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Q: 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 GFX Upgrading Card my hardware and I put together my current computer almost years ago It was a beast at first but after a month my gfx card kept crashing almost every game 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 Upgrading GFX Card be I m running Windows Upgrading GFX Card bit This barebone kit http www tigerdirect com applicat mail- -WebletMain- -WEBLET SATSFY- -Satisfy Asus M A GTD PRO AMD GX CrossFire Motherboard AMD Phenom II X T GHz Processor Overclocked to GHz GB DDR MHz System Memory x MB -Watt Power Supply CoolIT ECO A L C Liquid Cooling System WD Black WD FAEX TB Desktop Hard Drive - quot SATA RPM MB Cache And the busted graphics card I m using http www tigerdirect com applicat mail- -WebletMain- -WEBLET SATSFY- -Satisfy EVGA G-P - -TR GeForce GTS SuperClocked Video Card - MB GDDR PCI-Express Dual DVI Mini HDMI SLI DirectX Fermi MHz Overclock to MHz 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 - I ve always gone with nVidia in the past but I m open to other suggestions Any suggestions are appreciated thanks for your time nbsp

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A: 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 or Win to Wn without any significant problems but I am having major difficulty upgrading one of my PC's It is running Win Home -bit and when I originally ran the Windows upgrade advisor it indicated that I could not upgrade as my NVidia GEForce graphics card was incompatible with Windows 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 to 10 upgrading card graphics Win after Upgrading - incompatible installed a new graphics card - an AMD Radeon R which should be Win compatible Upgrading to Win 10 - after upgrading incompatible graphics card I then re-ran the Win upgrade advisor - it still said that I couldn't upgrade as the quot GeForce card quot was incompatible - even though it was no longer installed I checked the Upgrading to Win 10 - after upgrading incompatible graphics card 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 I also ran the Wagnard tools quot Display driver uninstaller quot 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 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 nor mouse would function and the installation froze On rebooting the OS reverted to Win and the keyboard mouse worked ok I want to upgarde to Win rather than do a fresh install but am now unsure what to do - I keep getting the quot Incompatible GEForce graphics card quot message anytime I run the Win advisor tool even after downloading it again from the MS website Any suggestions as to how I can resolve this issue and finally upgrade

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)

http://www.tenforums.com/installation-setup/40228-upgrading-win-10-after-upgrading-incompatible-graphics-card.html
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i am upgrading from nvidia fx to fx 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 Card, Agp Card Agp Nvidia Upgrading New 5500fx... Is 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 ghz ddr ram gb hd The only Upgrading Agp Card, New Agp Card Is Nvidia 5500fx... 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 nbsp

A: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?
 

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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.

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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.

http://www.sevenforums.com/graphic-cards/155087-upgrading-my-card.html
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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?
 

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

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/upgrading-gfx-card.608297/
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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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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
 

A: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 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.
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Sooooo can anyone help me please.
 

A:Need help upgrading VGA card

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

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Motherboard - Graphic interface - PCI-e Memory - GB CPU - AMD Athalon CPU Speed - GHz Power Supply Make Model - Delta Electronics Inc DPS AB A help card to new Upgrading no clue about this one Watt output Amperage - V A Max Power- W 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 I m looking into the e-GeForce GT MB PCI-E DX Graphics which i can get for or a PNY GeForce GS MB for I guess that Upgrading to new card help s pretty much my financial range The problem is i dont know what s better for its price I d assume the b c of my little bit of research it was only ever compared to the so maybe the is a lot worse than the but for a 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 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 -P -N -AR it says minimum of Watt and v a- 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 connectors for quot Two PCI-E connectors for PCI-Express video cards on W and W models one connector on W model quot and i was wondering if this is ok if the GT card says quot Minimum of a Watt power supply Minimum recommended power supply with Volt current rating of Amp Amps Minimum Watt for SLI mode system Minimum recommended power supply with Volt current rating of Amp Amps quot However is that PSU really needed how about this http www compusa com products product info asp product code for so much less i dont want to be cheap but i dont want to spend all my money either nbsp

A: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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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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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!

A: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

http://www.sevenforums.com/graphic-cards/178334-upgrading-old-card.html
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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. 

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/t/19978608
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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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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. http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Video-Display-and-Touch/NVIDIA-GeForce-6150SE-nForce-430-chipset-not-compatible-with/m-p/5173180#M41749

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Video-Display-and-Touch/Upgrading-graphics-card/td-p/5691697
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A:Need help upgrading video card

I would probley get the geforce fx5500 or maybe if you want to go lower than that you can just get the 5200 or if you dont like nvidia you can get an ATI card. Possibly the 9250. There isnt to many selections for PCI anymore. I myself have the 5500 cause im stuck with only PCI to. So i would go with an nvidia card if it was me. I really dont like ATI to much.
 

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Ello all :wave:
Only me was just thinking about Upgrading Graphics Card, Whats the diff in APG and PCI anyone help me on this please ? This is what i have at mo if it helps

NVIDA GeForce FX 5500 256mb,
ASUSTex Computer INC P4S800
1024 of ram
Maxtor 160gb hard drive
Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.40GHz current speed at 3200MHz
 

A:Upgrading Graphics Card

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 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accelerated_Graphics_Port (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...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI_bus#Conventional_PCI_bus_specifications

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


Essentiall, what's important is that AGP is far superior for graphics than PCI, unless you are considering PCI-Express.
BTW... Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.40GHz current speed at 3200MHz - that's an impressive overclock. Did you do it yourself?
 

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Newcomer to the board. Not a hard core compu-dude or gamer, but know my way around hardware a little, being an engineer and all and liking to tinker with stuff. I want to upgrade the Radeon 9000 64 MB video card (won't run Far Cry) on my <ahem - it's not a custom built machine> Compaq P4 2.66 Ghz, 512 MB DDR SDRAM. Am looking at ATI 9700 Pro or 9800 Pro.. Both recommend 300W PSU. The stock one installed is 250W. What's the real risk of not upgrading the PSU? Let's face it, we design to peak loading (i.e. all devices running at the same time), but 99.9 % of the time we're not at peak. Easy enough to replace it I guess if I can find one that fits in the box on the PSU footprint. Has anyone upgraded video cards similarly and actually had a problem with the PSU? Thanks for any advice/opinions!
 

A:Upgrading video card - need new PSU?

Get the Radeon 9800 Pro and a new PSU

I recently built a custom PC.

The original card was a PNY GeForce FX 5200 Ultra, AGP, 128 MB.

My screen kept freezing up when I tried to play a game.

I purchased an ATI Radeon 9800 Pro as recommended by many of the gaming forums I went to.

I'm very happy with the performance.

About 15 minutes into Doom III and some heavy action, my UPS kicked-out.

It was rated at 10A / 170W. I now have a 12A / 450W UPS just for my system and the other is for phone, printer, video camera ... etc. I probably had too many items plugged into the UPS.

The ATI Radeon 9800 Pro uses power directly from the PSU. The 2 most common things I read in the gaming forums are ...

1) Good PSU +400W and 15-18A on the 12V rail
2) Good cooling especially for the +3GHz CPUs.

I have (2) 80mm intake fans and (1) 120mm exhaust fan on my system.

Good luck.
 

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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
 

A: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've been trying to choose one for myself but I'm suffering spec. overload and I'm still none the wiser.

It needs to be an AGP card, Windows7 Compatible, performance at least equivalent to previous card.
Oh, and a quiet fan.
 

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A: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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Greetings, I am planning to buy a new graphics card for my pc. I started playing latest games and i found out that its time to upgrade it. but i didnt know that if i want to upgrade, i need to check if it is compatible with my motherboard or pc. i am not an pc expert although i am 14. but i really need your help. please help me. Im thinking of buying a R9 380 Gaming GPU. My motherboard is Kaili2. your cooperation is highly appreciated. Thank you!  Regards, Don

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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 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.
 

A: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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It has been a while and I now wish to upgrade my video card.
The one that caught my eye is this:
http://www.evga.com/products/moreInfo.asp?pn=896-P3-1170-AR&family=GeForce 200 Series Family
I'm wondering if this would work with my Motherboard / power supply which is:
NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI LT Motherboard
http://www.nvidia.com/object/designed_by_nvidia_680i_lt_sli.html
and Antec TruePower Trio 550
http://www.silentpcreview.com/article712-page1.html

Will if work or should I look for a different card / Power supply?
Any suggestions or questions?
 

A:Upgrading Video Card

It will work however I would think about getting a different pw supply.

That pw supply just meets the bare minimum. When you make anything work at its max rated pw, it does not last long. Just think about how long the engine in your car would last if you ran it at full throttle all of the time???

One more thought; the ati 5850 is around the same price AND supports dx11.
 

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Hello,
I was so satisfied with Triple6's good work on helping me with my CPU upgrade, I decided to come back. But this time a different question. Upgrading the graphics card... what do I need to know and should be looking for when upgrading my graphics card. I have a Dell Inspiron 546, running with a ATI Radeon HD 3200. I'd still like to keep to the ATI Radeon series. But I'd like it to be good and a price range of $25 to $75, maybe $100. I'm looking at the ATI Radeon 5670, but I realized it a DDR3 so I wasn't sure it would work when my RAM slots requires DDR2. I have a 0F896N motherboard by Dell Inc. if that helps any.

If you need more information about my computer feel free to ask, I'll reply A.S.A.P.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you very much,
Jeff/TheJ3
 

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PROCESSOR: AMD Fx(tm)-4300 Quad-Core processor 3.8 GHz
RAM: 16gb
GRAPHICS CARD: NVIDIA GeForce GT 610

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A:Upgrading Video Card

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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Hi guys,

i need some advice,

is it worth upgrading my nvidia geforce 6600gt 128mb agp card to this: http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/prod...hvd19wcm9kdWN0X3Jldmlld3M=&product_uid=103597

till i can afford to get a pci setup in about 6 months?

my specs:
ANTEC P180 case
ASUS a7n8x-e deluxe motherboard
AMD athlon XP 3200+ processor
2gb memory
550W psu

Few questions:
will i get a significant boost in graphics/performance to justify spending 130?
will it run ok on my system?
will it fit in my case?
will i need any extra cooling fans to run it?

would be grateful for any advice.
 

A:Is it worth upgrading my agp card?

well your psu will suffice and this is a nice card, i would say you would see some performance improvements, but im not sure to justify 130 (euros is it?) sorry im in the us or i would reccommend you some cheaper cards, but this looks pretty good for your setup. dont take it just from me stick around and see what others say, im somewhat stuck to ati so im not going to reccomend an nZvidia card right away...
 

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A:Upgrading video card

My personal option is that your 8600 gts is just as good.....don't be fooled about the 1 gb memory.

The 8800 Gts would be an upgrade
 

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Thanks
 

A:upgrading to win 10 & would like better video card

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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A:Upgrading graphics card

I'm not a hard-core gamer nor a hardware expert, but I see a few potential issues.

1. The small case and cramped space may cause a heat issue.

2. The 430 watt power supply may not be adequate to handle the graphics/gaming load.

3. The motherboard is too small for a full-size graphics card.
 

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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;
1 Measure your case to see if the card you want will fit
2 Upgrade your pw supply so you can actually use a video card

The later is going to be problematic since you have a sff and a standard pw supply will not fit.

In short, while you might be able to upgrade the pw and install a real video card, it is NOT cost effective. It will cost you a lot of money for the pw supply and you will still have an old hp computer.
Here is the spec sheet for that computer;
http://www8.hp.com/h20195/v2/GetDocument.aspx?docname=c04290830
 

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thanks

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 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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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

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)
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Thank you greatly in advance for the help <3
 

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: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?

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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.

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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A:Help with Upgrading Video Card

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.

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A:Help upgrading graphics card

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A:upgrading video card

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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.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/upgrading-graphics-card.1024419/
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A:Upgrading my graphics card need help please

Maybe you can find a 4670 for cheap?
 

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A:Upgrading video card

Hi MaccoCruz, I've not added a card to this particular PC, but have you checked the PC and MB specs against the card specs? For refernce, here is the PC specs document: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03019166 Here are the MB specs:http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02980014 Also, have you checked if there is an updated BIOS?http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/HP-Pavilion-HPE-h8-1100-Desktop-PC-series/5146418/mo...

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Upgrading-video-card/td-p/5773675
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A:Upgrading my graphics card, but it's only a PCI-e v1.0

Hi Dhakos,
PCIE v1.0 and v2.0 are backward/forward compatible. the 460 does not use all of a v1.0 bandwidth so you are okay there. as far as SLI'ing te two cards, the cards must be same gen, same core etc for sli to function. so the 8600Gt and the GT460 will not sli. you can use your 8600 for physX however. The 460 is going to give you better performance than will 2 x 8600, not to mention DX11 capability.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/upgrading-my-graphics-card-but-its-only-a-pci-e-v1-0.173271/
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A: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.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/upgrading-a-video-card.31527/
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http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00753784&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=3245027#N61
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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.

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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: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.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/upgrading-video-card-help.118928/
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A:upgrading graphic card

Hi: In order to add the nvidia graphics adapter, you would have to change out the entire motherboard with the one that has the Intel/Nvidia switchable graphics. This would be a very labor intensive and costly project to undertake. 

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/upgrading-graphic-card/td-p/5818817
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Thanks a lot!
 

A: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
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/upgrading-wireless-card.772641/
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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 wifi card

Luchini26 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!Sorry for the bad news, but you are operating under a misunderstanding.  Unlike desktop PCs, laptops do not use video "cards"; instead, they use video chips that are permanently attached to either video modules, or to the laptop system board.  These are not customer-replaceable parts.Good Luck

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/upgrading-wifi-card/td-p/5766569
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A:Upgrading Graphic card help

you wouldnt have to change anything, it would work fine.

the main question is your powersupply, what wattage is it rated to? I think the gtx 760 recommends a 500w or above, but different card makers quote differences.

the weakest link in your pc will become your cpu which will bottleneck the system, but youll still be fine playing games, maybe not at their maximum settings.

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EDIT: Also, would it be possible to still use my 8600GT along with a newer Video Card?
 

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.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/upgrading-my-graphics-card.835067/
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A:Upgrading Wireless Card

Hi: There shouldn't be any whitelist in your model, and I recommend you install the Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 802.11 ac 2x2 WiFi + BT 4.0     HP Part # 710661-001. Your notebook should have two antennas connected to the Intel 2230 wlan card in there now. That is a must if you plan on upgrading the wireless card, so check to make sure there are currently two antenna leads attached to the wireless card.  Do not rely on the service manual's illustrations for that. 

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Wireless-and-Networking/Upgrading-Wireless-Card/td-p/5828280