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Upgrading GFX Card

Question: Upgrading GFX Card

Hey everyone Now I'm no expert but I'm fairly computer savvy, however when it comes to hardware spec's I'm clueless. A friend of a friend helped me pick my hardware, and I put together my current computer almost 4 years ago. It was a beast at first but after a month my gfx card kept crashing almost every game, 5 mins into playing. Did some research, turned out a lot of people were having issues with the same card. For whatever reason I never bothered to, or couldn't get a replacement. Well now I'm finally ready to do it and I was looking for some insight, based on my current spec's, what my best options would be..
I'm running:

Windows 7, 64bit
This barebone kit:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicat...mail-_-WebletMain-_-WEBLET101SATSFY-_-Satisfy

Asus M4A89GTD PRO AMD 890GX CrossFire Motherboard
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 2.8GHz Processor Overclocked to 4.0GHz
8GB DDR3 1600MHz System Memory (4 x 2048MB)
750-Watt Power Supply
CoolIT ECO A.L.C Liquid Cooling System
WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB Desktop Hard Drive - 3.5", SATA, 7200RPM, 64MB Cache

And the busted graphics card I'm using:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicat...mail-_-WebletMain-_-WEBLET101SATSFY-_-Satisfy

EVGA 01G-P3-1452-TR GeForce GTS 450 SuperClocked Video Card - 1024MB GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0, Dual DVI, Mini HDMI, SLI, DirectX 11, Fermi +99MHz Overclock to 882MHz

Now don't get me wrong, I'm not expecting to play next-gen games at the highest settings or anything, just something decent to hold me over until I eventually build a fresh PC. I'm not looking to spend more than $200-$300. I've always gone with nVidia in the past, but I'm open to other suggestions.

Any suggestions are appreciated, thanks for your time!

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Answer: Upgrading GFX Card

Looking over your current video card were you in need of running dual monitors? Have you checked out NewEgg.com? They are always having deals of video cards.

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I've managed to upgrade some of my home PC's from Win 7 or Win 8 to Wn 10 without any significant problems, but I am having major difficulty upgrading one of my PC's.

It is running Win 7 Home 32-bit and when I originally ran the Windows 10 upgrade advisor, it indicated that I could not upgrade as my NVidia GEForce 6600 graphics card was incompatible with Windows 10.

I tried various workarounds, using suggestions on this and other sites, to upgrade with the GEForce card but none were successful. So I purchased and installed a new graphics card - an AMD Radeon R7 240, which should be Win 10 compatible.

I then re-ran the Win 10 upgrade advisor - it still said that I couldn't upgrade as the "GeForce 6600 card" was incompatible - even though it was no longer installed!

I checked the Device Manager and the graphics card was clearly showing as being the AMD card. I then explicitly uninstalled any NVidia drivers/software using the Control Panel/Program uninstall - still unable to upgrade to Win 10. I also ran the Wagnard tools "Display driver uninstaller" and removed any NVidia software/drivers - still unable to upgrade. I am using the latest drivers from the AMD website.

I also tried to upgrade using the Media Creation tool and a Win 7 image from DVD (previously this also failed to work and gave the incompatible graphics card error); this seemed to work up to a point, but after a reboot it wanted me to select a keyboard layout but neither my usb keyboard no... Read more

Answer:Upgrading to Win 10 - after upgrading incompatible graphics card

Windows 10 no longer supports NVIDIA 6-Series Graphics Cards anymore as of Windows 8

Hint : Install drivers manually through device manager (it may or may not work)

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I've managed to upgrade some of my home PC's from Win 7 or Win 8 to Wn 10 without any significant problems, but I am having major difficulty upgrading one of my PC's.

It is running Win 7 Home 32-bit and when I originally ran the Windows 10 upgrade advisor, it indicated that I could not upgrade as my NVidia GEForce 6600 graphics card was incompatible with Windows 10.

I tried various workarounds, using suggestions on this and other sites, to upgrade with the GEForce card but none were successful. So I purchased and installed a new graphics card - an AMD Radeon R7 240, which should be Win 10 compatible.

I then re-ran the Win 10 upgrade advisor - it still said that I couldn't upgrade as the "GeForce 6600 card" was incompatible - even though it was no longer installed!

I checked the Device Manager and the graphics card was clearly showing as being the AMD card. I then explicitly uninstalled any NVidia drivers/software using the Control Panel/Program uninstall - still unable to upgrade to Win 10. I also ran the Wagnard tools "Display driver uninstaller" and removed any NVidia software/drivers - still unable to upgrade. I am using the latest drivers from the AMD website.

I also tried to upgrade using the Media Creation tool and a Win 7 image from DVD (previously this also failed to work and gave the incompatible graphics card error); this seemed to work up to a point, but after a reboot it wanted me to select a keyboard layout but neither my usb keyboard no... Read more

Answer:Upgrading to Win 10 - after upgrading incompatible graphics card

Windows 10 no longer supports NVIDIA 6-Series Graphics Cards anymore as of Windows 8

Hint : Install drivers manually through device manager (it may or may not work)

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Hey all!  I've been looking to update the graphics card on my Dell XPS 8700 from a GTX 645 to a GTX 1050 Ti Nvidia graphics card.   Everything I looked at says it checks out:
-PCIE x16 card compatible with  PCI- Express x16 card slot
- 1.5 Width (Dual Slot Width) x 5.7 Length x 4.38 Height graphics card should fit in PC (original dimensions for the GTX 645 are 4.376 Height, 5.7 Length, Single Slot width).   Only problem I can see here is the width for the 1050 is dual slot while the original has a single slot width.  However, there should be enough space right?  
- 75W power draw with a 460W PSU.   Here is another (unlikely) potential problem.  I have no idea how much power everything else is drawing so I don't know how much spare power I have.   However, seeing as the 645 has a max power draw of 65 W, I think I'm fine since that's only a 10 W difference
 
Does anybody see any problems with my logic/anything that I'm missing?  Thanks all and have a great day.   
 

Answer:Upgrading Dell XPS 8700 with EVGA Geforce GTX 1050 Ti Sc Graphics Card Card

you MUST upgrade BIOS to A10 for Win7/81 or A11 for Win10 for GTX 9x0 or higher and all GTX 10x0 cards as well.
What software are you running? If gaming at 1920x1080 resolution a GTX 1060 is perhaps the "best' option for an XPS 8700. The 8700 will easily fit a dual width card and the 1060 is the right mix of lots of graphics card, but it doesn't need a ton of power to run it.
The motherboard provides up to 75W via the PCIe slot, and extra power comes from the two six pin PCIe power connectors if the card needs more power.
Some GTX 1060 cards need a single 8 pin connector and the solution is a very low cost adapter ( $ 8.00 on eBay)

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Had a power surge that has wiped out my modem card.  Can I replace with NIC card? I have a Broadband Cable Modem with Router - connected to 3 other PC's and laptop. I just use this machine for my email and some internet. Windows 7DesktopHP Pavilion a1630n (about 10 years old) ThanksHandley

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i am upgrading from nvidia 5200fx to 5500fx.....my games are skipping quite a bit(command and conquer generals), and my pc is working alot of overtime. my problem is that when i switched out the old agp card and popped in the new one, my dell monitor would not turn on under any circumstances. however, the monitor works fine with the old agp card and with the onboard graphics if both agp cards are absent. i have tried EVERYTHING. from updating the bios, to switching the ram around, to uninstalling the old drivers and shutting down, then installing new card, but still not able to get into windows. i tried booting into safe mode, but i cant see the screen to do so.
im very frustrated, out of options almost. my pc is almost top of the line. pentium 4, 3.0ghz, 512ddr ram, 80gb hd. The only possibility i can think of that could be wrong is too much power for the supply, which i find hard to believe.....
any suggestions are very welcome......please help! :dead:
 

Answer:Upgrading Agp Card, New Agp Card Is Nvidia 5500fx...

Hi
About all I will say is that the diff between a 5200 and a 5500 is not really noticeable in games, you need to get a 58/5900 or a 66/6800 to see any improvement. Sorry.
 

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I have a dell computer, Studio Slim 540s. I was hoping to upgrade my grahpics card to be able to play games such as call of duty, battlefield etc. but my grahpics card at the moment isn't good enough.

Becuase my computer is a slim version i would need a low profile card. I was looking at this card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150322 the gForce 9500GT. However i think there is also a low profile 9800GT http://vr-zone.com/articles/sparkle-makes-9600-gt--9800-gt-cards-in-low-profile/6348.html. I can go up too £200 if necessary i just want the best card possible for my fan and power supply which can be upgraded to handle.

But the computer only came with a 250watt power supply and no extra fans. For this new card or any other new low profile higher-end card would i need to upgrade the fan or add a new fan and the power supply?
 

Answer:Upgrading my Gfx card

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Hi everyone,

Having plowed through several issues in the course of upgrading my old system, there's one remaining item that I was wondering if someone here could help me with. The computer is fairly old: a Gateway 817GM Media Center originally running XP (original specifications here: Gateway Support - Specifications). Currently, the system is running with 2.5GB of DDR1 RAM.

So far as I can tell, there is one PCI port open. Does anyone know a graphics card that fits this (Intel 915 chipset, I think) specification that can handle Aero? Gaming isn't my thing, I don't play heavy games at all. But Aero/DirectX/Direct3D would definitely be nice.

Thanks if anyone can help!

Answer:Upgrading an old card.

This should work...expensive for what it is though....Newegg.com - HIS H545H512P Radeon HD 5450 Silence 512MB 64-bit DDR3 PCI HDCP Ready Low Profile Video Card

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Just to be sure, thought I'd ask the pros (that is your guys.....)

I now have the FX5200, and have purchased a Sapphire Radeon 9800 Pro (128Mb).

I am planning on just taking out the FX5200, plugging in the 9800 Pro, and then reinstalling XP from scratch. I have all my drivers for everything, and I haven't reinstalled windows for a while, and things are getting kind of glitchy so I thought I would kill two birds with one stone...

Before I go ahead and do this........... is there anything I am not thinking of? Anyone foresee any problems?
 

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Alright, let me ask another question. Probably showing how little I know, but hey, I'm not afraid!......

Drivers. For my 9800 Pro, should I just use the drivers from Sapphire's site? What drivers should I be using? I have heard that there are all kinds of 3rd party things going on, and I just haven't a clue what is best...
 

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1. Motherboard -
2. Graphic interface - PCI-e
3. Memory - 1 GB
4. CPU - AMD Athalon 64 4000+
5. CPU Speed - 2.41 GHz
6. Power Supply Make/Model - Delta Electronics Inc./ DPS 330AB 15A (no clue about this one)
7. Watt output/Amperage - +12V/15A
8. Max Power- 300W

I love first person shooters and i just bought STALKER Shadow of Chernobyl and it's not that fun on my current and very crappy integrated nvidia 6100. I'm looking into the e-GeForce 8600 GT 256 MB PCI-E DX10 Graphics which i can get for $120 or a PNY GeForce 7600GS 512 MB for $100.

I guess that's pretty much my financial range. The problem is i dont know what's better for its price. I'd assume the 8600 b/c of my little bit of research it was only ever compared to the 7900 (so maybe the 7600 is a lot worse than the 8600, but for a $20 difference i want to be sure). But i'm not sure and that's why i'm on here asking you guys.



I looked up the 8600 and found this product which looks exactly what i'm looking to buy- it gives the specs and what the needed power supply: http://www.evga.com/products/moreinfo.asp?pn=256-P2-N755-AR

it says minimum of 350Watt and +12v/22a- so i know now i'd have to upgrade my PSU. So i got to looking for a new PSU and found this: http://www.compusa.com/products/pro...cm_mmc=compusa-_-rss-_-ad-_-computer_upgrades

It looks very good and more along the high end which i dont mind, but it mentions something about having conne... Read more

Answer:Upgrading to new card help

I suppose if they said it'll work on a 350W PSU, you can probably get away with that 380W Antec PSU.

You might want to see how much more you'd be paying for the 430W model.

As for the graphics card, I would think the 8600Gt would perform better, even though it has less RAM. You might want to check www.tomshardware.com, they have a nice chart comparing graphics cards in a whole variety of settings. Great to see which is the better card.
 

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Hi i used to have an Xp but then i got vista home premium. thats when i discovered that my video card sucked soo that is why my computer was running slow.
I then got an ATI Radeon Hd 2600 Pro AGP, sooooo now i have this Multimedia Video Controller problem. it doesnt say anything about it, it doesnt give me any sort of detail about it. All i know is that if i disable it, my video card stops working.

Sooooo can anyone help me please.
 

Answer:Need help upgrading VGA card

have u install the latest drivers for it? if not do it.
 

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Question: Upgrading GFX card

i'm pretty noob at comps, wanna upgrade gfx card so i can play new games with higher FPS, can i just buy a good decent one and stick it in my computer, or do i need to make sure my motherboard can take it etc. >.<

i dont know how to check what my motherboard is or else id post it
 

Answer:Upgrading GFX card

Yes, you certainly need to find the correct graphics card that is compatible with your system. Most computers generally meet the "minimum requirements" listed by the video card manufacturer, so that's ok. The only thing left to consider is the correct slot interface.

You need to find out what type of port your motherboard has. It's either AGP, PCI-Express, or just PCI.

The obvious way of finding out would be to open up your computer and read the small fine print indicating the motherboard name or type of graphics card slot.


But an easier way (and to an extent, a more logical way) would be to download Belarc Advisor HERE and it will tell the info on every part in your computer. Just look under the motherboard section ("Main Circuit Board") after you've installed it, and tell us the name of your motherboard.

As for selection of a good graphics card, you need to tell us the games you are expecting to get good performance in, and explain what your expectations are in terms of frame rate.

Good luck
 

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hi,
i was wondering, if i upgrade the sd-card in my lumia 640, and move everything to my pc then move it back to the new card. will apps installed on the sd card need to be reinstalled again or will they just keep on working?

Answer:Upgrading sd card

That is good question. I have not tried it yet but cloning should work similar to ssd. You just need to find a utility app that does microSD cloning.

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Question: Upgrading my Card

I currently have an Radeon 4200HD. What would be a good upgrade from that? I'd like to play some more games on here, but nothing too serious.

Answer:Upgrading my Card

Assuming the HP in your specs, what kind of budget do you have? With the 300W power supply it,

HP Pavilion p6270z Desktop PC Product Specifications and Configurable Options - c01931067 - HP Business Support Center

without a power supply upgrade as well you're going to be severely limited as to what you can put in it.

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Hey, I am currently thinking about upgrading my gfx untill I get a new computer I am going from a gfx with 128mb memory to one with 256mb, now before I buy it I want to know will I see any difference in gameplay or won't it change much at all?
 

Answer:Upgrading gfx card

Depends.....Whats your budget and what card do you have now? and which do you plan to upgrade too...?
 

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I bought this second handIntel Core i7-2600 Processor, 8GB, 500GB 7200RPM S-ATA HDD, no diskette drive, PCI/PCIe Tower (4x5), Intel HD Graphics, DVD Recordable, Gigabit Ethernet, Windows 7 Professional 64, new Coolermaster 500w PSU.The onboard is intel HD 1000 (gt) or similar and I got a Radeon hd5450 with it which is o.k. I have an old Radeon HD 4850 and have tried to install that installed the 4850 (it just fits) added the power. Computer boots, no post, no beepsand th ehd4850's fan powers up. Windows starts! I just get no signal to monitor. The card works fine in another machine.Ive installed latest bios 9HKT58AUS 0/10/2014 What is the best gfx card i can upgrade this machine to...it seems a bit tight in there.










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Answer:upgrading gfx card in m91p?

I got a full-height over-clocked Gigabyte GTX 750 Ti with dual fans in mine  (it's shorter than some with dual fans.)      Fits and works great.   It does need one 6-pin PCIe power connectors, so it does need an after market psu.  

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Is it possible to upgrade the VGA card in my T61 to another card?  I've got the discrete nVidia Quadro 140M now, and it's a good card for what I do, but I'm looking to get rid of my desktop and without an s-video or DVI port on my T61 I can't hook it up to my 65" DLP HDTV.Any suggestions?Thanks! 

Answer:Upgrading the video card on a T61

no everything is soldered on, so you are stuck with what you have. If you want DVI output, it is easily done using an advanced mini-dock, which have most of the outputs you want.Message Edited by wjli2 on 05-14-2008 01:38 PM

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Last year I bouught a Compaq Presario desktop with Vista premounted. I just tried to set it up to run a Vista video screensaver, and I get a message that says, essentially, "the video card in your cheap-a$$ed WalMart Special is not up the task". So I am thinking about upgrading the card. But I don't have a clue. What would be the best way for Joe Computer to proceed? Dollars are dear.

Answer:Upgrading graphics card.

You can get decent video cards for reasonably cheap these days. I'd venture to guess that your Presario has a PCI-Express slot, 16x even. You can pick up an eVGA 9500GT 1GB for $90 at the local Fry's in my area.

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Hey, I have a Pavilion DV5 laptop with a Intel HD graphics card.
I play MineCraft Mainly, and it is about 10 FPS on a good day..
Is there any tips I can use?
THINGS I HAVE TRIED:
(For minecrafters, I have tried optifine)
I have tried going into properties and setting to program to high priority,
I have tried clearing my cache
And I have tried gameboost or whatever, that makes games faster.
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Would really help if I could get some answers!
 

Answer:Want 40-60 FPS without upgrading graphics card

Intel HD graphics means you don't have a graphics card. It uses the CPU.

Pretty much, either buy a card, or turn the game settings way down. It's actually pretty demanding.
 

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I just bought a lenovo3000, k100, and am happy with it except for intels gma, which sucks.:(http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3523912&body=MAIN) Im planning to upgrade to this:XFX GeForce 9600 GT Video Card - 512MB GDDR3, PCI Express 2.0, SLI Ready, (Dual Link) Dual DVI, HDTV, Video Card (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3618454&CatId=1826)But i obviously need to upgrade the lame psu that comes with the k100, im planning on buying this psu:Corsair VX450W 450-Watt Power Supply (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3287208&CatId=1078) so my questions are:1. Is the video card compatible with the computer? Im almost sure it is, just checking.2. Is the psu compatible? this is my real doubt, will it fit the lenovo? please answer this one?3. Finally, ive been reading about the implications of changing the psu, what will stop working? The led light? will i still be able to switch between cool and turbo mode? if so how will I know on what mode i am?thanks.

Answer:Upgrading to a new graphics card

Keep reading buddy, we have wrote a bunch on how to change out the PSU and install the Video card and the Dial Light problem.  IMHO I think 450w is too low and suggest 600w or more. I thought about the 9600 but for gamming the 8800 series beats hands down and it's around the same price now ($200) I will send pics of the light mod if needed but the parts are around $10 or less. Hope that helps.





Lenovo 3000K100 Intel Core2 Quad Vista Home Premium BFG 8800GT-OC 512MB PCIe 500GB SATA HD 4GB PC-5300 DDR2 DVD +/- RW DL x2 SATA Creative X-FI Pro + Mods

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ATM i have an ATI Radeon X300se 128mb PCIe vid card and i am sorely in need of an uprgade for playing games like unreal tournament 2004 and half-life 2. I would like to spend around 130-170 dollars on the card, but i dont know which gpu to choose.

I have looked at:
GeForce 6600 256mb
GeForce 6600GT 128mb
ATI Radeon X700Pro 256mb

I wonder which gpu would give me the greatest jump in performance ingame. Also what brands would you recommend for my price range? Thanks!
 

Answer:Upgrading Video Card

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I've been looking over many cards and finally found the best agp card I could find. Going from a Geforce 5200 fx 128mb (only of which has 98mb available now after extensive use) to a BFG Geforce 7300 GT 512mb.
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3092427&CatId=2234
I have a 305watt psu (standard one that came with Dell Dimension 8300) and it's served quite well over the years I've had it.
I just want to see if anyone else knows of a better card that would go with my system or if they've had problems with this card before I buy it.
I don't really play high end games but if it can run at least CoD4 at decent settings I'm good.
 

Answer:Upgrading vid card. need input

The most ideal card for your setup would be a 7800GS or 7950GT, but they are becoming difficult to find. I could run COD4 no problem when I was using my old XFX 7950GT... it was one of the best AGP cards available when I bought it. You could try eBay or Amazon for the older tech but since they have become obsoleted, most mainstream sources will not carry them. Good luck.
 

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I'm looking to upgrade my graphics card. How do I determine if it is compatible with my motherboard. Also when it says DX 12 will it work still if I only had Dx 11? Or if there any good sources that I can look up to help too! Thank you for any help!

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So, I'm upgrading to a Full HD LED Monitor and a graphics card. But, I don't know anything about graphics cards or installing them. What would you recommend? I have a budget of 100 for the card. I'll mostly play WoW or TOR

Answer:Upgrading Monitor/GFX Card

HP shows the HD4650 and installation is fairly straightforward if you can identify the pci-e slot which you only have one of according to the specs.

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I have a ATI Radeon X300 PCI Express 1.0 card and was wondering what ATI card would be suitable and will fit in a Dell Dimension 5150 case. I want to upgrade as I'm hoping to get my old Pentium 4 computer up to a state to where it is good enough for games that still do require a Pentium 4 processor to work as I'm finding that whilst it can handle games, sometimes it struggles to work with others.
 

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Need some help upgrading my graphics card for gaming.My System Spec is:Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q8300 @ 2.50GHz4.00 GB DDR2 (Capable of 8GB Max)ATI Radeon HD 4650 Series (1GB)750GB HDDWindows Vista Home PremiumI am not entirely sure about the PSU its a Liteon i think its 450wThe card i have now is a PCI-Express 2.0 x16 so i am looking for same as that i don't play really graphical intense games because i also have a xbox 360 and PS3 but i am looking at playing the new online game called Rift and Diablo 3 when it eventually gets released.Thanks in advance.

Answer:Need Help Upgrading Graphics Card !

Windows Vista / Windows 7 Dual Core 2.4Ghz Processor 2 GB RAM 512 MB NVIDIA® GeForce 8800 GTX or ATI Radeon HD 3870 or betterThose for Rift are :-Operating system: Windows XP, Vista or 7Processor: Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz or betterMemory: 4 GBHard disk space: 8.0 GB available Desktop Video: Nvidia GTS 250 or betterSound: DirectX 8.1 compliant cardDirectX: 9.0c, June 2010 updateBroadband internet connection (DSL, cable modem or other high speed connection)Based on that and your HD is not full you should be OK.I would get myself more RAM and replace the video card when / if it fails

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I currently have a Nvidia GTX 275 but I'm looking to upgrade.

I've narrowed it down to a GTX 560 Ti and a GTX 570 since I like to remain with Nvidia and the other cards from Nvidia cost a bit too much at this moment.

However I'm unsure which of the two I should get.

The 560 only costs 250 so that's a plus while the 570 costs 350, but my question: Is the 570 really worth the extra 100?

Also, for how much would my GTX 275 still sell? Tried looking on google but it seems the card became extinct or something, lol.

Thx in advance.

Answer:Upgrading Graphics card.

Necrosis,
Welcome to SF. As the proud owner of a GTX260OC and having upgraded to a Radeon 5770 Hawk on the cheap. I may not be the guy to help. But in my humble opinion I would grab the 470 and save the money or spend the difference on a SSD and really up the ante! Either way it will be an improvement over the GTX270 which isn't a slouch of a card, ever thought of picking up another GTX 270 on the real cheap and SLI'g ?

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Hey guys! (first post, woot)I currently have an XPS 410... specs:- Vista Home Premium (32 Bit)- 2Gig RAM- Intel Core 2 Duo 6300 1.86GHzCurrent Video Card - NVIDIA GeForce 7300 LE- PCI Express (64-Bit)I was hoping to find a new card... somewhere around $100-200. (+ or - a few dollars)Any help you guys can give would be great, thanks!Some that I have been looking at...http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814143130http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121224R

Answer:Upgrading my Video Card + RAM.

I have the 9600gt and its been working great for me since i put it in, no hassles and an easy install

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Hi,
I currently have a 32 mb Nvidia riva tnt2 installed in AGP slot. my AGP slot support 2x/4x. What type of video card can I install, because some games require higher memory like 64mb etc.?
I have Windows XP Pro P4 SP1 512 RAM. Any advise is appreciated.
Thanks
 

Answer:Upgrading to the right video card

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i have a dell inspiron 530S computer and it came with integrated graphics (256) and i think the PSU in it is 250 watt.

i was thinking of getting a geforce 9500 (512) card, would i be able to hook it up since the computer already has integrated graphics ? and would the psu be good enough to run with it ?



i tryed playing counter strike source on it but got around 10~ fps..... so thats why im getting a new video card, friend said vista was eating up my resources, think if i install XP i could run CS:S without buying a new gfx card ?

Answer:Upgrading gfx card question

Your psu should be able to handle it without any problems. The GF 9500 is rated a max 35W
http://archive.atomicmpc.com.au/foru...c=7&t=9354&p=0

Vista isn't to blame, the intel integrated 3100 graphics is just to weak.

Your psu is 250W, and you have a free PCIE slot. And since one of the configurations features a HD4450 (rated 30W) I don't see why the psu wouldn't handle another 5W for the GF 9500.
http://www.dell.com/content/products...=19&l=en&s=dhs

But I might be wrong...

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Hello everyone, I'm currently using a HP 15-ay104nv Laptop which is using the AMD Radeon R7 M440 graphic card along with a 6GB RAM and an Intel Core i7-7500U CPU. My question? Can I upgrade my Graphic card and RAM? If yes, what options do I have? Thanks in advance.

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Hi i was wondering if anyone can help me. i have an old PC that the children use for homework and playing afew games. the graphics card has gone - no pictures or anything on computer. the card installed in a Geforce MX400 AGP. i would like to change it but dont want to spend too much with it only being a spare one. could anyone advise me on which one i should buy? Many thanks

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This one will work with all type of monitorsclick here

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Just curious but on the site it says that i can download the NVidia graphics software but i can't complete it unless i have an actual Nvidid graphics card installed on my computer. Is it possible for me to upgrade the card. I have the Intel HD Graphics card and i want to switch it out for the Nvidia without any problems.

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Hi all, Was wondering if it was possible to upgrade the video card in my T400? Currently have an ATI Radeon Mobility 3400 that came installed in my machine, but want to upgrade to something beefier. Any way to just buy one on the market and pop it in?













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Answer:Upgrading graphics card

no you can't upgrade the GPU, but you could consider an external graphics card solution using DIY Vidock. 

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Trying to find out what new 5g wifi cards will work with my bios. Model- G6-2253CAProduct # C2L8OUA#ABLCentrino Wireless-N 2230 installed now. Thanks, Marc

Answer:upgrading wifi card

Here's the problem. Your laptop may or may not have the infamous HP "whitelist" which blocks use of any wireless card not listed in the Manual. HP abandoned it about Q42013 but 3rd generation Intel Core units like yours are right on the borderline. HP has never given a definitive accounting of which units have it and which do not.  If it has no whitelist your laptop uses this type of wi-fi card:  This would be the best card of that type: https://www.amazon.com/Intel-7260-HMWG-R-Wireless-AC-Bluetooth-Mounting/dp/B00MY9S692/ref=sr_1_1?ie=... Newer laptops have a different kind of wi-fi card that will not fit in yours.  Post back with any questions. If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it. 

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I have a Dell XPS 420, Core Quad, Q6600 @ 2.40GHz and 3GB RAM running XP SP3. Power Supply is 375W. Current video card is an ATI Radeon HD 2400 Pro. I'd like to upgrade the card for video/slideshow and photo editing. Programs I'll be using are Proshow Producer and Photoshop Elements 9. Can my computer handle this PCI-E 2.0 card or something similar? I want at least 1GB RAM and DDR3. No one at Dell will answer this questions without charging me for tech support
Thanks,
Monica
Asus ATI Radeon HD 5550 1024 MB DDR3 PCI-Express 2.1 DVII HDMI DSub HDCP Video Card
 

Answer:Upgrading Vid Card. Not Sure What I Can Handle

This is what's posted on the Dell accessory site for the ATI Radeon HD 5550 1 GB DDR3 PCI Express x16 video card:

http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/...087,768787831,1286297965,,26062516,5622018244

It recommends at least a 400W power supply.

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So my parents went out and bought a "hp p7-1207c". And I was wondering if I could add a video card to the pc.
The Motherboard is a "AAHD3-hb".
When I was reading the the info on the motherboard it said it has 1 PCI Express x16 so my question is does the integrated graphics on the motherboard have anything to do with this slot and if it doesn't could I add a graphics card to my PC and would it be worth it.
 

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A couple of weeks ago I bought a video card at the nearly-defunct Compusa. It's a Compusa brand GeForce FX 5200 128 MB card. It runs on 8x AGP, but from what I've read, it should be backwards compatible with my motherboard's 4x port. When I have the card in and boot the machine, I get a blank screen with no POST for a little over two minutes. After that, the machine POSTs and goes into the BIOS. It goes straight to the CPU speed settings, and there's a message on the right of the screen saying I have to correct the clock speed and reboot the machine after installing a new CPU. It's a bit frustrating... I've tried switching the 400 W PSU with a brand new 500 W PSU that I bought for my 'problem' machine. That hasn't changed anything. I've been in contact with NVidia, ASUS, and a little on the phone with Compusa, but mostly to tell me they can't do anything. Has anyone else had this problem? Do I have any recourse at this point? Is this something to do with settings in the BIOS? Does the CPU/memory speed ratio effect the AGP port? Thank you for your patience, any help would be appreaciated.

-Kevin
 

Answer:Upgrading an 8X AGP card to a 4X port

It should have said on the box or in the info for the card if its a 8x/4x card, which it probably is so it should be compatible. Once in a while you get a mobo that doesn't like one brand of video card but the other is just fine so that's a slight possibility. Is this a replacement card or in stead of onboard graphics?

In any case your best bet for correcting is in the BIOS I think. You can try loading the fail-safe settings, optimal settings etc., if that doesn't work you can hunt around and see if there is somewhere that you can set the bus speed correctly or at least to something it will accept. Also there's a setting that I call the ESCD but it has different names. Sometimes enabling that when there is a hardware change will reload with the correct extended configuration data.

ps. Yes the speeds of the buses has an effect on all pci and agp ports and memory unless there is a mechanism for unlinking them which only comes on more expensive overclocker-centric mobos for the most part.
 

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I am currently running a Nvidia GeForce4 Mx 420 64MB on a Dell 4550 2.4 with 512 RAM. I want to upgrade the video card, but not break the bank. So, less than $50. I'm saving for a new PC. I'm not happy with the performance in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004, on average I get around 15 FPS.

I'm not too tech savvy so I have quite a few questions:

How important is the Clock Core speed? Is it more important to get higher memory or clock speed?

128 or 256MB, will there be a huge difference?

Any opinions on : Radeon 9200 9250 9550 9600? Should I stick with Nvidia? any suggetions on a Nvidia card?

What's the difference between AGP 2x, 4x, 8x ?

Is it worth it to pay $35 for a Radeon 9200 SE 128MB PC Video Graphics Card? or should I get something newer?
 

Answer:Need help upgrading a video card

$50 isnt much to work with. The ATI 9200 and Nvidia 5200 are crap and avoid any card with 64bit memory or SE or LE in its name. Those are the lepers of video card. Do you have an AGP slot? Some Dells dont. If you need a PCI card the FX5700 is the best , for AGP check Ebay for a Radeon 9500.
 

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Can I upgrade my video card from a 6500 series to a R7-200 ?










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Yes.That is only if you purchase a model that has legacy BIOS compatibility.  Sapphiretech makes cards that have legacy BIOS compatibility and some that actually have a physical switch on the card to allow switching between UEFI and legacy BIOS compatibility. See the following catalog from Sapphiretech.http://www.sapphiretech.com/productdetial.asp?pid=2339BD93-8F69-4B7C-97FE-769DE2C3BDBF&lang=eng   Radeon HD r7 200 series video cards require a single six-pin PCIe power connector. Your desktop was not delievered with a PSU that supplies that. You will also need to upgrade the PSU.

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I've heard not every laptop is compatible for a graphics card upgrade, so if anyone knows could you tell me if my laptops graphics card can be upgraded.

I've got a HP G6000 Notebook. Here's some basic specs...

Processer: AMD Athlon 64 X2 TK53 1.70 GHz
RAM: 2gb
160gb SATA Hard Disk Drive

My current graphics card is the NVIDIA GeForce Go 6100

The reason i'm looking to upgrade is for gaming purposes.

Please leave feedback, thanks
 

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I would like to get peoples input on what video card I should upgrade to.

I have a AMD XP1800 system with a Ti200 AGP 8x card now but I think its crapping out. When I play a game I keep getting an error and one of the possibilities is that something has over heated. I'm assuming its the video card since it only happens when I'm gaming.

Your opinions would be appreciated.
 

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Hello, I been having a problem finding a compatible graphic card for PC HPE-400y. People said this one is compatible and you don't need to change the power supply. https://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-GAMING-Support-04G-P4-6253-KR/dp/B01MF7EQJZorhttps://www.amazon.com/MSI-GTX-1050-2G-OC/dp/B01M67EF75?th=1   

Answer:Upgrading graphic card

Please see: http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Upgrading-a-HPE-400y/td-p/480685... where the same question was "asked and answered".  

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So I have an Alienware Aura R3
Mainboard : Alienware 046MHW
Chipset : Intel P67
Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Home Edition Media Center 6.01.7601 Service Pack 1 (64-bit)
Processor : Intel Core i7 2600 @ 3400 MHz
Physical Memory : 6144 MBDDR3-SDRAM
Video Card : NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 x2 SLi
PSU : 525w

CAn I upgrade video card to MSI N660 Ti PE 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 Video Card or to the MSI N670 PE 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 Video Card
 

Answer:Upgrading video card

Yeah you can, any current generation card will work (except the GTX 690 and 7990 because your PSU won't be able to handle those). Should be quite a considerable upgrade over your current GTS 450 SLI setup.
 

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We just had our PC fixed by replacing the motherboard as well as its RAM with new one while retaining the still useful parts. Then I realized the video card that's been inside has been getting dated in terms of functionality for gaming. I have a Nvidia Geforce 9500GT 1024 Mb installed in this PC and I'm thinking of replacing it with a better performing video card for games. Can anyone recommend me a good alternative to this video card but is better in terms of gaming functions? How much would such a video card costs? I don't really care whether the video card is branded or generic as long as its durable. .

Answer:Upgrading video card

to fully answer your question we need at least two more pieces of info:
what's your approx budget?
how big is your PSU? (more powerful gfx cards need more wattage)

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I Have computer that is an Hp Pavillion 700. I want to upgrade the video card inside of it. It originally came with a Geforce 4 MX 420 video card. I want to upgrade it to a XFX GeForce FX 5500 / 256MB DDR / AGP 8X / VGA / DVI / TV Out / Video Card. I dont know if my AGP slot is 4x or 8x. Someone please help me find out. The system # on my comp is DA192A
The serial # is MX307A1031.

Please help me find out.
Thank You
 

Answer:Upgrading My Video Card

so are you saying i have agp 8x
 

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I'm trying to find a PCI video card for my nephews computer, not cutting technology just minimum 3d acc and support open GL. They have a Compaq 688 mghtz, now is where i got confused while shopping for a new card, does it matter what type of RAM is in the PC. I've looked at cards that had SD and DD ram will they be compatible with whatever currently is in the computer? Any help would be greatly appreciated, i need to get them off my computer
 

Answer:Upgrading a video card

Plz tell about ur budget? Yes It effects in the card if it has DDR ram then it is good and is effective and it is SD then it ll be old crad. Buy a 3dcard with DDr memory.
 

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I'm looking for a video card to upgrade too on my hp m8125x media center pc. The video card it came with was a Nvidia 7350LE. I'm looking for a fast/good video card for playing games at 1440 x 900. My PC has only 1 case fan (exhaust) and does not have any intake fans, so my case doesn't have good enough airflow to handle cards that give out a lot of heat (like the 8800 gt, which caused my CPU temperatures to rise alot). I have already upgraded the stock power supply to a 500 Watt Enermax Liberty. So what good video card would you recommend for me that won't increase my case/CPU temperatures?
 

Answer:Upgrading Video card help

What's your budget like? The 9600GT is a nice card that can be had in a dual-slot "flavor" for around $100. Just make sure it'll fit in your case. Here is a link to one.
 

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I am currently using 3000 H100 Desktop 5311-5AA and would like to upgrade my graphic card.  I am thinking of replacing ATI X1550 with XFX 9800 GTX+ or 9600 GT .  Please advise if it is possible to do it ??? Thank You. 

Answer:Upgrading of Graphic Card

I'm not a Lenovo user but have been here in the past on behalf of my sister-in-law. It seems sometimes any responses are few and far between but I'll offer this up. Your first concern should be whether the system's power supply can handle the card you wish to install. I'm not familiar with the specs on that system but you should be able to find them either in the manual or here online. From the NVIDIA website:System power supply for the GeForce 9800 GTX+:    Minimum System Power Required is 450  WattSystem power supply for the GeForce 9600 GT: (a)  96 Watt card: minimum 400 watt power supply(b) 59 Watt card: minimum 300 watt power supply Personally I would prefer to go better than the minimum. Assuming you have a PCIe 16 slot, are able to disable on-board graphics in the BIOS while enabling PCI graphics AND your PS is up to snuff I see no reason why you shouldn't be able to do the upgrade. Hope you get it worked out......

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I am upgrading my video card since my radeon 9200 cant seem to handle my HL2 games. I want to be able to play Half Life 2 at 1024x768 resolution, and High texture/Model settings at over 60fps. I am not planning on messin with AA and AF settings. I have only $190! These are my choices so far-

Radeon 9700pro
If I buy this it should run HL2 well, right? I will have like 50 bucks to put fans and cooling supplies in my computer case. I only have one fan!

$130

Radeon 9800pro
-The 128mb/256bit version. Reviews say this card has like a 15% performance increase over the 9700pro. ATI says this is ideal for playing Half-Life 2! Im thinking I wouldnt have to upgrade for a long time with this card!Is it worth 50 more dollars?

$180

GeForce 6600GT
People on the tech-forums love this thing! Im not sure about it especially since I dont play Doom 3 at all. I have had more experience with ATI than Nvidia - I believe my friend just got rid of his trouble-making Geforce fx5200. Reviews say that the 6600gt gets 10fps less than radeon 9800pro @ 1024x768 in Half-Life 2(no AA/AF) and 10fps more than the 9800pro with AA/AF turned on. The 6600gt has only a 128bit memory interface also. The big drawback is that it will cost me too much! I will have to wait a while to upgrade!

$220


Do I really want AA/AF on ? I dont see much of a need for the 6600gt and would really like to be able to only spend $130 on a radeon 9700pro if it does the job! The Radeon 9800pro is what i'm lean... Read more

Answer:Upgrading AGP Video Card <$200 for HL2/CSS

what are the bottlenecks on your system? that nvidia 6600gt is for super high-end systems that dont do any real computing except look very pretty and go very fast. I have an ati 9800 mobility on a laptop that is about 1.864ghz amd64 and i get around 50fps in 1024x768, since thats the highest it can go. no problems or glitches here. and this is on a laptop. dont listen to me fully, just my experience for you.

valuewise, the 6600gt beats the 9800 pro by far. it will last you, contrary to the already outdated 9800. and for 40 dollars more...make sure its by EVGA

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Hi, I have a question about my Asus z63a laptop. I currently have the Intel 2915ABG card in it. I wanted to know if I could possibly change it for one that has better range? It seems to be a Mini PCI Card. Are there any reccomendations for a wireless card that will fit that has better range?

Thanks a lot!
 

Answer:Upgrading Wireless Card

The picture of the WLAN slot on on page 13 of this pdf document

http://www.synnex.com/sb/docs/june05/Z63A Training.pdf

Again, I'd really really appreciate it if you could let me know if there is any possible upgrade that would fit. (Would Mini-PCI Express fit??)

Thanks
 

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I've got a H30-50 90B80012US w/ the Intel i5-4460 processor and Intel HD graphics 4600. I'm trying to figure out which graphics card I would be able to upgrade too? I'd prefer to go with the gigabyte geforce gtx 750 ti graphics card (pci express 3.0 x16, 2gb, 5400ghz) with one HDMI port but am only able to find the one with two ports like the GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB WINDFORCE 2X OC EDITION. As far as my undestanding because of the tower being a "mini" I need a low profile card and I'm sure I've got the output of 240W for power to the new card, which shouldn't be an issue. I need to know what my options are to changing this graphics card from the Intel to a GeForce GTX 750TI.

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I'm looking to upgrade both my graphics card and my HD. I know its possible to upgrade the HD but not sure about the graphics card. I use this laptop mainly for music and light gaming. I would have been fine with just upgrading my HD but recently I purchased the Sims 3 and it says my graphics card isn't good enough to run the game and just says that my graphics card "doesn't appear to support at least Shader Model 2" and to please upgrade it. I'm mainly looking to hear which hard drives and graphics cards (if possible) have made for the easiest installations with a T30.













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Answer:T30: Upgrading graphics card and HD

Welcome to the forum! Your graphic card is soldered to the motherboard and can't be replaced. The only solution would be to get a docking station and install a card there, but that's an expensive solution for such an old (although lovable) machine. As for the hard drive, T30 will take any 9.5mm (2.5") PATA/IDE laptop drive, the largest one currently being WD 320GB. Hope this helps.

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...Right now I'm trying to upgrade my old video card to a newer one, on an older system. I want to continue to use the older system.

PIII-450MHz, Intel 440BX (Tabor3) R3 mobo
nVidia RIVA TNT2 Model 64/Model 64 Pro 16MB (3.3v- 1xAGP)

I would like to upgrade to something close to:
GeForce MX 64-128MB

The problem is finding a video card with support for the 3.3v AGP..?

I've heard two conflicting suggestions on the matter; one, get the video card and try it(it will probably work but not at the newer specifications), and two, the voltages are different and won't work.

I want the newer card to have more video memory.

Thanks
 

Answer:Upgrading video card...

Since the 440BX uses a 2X AGP slot, you should be able to use a AGP 2X/4x or a 8X card that supports a 2X, 3.3V slot.

A Nvidia MX card should then work.
 

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I am planning to upgrade my onboard sound card and install the Creative Audigy 2 ZS. I have an ASROCK K7S8XE motherboard with onboard C Media AC 97 sound card.I was wondering, before deciding on either the OEM or retail version, will I need any extra cables or brackets when putting the new card in? Also, will I have to uninstall all the driver details for the onboard one first??Any help would be much appreciated!! :-)

Answer:Upgrading old sound card

I don't know about whether you should go for the OEM or retail version but as I used to use onboard sound I know that you will have to uninstall the onboard sound drivers. They are normally in Add/remove programs under 'AC97 Audio' or something similar.

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Hi everyone please i need your help. i have ipower 9099 packard bell desktop.with specification: -quad core Q6600 windows vista ultimate 640mb nvidia 8800gts graphic card 1 TB hard drive in raid configuration direct x 10.0 sp2(windows update) is up to date 400 psu p5n_e sli motherboard. i would like to upgrade my graphic card to: 1 GB 4870 ati GDDR5, memory. -i don't know if my motherboard can handle this graphic card(GDDR5 memory) -do i need to upgrade my psu.i found some psu from click here, novatech brand 600watts. kindly can you please help me, -will this graphic card works with my motherboard,(i don't want to receive any error code,or blue screen error? -can i buy psu from novatech brand,would you recommend from novatech brand.or any other kind around £50.00-£60.00 i am playing a lot of games:crysis,crysis warhead,unreal tournament,call of duty 1,2(old games),3,4 etc... i hope to hear from you very soon My kindest regards habib

Answer:please help me for upgrading my graphic card

If you don't get a good response in this forum, close this thread and reopen it in the 'Games' Forum. :¬)

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I have AMD HD 5830 card. I want to upgrade it.

pc specs:
Intel i5 760 2.8GHz quad core
Gigabyte P55UD3R motherboard (PCI Exp 2)
2 x 4GB DDR3 ram 1333 MHz.
22" LCD monitor max res 1920X1080p

Which best card can I have so that cpu and mobo dont create bottleneck.
 

Answer:Upgrading graphics card

What card are you considering? The CPU will bottleneck newer cards like the GTX 760, from what I've seen.

I'd recommend overclocking the CPU (they OC like champs with a decent cooler) to around 3.5GHz or so. That should eliminate any chance of a bottleneck.
 

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Can anyone advise me? I am going to replace my current graphics card to a 128MB one that can handle direct 9.
Do I have to delete the original graphics settings/drivers from the PC before I put the new one in?
 

Answer:Help - I am upgrading my graphics card

Do I have to delete the original graphics settings/drivers from the PC before I put the new one in?
Click to expand...

May not be neccesary, but better if you do.. Best safe than sorry.
 

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Hi there,  i have an n100 768 Lenovo laptop. The graphics card is Intel 95GM and I would like an upgrade. is it possible to update this card, or even buy another one (e.g nVidia0)? Your help is appreciated. 

Answer:Upgrading graphic card

you can't upgrade the graphics card or GPU since they are physically fixed to the motherboard. 

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My computer is 4 yrs old, and I want to upgrade my existing graphics card which is "128mb nvidia gforce ti4600 with an e-gforce 7800 gt"Not being technically minded I wondered if this was possible without any problems regarding connections and possibly having to upgrade the power supply as well.Any help from technically minded people would be gratefully received

Answer:Upgrading Graphics Card

The best you will do is a Geforce 7800GS as you will need an AGP card. I think it is very unlikely a four year old PC's PSU will be powerfull enough to cope with it.

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Hello all right now I have an xfx 9800 gt I can see its not gonna run some newer games so I d like to upgrade but it can't take up more than one bracket as immediately below the pci express 2.0 I have a tv tuner for watching tv so is there anything more powerfull. While keeping in mind the size limitations thanx
 

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Currently my T61 has an Intel 3945ABG. I went ahead and bought a 4965AGN and installed it. I cannot boot because it is "unauthorized" Did I get the wrong card? Can I make this work?





------------------T61 6459-CTO, Intel C2D (Merom) T7500 @ 2.2GHz, 4GB DDR2, Win7x64Pro

Answer:Upgrading networking card

There is a whitelist in BIOS and if the adapter is not listed you get this error. I'm not sure exactly what is checked to see if the WLAN adapter is authorized or not, but a 4965AGN from Lenovo and a third party vendor have some kind of ID that is different that will make the one from Lenovo work and the other not on a Thinkpad. I would recommend that you buy a new wlan adapter from Lenovo instead of a third party vendor. Then you won't have this problem. I'm not sure if the 4965AGN is available anymore since it's pretty old, but i'm sure some of the newer Intel WLAN adapters will work fine with the T61 if bought from Lenovo. You could check to make sure it's supported on the T61 before you buy it from Lenovo if you decide to do so. You can find more info about this issue if you google for terms like "thinkpad, 1802, unauthorized, bios, whitelist", I have seen some hacks to get around this problem, but i wouldn't recommend to do that since it will break your computer if you do it wrong. That could be a lot more expensive than buying the WLAN adapter from Lenovo. -gan

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In order to upgrade to Windows 10, I must upgrade my integrated video display, so I bought and installed a 2GB  NVIDIA GeForce GT 730 in the PCI Ex16 slot on the motherboard, but my system refuses to recognize it, even though I changed the Primary Video Display in the BIOS to PCI Ex16. What am I doing wrong here? I would appreciate any help. Thanks











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Hi: The Nvidia 730 series cards won't work in a PC that old. The BIOS won't accept it. If you want a nVidia card which is close to the 730, you would have to go with the GT 630. Also there is a workaround to use the onboard graphics and upgrade to W10. See this discussion below.  You run the DVD you make from the windows desktop, and skip the check for updates. http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Video-Display-and-Touch/NVIDIA-GeForce-6150SE-nForce-430-chipset-not-compatible-with/m-p/5173180#M41749

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Hello i would like to upgrade my graphics card but i dont know which graphics cards will fit my motherboard i have an Acer WMCP78M so anyone know any cards that will fit that motherboard for no more than £70.
 

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I don`t know that much about graphics cards, and I would like some advice.

Here`s my current system config:

AMD Sempron 2.0 ghz
1024 Ram (2x512)
Motherboard ECS AM2 C51GM-M, PCI-E slot
NVIDIA GeForce 6100 Onboard

I can`t live without my computer games and the Geforce 6100 worked great until last year. Games are now way too heavy for it,as you might have noticed.


Anyway, my goal is to be able to play a game like ES Oblivion at medium-high quality... as long as it doesn`t cost millions.

Well, I can`t really pay for the latest one, so I did some research and found the Geforce 8500 GT 512Mb to be reasonable.

What I just don`t understand at all is the whole GT, GS etc. What`s the difference?

And I really don`t like the idea of Turbocache either.

P.S: Like I said, I really don`t know that much about graphics card so forgive any cr*p I might`ve said.
 

Answer:Upgrading my graphics card - Help!

Well the GT, GS, GTS, GTX, bla bla bla, all that really is, is just the "brand" of the card. Doesn't really mean anything. Instead of a 8500GT I would get the 8600GT or GTS doesn't cost to much more. I don't have a clue where you are from so I will use newegg for examples.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130086 -- This one is really nice, a bit expensive but not to bad. You didn't put a max budget so it is really hard to say what your max budget is.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127302 -- this one is a bit cheaper and not a bad card.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150247 -- This one is pretty dang nice, really cheap to. I recommend this one because of the price and its got 512MB of memory.
 

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My WiFi is not able to go as fast as the speed I pay for from the cable company.  I figure if I am paying for it I should be able to go that fast.  How do I know what will work in my notebook?  Same question as the RAM. I presently have 4GB and would like to increase that to as much as I can.  Please tell me what I need to know, in laymen terms, to purchase what I need.Thanks!

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HiWould like some advise on upgrading my graphics card. my system spec isWindows 7 Home3.00 gigahertz Intel Core2 Duo3328 Megabytes Usable Installed MemoryBoard: ASUSTeK Computer INC. P5K SE/EPU Rev 1.xxNVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS 512 **I would like to upgrade to a 1 gig memory card,something that will play the latest games on a high/max settings.any help appreciated.Thankyou

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oh and my budget is around £150

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Hi all im getting sick of my crappy nvidia 7300 GS its absolutly useless and the only game it will play on max settings is doom 3 and im sick of it but anyway back to the point i would get a good deal for a 7600GT shoul i buy it now or wait ??? cheers
 

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Hi guys.
So my friend offered to give me his old Nvidia Geforce 7600 GS graphics card.

http://www.compuidea.com/product.php?productid=24

and I have a HP Pavillion Media Center a1630n Desktop PC.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00753784&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=3245027#N61
Is it compatible? If not, why?
(It may be because of the power supply, but I can't find any info on it aside from taking my computer apart)


Thanks
 

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I'm not very computer savvy, but I like to do some gaming from time to time on my laptop so if I do buy this laptop/tablet I would like to be able to game on it.  How easy is it to upgrade the graphics card, and are there certian graphics cards that are compatible with it?

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there is no card. Graphics chips are part of the motherboard

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Newegg.com - Refurbished: MSI R5450-MD512H-CO-R Radeon HD 5450 512MB DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

On a strict budget. I currently have an Radeon HD 4200 Integrated. Is this a good step up? Just looking for something better than my current one. I'm not trying to run Crysis on Max or anything. Maybe WoW on better than Low

or this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814131339

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hi this is a good deal if you can stretch to $40 Newegg.com - XFX HD-645X-YNH2 Radeon HD 6450 512MB 32-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card XFX HD-645X-YNH2 Radeon HD 6450

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Hi everyone,I have a system which I bought about 7 years ago (I know...) and until now it's coped admirably with everything I've needed it to. I'm just a bit fed up of the slow graphics card and I think I should upgrade, but being 7 years out of date I'm told the motherboard will only accept an AGP Graphics card with AGP 1.5 Volt slot. Any suggestions on a cheap card that will improve things? I'm not a big gamer, but fancy playing something a bit newer than my retro collection.Intel P4 2.53GHzMotherboard - Intel D845EPT21GB DDR RamCurrent GFX - Nvidia GeForce4 MX420Graphics interface - AGP version 2 max supported 4xThanks in advance guys...

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The only cheap card worth buying will be a secondhand one, e.g. off eBay. You may be limited by your PSU. What's its rating in Watts?Also, what's your PC case like? Is it a standard tower, or one of those slim-type cases? G

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I am wanting to upgrade my video card and don't know which one to choose. We are going to buy from ebay so the price isn't that important. I do love to play lots of Sims 2 games though. I have been looking at other posts and have most of the information I need. I am not sure how to find the rest of it. I have had some trouble with finding my power supply. I looked all over the back of my computer but I couldn't find it. I did find something that said 1.8v. My processor is Intel Celeron 356 and my core speed is 3333.3 mHz. The mainboard manufacturer is Intel Corporation and the model is d945gcl. The memory type is ddr2, the channel is single, and the size is 512mbytes. I am upgrading my memory to 2gb ddr2 dual channel ram which is the maximum for my computer before I get the video card though. Also, I am from KY, USA. I will keep trying to figure out the power supply. Thanks ahead of time.
 

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http://www.techspot.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/968/cat/501

you have to open up the case to physically see it. in the top left of the box...that silver box that has all the power cords coming out of it leading it to the motherboard....that's the power supply. and more than likely it is both in the same place in your machine, and looks the same.

as for the graphics card...the good news is that you have a PCI-express 16x slot. so you can buy any graphics card there is right now.

if price isn't important, get an 8800 gt 512mb, 8800gts 512mb, 8800gtx 768mb, 8800ultra, or the radeon 3870. any one of those would be perfect for you.

i'm not sure how good a card off of ebay is going to be. it likely has something wrong with it. i would strongly advise against it, and buy from an online site like newegg.com or tigerdirect.com. price is an issue for a good reason...quality. you'll know you're getting a good item for a decent price and it likely won't die on you..

but anyway. there you have it. that's the list of recommended cards at the moment.
 

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i have an 8 year old computer so i went to a store and bought a new graphics card. i took it home and it fits in fine but when i plug my computer into it it says no computer input. the fan is running on it and i thought maybe i need the drivers so i plugged the computer into the second spot that i can hook it up to and picture comes in fine. thing pops up on my computer saying new hardware found so i went through that and nothing happened  so i put in the disk and when i open it it says it cant detect the graphics card.there for as far as i know i cant get the drivers on for my xfx hd 4550 graphics card.prior to me putting in the graphics card there was actually no graphics card in it yet there is software for a graphics card on the computer. what i have my computer right now hooked up to something that is inbreed into the mother board the computer works fine that way but now i have to spots that my computer may hook up to and i don't know if that is a problem. please help

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corwin11,Welcome to the CH forums. This is a very hard post to follow. Here you claim " there was actually no graphics card in it" Then you Claim as well " bought a new graphics card." and " it says no computer input". then so i plugged the computer into the second spot that i can hook it up to". I don't know if you have a functioning graphics card or not. If you don't as it sounds like is the case then HOW are you able to see a display? What is this 2nd "spot" you refer to? Given that it is an old computer did you verify before you bought the "new" graphics card that your computer is capable of handling it? Tell us more about your computer please. truenorth

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I am having trouble with the BTSport streaming video. (Picture and sound distorted on full screen.)
Broadband and Monitor OK.
Microsoft XP. - Ageing PC copes with other sites.
I am thinking that the Graphics card needs upgrading. (NVIDIA GEForce 4 MX440)
Would the Forum agree that this would improve the situation?
If so, which card?
Not too "High end", as I am not a "gamer" and the PC may not last too long.
DGB

Answer:Does My Graphics card needs upgrading?

NVIDIA GEForce 4 MX440
This graphics card brings back so many memories of when I first stated out in computing in my forties so a few years ago. This GPU will definitely be an AGP card, (AGP is the slot name it fits into on your motherboard). It would be useful to know what motherboard you have or even make and model of PC to have a look,if possible,what components you have.

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I currently have a Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 MB and have an ati radeon HD 4000 video card. What would be a better one to run?
Thanks
 

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upgrading to win 10

I currently have a Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 MBClick to expand...

Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 motherboard

It has a PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot for adding a graphics card.

It has driver support for Windows XP and Vista and 7, but not for Windows 8/8.1 and 10.

and have an ati radeon HD 4000 video card. What would be a better one to run?Click to expand...

A lot depends on how you plan to use that computer and what power supply it has.

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Yeah, I know, what I should be doing is upgrading to PCI-e. However, I don't have the money to buy a new mobo/case/cpu/everything else associated with chaging formats altogether just yet, so I'm doing this to tide me over.

In the computer-in-question, there is currently a Geforce MX440. The card I am looking at to replace it is a Radeon 9550, and I was wondering if it would be a worthwhile upgrade? I'm not expecting a huge increase in performance, but for the 70 bucks it would cost I'd like to know if I'll see any noticeable difference. I'm not too great at reading specs and drawing conclusions from them, so I was hoping someone could help me out.
 

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I need help in finding out what is the best PCI Video Card, I do not have any AGP slots nor do I have any PCI-E slots. I know that I'm limited based on that, I play low to medium level games, I play Mafia and CC Generals
 

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Well the best is a Radeon X1300, or the Geforce 6200. Both are available here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...deValue=679:14159&PropertyCodeValue=679:18673
 

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Hi I am unsure about graphic card upgrade im still don know which one to choose. I want a mid range graphic cards. can someone recommend me any graphic cards. I have Lenovo K220 ideacentre with specs of Q9400, 4GB of ram and Geforce 9300GE. I just need guidelines. ThanksMessage Edited by Azray21 on 06-29-2009 10:16 PM













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Answer:Need help abt upgrading graphic card

In this kind of case remember: youtube is your friend. I personally looked up the radeon HD series of cards. Such as  4650, 4770, 4890 etc. Those videos will help you get a hold on what the cards are capable of. Look for Bencmarking videos in which they show you the Framerate for each game played. Or if you just want specs of cards go to either tigerdirct.com or newegg.com.Message Edited by velazkid on 06-27-2009 02:31 PM

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hey guys ,I'm upgrading my graphic card from 8600gt so I'm thinking of 9800GTX+ ,my price range is around $100-$180 is it the best choice.
my mobo is n-force 650 ultra will it face any problems with this card cause its pc-i 1.1 and the card is 2.0 or so
the max res for me is 1600x900
and im planing on playing games like GTA IV and CRYSIS with good FPS
 

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http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4302063&CatId=1558
I was looking at Sparkle and EVGA as well, but the BFG version topped em both by just a little.
Oh yeah, if you want GOOD fps for Crysis as well as PERFECT quality, just buy two of these or two $60 or $70 versions of the 9600 and with a little overclock on the 9600s it'd be perfect quality. (maybe on the 9600s I ain't quite sure)
But one 9800 gtx+ should do it. Note on the 9800 GTX+: it consumes a WHOLE lot more power than the standard 9800 GTX. So, have an adequate psu to support the card like a 750watt or an 800watt psu would be safer. I think it's 500 or 550watts that is actually needed to power the gpu, but I always overdo it.
 

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Hello, my first time here. I bought a new Flight Simulator for radio controlled airplaines named REAL FLIGHT BASIC. It will not run on my computer because my video card does not support 'shaders'. Not sure what shaders are. Here are the details on my computer. H.P. P-4, 2.8Hz, with HT,512 DDR SDRAM expandable to 2.0 GB, 160.0 OGB ultra DMA hard drive. It has a NVIDIA MX 440 AGP 8X video card. Audio listed as a 'Intregrated AC 97'. From this info can a upgraded video card that uses the same slots be suggested and maybe a better sound card? Also whatever is suggested installed while the computer is open.
Regards,Bill
 

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You can certainly upgrade the AGP video card to one that supports pixel shading.
Depending where you are, if you have access to etail, availability and power supply requirements I would suggest something along the lines of :
AMD ATI HD 4650 (128-bit, 512Mb) ($71 inc shipping)
The HD 4670 is the next step up and about as good as it gets in AGP, but at $117 represents quite a step up in pricing.
Both these cards require a PCIe 6 pin power adapter. There are adapters that can convert one or two molex 4 pin plugs to one PCIe 6 pin (these often come bundles with the card).
It is suggested that a 400 watt power supply be used, which may necessitate an upgrade.
Buying a card of a lower power consumption (if your PSU is of a lower specification and you don't want to upgrade) probably leaves the HD 3650 128-bit 512Mb card as your best alternative - bear in mind it offers lesser performance for the same price as the better cards (in this case).

Sound cards are available that use the PCI slot/s on your motherboard - Asus Xonar and Creative's many Soundblaster products being prime examples.
 

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I have a problem starting up a game...and it always results in a Blue Screen Of Death....i have been told to upgrade my video card from the manufacturers website.....my Video Card is Mobile Intel 965 Epress Chipset Family..but i cant find out how to upgrade it .....could someone help me ....mabey by telling me how....or posting a link to the website which will let me do it?

I need to upgrade my Video card becuase this game wont play....and is always resulting in a Blue Screen Of Death....My Video Card is Moblie Intel 965 Express Chipset Family....but i dont know how to upgrade it....help?someone? Mabey post a link to a web which will allow me to upgrade it?
 

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SAPPHIRE 100323L Radeon HD 6570 1GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

I don't know much about computers internally. I've been researching and unfortunately could not find any of the answers I've been looking for. I currently have the Acer Aspire X1420G running an AMD Athlon II X4 645 Processor 3.10 GHZ
and 4GB RAM.. the power supply is 220W. its very weak from what i have read. So the question is, would i be able to upgrade to a SAPPHIRE 100323L Radeon HD 6570 1GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100323L Radeon HD 6570 1GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
Without having to swap out the PSU? I'm on a budget hence the 450$ computer, so the PSU I'm trying to avoid buying, but I will if i have to. Because if I'm going to be spending the money to upgrade my performance, I want to do it right.

Thanks in advance for anyones help and hospitality.

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Welcome to sevenforums.
A 220w power supply will explode if you try an use it with a 6570 card.
well probably not explode. lol but it won't run the card.
Minimum power supply 400w.

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hey everyone i can use a litle help...i want to change the graphics card in my pc ( i have done it before on my last pc so installation isn't the problem) but i can't seem to get a straight answer about what the best gcard is for my current system. here are my specs:


HP a6120n

Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU [email protected]

2.00GB RAM

Windows Vista 32 bit system

Inte(R) 82945G Express Chipset Family



i hope thats enough info lol! any suggestions? thanks again
 

Answer:Help with upgrading the graphics card on my PC

I'd say something in the midrange should be alright, and important consideration is how much you are willing to spend on it?
 

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I want to upgrade my Graphics card so i can play games on HD
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 645 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 5 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 5887 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4200, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 942326 MB, Free - 775505 MB; D: Total - 11439 MB, Free - 1397 MB;
Motherboard: FOXCONN, 2AB1
model:Hewlett-Packard p7-1054
HP pavillion
 

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So I'm looking to replace my Video Card, it died on me. You can read all about it in my other thread. I read the guide to asking for suggestions so I am following that format.

At the moment I am not playing anything much, I mostly enjoy a couple hours of arena on World of Warcraft

I'm looking to spend around 100, I want to stay around that.

Motherboard - M2N - Sli
Memory - 2 x Crucial 1GB, 240 - pin DIMM, DDR2 PC2-5300
CPU - AMD Athlon 64 x2 6400+
CPU Speed - 3216.6 MHz
Power Supply - Cooler Master eXtreme Power RP-500-PCAR 500W
Wattage output/Amperage - It has 2 +12v Rails and they are both at 16A so 32A

I must admit right now I am quite amateur, barely keeping my head above water so thanks for all the help and patience as well as knowledge.

I was looking at this Video Card http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4035118&CatId=1558 but I don't think it is much better than my Card that just broke. My Card at the moment but doesn't allow me to play games is a BFG 512 8800 GT OC. It's Core Clock is 625MHz, Shader Clock 1566MHz, and Memory data rate is 1800MHz. I don't need a 1GB card, got a shitty monitor.

Hope that is enough information guys, thanks in advance. Doh, I'm in Canada.
 

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Hi boyontherun.
you are right , that card is not even close to the card you have now. dont let the Nvidia numbering system fool you. for a $100, this is your best bet. see if you can find this from a site that ships to you.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=hd+4770
or this,
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102822&Tpk=hd 4830
if your stuck on nvidia, get another 8800gt, any of them will do exceedingly well for the gaming you do
 

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Firstly, if I should be taking this up with a potential seller (i.e. Best Buy) rather than HP themselves, please let me know. I'm still a bit new to purchasing and upgrading computers. 
I am interested in purchasing an Inspiron Small Desktop, but would like to upgrade the graphics card. The one I had in mind is a MSI - AMD Radeon R9 380 4GB graphics card. Would this be possible, both physical size of desktop computer/graphics card and power wise? Would this void the computer warranty if I was to do so?

Thank you in advance.  

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The exact model name and number of the Inspiron is required for an answer. Know that a small desktop must have a low profile card and also one that does not require a high powered power supply--not over 300w. A $300 video card like the one you list would never be able to be installed on a small budget desktop. Check the system requirements of any video card before buying. Buy a gaming model computer instead of a budget model. 
BTW--Inspirons are dell computers not HP. 

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