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dim13
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Video Card compatibility question

I need to replace my ATI Radeon HD 4850 video card (GDDR3) for my HP Pavilion Elite. 

 

I have 2 questions:

 

1) Would a graphics card with GDDR5 be compatible with my motherboard and computer ?  (my current graphics card is GDDR3)

 

2) Would PCI Express 3.0 be compatible ?  (my current graphics card is PCI Express 2)

 

Thank you.

 

 

Motherboard:

 

Board: PEGATRON CORPORATION TRUCKEE 1.04
Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 5.22 10/12/2009

 

System:

 

HP-Pavilion AW020AV-ABA e9280t

Windows 7 pro 64-bit

 

Processor:

 

3.33 gigahertz Intel Core i7 975
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
256 kilobyte secondary memory cache
8192 kilobyte tertiary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (4 total)
Hyper-threaded (8 total)

 

12 GB Ram  (I believe DDR3)

 

 

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Re: Video Card compatibility question


dim13 wrote:

I need to replace my ATI Radeon HD 4850 video card (GDDR3) for my HP Pavilion Elite. 

 

I have 2 questions:

 

1) Would a graphics card with GDDR5 be compatible with my motherboard and computer ?  (my current graphics card is GDDR3) Yes. The video ram is on the video card and is not an issue.

 

2) Would PCI Express 3.0 be compatible ?  (my current graphics card is PCI Express 2)

That is also a Yes answer since PCI Express 3.0 is a downwardly compatible specification. 

 

Thank you.

 

 

Motherboard:

 

Board: PEGATRON CORPORATION TRUCKEE 1.04
Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 5.22 10/12/2009

 

System:

 

HP-Pavilion AW020AV-ABA e9280t

Windows 7 pro 64-bit

 

Processor:

 

3.33 gigahertz Intel Core i7 975
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
256 kilobyte secondary memory cache
8192 kilobyte tertiary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (4 total)
Hyper-threaded (8 total)

 

12 GB Ram  (I believe DDR3)

 

 


 





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Re: Video Card compatibility question

Thank you for the quick response !!   Much appreciated !!

 

Any chance you migh have a recommendation for a video card similar (or better) than my ATI Radeon HD 4850 ?  Would not like to spend more than $100-$150.  Would be used for gaming.

 

Thank you.

 

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A better video card with a $100-150.00 budget is unlikely unless you are lucky enough to catch something on a serious sale.

 

Keep an eye on sales at NewEgg and outlet online shops. This guide at Tom's Hardware is a decent guide to use to get the  best bang for the money on the 2013 video cards in the market.





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Re: Video Card compatibility question

Thank you again !!  You're help is very much appreciated !!

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