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Can you use either AMD/ATI or NVIDIA regardless of the rest of your components?

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Like if you have Intel processor and motherboard, you can still use AMD/ATI like Radeon HD, just the same?
Yes, there is nothing that will prevent you from using one or the other. nVidia and AMD/ATi cards will work on any platform that has the proper bus (and practically every motherboard has PCI-E nowadays.)
 
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Look at your system, it has got an Intel CPU and chipset and nVidia graphics. Answer given. :toast:
 

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i somehow feel that you are trolling :p

are you making posts just for the sake of reaching the particular number required for you to be able to post in BST forums? you were asking around at GN

i dont mean to be rude...
 
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i somehow feel that you are trolling :p

are you making posts just for the sake of reaching the particular number required for you to be able to post in BST forums? you were asking around at GN

i dont mean to be rude...
No not at all. I am building a PC and I don't even know what BST forums is. I am trying to get the knowledge necessary to build my own PC. Also having a good time. I don't care about post count.
Before, I was on the Computer Forums and another one, but responses were quite infrequent. I still like that forum, but this forum seems to be giving me the most benefit so far. It's nice to finally find a forum which gets lots of good info and a great community of good people.

As for asking about the buy/sell forum, it takes 14 days and it has nothing to do with post count anyways.

Look at your system, it has got an Intel CPU and chipset and nVidia graphics. Answer given. :toast:
No, I knew NVIDIA and Intel goes together. I just wasn't certain about AMD/ATI graphics and Intel. But now I am, thanks to you guys.
 
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Both Intel and nVidia are in the graphics market. This and what I said before, plus some logic leads to the answer.
Not for being rude or so, I just want to turn on a handy little machine all (wo)men carry around. :toast:
 

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No not at all. I am building a PC and I don't even know what BST forums is. I am trying to get the knowledge necessary to build my own PC. Also having a good time. I don't care about post count.
Before, I was on the Computer Forums and another one, but responses were quite infrequent. I still like that forum, but this forum seems to be giving me the most benefit so far. It's nice to finally find a forum which gets lots of good info and a great community of good people.
 
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I got an AMD CPU and Nvidia GPU

Soon to be Intel CPU and Nvidia GPU
 
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At one stage AMD had nVidia chipsets on their motherboards.
Fortunately nVidia chipsets were discontinued.
 

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At one stage AMD had nVidia chipsets on their motherboards.
Fortunately nVidia chipsets were discontinued.
Fortunately? My nForce 750a SLI was one of the better chipsets I've used. Definitely better than my old Intel 975x Express. nVidia really didn't do a bad job with their chipset IMHO.
 
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Nvidia makes better chipsets than AMD,thats for sure.
Untill recently i was the owner of a 790fx motherboard and i was very disapointed,still got an nvidia chipset running in an athlon rig and it dosent skip a beat.
 
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Fortunately? My nForce 750a SLI was one of the better chipsets I've used. Definitely better than my old Intel 975x Express. nVidia really didn't do a bad job with their chipset IMHO.
The nForce chipsets I had all ran hot.
I have two nForce chipset boards for 939skt and one 680i.
The 939skt ones were fine but were so hot they needed a fan which if started to fail was hard to replace.
The 680i was like a mini heater which eventually failed despite decent cooling and it's mammoth heatpipe layout.
Most of the laptops I had to work on which failed were nVidia chipset based.

Yes a 750a SLi chipset is always going to be better than a 975x chipset.
 

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The nForce chipsets I had all ran hot
yep, mine overheated constantly, it was a nightmare. funnily enough it has larger cooling than my current board :laugh: Since changing to SB it's been smooth sailing

but when it worked 750i was truely great
 
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Yes, there is nothing that will prevent you from using one or the other. nVidia and AMD/ATi cards will work on any platform that has the proper bus (and practically every motherboard has PCI-E nowadays.)
That's not exactly true.... for example...some older AMD CPU's will not have support for Duel Nvidia Video cards/SLI.

But I will say that overall what you said is fairly accurate.
 

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Duel Nvidia Video cards/SLI.
SLI and crossfire are different, he is just asking about single cards which makes everyone correct :)
:toast:
 

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That's not exactly true.... for example...some older AMD CPU's will not have support for Duel Nvidia Video cards/SLI.

But I will say that overall what you said is fairly accurate.
I mentioned nothing about Crossfire and SLI :laugh: and it's really the motherboard that offers the SLI/Crossfire support, not the CPU. :cool: