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Thexgene14

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Hey I do some mild gaming and I am looking to get a new card because my 6600 gt burned out a while ago. I'm going to get This Card. Its PCI-E as was the 6600 gt. Just a quick question. I have This Motherboard. Will it be compatible with the new 8600 gt I plan on getting. All my logic says yes because the motherboard has a PCI-E x16 slot. But the motherboard is 2-3 years old. Figure I would ask before I purchase in case there is some new compatibilty with the directX 10 that I don't know of. Thanks in advance.
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As a general rule, most cards work in most boards with the odd exception here and there. The X300 graphics card from ATI was a system builder's nightmare because most boards available to the public refused to have anything to do with it, but it faired well with the internal OEM boards. This was eventually resolved but by then the range had been superseded by the next generation anyway.
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So that's a yes? Okay, thanks...just wanted to be sure before I bought. Love this website btw, been a member since I bought my first computer 3 years ago. 17 now, and this site has been great.

Edited by Thexgene14, 04 November 2007 - 06:22 PM.

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The 8600 is not that good of a gaming card. I would recommend a cheaper DirectX 9 card that out performs the 8600. Also The 8600 has DirectX 10 but it just does not have enough juice to play them. Also You need Vista to use DirectX 10.
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