antec, Corsair, Thermaltake, etc.

As for the memory used on the graphics card, it has nothing to do with system memory. Decent gaming cards will have DDR3/GDDR3 or DDR5/GDDR5. Cards with DDR2 are generally lower end. And the memory buswidth is very important. Gaming cards will use 128-bit or better. Cards with 64-bit memory are not good for gaming.

Also, the memory limitation for 32-bit operating systems is not a rumor, it's fact. Here's an old explanation:


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March 15, 2011 at 03:14:53
Thanks, but I still didn't get the answer I needed. My question is simple, all I ask is whether I can install a 1GB, DDR3, PCI-E 16X VGA card in my motherboard? I don't wanna know about amperage, wattage, the best vga cards or anything else, just give me a direct answer and I'll drop this! Thanks in advance to anyone who can answer my simple question!

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March 15, 2011 at 04:46:27
Yes you can. Is that simple enough.

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March 15, 2011 at 05:33:48
Thanks, that's all I needed!

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