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Graphics card issue - GA-0ST800 Motherboard

I am running some games on a P4 2.4 Ghz system with a 128Mb video card. (Windows XP)
I have just updated RAM from 512Mb to 2GB - saw some improvement when booting up and switching between programs.
I am contemplating upgrading to a 512Mb video card, but i need to know if there are any restrictions on which ones I can install.
Is the HIS RADEON HD3850 AGP 512MB DDR3 video card suitable for this board?
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    Thanks all.

    Time to go shopping.

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Hi,
Yes, it's safe.
Your motherboard is intended for AGP-4X vga cards only
But Radeon HD3850 supports AGP-4X/8X AGP Slot
So, no problem should occur.

Happy fixya!!! peace...

Posted on Nov 21, 2008

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Your motherboard have an AGP 4X port, you can easy upgrade whit that card since it is an APG-card. Not sure tough that your motherboard can handle all that DDR3 power witch come with the card but im sure u will notice a big improvment.
I think that a cheaper card with 512 Mb DDR2 will give u the same results.

Good luck

Posted on Nov 21, 2008

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