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The point I am trying to make is that the card is going to be sent back for a 8800GTX in 2-3 months anyway so I might as well enjoy the 7950GX2 (bragging rights and all) during that time. Also it does offer performance increases in certain games that the 7900GTX can't max out such as Oblivion. What I really want to know is if there are going to be any potential compatability problems?
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post #12 of 28
No compatibility problems, but I don't think you'll see performance differences, given your CPU/RAM.

Also, I would not get a first gen DX10 card. I'd get a second gen card in about a year.

I think it's a much smarter idea to spend your like $600 or so on a total upgrade.... a nice socket 939 rig (Opty 165, DFI Lanparty Ultra D, 2GB DDR400 RAM, 7900GS) should be almost within reach.

Just my thoughts.

Enjoy the 7950GX2 though... it's an awesome card!
    
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Hey, leave my little old 3400+ alone she tries her best she just ain't got no natural talent at overclockin'. I know that I am basically looking at very little extra performance from the GX2 and that it will only be in the most demanding games at max settings.
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post #14 of 28
And you will not utilize the extra performance the 7900GX2 offers, since the rest of your rig will be at end's wits.

Again, it's an awesome card, but I personally like to see balanced systems. Just as I don't like a top-end Core 2 Duo rig with a 7300GS, I don't like an underpowered rig with a top-end video card.

Ok, this is my last complaint. Again, you'll enjoy the card, no matter what. Your gaming will be spectacular.

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post #15 of 28
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I promise that the card will only be in this aging system for a little while as I am getting a C2D system along with my new DX10 card. I just wanted to make sure it is going to work for the couple months it will be in it.
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post #16 of 28
I don't see any restrictions....

You might want to check the physical measurements, and that there is no obstacle (northbridge heatsing?) right behind your PCI-E slot. That motherboard might not be designed with such large cards in place.
    
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post #17 of 28
how about getting a 7900gto?
    
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post #18 of 28
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Size is not an issue. I have a x850xt in right now and it could be about 3 inches wider and 5 longer and it would still fit.
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post #19 of 28
Option: he just wants this card

Given the step-up, and the fact he'll be getting a Core 2 Duo rig for the DX10 card, I'd say... ok , why not.. LOL
    
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post #20 of 28
7950GX2 is great card, you will enjoy it !
    
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