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Sup guys, my friend has an Asus Maximus Formula board, and it's an X38. He was saying something about it can't run a GDDR5 gpu. Is that true? Can an X38 board run a newer GPU, cuz his old one is dying.
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As far as I know, there is no limitation with what memory a GPU uses with any board.
    
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it doesnt matter what memory the video card has, the computer doesn't see it that way.
Some people are complete idiots.

I have run my HD5770 on a oldschool P4 system. the PSU didn't like it, but it ran still.
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What is your friend smoking? As long as it is a pci-e 2.0 slot, it should run any pci-e 2.0 gpu. Now, whatever cpu he is using however might be a bottleneck for a more powerful gpu, such as a gpu using gddr5.
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Alright, thanks guys!
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post #6 of 10
GPU memory and system memory are completely different. It'll run just fine. All that matters is that its a PCIe slot, and the PSU is enough power.
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It can run it, the GPU memory doesn't matter.
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Ok, I am telling my friend to OC his E6600 cpu to at least 3.0+, but he is a little scared. How much of a bottle neck would a dual core a 2.4 be for an 8800gts 512mb or in the future, a gtx 460 or something?
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Originally Posted by kurosu View Post
Ok, I am telling my friend to OC his E6600 cpu to at least 3.0+, but he is a little scared. How much of a bottle neck would a dual core a 2.4 be for an 8800gts 512mb or in the future, a gtx 460 or something?
at 2.4 is a mjor bottleneck for newer games that are starting to demand more CPU power.

even a 3.2Ghz OC would show a tremendous gain in performance.
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A stock e6600 is hardly ever going to be a BN for an 8800GTS (I used to have that setup), and only an occasional one for a GTX460. Still a decent enough chip for most games, except those that really use quads like BFBC2 and GTAIV.

Hitting 3.2 on one of those is usually childs play w/a decent board, and 3.5 is usually doable with a good cooler, good board, and a bit of OC'ing skillz.
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