I was recently interested in upgrading my old video card to something newer. Right now I have an ATI Radeon 9600pro which has 128mb of DDR ram. I was thinking of getting the ATI Radeon x1300 which is 256mb but noticed that it uses DDR2 memory. What I want to know is wether my motherboard will support this DDR2 memory Video Card? My Motherboard is only 2 years old and 478 socket designed for Intel P4 Processors.
I had looked thru my motherboard manual and for actual memory RAM it does not say DDR2 support anywhere, only that it supports DDR400/333/266 (and 433/466 but says those are overclockin specs only). So that leads me to belive that it does not support the video card.... but since that DDR2 memory is on the video card could it still support it or does the normal memory and video card memory support go hand in hand?
Im not sure if what im asking is stupid and if its common sence or not but like I said i really dont know much about PC's. Any help would be greatly appriciated because I really dont want to waste $200 to find out the new card doesnt work