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Angelboi

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I have a 512mb video card, does that mean when running games, instead of taking out of my 1gig ram, memory is drawn from the 512?
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Angelboi

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Is there anyway to find out whether my video card is compatible/not compatible with my mobo?
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I have a 512mb video card, does that mean when running games, instead of taking out of my 1gig ram, memory is drawn from the 512?

Correct.

Is there anyway to find out whether my video card is compatible/not compatible with my mobo?

Could you list your motherboard and video card here.
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I have a 512MB Radeon x1600 Pro Video card
and a
AOpen AX4SPB-UN Mother board.
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If my information is correct your video card will not work with that motherboard simply because the card you bought is PCI-Express and the motherboard you have only has an AGP 8x slot.
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I have a 512MB Radeon x1600 Pro Video card

As zoneykid mentioned, is this card AGP or PCIe?
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errr how can i check?
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It'll be shown on the box.
There are only two things, AGP or PCI express
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okay hold on ill check
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Sorry for the late reply. The box is put away somewhere.. i'm looking for it. Hope you're still online later.
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err well i don't have a box for it. is there anyway to check based on the information on the card itself?
I think it is AGP, so i guess there's no fix huh.
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Can you find a model number on your card anywhere?
Your motherboard has AGP, so that would be a good thing.
Could you take a picture of your graphics card and post it here? And could you place a ruler right beside the AGP/PCI-e bus.
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Edited by james_8970, 14 January 2008 - 07:37 PM.

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Yes.. err ill do it when i get home.
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