Discussion in 'Gaming and Software' started by mcclurg, Jan 2, 2009.

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  1. I was thinking of getting a new computer, but hoping to use my current graphics card (ATI radeon x1800xt 512mb) in it. Although it's still PCI-E, is there a compatibility issue with putting it in a computer that's using an Nvidia card? (instead of, not as well as). Are motherboards different for cards? or can you put any PCI-E card in?
  2. No you will be fine...
    Just make sure you get a good one
  3. :twisted:

    a modern pci e 16 motherboard will take your card fine its only when you try and stick 2 cards in that they go wibble.

    if its Ati/amd card a crossfire motherboard (it will be covered in crossfire stickers) will take 2 cards

    if its Nvidia graphics card then you need an Sli motherboard IF you want to run two cards

    you cant mix and match ati and nvidia cards in the same motherboard AFAIK

    hope this helps

  4. Your right, you cant. But keep an eye on what you are spending on the high end parts to make up your new computer. There are always good deals in the sales that will provide the spec you need quite cheaply.
  5. SCAN have some cracking deals of the day at the moment well worth a look