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Upgrading my graphics card

Q: Upgrading my graphics card

I would like to upgrade my graphics card, but have no idea about how to pick out an upgrade. My system, custom built, is an AMD Athlon(tm) 64X2 Dual Core Prosessor 6000+ 2.99 GHz 2GB of Ram. My motherboard is a MSI K9A2GM-FIH. I have a 500GB Hard drive and 600W power supply. My MB will support 1 PCIe x16 and PCIe x1 slots. I have a Nvidia GeForce 8400GS graphics card, atm, but I want to upgrade to the best my system will support. Please keep in mind that I will, also, be increasing my Ram to 4GB and hope to be changing my OS to Windows 7 in the near future. I have looked online, but all the technical stuff that they write about the graphic cards goes way over my head. I, also, use this computer for gaming. New games coming out for the Windows 7 platform that won't be for Windows XP. Gotta move on up. I know some will tell me to just buy a new system, but when you live on a limited income, upgrading is the best I can do. Thanks for your time and input.

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A: Upgrading my graphics card

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A: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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A:upgrading graphics card

You'd definitely need to upgrade your power supply. I would *HIGHLY* suggest a 500w or higher PSU.. and don't go with a cheap one. I've seen those blow and take the entire system with it (12v on the 3.3v standby rail).
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A: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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A:[Help] Upgrading Graphics card

Any semi recent video card uses a PCI-E slot. So pretty much any card that uses that slot should work. With that said, the biggest thing to watch is the power supply. Ensure you have a quality power supply that can provide enough clean power for the whole PC (including the gpu which can be quite power hungry.).
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A:Upgrading my graphics card and psu

Any quality power supply with more than 400 watts will work, the key word is quality and it should be more than the minimum. Good brands are Corsair, Thermaltake, Antec, Enermax but all have entry level units that aren't meant for gaming system but basic or office use. Here's one very popular unit that would handle the load easily:
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A:upgrading graphics card. Help!

Do you want to play the games in full graphics, or normal graphics? Also, what is your motherboard. Thanks.
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A: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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A:Upgrading Graphics Card

you didnt post what current PSU you have in your system. By the way- this is more of a hardware question, so I'm sure a moderator will take care of that soon.
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A:Upgrading Graphics card?

If this i s a laptop...the bottom line is NO. Now there are a few usb adpapters that will allow you to use a standard GPU (for desktop) that way but that's upwards of $500....Laptop hardware is built into/onto the mobo so there's no way to replace the GPU of a laptop.
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A:Upgrading graphics card

$800 is a great budget for a GPU. Do you want to stick with AMD or is NVIDIA an option? The new AMD cards are being released now (7000 series) and the NVIDIA 600 series is being released soon which are pci-e 3.0 (I didn't look at your board specs so I don't know if it will support the next gen cards).

Check this out.
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A:upgrading graphics card

You have one pci-e 16 slot for a video card however you only have a 240W pw supply. In addition, you have a sff type case ie it is a small case.

In order to use a real video card, you need to do two things;
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A:Upgrading Graphics Card

Clock speed and Memory does not always matter. The actual performance matters. PassMark Software - Video Card Benchmarks - High End Video Cards Look at this list and look for the GTX and Radeon GPUs. You may be surprised at the performance with the amount of clock speed and memory. EVGA - Products - EVGA GeForce GTX 760 w/ EVGA ACX Cooling - 02G-P4-2763-KR This or something similar from a brand that is available in UK.
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A: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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A:upgrading my graphics card

If I could crank up your budget a little, I'd go with a GTX 980 or get a pair of 960s and link them.
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A:Upgrading My Graphics Card

The reason why memory is impotant is because the more deidcated memory on the card the less it has to share with the other memory on your board. I have a 9800GT and I have been pleased but this all depends on how much you want to spend.
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A: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. -- 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. -- this one is a bit cheaper and not a bad card. -- 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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All of the 550's are Ti's that I can see.
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A:Want 40-60 FPS without upgrading graphics card

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A:Upgrading graphics card

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

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A:Upgrading Graphics Card

The card which u choose is the right one but what im wondering is it worth spending the money? are u sure u will get the performance u want did u check which games are u planning to play and if will it run them make sure of all that before doing this buy because I can almost gaurente a direct x 10 card which is outdated by 4 years and which is a low-midranged card might not serve the needs list your games which your intending to play in the topic pls

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A:Upgrading graphics card

the gtx 470 is the best bang for buck but you would be great with a gtx 460 1 gb
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A:Upgrading graphics card

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.
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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. 
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the AGP bus has a higher bandwidth than the PCI bus, and so allows more data to be transferred per second, resulting in better performance and better graphics.

If I recall correctly, the AGP bus also, unlike the PCI bus, has a direct line to the memory for texture mapping, thus avoiding the CPU and lowering resource usage. If the wiki is correct though, I may be wrong about this, or perhaps it's missing/I've missed it in the article. Not that it matters The main point is that AGP is better and faster.

Now, PCI-E is faster again than AGP, but it doesn't appear that you have a mainboard that supports it.

From wikipedia (easier than looking it up in my textbooks of old.... lol)

AGP 1x, using a 32-bit channel operating at 66 MHz resulting in a maximum data rate of 266 megabytes per second (MB/s), doubled from the 133 MB/s transfer rate of PCI bus 33 MHz / 32-bit; 3.3 V signaling.
AGP 2x, using a 32-bit channel operating at 66 MHz double pumped to an effective 133 MHz resulting in a maximum data rate of 533 MB/s; signaling voltages the same as AGP 1x;
AGP 4x, using a 32-bit channel operating at 66 MHz quad pumped to an effective 266 MHz resulting in a maximum data rate of 1066 MB/s (1 GB/s); 1.5 V signaling;
AGP 8x, using a 32-bit channel operating at 66 MHz, strobing eight times per clock, delivering an effective 533 MHz resulting in a maximum data rate of 2133 MB/s (2 GB/s); 0.8 V signaling.Click to expand...

Again, from wiki,

As computers became increasingly graphically-oriented, the graphics card became far more important than other PCI devices, and, thus, the AGP slot was developed. AGP slots are superior to PCI for graphics cards because they provide a dedicated pathway between the slot and the processor, allowing for faster communication between the two. In addition, AGP uses sideband addressing, meaning that addressing for packets is carried outside of the packet, meaning that the entire packet does not need to be read to get addressing information. In addition, to load a texture, a PCI graphics card must copy it from the system's RAM into the card's framebuffer. An AGP card is capable of reading textures directly from system RAM using the Graphics Address Remapping Table (GART). GART reapportions main memory for texture storage, allowing the graphics card to access them directly.Click to expand...

And finally, what wiki has to say aboput the speed of the PCI bus...

Conventional, 133MB/sec peak transfer rate
PCI 2.2, 533 MB/s peak transfer rate

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I was looking at Sparkle and EVGA as well, but the BFG version topped em both by just a little.
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Why are you upgrading? The 8400 GT will be very minimal upgrade over the X300. You can most propably upgrade "freely", although with anything worth the upgrade, you'll need a better power supply. But anyways, no need to buy anything from Dell.
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A:Psu issues with upgrading my graphics card

Im still learning like you, but im pretty sure you can buy a psu from most third party psu developers like antec, cosair, rosewill, etc. I upgraded my dimension e510(almost identical to your comp i had a 305watt psu) and bought a cosair psu and it fits just fine. I wouldn't worry too much about if they will fit or not. What you should focus on is if the certain psus you are looking at have enough amperage in their rail/rails and if the psu meets the total power output of your computer plus a 30% cushion to be safe.
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HERE IS A DISCUSSION on that subject.  Same motherboard
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A:Upgrading PCs, can't decide on CPU or graphics card

What is you current setup?
What is your budget?

Can you upgrade the CPU to at least x4 or possibly an AM3+ CPU without purchasing a new motherboard?

It is worth mentioning that if you are using an OEM Windows version, purchasing a new motherboard will invalidate your Windows license and require a new license. So changing motherboards for people who have an OEM install has additional cost, which many people don't know or think about when making decisions.
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I currently have:
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 240 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
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Hard Drives: C: Total - 293454 MB, Free - 167185 MB;
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A:Upgrading graphics card, advice please

If its mainly 3D work, I'm wondering if a dedicated GPU for that sort of stuff would be a wiser move. I have absolutely no knowledge in this area though.

In terms of normal GPU's, you might be able to get away with a HD6870 or even a HD6950 as long as you are not overclocking anything.
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A:Upgrading PSU and graphics card on lenovo h50-50

hi fidde090,
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
The System board Will support an r7 series electrically.
The thing with using Lenovo Parts only is that Some system board are only meant to work with the Parts allowed for it.
like for you system, this is the part list
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You can find this list here
Not all system board are subjected to these limitation.
So I would strongly suggest to have a Graphics card that is not on this list tried out on you computer before purchasing the r7 series.
For the Power supply, This is not limited to lenovo parts list. As long as the PSU supports the port needed by the Motherboard and the Graphics card then it is good.
Hope this helps.

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A:Can you put SD ram into a DDR ram motherboard? Upgrading m/b and graphics card.

Thanks Rick

I am going to go for the Asus A7A266-E, it supports 3 sd slots and 2 ddr slots. Your right I have 2*256 chips and a 128Mb chip. Add to that an Inno3d geforce 3 Ti500 64Mb DDR graphic card for a grand total of £190.

My next lame question is, how easy will it be to remove my CPU from old motherboard and install in my new one?


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