Hi I have a P5GD2-X that I'm thinking about upgrading. I'm confused about what it can take though. In the Manual it says, PCI Express x16 and people online say that any PCIe card is backward compatible. My question is what kind of card will be worth it. As I'm guessing the computer will lose out on lots of performance because of this. I don't want to buy a card that is too good for my motherboard. Also it has 1 GB of ram (2x 512) and I'm thinking of buying 2 GB more (2x 1GB) as it has 4 ram slots with a max capacity of 4 GB total. Should I consider buying a new motherboard(and processor) or will these 2 items speed up my computer and be worth the money? Any recommendations?
I'm hoping on playing some of the new games that are already out at their lowest performance settings.
Thanks, I'll in check regularly,
Asus P5GD2-X 800MHz FSB Intel 915P Chipset Dual Channel DDR2 533 LGA775 Socket 775/T ATX Motherboard with SATA, Gigabit LAN, PCI-Express X16, PCI-Express X1, 8 Channel Audio, USB 2.0
Video Card I'm possibly looking into
XFX Radeon HD 4770 750MHZ 512MB 3.2GHZ GDDR5 Dual DVI TV Out PCI-E Video Card
Radeon HD 4770
PCI Express x16 (2.0v)
2560 x 1600
Direct X 10.1
2 x DVI-I (Dual Link)