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post #21 of 30
no probs thats what we do here on ocn.....
post #22 of 30
I'm not entirely sure. I remember the issue being that the slot wouldn't be able to give the card enough power on its own. I think the 915 chipset used 1.0. 1.0a was the one that had compatibility issues.

If you were wondering, here's the OP's specs on his motherboard (Thanks HP for not specifying what revision of PCI-e he has): http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...c00496280#N849

Obviously that's an OEM board and you can overclock yours, but I'm fairly certain that the PCI-e spec won't deviate just because it appears in an HP. From what I've been able to gather, an 8800GT has no problem working on that motherboard.
post #23 of 30
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HAHAHAHA I feel like a tard now, it had never occurred to me to actually upgrade what I have for cheap, would the dual core something like this be worth my time?

If so I agree with all of this. will I see better performance speeds from my PC as far as having multiple programs opened etc. (World of warcraft + Paint.net)?

Im not a total newbie to PC's but my knowledge seems to be limited compared to most of you =P.

Thank you everyone for your responses as well, I have learned a great deal.

-Vudu
Eh, we all have our moments No worries. It should be a considerable upgrade in comparison to what you have now. Most games utilize dual core processors nowadays, and you can definately feel the difference in just basic computing. The 9400GT isn't doing you any favors, and certainly won't be bottlenecked by a single-core processor, but a dual core+new(ish) video card = happiness
post #24 of 30
You might be able to find someone that's selling an 939 Dual core and a motherboard as a package on ebay, Maybe even an AM2 motherboard and CPU.
post #25 of 30
Thread Starter 

OK maybe I have changed my mind, I have an opportunity to trade in my Best buy gift cards for an amazon gift card in which I can purchase a

and an both used for a total of 150$. Would this be better spent than buying the 9800gt or the GTS 450?

-Vudu
Edited by Vudu - 2/18/11 at 10:08am
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post #26 of 30
of course a gpu+cpu upgrade will give a gud boost than just a gpu upgrade
and btw 8800gt is almost equal to 9800gt...maybe 1-3% diff. and thats not much.....
but only advice if u buy that processor then be sure to oc it to get the most out of it....
post #27 of 30
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of course a gpu+cpu upgrade will give a gud boost than just a gpu upgrade
and btw 8800gt is almost equal to 9800gt...maybe 1-3% diff. and thats not much.....
but only advice if u buy that processor then be sure to oc it to get the most out of it....
For sure.

Thanks for the quick response.
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post #28 of 30
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For sure.

Thanks for the quick response.
oh just saw its the 8800 gtx version...man its even stronger than 9800gt coz it has 128 shaders opposed to 112 in 9800gt
post #29 of 30
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http://www.overclock.net/amd-general...l#post12459530

I decided to stop being stupid.....

Thanks Antuk and Ghost + rep for both of you.
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post #30 of 30
Get a GTS450 because:

1. It uses less power
2. Its a lot Cooler
3. G400 Architecture
4. DX11 Support
5. Up to date... so you still get support in drivers.
6. And its Cheap.
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