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graphics card upgrade help

graphics card upgrade help

Postby themitchel0 » August 6th, 2010, 3:10 pm

so how do i know what kind of graphics cards my mobo supports? i have the kind of mobo here http://www.ascendtech.us/itemdesc.asp?i ... 08&eq=&Tp=
thats what it is, so would this be able to support a gts 250 ( does that have cuda cores?) so if it can support anything from the gts 240 to the gtx 275 im happy 8-)
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Re: graphics card upgrade help

Postby SPARTAN-001 » August 6th, 2010, 3:29 pm

It will support the GTS 250, however the system will bottleneck the 250, because it's an older board with slower PCI slots. You would be better off getting a cheap card like the 210-240 range and build a new system when you can.
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Re: graphics card upgrade help

Postby themitchel0 » August 6th, 2010, 3:49 pm

ok, so the card would be bottle necked, so it couldnt perform as well? also does would the 240 be bottle necked to? and does the 240 have cuda cores, and a gpu?
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Re: graphics card upgrade help

Postby themitchel0 » August 6th, 2010, 4:09 pm

also is pci e and pci express the same? and does the gt 240/ the gts 250 run with a pci-e 2.0 x 16 ( dont know what that really means but whatever) and thanks
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Re: graphics card upgrade help

Postby SPARTAN-001 » August 6th, 2010, 4:16 pm

EVERY graphics card has a GPU. Without a GPU, it's not a graphics card. Also, every Nvidia card since the 8000 series has had CUDA capabilities. It will also say CUDA capable in the specs if it has CUDA capabilities. The GTS 250 wouldn't be able to perform nearly to its peak, because a system that old would be bottlenecked by other things than the graphics card if you replaced it. PCIe is PCI express, and I'm not sure if the 240 or 250 would run on anything less than PCIe 2.0. x16 is unimportant in this context, they will run on anything down to x4.

PS: There's an edit button for a reason. Please don't double post within a reasonable time period, like a day or so. Just edit your previous post if nobody has responded yet. ;)
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Re: graphics card upgrade help

Postby themitchel0 » August 6th, 2010, 4:52 pm

oo sorry about that :D and thank you, so i should go with the gt 240 right?
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Re: graphics card upgrade help

Postby SPARTAN-001 » August 6th, 2010, 6:56 pm

It should work, I think. However, I'd strongly recommend that you not buy a new video card and instead wait until you can buy a new system.
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Re: graphics card upgrade help

Postby simson33 » September 13th, 2012, 5:17 am

SPARTAN-001 wrote:It should work, I think. However, I'd strongly recommend that you not buy a new video card and instead wait until you can buy a new system.

I also agree with you.
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