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Graphics Card How Good Does My System Need To Be?

Q: Graphics Card How Good Does My System Need To Be?

My System Specs

OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer MSI
System Model MS-7641
System Type x64-based PC
Processor AMD FX(tm)-4170 Quad-Core Processor, 4200 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. V17.10, 10/08/2012
SMBIOS Version 2.6
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7601.17514"
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 8.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 7.98 GB
Available Physical Memory 4.32 GB
Total Virtual Memory 16.0 GB
Available Virtual Memory 11.4 GB
Page File Space 7.98 GB

I would like to get this graphics card - Graphics, TV Tuners and I/O - Graphics will my system be able to handle this?

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A: Graphics Card How Good Does My System Need To Be?

While it can handle it, it will be greatly bottlenecked by the CPU. Also, we need to make sure your PSU can handle it, so if you can post your full system specs including the PSU, HDD, motherboard,etc., that would great.

You can probably upgrade the CPU to an 8350 since it uses the same socket. But you may need to apply a BIOS update. BUT, before we get ahead of ourselves, please post full system specs like said above. Thanks.
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A:A good agp x8 graphics card for my system

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Please find below link to Upgrade options I'm looking at for my old PC:

Recomended the entry level 6600GT lineup for Gaming

I'll list too, in case break in link:

Processor: Athlon 64 3000
Heatsink and Fan: Original Manufacturer
Memory: 1x 512MB 184 PIN 2.5V 400MHZ
Motherboard: NF4UK8AA-8EKRS
Socket Type: 939
Memory Slots: 4x DDR
Chipset: NVIDIA nForce4 (CK8-04) Ultra
AGP Slots N/A
16x PCI-Express Slots 1
1x PCI-Express Slots 2
PCI Slots: 4
CNR Slots: N/A
Onboard Sound: 7.1 channel AC97 (Realtek)
LAN: Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000) MAC + PHY (Vitesse)
Onboard Graphics: No
USB Ports: 4
Parallel Ports: 1
Serial Ports: 1
Form Factor: ATX

Look forward to hearing on your advise, Best Regards

A:Whats a Good Graphics card for Gaming and using Adobe Software-Graphics


I've done a lot of research on this because I built a new system back in August. While I am not much of a gamer, I needed a very good NLE machine. However, the card I chose is quite the gamer card but had all the extras I needed to run Adobe Video Collection.

I picked the Connect 3D Radeon X850XT Platinum card from Tigerdirect. At the time it was $350 but I know it's cheaper now. It's got everything you need for a demanding application like Premiere Pro 1.5 and its related software. 256MB of GDDR3 memory and dual DVI outs. I highly recommend this card. I've been using it since the start of September with Adobe and it's great.

Your CPU and memory are a bit more of an important factor with rendering and burning though. My new PC has a 3.4Ghz P4 and 2GB of 533Mhz dual channel RAM. It's an exceptional increase in speed and productivity over my old 2.4Ghz and 512 Rambus.
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A:Is this a good graphics card for me

I don't think a 9550 will run doom 3 acceptably, even on low settings, it apparantly gets about 18fps at low quality mode, which is too slow to be really playable.

A card like an agp nvidia 6200 will be much better in doom3, it should be getting about 40fps on high settings.

Other cards to consider, ati 9600pro, 9600xt, 9800, 9800pro.

This is much better for a similar price.
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A:A good HP to buy and a graphics card to put in

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A:Good graphics card?

what motherboard have you got and also what graphics card is it currently
pci agp pcie ?
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A:xfx graphics card any good?

XFX is crap - we use to use these where I worked and man did they fail bad and they are cheap.

Also, PCI cards offer really poor performance compared to AGP cards - for gaming they simply aren't worth the investment. As for reusing it for dual monitors later, most new video cards support multiple monitors and you don't have to worry about driver issues with two video cards.
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A:Is this a good graphics card??

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im guessing your dad needs a card which requires no additional power..??

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A:Is this a good graphics card?

Here's a better card for you.
EVGA GeForce 6200PCI 256MB

This one is much more worth the price.
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A:What is a good Graphics Card?

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A:Hi, I need some help. Is this a good graphics card?

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sure, it's a decent card, especially when compared to your existing FX5200, but you'd need to get a more powerful PSU - as your current 300w model won't cope with the extra load..

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Fill out your 'System Specs', found in your profile. Also, fix the link to your image - you have
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A:Is this a good graphics card?

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A:Solved: Good graphics card?

heavygamer141 said:

I need a good Graphics card which can run high end games but should be under 50$. any suggestions? I have PCI-E slots.Click to expand...

No you are going to need to increase your budget to around $150.
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A:Seeking a good graphics card

Your total budget, and your PSU will define what you should get.

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Its also very important (read essential) that we know what the total wattage of your PSU is, and preferably also the manufacturer of it. Your current PSU may be incapable of powering even a budget GPU currently.

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A:Solved: Looking for good graphics card?

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They recommend a 5670 ~$80 or 5550 for ~$60. I'd say the Radeon 5550 would be more than fine for a general purpose machine and a little gaming.
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A:Suggest good graphics card?

You'll struggle massively with such a low budget.
Latest games require new tech, and don't tend ti scale down well to older hardware.
Maybe the second hand market is best, might pick up an AMD 5650 or 5750 for around that price. Probably a big ask though.

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A:Good graphics card for Vista PC?

You said you wanted HDMI. Does your monitor have a HDMI connector?

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A:Is my graphics card good enough for Shogun 2?

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If have at least 250-350 budget you could get a very good video card and that would help even more. Especially with all the great games that should be coming out through out 2012.
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Open up nVidia Control Panel.
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These have continued and recently come to a head when trying to play Assassins Creed 2. It freezes the minute the game loads and I just get white noise from the speakers & have to hard reset the system.

I'm not getting any BSOD's - the whole system just hangs.

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A:Could graphics card be crashing my system?

yes it can cause a system to crash. have you updated your video drivers to the latest version?
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Don't know what power supply comes with the unit, but the card calls for:
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A:graphics card crashing system

Navigate To C:\windows\minidump
Zip some of the recent minidumps and attach them here