Graphics Card question (Memory)

Discussion in 'Computers' started by Nevyrmoore, Aug 31, 2008.

  1. Nevyrmoore

    Nevyrmoore AKA Ass-Bandit

    I'm going to keep it short and simple, will the type of memory a graphics card uses affect if it can be used with a motherboard or not?

  2. dDave

    dDave Guardian of the Light V.I.P.

    no, however there are different types of Video card slots.

    the slot on you motherboard is the only limitation that decides what type of video card you can use in your computer I believe. (agp, pci-e etc.)
  3. Nevyrmoore

    Nevyrmoore AKA Ass-Bandit

    That I know. Reason I asked is because I'm getting a new PC soon as a present, and unfortunately, the mobo doesn't include AGP slots, which is what my current card uses, meaning I'm in the market for a cheap PCIe card (I've heard the GeForce 9500 GT GDDR3 is a good cheap card, though). I knew what mobo you get determines if you can use DDR2 or DDR3, but I didn't know if it was the same for video cards.

    Cheers for that.
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2008
  4. troubl3dmind

    troubl3dmind Registered Member

    agp is old school, pcie is going to make your face melt.
  5. Mustardsky

    Mustardsky Registered Member

    no but card its self has to be compatible with motherboard for example if you have pci card you need your mobo to have the same format

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