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Q: Best graphics card for this system?

My graphics card previously got wet and frankly I don t know enough about computers in order to know what part to order for this How can I find the best graphics card for this system Or more simply can someone tell me what is the best card this system can support Information below Field Value Computer Operating System Windows Home Premium Home Edition OS Service Pack - DirectX DirectX c Computer Name STARFISH User Name Patrick Motherboard CPU Type DualCore system? for Best graphics card this Intel Pentium Best graphics card for this system? D MHz Motherboard Name Unknown Motherboard Chipset Unknown System Memory MB BIOS Type Unknown Communication Port Communications Port COM Multimedia Audio Adapter High Definition Audio Controller NoDB Storage IDE Controller Intel R G ICH Family Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - DF SCSI RAID Controller Intel R ICH R DH SATA RAID Controller Disk Drive ST AS Disk Drive WDC WD AAKX- ERMA Disk Drive Generic USB SD Reader USB Device Disk Drive Generic USB SM Reader USB Device Disk Drive Generic USB CF Reader USB Device Disk Drive Generic USB MS Reader USB Device Optical Drive TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S A ATA Device SMART Hard Disks Status Unknown Partitions C NTFS MB MB free Input Keyboard Standard PS Keyboard Mouse HID-compliant mouse Network Network Adapter Belkin Wireless Adapter Network Adapter Intel R PRO PL Network Connection Peripherals Printer Fax Printer Microsoft XPS Document Writer USB Controller Intel R G ICH Family USB Universal Host Controller - C NoDB USB Controller Intel R G ICH Family USB Universal Host Controller - C NoDB nbsp

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A: Best graphics card for this system?

Look for a model number printed on your motherboard, usually printed around the CPU area.

The info you provided only tells us you are using a Pentium D. Most likely an 820 (could also be either 915 or 920) but not positive. In any case this would be an LGA775 platform, which usually has a PCIe x16 slot. But without knowing the model number of the motherboard so we can check, I'm not going to swear on PCIe x16 support. I am leaning toward PCIe x16 support, since you stated having a graphics card.
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A:Best Graphics Card for my system???

Or, should I be looking at the Diamond AMD Radeon HD 7970 PCIE 3G GDDR5 Video Graphics Card 7970PE53G at Diamond AMD Radeon HD 7970 PCIE 3G GDDR5 Video Graphics Card 7970PE53G: Electronics ?

Or, maybe look at the Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 OC with Boost 3GB DDR5 DL-DVI-I/SL-DVI-D/HDMI/DP PCI-Express Graphics Card 11197-03-40G at ?

These are all around the price range I'd like to stay in.

Also another question... my computer only has one lead that plugs in to the end of the graphics card. Do any of these mentioned about require two leads? If so, how do I accommodate that?

Can I split the one lead I have into two, or would I have to install another lead from whereever it connects to, like power supply?
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A:Looking for a graphics card for my win 7 system

For the system in your specs? First I would buy a proper PSU, then put in 6GB of triple channel RAM, if not 12GB, then put in a 5870. For that card, a Corsair HX 750 is enough.
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Based on the game, processor speed is what is bottlenecking GPU's. What games do you play and at what resolution?
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Hi I currently have an GT mb graphics card it runs WoW and CS S alright but im looking for a little better performance I found this card and was wondering if my computer has enough power supply and system graphics this Can run card? my has all the right other hook ups Here is the card s specs GPU VPU NVIDIA GeForce GS RAMDAC Dual MHz Additional Features RoHS Compliant HDCP Enabled HDTV Ready SLI Ready OpenGL DirectX PCI Express Vista Certified Maximum Resolution x Digital Video Memory MB Memory Type DDR Core Clock MHz Memory Interface -bit Memory Clock MHz Stream Processors Interface Type PCI Express Interface Speed x Connector s Dual DVI Dual Link HDTV S-Video Multiple Monitors Support Yes It also has heat sink and a fan I m getting the card from a friend so if I can run it Can my system run this graphics card? let me know How do I post up my system specs so you guys can tell me if I can run it Thanks for all the help I really appreciate it Can my system run this graphics card? nbsp

A:Can my system run this graphics card?

Please put your System Specs information in your Profile

If your computer is a brand label (like Dell; HP; ...) then type in the Brand and model number in the mobo field of your Profile
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A:What is THIS graphics card (pre-fab system)?

"NVIDIA GeForce GTX 720 2GB Graphics" is listed for its graphics device.

What's the actual description in the Display Adapters heading in the Device Manager?

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A:Best Graphics Card For My System??

Maybe that is just it. That card is just sucking more power than the whole unit can handle. I would suggest getting a bigger PWS in consideration of budget.

You have to take into consideration.

When you buy a system off the market from retail, they put in a PWS just big enough to handle what the default configuration is.

sorry for the grammar.. i just suck.
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One is 1GB and the other is 512MB, does the memory matter? I know GTA IV needs 768MB of RAM on the card, I don't know what will happen when i try the game...I don't know about what future games will require so 1GB is choice for now. I didn't find a Geforce card because I don't understand the power supply rating of 18amps.

I need your help please!! thanks

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Hi all,

I'm looking to get a new card - maybe a 7870, 270 or 270X and I was wondering about the system requirements, and they often say 4GB RAM.

My mobo can only take 4GB (and gives me just under as usable system RAM) and I can't get the mobo to allow more than 4GB even when I tried 64bit W7 (I've got 32bit W7 Ultimate at the moment).

If I got a 2GB card, how would this work with my system? Would I not be able to use the 4GB system RAM and the 2GB graphics card RAM, or is this separate (I didn't think they were!)? What does the 4GB minimum in the system requirements relate to? Wouldonly having slightly less than 4GB, or not being able to use more than 4GBt cause problems etc?

Any advice, as ever, greatly appreciated!

A:Graphics card system RAM requirements

Windows 32bit limits to a maximum of 4gb ram, thats everything that has RAM. so youll only have 2gb of system ram and 2gb GPU ram.

Any game that will push a 270x to its limits will use waaaaaaaay more than 2gb of ram so that will be your bottle neck. 4gb isnt exactly enough for most intensive games if you have anything running in the back ground.
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I am thinking of upgrading my graphics card and would like
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not able to run 3D intensive games but after updating to
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lower resolutions.Now it seems the newer games need
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do you think?


A:Graphics card upgrade for PII system

gforce2 mx 400 would be a low cost choice, the tnt2 is too old in my opinion.
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For a long time now I've been struggling with random freezes on my pc (see previous post:

These have continued and recently come to a head when trying to play Assassins Creed 2. It freezes the minute the game loads and I just get white noise from the speakers & have to hard reset the system.

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

I'm just wondering whether (seeing as the ESTools came back clean) it's my graphics card that is causing the problem (and whether AC2 is triggering it?), but don't know how to check?

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(Latest DXDiag attached)

A:Could graphics card be crashing my system?

yes it can cause a system to crash. have you updated your video drivers to the latest version?
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Would this work on my current system M3400 ACER ?

I think my computer has a 300W power supply.
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RAM: Soon to be 8GB
OS: Windows 7 64

On this page about my PC model info it says maximum PSU 300W, does that mean I am screwed and cant get this ? as I wont be able to upgrade power supply if its needed or is that something else ?

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A:Graphics Card Solution for my SFF system?

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A:Upgrading Graphics Card With This System?

Don't know what power supply comes with the unit, but the card calls for:
Minimum 450W or greater system power supply (with a minimum 12V current rating of 24A)Click to expand...

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

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

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

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

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

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A:Best graphics card match for my system

dude!. instead of keep putting some, and some more money into your ancient pc isnt very practical. Save your money. and get a new mainboard,cpu,ram,gpu later.. i was considering buying more ram for my computer, but i really want the whole thing new. so ill rather save the money. because the ram isnt useable on the next computer im going to buy.

sure if you really want a better computer to play some game youve bought or is going to buy. The way to get there is 512 mb ddr ram. and a gf4ti dont worry about the 128 mb ram .. if you find the card to be sold anywhere
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A:graphics card crashing system

Navigate To C:\windows\minidump
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A:System will not post with upgraded graphics card


Is this the right place to post this issue?

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Any further thoughts?


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A:System stall due to graphics card driver

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A:System doesn't recognize graphics card

Hello Thunck,
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A:System doesn't acknowledge my graphics card

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I attached picture as well.

A:New Graphics Card Has Shared system Memory available.

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Are there any memory dumps in the C:\Windows\Minidump folder?
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A:System doesn't detect Graphics Card

OK first of all there are no drivers for Windows 7 supporting you card. Your card is not even supported by Windows Vista as support has been removed, therefore, the reason for the problems you have been experiencing is a driver issue not the card itself. You cannot use 6.5 drivers on you card, the reason why you are getting these blank screens and dropping out of games is because of the drivers.

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ATI Catalyst? Display Driver
Version 9.3

9.3 Operating System(s)

Windows Vista - 32-Bit Edition Products Supported

AMD has moved a number of DX9 ATI Radeon? graphics accelerators products to a legacy driver support structure. This change impacts Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Linux distributions. AMD has moved to a legacy software support structure for these graphics accelerator products in an effort to better focus development resources on future products.
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ATI Radeon 9500 Series
ATI Radeon 9550 Series
ATI Radeon 9600 Series
ATI Radeon 9700 Series
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ATI Radeon X600 Series
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ATI Radeon X1650 Series
ATI Radeon X1800 Series
ATI Radeon X1900 Series
ATI Radeon Xpress Series
ATI Radeon X1200 Series
ATI Radeon X1250 Series
ATI Radeon X2100 Series

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It looks fine to me.
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Display adapter driver version
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Is anything showing up in control panel? Also what model number laptop do you have?

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Now this card has DDR3 memoryClick to expand...

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Quote: Originally Posted by cannotdisplay64

so i think ive narrowed it down to a driver error with amd and another driver with my new board, a damaged AMD card, a second dodgy power supply or something else that i haven't thought about or discovered yet.

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An extreme option

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I usually make a habit of checking Event Viewer EV on a regular basis having installed new drivers and a new graphics card this morning without a hitch I decided to check EV since this was a rather big change to the system Sure enough there was some new entries However Graphics Event related??) new entries Viewer graphics (NOT Card New when I looked into them they offered little information as to what the problem was When I used the link to see what online information was available the Microsoft site came back New Graphics Card new Event Viewer entries (NOT graphics related??) with no information fixes for this problem These errors do not seem to be affecting anything but I just wanted to know how you folks think I should proceed Here are the two errors and what info I could pull from EV Device Center New Graphics Card new Event Viewer entries (NOT graphics related??) - - System - Provider Name DeviceCenter - EventID Qualifiers Level Task Keywords x - TimeCreated SystemTime - - T Z EventRecordID Channel Application Computer PC Security - EventData Unknown Node text -- gt Second error will be in the next post

A:New Graphics Card new Event Viewer entries (NOT graphics related??)

The driver detected a controller error on \Device\CdRom0.

+ System
- EventData
0E00800001000000000000000B0004C001010000000000000000000008480700000000000000000005B9060000000000FFFF FFFF02000000580000840204000001200612080100000000000004010000000000000000000040538B0A80FAFFFF00000000 0000000010B0830A80FAFFFF000000000000000000000000000000001B000000020000000000000000000000700004000000 000A00000000530000000000000000000000
Binary data:

In Words

0000: 0080000E 00000001 00000000 C004000B
0008: 00000101 00000000 00000000 00074808
0010: 00000000 00000000 0006B905 00000000
0018: FFFFFFFF 00000002 84000058 00000402
0020: 12062001 00000108 00000000 00000104
0028: 00000000 00000000 0A8B5340 FFFFFA80
0030: 00000000 00000000 0A83B010 FFFFFA80
0038: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
0040: 0000001B 00000002 00000000 00000000
0048: 00040070 0A000000 00000000 00000053
0050: 00000000 00000000

In Bytes

0000: 0E 00 80 00 01 00 00 00 ..?.....
0008: 00 00 00 00 0B 00 04 C0 .......?
0010: 01 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0018: 00 00 00 00 08 48 07 00 .....H..
0020: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0028: 05 B9 06 00 00 00 00 00 .?......
0030: FF FF FF FF 02 00 00 00 ????....
0038: 58 00 00 84 02 04 00 00 X..?....
0040: 01 20 06 12 08 01 00 00 . ......
0048: 00 00 00 00 04 01 00 00 ........
0050: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0058: 40 53 8B 0A 80 FA FF FF @S?.????
0060: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0068: 10 B0 83 0A 80 FA FF FF .??.????
0070: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0078: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0080: 1B 00 00 00 02 00 00 00 ........
0088: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0090: 70 00 04 00 00 00 00 0A p.......
0098: 00 00 00 00 53 00 00 00 ....S...
00a0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........

I just wanted to add that when I go into Device Manager there is no problem with the CD/DVD. I tried updating the driver through DM and Windows says the driver is up to date. I popped in a CD and it reads and plays no problem.
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A:Enabling onboard graphics/Disabling graphics card method

That is just how you should do that, it's unremarkable.

Should not be a problem at all, it's routine, you could add another card later and be just fine after disabling on-board again.
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A:how to disable Intel HD Graphics to install PCI-E graphics card

It's likely to be an improvement, but check it and see.
Onboard graphics are disabled in the BIOS (Try looking under "Integrated Peripherals" or something similar.
You probably don't need to do this, but it's nice to know how.
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A:Graphics Card/Onboard Graphics for Media Centre PC

the graphics card listed in my specs may only be 64MB, but it surprisingly runs aero.
If that seems to be not quite what you're looking for, another card I would recommend is the nvidia 8400GS. It may be 512MB, but thats about as high as it's specs go, but you will need a more powerful PSU (300W+). The 8400GS is about ?30 and a vga to RCA adapter seems to be about ?5 (i recommend you buy the adapter before the card).
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A:I just installed a new graphics card, must I disable the old integrated graphics?

Have a look in your bios to see if it has an option to boot from pci-e or intergrated.
What is the motherboard you are using?
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