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Suggestions On Graphics Card/Power Supply

Q: Suggestions On Graphics Card/Power Supply

Hi I would like to know what Graphics card I can get to cheap to play games like Diablo 3. Not even on high but just enough to play it without any lag. Basically I want the cheapest solution possible.

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http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...72041&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&product=5098956#N353.

If you look in the link my power supply is 250w only so try to keep it within that range.

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A: Suggestions On Graphics Card/Power Supply

Go here, then click the "Download Program" button and allow the HardwareProfiler.exe file to run.

Once the scan and analysis is finished, a new window will appear.

Click the "Power Analysis" button. It'll show you the minimum power supply rating, based on your current hardware.

When you consider the additional load of a more powerful graphics card and hard-core gaming, you'll see that the current 250 watt power supply won't do it.

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/suggestions-on-graphics-card-power-supply.1053942/
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I've (finally) decided to upgrade my graphics card, and would like external opinions on which options are best. I would prefer to spend within a $240 budget, which would have to suffice for the costs of both a graphics card and power supply, as my current PSU is a stock model with a measly 300W output. I would greatly appreciate any ideas, suggestions, or insight. Thanks in advance.

*Also, I don't make online purchases, so retailer available items would be helpful.

A:Suggestions for New GFX Card and Power Supply

Here is the new CX500 model, the CX500M. It is semi-modular and an all around great PSU.

As for a video card.....what are your expectations? After that PSU, that leaves $160-170 left for a graphics card. Is the $240 firm, or can you add a few more dollars to it?

I just saw the part about not buying online........I have no idea what is local to you, but expect to pay a little more for it, or stay within the $240 budget and get less for your money.

Just to add: If you DO decide to do some online shopping, NCIX is the place to do it since you are in Canada.

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A:Graphics Card & Power Supply

If it is the computer in the specs ablove I wouldn't
take the chance.
You're already pulling a good load there and if that
power supply came with the computer or the case
it is probably running it's max load now.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/graphics-card-power-supply.952505/
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http://www.amazon.co.uk/HIS-iPower-DLDVI-I-Graphics-H280XQMT3G2M/dp/B00FNHVUTA#productDetails
I have two questions:
1. I have a 500w psu currently, will I have to upgrade, and by how much.
2.how will I take of the built in graphics on the motherboard.

And also, are there any reccomendations for a better psu
 

A:Power Supply Vs Graphics Card

Product Description
Technology:GDDR5 SDRAM, Size:3 GB, Bus Width:384-bit, Effective Clock Speed:6.4 GHz, Width:4.2 cm, Depth:31.1 cm, Package Type:Retail, Height:15 cm, Cables Included:1 x DVI-VGA adapter, Peripheral / Interface Devices:Two 8-pin power connectors, Required Power Supply:750 WClick to expand...

your link clearly states that a 750w PSU is required.

you can use any of these online power supply calculators:
newegg(store) calculator(power supply requirement)
outervision calculator
 

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Hello

I have just purchased a new graphics card (XFX Geforce 7900GT) for my rig and as i was opening up the packaging last night I noticed it said 'connect the power dongle'.

This is my first PCI-E card and before I install it I wanted to know if I could use one of the standard power connectors (coming from the power supply within the rig, like those that I plug into a HDD or DVD drive) and plug that into the graphics card, or whether the card had to plug in somewhere else on the motherboard (though I don't know where).

Also - is this power connector optional or integral to the graphics card's performance.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
 

A:graphics card power supply

You DEFINITELY need to use the power connector. It is not optional. That is a high-end card that needs alot of juice to run. Just plug in a spare Molex connector from your power supply (same type that goes into a CD drive or hard drive). If you don't have a spare connector, use the splitter (aka: dongle) that came with your card and run it from one of your other connectors.

BTW - enjoy that card!
 

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A:Graphics card power supply

Hi ToonArmy,

Here is the official system requirements for the HD 4850 graphics card. Note the power requirement. You should be OK with your existing PSU, however you will be running fairly near its maximum rating with very little room, if any, for further system expansion. I suggest that you upgrade your PSU to at least 650 Watts.

(Note: Because this is an image, if you wish to follow the link in green, you will need to type the address manually.)

http://www.vistax64.com/graphic-cards/184486-graphics-card-power-supply.html
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A:Looking for new Graphics card and Power supply

We need to know who made your system. How old is your system?
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/looking-for-new-graphics-card-and-power-supply.209241/
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Any help will be appreciated.
 

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A:Graphics card and Power supply

Closing duplicate thread too: http://forums.techguy.org/games/1131261-will-graphics-card-fit-help.html

Please continue to post to your other thread.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/graphics-card-and-power-supply.1131294/
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A:Power supply or graphics card?

You have nothing to lose trying to solder the capacitor back, if you can find the spot it was in previously, do you? I would assume the fix is not going to work, but it's worth a shot, I would try doing it.
The old PSU is most probably a goner. The loose capacitor would cause no video output, but wouldn't prevent the system from booting.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/power-supply-or-graphics-card.799327/
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Right I have a 550ti but only a 300w power supply. My performance is shocking on it.
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A:Graphics card and power supply

You need to upgrade your Power Supply ASAP. You are putting a strain on that low-end one.

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A:2 Graphics card & 4 HDD's > 500 watt power supply?

Two different cards will have no affect on gaming performance. The reason for multiple cards is to drive multiple monitors (ie: if a single card doesn't have enough ports). Most games default to the primary display and will not scale across multiple cards unless you are running SLI or Crossfire.

Power supply quality is more important than the size rating. On top of that, you need a power supply with multiple 12 volts rails and adequate amp rating on each rail to support the devices that you are connecting. With all of that said, a quality 500w unit may be adequate, anything less is likely under powered.

Try manually clearing the CMOS and/or restoring to factory defaults. Then making any adjustments needed for operation. Loss of time is typically a sign of a battery issue, aside from that it would be a motherboard or corrupt BIOS problem.
 

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A:Lenovo H30-50 Power Supply for Graphics Card

Good day and welcome to the community.
 
Have you seen the discussion in this solved thread?https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-E-H-K-M-Q-Y-and-ErazerX/H30-50-upgrade-graphics-card/m-p/2267755
 
Regards.

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A:i have a power supply of 550w what graphics card should I get

What is your brand of your power supply? We'll need it so we can be safe, at around 550W you can use a GTX 960. Can you do this for us?

System Info - See Your System Specs

We'll need a complete detail of your PC Specs so we can proceed.

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A:Changing my graphics card and power supply

Hey, so I took a quick look at your list. Your Motherboard does support one PCIe card, so you should be able to install the 6950 just fine.
my chief concern however, is that the 6950 is a very long card, and I'm worried it may not fit in your small dell case. So I'd take some measurements to see if it fits, before buying anything.
the installation of the PSU and GPU should be fine, I myself have done the exact same thing in my brother's dell (installed new PSU and GPU), and it has been working fine ever since.
Also If you have a few extra dollars, Id look into getting at least a 600W power supply, just to be safe, because the 6950 OC edition will suck quite a bit of power, and I'd rather have a bit more breathing room whereas 520W is cutting it a bit close. thats' up to you though, it should still run fine with your chosen PSU.
 

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Salutations!

I'm looking to upgrade somethings on my clunker (A bad idea, I know) But I have no other options. I currently run a DC 5800 MT from HP/Compaq and am looking to upgrade with a Power Supply and a(better) Graphics Card.

http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/ca/e...2132884-81559927-81559993-81805229.html?dnr=2 Is a link to the specs of my computer.

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A:Upgrading Power Supply and Graphics Card.

Hello, the initial determination you must make is whether a standard replacement PSU will fit in your case. Generally you can expect these dimensions for a replacement PSU: 5.91" x 5.51" x 3.35" (WxDxH).
The description of your computer has the word 'Micro' in it, so if the case is just large enough for a micro-atx motherboard, you should stay away from graphic cards that are too long, so pick one that is about 7".
The wattage you need will depend largely from the graphic adapter you choose, one thing to keep in mind is that yours seems to be a typical business case and likely has no option for additional cooling, so consider that when you choose your graphic adapter.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/upgrading-power-supply-and-graphics-card.1133843/
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A:Graphics card or power supply bricked need help

A 300 watt PSU may be pushing it for a 7600GS, how many amps on the +12 volt rail and what brand? 300 watt for a modern system is generally not enough with any type of add-on graphics card.

But chances are the video card is damaged, maybe from the PSU or maybe from the overclocking.

I'd say get a new power supply, you want and need it even if the video card is toast, you'll want it to properly power any new replacement video card.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/graphics-card-or-power-supply-bricked-need-help.919834/
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On the label, the power supply says:

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Thankyou.

A:Will this Power supply work with this graphics card?

Power rating wise yeah, it's more than enough.

You might want to look at this though - How to Pick the Right Power Supply

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A:Need help want to install new Graphics card and power supply.

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The 9600GT usually scores 3 or 4 fps lower even though it's $50 less than the 8800GT. It also produces less heat and uses less power. 8800GT is just a little bit more powerful for $200 while the the 9600GT is 99% as good for $150. I would go with the 9600 as it really, really gives you bang for your buck. And it isn't as hot as other graphics cards. And I believe that how it works is that a lot of amps on a single 12v rail is better than few amps on a couple of 12v rails. So I would get the PC power and cooling PSU.
 

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I'm sorry for my English.
 
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A:Question about power supply compatibility with graphics card

It may be the way the specs are written on your PS... but
The graphics card does care what the output is... more than the motherboard or other component does...
A cheap power supply from 2005 or before had a better chance of not supplying the minimum power.... Now you can see all these specs for a quality power supply when you look at the descriptive information on the power supply section of Newegg, Directron, ZipZoomFly, cdw.com, and many others... but only in the past year or two has it all been published.
 

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A:Installed New Power Supply, Graphics Card Won't Work

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A:Graphics card overheating following new Power Supply installation

must of distupted the airflow or got some dust clogged up into the GPU cooler causing it to over heat. what temp is it reaching whilst gaming?
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/graphics-card-overheating-following-new-power-supply-installation.126637/
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Hi kingqueens3,
PNY XLR8 GEForce 750 Ti would require only 300 watts PSU on the system. You need not upgrade the PSU.

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A:New to Forum and need advice on Graphics Card & Power Supply

I would recommend the XFX brand, I looked this up for you at newegg.
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A:Issues with connecting my graphics card to power supply

There is an 8 pin connector for motherboards with 8 pin CPU power connectors. It is not for PCI-E cards. However, according to Newegg's listed specifications, you should have two labeled PCI-E connectors, one with 6 pins and one with 6 plus 2 pins. The 6+2 pins might look like 8 pins but it splits into a 6 and 2 pin so you can use just the 6 pin connector if you need to. Use one of those for your graphics card.
 

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A:Need input on upgrading graphics card and power supply for my HP p6716f

Link to specs here.

Motherboard picture:

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A:Upgrade video graphics card and power supply for HP p7-1423w...

@ntvedt?, welcome to the forum.ntvedt wrote:I downloaded the online game Overwatch but it crashes on my HP Pavilion p7-1423w desktop pc. I want to upgrade the video graphics card and power supply but need to know if the following devices are compatible with my desktop pc. I want to upgrade to the NVIDIA GE Force   GTX 660 video graphics card.  Is this compatible with my HP Pavilion p7-1423w desktop pc  Yes, this video card should be compatible with your motherboard.  You can choose a manufacturer and contact their Tech Support for help with choosing the best card for your system.  I like EVGA.  Their Tech Support (1-888-881-3842) is very helpful. I also want to upgrade to a 520 Watt or 450 Watt power supply.   What brand and what is the highest wattage is compatible with my HP Pavilion p7-1423w desktop pc?  There is no actual maximum PSU that will work in your computer.  The computer will only use the amount of wattage that is required to run it properly.  The extra wattage is used during peak power needs.  I suggest that you buy a PSU with at least 500W.  I like Corsair products.  A modular PSU is good in smaller cases.  They allow you to use only the cables that are absolutely necessary.  This makes for better airflow.In other words, what is the latest version of a NVIDIA or AMD Radeon HD card highest Watt power supply can I upgrade to that is compatible with my HP?  See my answers above. Thanks.Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

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A:How does power supply amps effect requirements (performance) of the graphics card?

Your PSU has a triple +12v rail design so you will use the combined amperage across all three rails. In this case, you have a combined rating of 54amps, which is far more than enough to run the latest video cards. The PSU is also CrossFire and SLI certified so running a single card that requires only 22amps should be a breeze for that power supply. Having an underpowered PSU may produce graphical anomalies or prevent a video card from functioning at all, just to answer your question.
 

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A:Help needed upgrading Graphics Card and Power Supply on eMachines Computer

Sure

I dont see why the Card Wont work. The only problem witht the whole rig might be the PSU connection. You may have trouble upgrding it, you may not, depends on the model (and i really could tel ya) I would just look at the connections to see if it is the standard 20 or 24 pin. If it is...then i dont see a problem.

Good Luck

Sean
 

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HIS iCooler H777F1G2M Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

and a

COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power RS600-PCARE3-US 600W ATX12V V2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply

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A:Constant Bsod After Switching power supply and Graphics Card On XPS410

Welcome aboard.

► You have a display driver update to get.

Code:
0: kd> lmvm atikmpag
start end module name
fffff880`045a0000 fffff880`045fa000 atikmpag (deferred)
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\atikmpag.sys
Image name: atikmpag.sys
Timestamp: Fri Apr 06 06:40:44 2012 (4F7E4294)
CheckSum: 0005A52D
ImageSize: 0005A000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
The reason is:

Code:
fffff880`098c73f8 fffff880`04a52167*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for atikmdag.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for atikmdag.sys
atikmdag+0x3f167
► Look at your BIOS date: If possible, try to update it.

Code:
BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. 1.0.3, 8/14/2006
► Is there Daemon Tools?

Code:
ffff800`00b9cc48 fffff880`01073570*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for sptd.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for sptd.sys
sptd+0x46570
Uninstall it at once.

► And ultimately, it is Norton products.

Code:
fffff800`00b9c3c0 fffff880`09330910Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\N360x64\1401010.002\SRTSP64.SYS, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for SRTSP64.SYS
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for SRTSP64.SYS
SRTSP64+0x3f910
fffff800`00b9c3c8 fffff880`093308f0 SRTSP64+0x3f8f0
Uninstall Norton and Norton 360. Use Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows.

Let us know the results.

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A:Dell Dimension E310 - upgrading graphics card, power supply question

I hear that Dell computers have the power supply ports wired differently,so a non-dell power supply could possibly fry the motherboard.Click to expand...

Lol, did you talk to dell tech support?
Hahaha they lie.

Yeah should be fine, but of course, its not a particularly good card. You should be ok with the source engine if you load up the proper configs.
 

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A:Power Supply Suggestions

Check out Seasonic. They design and manufacturer their own and supply PSU for other big vendors. Can't get any better.

Welcome to Seasonic USA

Check this site for who makes what.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...urer,2913.html

Looks like Seasonic makes XFX power supplies.

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A:Suggestions for a new Power Supply

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A:Upgrade to 300W power supply for a 300W graphics card?

hi AsiaNeko
for a 300W power supply there is a lot of options to choose from :
check this link:
http://www.google.com/#hl=en&sugexp....,cf.osb&fp=cfc5c5d23709da28&biw=1440&bih=788
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A:Should i change my power supply or should i change my graphics card?

your running a 9800gt on a 230W PSU!? not sure how your doing that without it shutting down as soon as you start a game. the 9800gt needs a 450W psu with 24A on the 12v rail (s). change the PSU. you are fortunate that you haven't overstressed the 230W psu and destroyed the rest of the system.
 

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http://global.msi.com.tw/index.php?func=proddesc&prod_no=1261&maincat_no=1

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A:Graphic card power to power supply or connector on motherboard?

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Interesting. I tried to find some reviews on it (real reviews by professionals), and couldn't. I'd like to see how stable they are first before I popped one in my system. Have you been able to find any reviews?

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A:Need Suggestions on New Graphics Card

hi EXCelleR8,how about changing from green to red?
the 4850 is THE card to buy these days,you can read this in various tests
and forums.
it`price tag is pretty low and output in terms of fps is very good.
and then play with this one for a while and see what the guys from nVidia
release at the end of this year.
sure;no sli with ati(crossfire) on your mb,but up to 1200/1000 resolutions are well playable
with that single card.
or even wait for release of 4850X2?
don`t know the resolutions you play at but my 4850 works great for me.
hope this is a helpful suggestion.
(considering your spec`s you are good to stuff anything into that case,there will not be a lack of power...)
 

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A:Graphics Card Suggestions

an nvidia gtx 750ti would do nicely. its rather pokey even at gaming, but will also make for a decent media card/triple monitor setup.
just make.sure you get one with a mini display port.

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A:Graphics card suggestions please

If you don`t want to spend too much but still have a good card, you could go with a 760.

EVGA - Products - Graphics - GeForce 700 Series Family - GTX 760

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A:Graphics card suggestions

Quote:




IBM WQM 8187




Lenovo bought out IBM computers several years ago. this model # does not come up in a search. Try finding your exact model # Lenovo Support - Find My Product Number and then search the Lenovo site for your manual and it will tell you what type of Graphics card it will take. Or you can run Speccy and it will tell you the model # and the type of Graphic card.

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Does anyone have any suggestions? I'm a bit new at graphics cards. Would a NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT graphics card be enough?
Thanks!!

~Erin
 

A:New Graphics Card - Any suggestions?

Trust me, ask a friend that's good with computers to build you one. You'll save a lot of cash compared to the already-built ones from Best Buy. You can build a superb computer for $1200(excluding the costs of the Monitor and such), which I am planning to do in a few months. And to answer your question, the best graphics card to purchase these days(over bang for buck) is the 8800gt.
 

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So im thinking of getting a new GFX card.

I plan on

1. Hooking it up through HDMI to my TV to watch 1080p movies without laggyness.
2. Playing games like Left 4 Dead 2 at at least 720p resolution
3. I just want higher resolution on my computer

From as far as i know, this one seems good

(Search on bestbuy DOT com model 'BB21GFE4HX2UN'

But im not sure. Since it only has 512 MB memory, do you guys think it will lag with action games at high res or watching 1080p movies?

If you think it will please tell me other suggestions for a card (Under 150$)

A:Graphics card suggestions

I would probably recommend the 9800GT: XFX 9800GT PCI-E 2.0 512MB 256-Bit DDR3, 550/1400MHz, 1x Dual-link DVI, HDMI, FAN [XFX-98GT-512D3-HDMI] - $113.00 : Megaware Computers, Australia :: Online Store

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my system configuration




suggestion FOR best grapic card and ram??
I have 500gb harddisk.
I use xfx gt 8500gt 500m 512mb ddr2.
but I change this pls help ..




 

A:Graphics card suggestions

You need more RAM before you do anything at all. A faster CPU would also help a lot.

A new graphics card isn't going to help you much in games - wht do you want to play?
 

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First of all, I'm about as computer illiterate as they come, so please be patient with me.
I just bought a HP Pavilion a6200n PC, which I enjoy for the low price that I got it at. I do enjoy playing Diablo 2 LOD on the computer and I noticed that the game seems to lag a bit when I play it. I know it isn't the internet because the same things happen when I'm in a closed (not-online) game. The graphics card that I have is a NVIDIA GeForce 6150 SE. A friend of mine suggested that a new graphics card may be the answer.

Under the assumption that I have an expendible income (which I do). What is an option for a better graphics card for somewhere around the 150 dollar range. I don't know much about computers so anything you guys can come up with is great. Thanks.
 

A:Graphics Card Suggestions

First, you need to find out what kind of card your rig will support.

Check to see what port you have available for a graphics card, or if you have a port at all. I believe the GeForce card you have is integrated onto the motherboard.

Considering the price you probably paid, you probably don't have a PCIe slot. Therefore, PCI may be your only option. If that's the case, staying within your budget will be easy.

In any case, check to see what you can use, then post back.

Courtney
 

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So... my card is dead
I have to find a new one of course
this is my dead card :

It had horrible 3dmark06 score like 6k only..

I'm thinking of ATi because I never used ATi yet,
and this is my first comp built not like just bought from Dell or HP.
Before deciding if I'll stick with ATi or Nvidia I'll use one of each..
So anyways

I want many suggestions of ATi cards that are bit better than this,
as I am looking forward to Diablo3 whenever it'll come out
Hope to use the same VGA til then ....
I was thinking of 3850 or 4670 series....
I can't afford something too expensive maybe around $200 CDN
(I live in Canada)
If you can please include a link!
 

A:New Graphics Card suggestions please

What do you mean your card is dead, it works right?

Btw, nice stats, that card is a beast.
 

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Hello in another thread I discovered that my current 8800gts has died. I would like to see what kind of upgrade recommendations you guys have. Thanks in advance and just ask if you need more info.

I play mostly World Of Warcraft and League Of Legends. I do play a myriad of other games but none of them are current gen. I would love to play current gen games but my budget is rather low 100$ max.

Specs
Gigabyte Technology Co. P35-DS3L
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS
4gb gskill
Intel Core 2 Duo E6750
2000Mhz
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A:New graphics card suggestions?

6750 or 5750.
Whatever's cheaper, though given the same price (as is likely the case), the 6750.
 

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I decided not to bring my monitor across with me (too costly).

I bought a monitor here in the USA which works on US PCs (tested). For some reason it will not work off my hard drive.

Could it be the power supply? Graphics card?

I have checked the cables (US); monitor and power supply.

Appreciate any assistance.
 

A:Monitor; power supply or graphics problem?

Which video connector are you using? D-sub or DVI? Could you be using the wrong DVI cable? Like DVI-D instead of DVI-I.
 

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The M700 comes with a 250W PSU.  No other options are offered.
But there is an option to configure the M700 with a GeForce GT720 1GB card.
Nvidia's product site says the GT720 requires a minimum 300W PSU.
Why does Lenovo is configure a machine that doesn't meet the requirements given by the graphics card manufacturer?
 
But more importantly - if I follow threads correctly, Lenovo PSUs are a bit of their own animal.
 
Are there PSU part numbers for larger PSUs from other models that could be used to upgrade the 250W supply in the M700?.   (eg. the 650W supply available for the P500/510?)
 
Tnx for any ideas/thoughts.
 
 
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A:M700: upgrading graphics and power supply

 
From an update tread I'm working on.   Let me know if you have any Qs or comments.
 
Power supply or PSU: The Mini-Tower uses a standard ATX power supply, and the SFF a standard TFX power supply. A power connector adapter (ATX to Lenovo) is required for systems built 2012 and later. For the SFF, the maximum aftermarket TFX is 400w, with 350w being more common -- not a huge increase over stock. For the Mini-tower, I have had an 650w aftermarket Corsair in mine (I recommend one that is semi-modular and shorter, as space is limited inside the case.) A good example for the mini-tower is the Corsair CX-M series.
 
 
 

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My present graphics card is a NVIDA Gforce FX 5700LE, 128mb. I am looking into upgrading into something a little better, I play Call of Duty 2 once in a while, and it seems "jerky" at times. I am limited to an AGP card due to my motherboard. Obviously I don't want to get a new card if I won't notice any improvement.

Also, would I benefit from upgrading from 512mb of RAM to 1meg, game wise?

Thanks.

System:
Intel Pentium 4 2.80 GHz
ASUS P4VP-MX motherboard
Windows XP PRO w/SP2
512mb system RAM
 

A:Graphics card upgrade suggestions

Ken R. said:

Also, would I benefit from upgrading from 512mb of RAM to 1meg, game wise?Click to expand...

more memory wouldn't hurt , but your mobo has a VIA chipset, which doesn't support dual channel mode, so you really won't see much of a difference.

as far as your video card is concerned, if you're going to stay Nvidia, COD2 recommends a 7xxx series or higher card.
 

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A:Graphics card upgrade suggestions

Not entirely sure on the graphics bug.

However, as for the card upgrade, you can get some pretty decent cards for £250-£300 but there are other things you need to consider aswell.

You machine is fairly old and I would expect your CPU to be a bit of a bottleneck if you put a high end graphics card in it, so you wouldn't get the performance you had paid for necessarily.

You will need to look at, and possibly upgrade your power supply aswell. Pretty much any half decent card now will have higher power consumption than you current X1900, this will put significant strain on your current PSU if it can even run a new card. A reasonable, branded PSU is going to set you back around £50 which will eat into your budget, but you will still be able to get a fairly decent upgrade. I would definately suggest getting a decent, branded PSU though if you go down that route, it will save you money in the long run.
 

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A:Graphics card and Processor suggestions.

Well im no gfx expert so im not even going to go there but as your only talking cpu and not mobo then i take it your sticking with the LGA1155 (?P5Q Pro) socket so depending whether your board supports 22nm gen 3 ivy chips or not will be a factor and then your price limited to what you want to get but IMO thats not a bad processor and cant see it limiting you in games but if you are going to change it then its how much you want to spend and if you want to step up to i7

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I need some suggestions on a new graphics card. I would like to be able to play & record Standard Definition TV (PAL, Australian) on my computer. But I also know that I need to upgrade my graphics, as atm I am using built-in graphics (think it is 32/64mb ) so I can not play high end games that require a better graphics card.

So my question: Is there a combo of a graphics and TV card, or would I have to get two different things? I have AGP 8x slot available aswell as PCI slots (do not have PCI express). Now I am not looking for something real high quality, I think 128mb would be enough for most games.

All suggestions welcome

Thanks

System Specs:
P4 3.2 (Intel 640)
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A:New Build: suggestions for graphics card

The 6800GS and the 6800GT (PCIe versions) are sitting in about your price range I believe. The GS tends to have a better price tag, and about the same performance.
 

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I'm running:

XP SP2
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2GB of Dual Channel RAM
Gigabyte mobo with Intel 865G Chipset.
500w power supply with 5 fans in case.

I'm using my old Elsa 5600 (128mb) video card now (AGP slot) and am having major issues with graphics while playing GTA San Andreas.

I've tried all updates and adjustments to get it to play, but the graphics are always distorted, unless run on lowest resolution. Tired of messing with it, as it seems the card just can't handle that game. (This is very frustrating, as this card is well above minimum specs for game.)

So any recommendations for a new graphics card? Only requirements are that it is AGP, has slots for 2 monitors, and MUST be ABLE to HANDLE graphics-intense games, like GTA. (Sorry for the caps, lol)

Many Thanks!
 

A:Suggestions for new gaming graphics card?

Any other slots open?

what other slots do you have open or is that it?
 

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I only have a ****ty integrated one and need to upgrade but have no idea where to start.

Motherboard make/model: http://www.msi.com.tw/program/products/mainboard/mbd/pro_mbd_detail.php?UID=591
]Motherboard graphic interface AGP4x
Power supply : Delta Electronics Inc DPS-300PB: 300W 28A
CPU: 2.8 Ghz Pentium 4
Ram: 1GB DDR
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Also, I am from the UK so I would need soething from a UK retailer, preferably www.ebuyer.com
 

A:Graphics card upgrade suggestions?

First, its not recommended to double post within 5 hours.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814129069 that is a good PCI video card (best I could find on newegg). I've had little experience with agp cards and can't really recommend anything there. That one has a core clock of 450mhz memory of 553MHz, 4 pixel pipelines.
 

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http://www.pacificgeek.com/productimages/xl/KT334AA-POB-R-2.jpg
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Specs:
VIsta
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Edit: forgot to mention, MUST have a fan built onto it. lol im tired of this cheap crap
 

A:Time for a new graphics card. Suggestions?

how much do you want to spend, and are you willing to upgrade your power supply if needed.
 

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Just joined Tenforums and was wondering if anyone might be able to direct me to some info about graphics cards. I have the hardware below that runs Win 7 Ultimate fine, but I'm planning on doing a fresh install of Win 10 Pro on this PC:
Gigabyte GA-X58-USB3 (Circa 2011 - Has PCI Express x16 slot)
Radeon X1650
Acer S27HL Monitor

I've already run the "Get Windows 10" compatibility report and it's said that my old (Radeon X1650 256MB PCI-E GDDR3) card isn't compatible...not surprising as neither AMD or MS have drivers for it any longer.

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A:Low priced Graphics card for windows 10 suggestions

Something like this should work. Not a gamer either so others can chime in.

http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-Radeon-GDDR3-2GB-GV-R724OC-2GI-REV2-0/dp/B00JRSPXMQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1441995471&sr=1-1&keywords=amd+graphics+card&refinements=p_n_feature_keywords_four_browse-bin%3A6030981011%2Cp_36%3A1253505011

Jim

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