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KM4M-L and graphics cards/memory queries

Hi
Sorry for a couple os dumb questions:
1) I am looking to buy a graphics card for a KM4M-L motherboard setup (with AMD Athlon XP 2400+, 512mb ram, 250gig hdd, dvd-rw installed) but don't know what type I should be looking for at all, can you help at all ??
2) I have 512mb ram installed and would like to up that amount, again what type of memory should I be searching for ??
This is a system that was built by someone else for me but now I do the building etc myself but buying the right parts is giving me a BIG headache and would appreciate all the help you can give me here !!
Thanks !!
Donna

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    DumbBrains Apr 12, 2008

    Thanks alot for the help !!



    So would a "256MB nVidia GeForce FX5500 8x AGP Graphics Video Card" or a "nVidia GeForce 6200 8xAGP 256MB Graphics Video Card" be okay ??



    With the ram what speed memory is best to go for or would any speed do ?? What specific search tems should I use to find it ??



    Sorry to be a pain but I really get stuck when thinking of the search terms !!



    Thanks again

    Donna aka DumbBrains xxx

  • DumbBrains
    DumbBrains Apr 12, 2008

    Many thanks I will go off and search for possible memory.



    Would either of the two graphics cards I named above be okay do you think? (they are both available in my price range).

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I would hate to burst the bubble but if you buy any DDR2 memory, then you will be wasting your money.
This motherboard only supports standard DDR upto 333mhz and only 2gig max of that.

Video card wise, then an ATI 9800 Pro can be had cheaply or an nVidia 6800 AGP version can be purchased new.

Hope it helps =)

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    Peter Thompson Apr 12, 2008

    I should add that when you are asking for memory for your board, the correct terms are PC2700 (DDR333) and PC3200 (DDR400)

    It can have DDR 400 memory sticks, but will only use them at the speed of DDR 333.

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    Peter Thompson Apr 12, 2008

    Both video cards will be fine, just be 100% sure you are getting the AGP versions of them not the Pci-e

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Just buy a new geforce 128 or a 512 mb graphics card and if at all possible upgrade u r RAM with a 2gb ddr2 .All ready you have Supports AGP 4X and AGP 8X
Integrated S3 Graphics UniChrome™ 2D/3D Graphics with motion compensation so better go for config for better usage ..

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