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#1 Jan 22 2009 at 4:04 PM Rating: Decent
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So i am planning on buying a much better video card (currently have a GeForce 7600).

I am looking to hopefully pickup a GeForce 9600 or better, but what i am confused with is how can I tell it will be compatible for my setup (motherboard and what-have-you) other than actually buying it and trying to install?

Is there something I can look at to make sure I will be able to use the product I order before I am actually billed and receive it?

I am at work, but off the top of my head my PC specs are (if it matters)

Intel 3.2Ghz Processor
3gb RAM

I'll update this when I get home.

Edited, Jan 22nd 2009 4:23pm by MYteddy
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#2 Jan 22 2009 at 7:41 PM Rating: Decent
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You need to find out what kind of slot you have.

AGP 4x/8x ,most older boards use these.

PCI-express, AFAIK this is the more common slot for newer comupters.

To find out just open up the side of the tower and look on the mother board near the slot of the video card and it should say.

Your ram and CPU really have nothing to with what tyoe of card you have.
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#3 Jan 23 2009 at 3:25 AM Rating: Decent
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Or you can look into your 7600 card and see if it's AGP or PCI express.

Edited, Jan 23rd 2009 6:25am by warservice
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#4 Feb 19 2009 at 1:53 AM Rating: Default
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Thanks for the information
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