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Q: Video Card Upgrade Advice

So, I recently decided I was going to upgrade my video card. Mostly because I have noticed a huge difference between my friends Skyrim game quality than my own. I am thinking of getting this card...​
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/pny-gef...card/1375028.p?id=1219050752787&skuId=1375028​
My system specs are pretty much the same as when I bought it.
Its a HP pavilion a6319fh PC. Everything is the same with the exception of my graphics card and power supply. My current graphics card is the ATI Radeon 4600 series. ​
My big questions are:
Will this card work with my machine?
Will this card run Skyrim on Ultra settings in vanilla?
Will this card be able to support possible heavy scripting and modding?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks for any help

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A: Video Card Upgrade Advice

Sure but a 500W power supply is recommended for a GTX 760. You may need to check the size of your power supply, as it is likely to need upgrading before replacing the GPU.

This is what to expect for Skyrim on a GTX 760. - GeForce GTX 760 2GB - Skyrim Performance

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A:Advice on Video Card Upgrade

You didnt state what CPU you have... but with Socket A AMDs (which I still use one) there is only so fast you can go. The latest AGP card would not do so well compared to an AMD64.... with that said:

Look here:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...&Subcategory=48&description=&Ntk=&srchInDesc=

Look at #2 - 6600GT would be the best for $90 or 6800XT or ATI 1600Pros (in that order) - the 7300gt may comepare a bit with the 6600GT, but if a game is really using such abilities - it may already be too much for the CPU...

All is under $100.
 

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Would like to throw out a question to you guys for advice on a medium priced replacement Video Card for my system??
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A:Video card upgrade advice.

Hi,

I put in a nvidia gforce2mx/mx400 64 mb ddr and tv out. I payed $85.00 for it. I have had no video problems with it at all. It is XP supported.

Hamill
 

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Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.
 

A:Video card upgrade - advice wanted

Sapphire is a good manufacturer. I have a 9600 Pro Atlantis in one of my machines (won it through this site, as a matter-of-fact :approve: ). No issues....been rock-solid for me. Keep in mind that if you're current system is only capable of supporting 4X AGP, that is all you'll see from your card, even if it IS 8X. Not a noticeable difference though. Your memory size and speed is going to be your biggest push.


BTW, in hindsight....:wave: Welcome To TechSpot! with your first post. Hope you get the info you need here.
 

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A:Video card upgrade advice requested

Im guessing you are still agp like my system. Im really really considering this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814143046

I think its the best card for peeps with agp. The reviews give it good remarks as it seems to be very OC' able eventhough it already is OC'd from BFG. you can get pretty close or over 500mhz core clock with this. Im really considering it. my ati 9800 pro just didnt stand up to the new mideval II total war demo.

My other thought would be the ati side which is the X800 GTO, you can unlock the extra pipelines to get from 12 to 16 although the 7800GS already has 16 available. Plus the X800 seems to be cheaper.

Both these cards are in the $100-$200 range and considering directx 10 is coming, i would recommend anyone abstain from spending $$$ on an outdated agp system
 

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A:Advice on video card upgrade: Radeon 9250?

If the card says its X4, x8 then it wont work in your pc. You need one that is x2, x4.
Had the same prob with my old motherboard so i upgraded it.

Check out this http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic30156.html

And this http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic26726.html

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Answering your last question first then the answer is a resounding yes! For $100 you can get a much better card but it will all depend on what power supply you have in your case. Make, model, watts and more importantly how many amps are on the 12v rail.

If you don't know then can you get the make and model from the side of the psu. To do that just take side of computer and look for something that resembles the pic below. Its the white label like the one shown.

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A:Advice on basic video card with S-Video out

You might as well get the cheapest card you can get then. I would suggest using the 16x PCI-E card slot. Go to newegg.com and use their guided search to search all 16x graphics cards till you find one with the specs you like.

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A:Graphics Card Upgrade Advice

Greetings, Nvidia 700 series graphics cards require UEFI BIOS. You should look at Nvidia's 600 series cards. Check power supply requirements. 300 W power supply may not be sufficient, even using an Nvidia 600 series card. Check card length as well as single slot vs double slot requirements. Check PC dimensions to verify the card will fit in the tower. The 640 does not require additional 12V connections. Cheers!

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A:Looking to upgrade my graphics card would like some advice :)

Can anyone please help??

Have alos just found some more specs

motherboard manufacturer: Trigem computers, inc

CPU Properties
CPU Type Intel Celeron 4A, 2000 MHz (5 x 400)
CPU Alias Northwood-128
CPU Stepping C1
Original Clock 2000 MHz
L1 Trace Cache 12K Instructions
L1 Data Cache 8 KB
L2 Cache 128 KB (On-Die, ATC, Full-Speed)

CPU Physical Info
Package Type 478 Pin uPGA
Package Size 3.50 cm x 3.50 cm
Transistors 55 million
Process Technology 6M, 0.13 um, CMOS, Cu, Low-K
Die Size 131 mm2
Core Voltage 1.475 - 1.55 V
I/O Voltage 1.475 - 1.55 V
Typical Power 38.7 - 81.9 W (depending on clock speed)
Maximum Power 49 - 100 W (depending on clock speed)

CPU Manufacturer
Company Name Intel Corporation
Product Information http://www.intel.com/products/browse/processor.htm

CPU Utilization
CPU #1 6 %


Motherboard Properties
Motherboard ID 31861.EM.0000.D.0209121254
Motherboard Name Unknown

Front Side Bus Properties
Bus Type Intel NetBurst
Bus Width 64-bit
Real Clock 100 MHz (QDR)
Effective Clock 400 MHz
Bandwidth 3200 MB/s

Memory Bus Properties
Bus Type DDR SDRAM
Bus Width 64-bit
Real Clock 133 MHz (DDR)
Effective Clock 267 MHz
Bandwidth 2133 MB/s

Chipset Bus Properties
Bus Type Intel Hub Interface
Bus Width 8-bit
Real Clock 67 MHz (QDR)
Effective Clock 267 MHz
Bandwidth 267 MB/s


Chipset Properties
Motherboard Chipset Intel Brookdale-G i845G
In-Order Queue Depth 12
CAS Latency 2T
RAS To CAS Delay 3T
RAS Precharge 3T
RAS Active Time 6T

Integrated Graphics Controller
Graphics Controller Type Intel Extreme Graphics
Graphics Controller Status Disabled

AC'97 Audio Controller
Audio Controller Type Intel 82801DB(M) ICH4
Codec Name Avance Logic ALC202(A)
Codec ID 414C4740h

Memory Slots
DRAM Slot #1 256 MB (DDR SDRAM)
DRAM Slot #2 512 MB (DDR SDRAM)

AGP Properties
AGP Version 2.00
AGP Status Enabled
AGP Aperture Size 64 MB
Supported AGP Speeds 1x, 2x, 4x
Current AGP Speed 4x
Fast-Write Supported, Enabled
Side Band Addressing Supported, Disabled

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Company Name Intel Corporation
Product Information http://www.intel.com/products/browse/chipsets.htm
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Vid Card -- ATI Radeon 9200SE :-(

I plan to eventually upgrade my CPU to a Pentium 4 and jack up my RAM to at least a gig, but meanwhile can I upgrade my vid card to an XFX GeForce 7600GT AGP while my lowly Celeron is still in residence? The GT's price is down to $110, but I don't want to humiliate my geriatric CPU.

Thanks for your sagacity!
 

A:Graphics Card Upgrade Advice, Please

Celerons aren't that bad. Gat the card you want and enjoy it. You won't be humiliating anyone. Get the best deal you can on your video card. Remember though: if you plan on a big time upgrade (meaning that you are going to make some BIG steps) you may want to start with a motherboard that can use some of the newer and much better components. I would take a look at an EVGA 650i mobo. There are so many things you can add..(one by one), this would have you on your way to the building of a more modern and great machine! I suggest that you look at Intel CPU'S that are "last year's" because you can get a fast dual or quad core processor (overclockable with that 650i motherboard) and then really get right with a graphics card. Maybe one of EVGA (lifetime warranty) grahics processors like a 7900 or a 7950. Memory is going down in price with everything else: look at 2 or 4 gigs of 800mhz... (DDR2). Eventualy get yourself a SATA hardisk. I would hate to see you get stuck in that world of "agp slots" and stuff that's just getting left behind, not competitive, not gameable, etc. Look ahead to speed and clarirty! You won't be sorry. Good Luck.
 

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A:Some advice with new Graphics card upgrade?

You'll get a lot of opinions and facts with your question, so here are mine. A GTX 580 is a very capable card, but is also several generations old. A 700's version is newer and will be supported longer than the 500 cards. Just that part is worth a few extra pounds to me. As far as the modeling part, I know nothing about it. Also to consider is that Nvidia is 'supposed' to come out with the new 800 cards in the next couple of months. If you can wait, I would wait and see what they have to offer. Also, whatever you decide, be sure and check the PSU requirements and make sure you have ample PSU support. I recommend staying about 30-50% higher than their minimum recomendations. That will allow the PSU to run cooler, last longer and allow for future upgrades. And always buy a quality brand. Never try to save money on a PSU. Stay with Seasonic, Corsair, Antec or XFX. Modular if your budget allows.

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Specs= http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...&cc=us&lang=en&os=2093&dlc=en&product=3644705

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Any advice will be appreciated. I'm very new in the upgrading realm.
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A:Video card advice

Would I be able to put that graphics card in my system as it is?Click to expand...

The card is 10.5 inches long. Measure the space you have inside the case and see.

The card also needs two 6 pin PCI-E connectors. The card comes with an adapter for one of them so your power supply needs to have the other one already unless you have enough spare molex connectors to fit another adapter (that you'll have to buy separately). For that card Newegg's site says it needs a minimum of a 650W power supply so you might need to upgrade depending on what you already have.
 

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A:Need advice on new video card

For about $100 (give or take $10-20) you can find a decent radeon 9600 or a geforce 5600.

Checkout www.pricewatch.com
 

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A:video card advice

If I'm not mistaken, that should be a ATI RADEON X300.

I did run into this...
http://discussions.virtualdr.com/showthread.php?t=197853
 

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A:Video Card advice

Thanks for the advice, Rick, you're right, it is a 423 pin board. Basis your post, I think I'm wise not to add a card to this board, but save my pennies and upgrade as you suggested. Cheers,
 

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A:Need advice on a video card

I recommend this card and this PSU as your best choices IMO.
 

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A:New video card Advice please

There have been some issues in the past with the x1600's, you can google to find the specifics. The 7600's are pretty nice cards and XFX is a good brand.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814150145
 

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A:Advice for new video card

I can recomend this as I got one for a friend and it playes BF2 very nice.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814150163

I would also saay at the top off your range would be this one
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With regards to your question, to go the System Requirements Lab (with the card installed) and see what it says, it has a massive list of games. If your games aren't on the list then let me know
 

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I have a 6600 and it runs FEAR fine, but if I were buying a card today I would spring for the 6800 at least. Of course, a 7800 would be the best, but it's way over your budget right now.
 

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A:I need advice on a video card

SAPPHIRE 100131 Radeon X800GTO 256MB 256-bit GDDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814102608

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Here is a pretty good card for your budget and will play all of you games: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814131007

Installation is pretty simple. Open case, remove the metal tab covering PCIe slot on the back of the case, insert card, connect power cord, and close the case. You will need to make sure that your power supply will handle the extra demand that the card will require. Pop open you case and see how many watts it is rated at (not the max watts, the average watts) and how many amps are on the 12v line(s).
 

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A:Video Card Advice

We'll need to know your power supply model. That'll pretty much determine what you can use.
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A:Need some advice on a new video card

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The 550 Ti is a good card for the money .. but the 560 is a better card.
PassMark - GeForce GTX 550 Ti - Price performance comparison

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2) ATI HD3650 512 Mb DDR2 PCIe - $40.00

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A:Video card advice

performance wise door number one is vastly superior, especially if you want to play any modern titles.
just my opinion here,but, im sure of the wisdom of buying a 'used' gfx card. you have no idea if the previous owner clocked the **** out of it and ran it at 100C in a poorly ventilated case. the $100 crop of new cards has impressive performance, and an in tact warranty!

like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131155
 

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A:Need advice on new video card!

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It's an integrated graphics card, so it won't run any of those games you mentioned.

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Also, open up your case and post all the information on the PSU (Power Supply Unit) sticker. This is what a PSU sticker typically looks like.
 

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A:Video card advice

Doesn't matter AGP 4X or 8X... Pick an AGP card that fits your budget, and for your gaming needs
 

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drivers PCI $45
1 Creative Riva TNT 16MB Retail with drivers PCI $45
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I'm sure you would need a much larger PSU to run that card, here's the specs.


AMD Radeon

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A:Need advice upgrading video card

Joseph Bryan said:





I want to upgrade my video card from nvida geforce 210 to NVIDIA 8800gtx or GTS 250Click to expand...

A newer card than the 2xx series would serve you better and require less power. Is there no way you could get a GTX 650 or one generation older GTX 550?
 

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Any dual head AGP card should do fine for those purposes.

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A:Need advice on replacement AGP Video card

Any AMD or nVidia AGP card that supports W7 should work. Use Tigerdirect or Newegg to search for one.

Video / Graphics Cards at TigerDirect.com

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A:Buying new video card...need advice

I do believe SLI.

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A:In need of some Video Card Upgrading advice

if i were you i would upgrade the motherboard and not the CPU.
1. Because your motherboard only supports upto 4x AGP and
2. Because if you want to upgrade your CPU, you may need a new mobo to support the CPU. try http://www.bizrate.com/marketplace/product_info/details__cat_id--419,prod_id--245630245.html for details on a good motherboard.

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A:video card and system advice please help

I think this article is for you, athlon cpu's with the latest cards that you mention with benchmarks
http://firingsquad.gamers.com/hardware/gf4athlonscaling/default.asp

Personally if I was short cash, the gforce3 ti200 is great, overclocks very well.
Next would be the ti4200 which should be out soon
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Nix the 4600, no pixel or vertex shaders as the article says.
 

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A:Advice on selecting a video card

I'd suggest getting a psu for the new card. I think just about everyone else will tell you that too.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817256032 49.99 with a 15 dollar rebate

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121260

this one is nice with the rebate being a +

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A:Seeking video card advice

  
Quote: Originally Posted by dru37


I do not use my desktop for gaming. I want to use Windows 7 dual monitor capability to connect via HDMI to a home theater AV receiver and HDTV in another room. So am looking for a PCI-E x16 video card with HDMI output.

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Does more memory (e.g. 1GB vs. 512MB) help for HD video viewing? Or does memory just matter for gaming?
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1. You need memory for everything, not just for games. If you have more, your computer is faster. It doesnt directly link to Multimedia or gaming.
2. The numbers (ddr2 vs ddr3) are the key here. So, gddr5 is faster than gddr4, which is faster than gddr3. The G in the GDDR is i think a newer technology, thus faster. There is no gddr4 or 5 RAM, but they are used in Graphics cards. Usually, if you play games you need faster memory, but for just watching videos, the size is enough. You should get a 1gb card, with say, gddr3 memory, with HDMI & DVI.
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A:Upgrading Video Card, need advice

Anything above and including a 6600/6800GT should run Orange Box just fine. I'm guessing you have at least one available PCI express x16 slot available on your motherboard. If so, I would highly recommend a XFX 8600GT which can be purchased for well under $100. If you want to spend a little more, you could go with a 8800GT. Both cards will give you great performance in Source powered games and future releases. You could also go with a 9 series card, a 9600GT runs from `$120-150.

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A:Advice on Video Card purchase

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A:Need some gaming video card advice.

Newegg.com - ASUS EAH4870 DK/HTDI/1GD5 Radeon HD 4870 Dark Knight 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

That one looks much better, similar price, and is 10.1 in stead of just 10.

I cant find any directx 10.1 Nvidia cards that are 256bit and the 256bit directx11 ATI cards are near 400$. Maybe I'll have to stick with ATI.

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A:Video Card advice requested

Just curious...any particular reason why you want to upgrade?
 

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A:video card replacement advice

Decision made....

I found a new 9800 pro agp on ebay for about $60 w/ shipping. I was scrambling since as of a few days ago I only found used replacements or an excessive price. Hopefully case closed.
 

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A:Deciding whether to buy a new video card, need advice

Hi ElShotte,
Here is a rather comprehensive set of benches that include the gtx 460 and the gtx 260. I am curious what PSU you are using to power that 260 right now.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_460_SLI/1.html
 

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A:Need advice on what video card to purchase

I just signed up on this thing and don't claim to know nothin' about nothin'. I'm not a big gamer either, but I'm big enough fan of one game to start the build hunt. What I've learned is research. Check out gpureview.com and you can compare each card against each other. I compared the 9500 GT (because it's cheap and seems like the best bang for your buck) to other cards of intrest and thought it beat comparative specs across the board, but I don't think its fast enough to play a lot of newer games. It did get great reviews, but the card itself is already 2 years + old.
 

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A:Need advice buying a video card.

Don't forget about the warranty: http://xfxforce.com/en-us/Features/DoubleLifetimeWarranty.aspx

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A:Wondering if I should upgrade video card for video editing software

yes the graphics card seems to be the weak link in your setup, you could try searching for msi afterburner to try to overclock your graphics card but failing that i would upgrade your graphics card
 

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A:Need advice on what card to buy to upgrade a Dell Dimension 4700

Ok update, I just looked inside the computer and the sticker on my power supply has this to say:

Output: +12VA 18.0A
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