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Q: Graphics Cards and Video Cards

I'm trying to run a game in High Def and it says I need to upgrade to GEFORCE 3 or better. Is this a video or a graphics card and what is the best choice to fix this problem.
I've read posts on graphics card and have it down to a choice between GEFORCE and ATI Radeon 3870 that Im having a hard time making since I don't know much about this yet and my comp is at least 5 yrs old. Running an EMachine 3400, 512 mb with windows xp and extra membory added. And which is better the 9600 Geforce or the 3?

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Hi there,

My computer came with a VIA/S3G UniChrome IGP card, which is apparently a Graphics/Video Card with onboard video (or the other way around, video w/ onboard graphics) Now, this is a terrible card- it can barely play any modern games. I want to get a new graphics card, but I'm concerned if I install a new Graphics Card, that because of the onboard video, it will affect this greatly, or if I actually need a video card instead of graphics. What do I actually need, and will it adversely affect anything on my PC.

I can provide more information if you want...

A:Installing New Graphics Cards with Onboard Video/Graphic Cards

We need to know what mobo you have and what slots it has.

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We have a Dell 390 tower that has 1 pcie x16 port and 2 pcie x1 ports. We have 3 additional videos cards other then the onboard but we are having difficulty getting all the video cards to work. The mutiple option only comes up when you add the video card in pcie x 16 slot but will not come up if you remove that card and put video cards into the other slots. Need help getting all video cards to work at the same time.
Additional Video Cards ( all 3 besides onboard) are : 
 EVGA GeForce 8400 GS DirectX 10 01G-P3-1303-RX 1GB 64-Bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card
We have converter cables converting the pcie x 16 to pcie x 1. We've seen where other people with this same setup have gotten them all to work together but we just can't crack the code...any suggestions?

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I am compiling a new pc.
How do the new video cards preform with graphics programs like Photoshop and Paint shop pro.
I find most reviews concentrate on speed and 3d for games!
What is the general opinion on these new cards for graphics?

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I have an ATI Rage 128, and I use Photoshop everyday. Works great.

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I am trying to figure out the most efficient way to upgrade my graphics card so that I can join the online community called Second Life.

My computer is a Compaq Pressaio desktop purchased in 2007. It is 32 bit and has Windows Vista. It currently has an ATI Radeon Xpress 1100. This is an integrated Video Graphics card.

I bought a RADEON 4550, on sale at Best Buy. My Computer does have the PCI Express with the X16 lane. And I believe my power supply will be at least 300 watts which also supports the card requirements. However, this 4550 number is lower than those listed on the requirements page for Second Life.

Therefore, I have now learned that ATI Radeon cards are made by AMD.


ATI 4550 card is designed more for video applications.
AMD graphics cards are not mentioned on the Second Life requirements page.
Currently I am quite confused.

A:Help me understand video graphics cards

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Hey all,

I picked up a custom built PC through a series of fortunate events and I have a rookie question about the video card. So the motherboard already has an integrated ATI Radeon HD 4250 and I just not bought and installed an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti. My question is, my monitor is currently hooked up through the VGA port that was on my motherboard from the beginning. But do I have to connect the monitor to the ports that are connected to the new graphics card in order to make use of this card? I ask because the new graphics card only comes with DVI ports. Sorry for the noob-ness of the question. Thanks for any help you can give me.

A:Solved: Rookie question about video/graphics cards

In order to use the video card you will have to hook up the monitor to the card. If the cable coming from the monitor is VGA & your video card is only DVI you'll need to either get an adapter, or possibly, if the monitor is fairly new, you might be able to change the cable to DVI. What monitor do you have? Here is an adapter:
And here is a replacement cable for the monitor: http://www.amazon.com/DVI-D-Single-Panel-Monitor-Cable/dp/B000067SOL
If your monitor can take the cable that would be the better choice.

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Hello, I have to work with special PCIe cards (x1 up to x16), usually connected in a tower. I want to replace my old tower (E31) with a ThinkPad P51. I was looking for solutions to connect PCIe x16 cards over USB3 and found some do-it-yourself tutorials, but I didn't find a kind of cloed box for 1 to 4 PCIe cards that I can connect to the ThinkPad Dockinstation. I found a lot of threads concerning the extension of grafic cards for notebooks like:https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-P-and-W-Series-Mobile/External-GPUs-on-P50-Mobile-Workstation-... But I don't want to connect grafic cards. The PCIe cards are used to connect other 3rd party hardware. For example I need the card "ADLINK PCIE-GIE64" because I only got drivers for this device and I can't use the onboard network card. Looking forward for advices how I can connect PCIe cards to the docking station in a "clean and not self-made" solution. Thank you in advance.

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Hi.. So my psu got messed up so i have now sent it in and using a old psu without pci-e power so i had to change out my GTX 660 to my old ATI Radeon 4650
Though the gtx 660 kicks donkey in gaming the Radeon is running flash games smoother and some other stuff to
Also a bit of a OpenCL vs CUDA war
When rendering with my AMD A8 laptop with intergrated gpu the rendering times in Sony Vegas 12 accually was shorter than the video with OpenCL gpu acceleration on But with
Cuda acceleration on with my GTX 660 with around 950 CUDA cores the rendering times are about dubble the video lenght

This is soo confusing??
Did i do a very stupid move buying a 660 instead of a R9 270x card for Gaming and video editing and rendering

A:AMD cards Vs nVidia cards? Got very confused by a thing

You didn't mess up on anything but to be honest AMD has gotten better with encoding speeds over the years

I just recently bought a new GTX 780 ti I have not done any video yet i have been doing benchmarks but i will find out soon enough

the time it normally took me to render and burn with 2x7970's were about 20 minutes depending on what it was doing some took longer then others to about 30 minutes but actually cut down to 25 minutes

Direct Compute and Open GL are on fire right now with AMD cards they use it very well and Bitcoin Miners seem to love how much over Nvidia they run

For me it's doesn't mater as long as it suits my needs but other people may differ with the way AMD has been changing GPU Architecture people have been going red and also the prices have gone up so if you are looking to change now you need to look for a card worth the coin because they gone up 20% matching Nvidia prices

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I was wondering what makes NVidia's quadro cards so much more expensive than even the high end gaming GPUs? I know there more for the "workstation" PC and are used more for 3d modeling and such with programs like 3ds max and maya but what exactly do these quadro cards have that the high end gaming GPUs don't? More cuda processors? Higher Memory bus width? The reason I am asking is because I recently purchased a GTX 780 SC and was thinking of getting into either 3ds max/maya in the near future. Would purchasing another GTX 780 and putting into sli configuration help with programs like max and maya? Thanks for the any help!

A:Difference between quadro cards and gaming cards

boagz said:

I was wondering what makes NVidia's quadro cards so much more expensive than even the high end gaming GPUs? I know there more for the "workstation" PC and are used more for 3d modeling and such with programs like 3ds max and maya but what exactly do these quadro cards have that the high end gaming GPUs don't? More cuda processors? Higher Memory bus width? The reason I am asking is because I recently purchased a GTX 780 SC and was thinking of getting into either 3ds max/maya in the near future. Would purchasing another GTX 780 and putting into sli configuration help with programs like max and maya? Thanks for the any help!Click to expand...

To answer your question, the Quaddro series of cards or FirePro for AMD are different from the gaming cards because they re-purpose the cards for straight up compute. The software included with them and drivers along with some additional features make them poor at gaming but better in the fields of compute/cuda dev/opencl/etc. Also those cards in most cases also cram more RAM than the standard card models for higher rendering among other things.

You will be fine with a 780 for the basics of 3DS max and maya and adding another would be somewhat beneficial later down the line but you can definitly use your superclock GTX 780 for this and get decent performance for these programs.

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Hi. I got a 2-3 year old Lenovo Yoga 500-14ACL laptop, Machine Type Model: 80NA002MMX, with the newest BIOS firmware from Lenovo, in which I got a Linux distro installed to a partition.  My only problem is, the WiFi does not work, as there are no drivers available for this card on Linux systems. I tried as a last resort to use a program called "ndiswrapper" to install the windows driver in my Linux distro with the help from Linux professionals, sadly it did not work. Now my only chance is to purchase a new WiFi card compatible with Linux distros (not a USB WiFi plug), so my question is, where is that "whitelist" which Lenovo has implemented into the BIOS online? I have searched online, but I cannot find a list containing compatible cards. I see many users has purchased cards previously without being aware that Lenovo reject certain cards, and that is exactly what many users report, the card is rejected by the BIOS, and the users are left with a card they can not use. Before I order a new WiFi card, I want to make sure the card I order is compatible in my laptop. I came from the store I bought the pc today, and the techicians there were very surpised that Lenovo in fact had such a list in their BIOS, and they were not aware about it until I informed them. They told me that all they could do is to contact Lenovo directly by mail, so they recommended I did that myself, in which this forum post is all about. What WiFi cards are in the BIOS'... Read more

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I am going into my fourth year of architecture school and I am building a desktop. I plan on using my system for Adobe cs5, CAD, Revit, 3ds max, Maya, Ecotect, Virtual Enviroment, Rhino, and Grasshopper. I am having trouble deciding on a graphics card. Is it necessary to have a workstation graphic card to do 3d modeling with these programs? If so, what type of card would you reccomend, Nvidia or ATI?

List of requirements given by the school:
Intel® Core? i7
12 GB+ Memory
2TB Hard Drive
Dual 20"+ monitors
DVD±RW Drive
Dedicated ATI or nVidia video adapter with at least 1-2GB memory
Wireless Network Adapter
Windows 7 ® Home Premium (64-bit)

A:Workstation graphic cards vs. consumer cards

The last question is the easiest - I would go with nVidia because their CUDA processing engine accelerates many of the applications you use. I know Adobe CS5 and Maya take advantage of it but don't know about the rest of the applications you listed.

Adobe CS5 added acceleration for multiple applications with the Mercury Playback Engine which is designed specifically for more recent nVidia cards with the CUDA feature set.


Third party review and recommendations for use with CS5 (the card list starts about half way down the page)


CUDA (see more info below about CUDA) supported graphics cards (note that the GeForce or mainstream and gamer cards (for desktop and laptop PCs) are listed near the bottom of the page:


nVidia provides information touting how much their cards accelerate Adobe CS5, including general description about CUDA with internal links to more info for advanced users:a


Here are a couple of reviews on workstation cards you might find informative:

Workstation Shootout: Nvidia Quadro 5000 Vs. ATI FirePro V8800

AMD FirePro V9800 4 GB: Eyefinity Meets Professional Graphics
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/firepro-v9800-eyefi... Read more

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I am looking at buying a new graphics card for my Dell 4700 pc and I was looking for some good suggestions on some good brands/ cards. If you know of any manufacturers or even card models that are under $350, that would be great. Thanks

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i just bought a PCI express graphics card and plugged it into my computer. I wanted the card for duel monitors, but only the monitor with the vga plugged into the graphics card works. The other monitor just says "no signal" even though it is plugged into the inbuild card. I don't actually have windows because we're still looking for the code. Would this affect it?

Please answer


A:Help with graphics cards

whats the exact model of the graphics
moved to hardware forum

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I've been looking to upgrade my graphics card so I can get a decent FPS going when I play any games or whatnot, but I have no idea which card would be a good replacement.

I currently have a run of the mill Dell Inspiron 530s and unfortunately, it only has space for a low profile card, which from what I understand limits my options by a lot.

It has a 3gb ram and a 250watt powersupply. The processor it has is a Pentium Dual core @ 2.20 GHz.

I would appreciate it if you guys could recommend me a decent low profile, x16 pci-express card that is below $100 and won't be bogged down by my low power supply.

A:New to graphics cards

Hi welcome to the forum.
As you have double posted and are in the games section also.
Check out the Gaming Rigs Threade, macandy.
That should, with the varios links and suggestions, maybe answer you question.
You are going to be limited with a 32 bit for ram.
New games coming out now are asking for more & more power.

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Hi all,

I recently bought Everquest 2 for the PC and found out that my GeForce MX 420 won't allow me to play the game. I, in my burning desire to play the game, convinced my friend to let me barrow is graphics card until I got a new one. He has a GeForce 3 Ti 200, and it works good, but I am looking for something a little better. I'm looking for a card around $200. I need to know what is good and why. What is the best card I can get for around $200 or under?

All help is greatly appreciated.



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I have a DELL D610 LATITUDE.

-Wndows XP
-Product code X11-45371

My question is:

I have messaged a ton of sites e.g pc word and no one has messaged me back in months.

I do not have a Graphics card and do not know what one to get ATI or nVidia or another one.
Do you know what type of graphics card and MB/GB size I should get?

Thanks in advanced


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You can't add a graphcs card to a laptop.

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In the past whenever my computer got outdated I would just take out my old graphics card and throw in a better one. This would let me keep gaming on my computer for another year or so before I bought a new one. But lately I keep hearing about "SLI mode" or whatever it is called. From what I can gather about it, is it uses two graphics cards instead of just one.

I was wondering what people's experiences were with using this setup. So I have some questions:
Is it better to just get one up to date graphics card and throw out the old one?
I have a 9800 GT right now, if i wanted to do SLI would I have to get another 9800 GT?
Does it work better with a Dual Core?
Can my computer even handle doing SLI? I have a Quad Core 9300 @ 2.5 Ghz , 8 GB of ram and three "PCI Express Root Ports".
Is it easy to setup? I have put new graphics cards into computers before without any problems. Do I just put the other graphics card in another slot or do I have to connect them together? If so, would I be able to do it or do I have to get a computer technician?
Will it effectively double what the graphics cards can handle or are they less effective working together?

I don't know much about building computers, the most I've ever done is put in sticks of ram. Also another question though it is off-topic, how do I find out how many ram slots I have?

Any help is greatly appreciated (sorry for asking so many questions).

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I haven't had a great deal of experience with SLI myself but I can answer some of your questions to a certain degree. I am sure someone with far more knowledge will come along at some point.

1) From what I have seen in general, unless you are running two high end cards in SLI it is generally better to upgrade a single card for a better, single card. Of course, if you upgrade your cards aswell that will give an even better boost however it will double the cost.

2) Yes, both cards have to be the same.

3) Yes

4) Is your motherboard running an NVidia chipset? I don't know if it has changed but it always used to be the case that to use SLI you need an NVidia chipset.

SLI is the name given to NVidia method of running two cards, ATI use Crossfire which is essentially the same thing.

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I have onboard s3 pro savageddr graphics but would like to update with new card,i only have pci slots and 32mb,would like to upgrade to 128mb,is this possible if so any suggestions? cheers.

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jester said:

I have onboard s3 pro savageddr graphics but would like to update with new card,i only have pci slots and 32mb,would like to upgrade to 128mb,is this possible if so any suggestions? cheers.Click to expand...

yyes u could use a 128mb graphic card in yor machine just stick it in and instal the drivers and yor away

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Im considering buying a new graphics card for my computer, curently im using a Nvidia Geforce 7600 ht. my comp has slots for two cards and i was wondering if i should buy another 7600 or if it even matters, compatiblility wise, if there the same. If it doesnt matter, any recomendations on a good 512 mb card. fell free to de-prioritize this issue, as time isnt really a problem.

A:Graphics cards

What the reason for the purchase?

If you have an NForce4/5xx/6xx series motherboard then you can buy another 7600 series card and run the cards in SLI.

If you want multiple monitors support, more then two, then you can just about buy any other card to do that.

If you have an Intel or ATI chipset based motherboard then you can't do SLI with a second 7600 series card and you have to buy a better card and the 7600 will no longer be useful at all.

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which card has Video HW Transform & Lighting


A:Do these graphics cards have it

"Almost all ATI/nvidia brand cards made after 02 or so support T&L..."

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I have an acer aspire xc - 330 with a radeon r3 graphics card, is it possible for me to upgrade this card. Im not sure if the PC is capable of switching graphics cards.

Any help would be appreciated.

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What's the exact SNID number and serial number of your Acer Aspire XC-330 series desktop?


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256 MB
Video Card 3D Acceleration
Video HW Rasterization
Video HW Transform & Lighting
Vertex Shader Ver 2.0
Pixel Shader Ver 2.0



PS. If anyone could recommend a pci card ( not pci ex16) that too would be great.

A:which of these three graphics cards

For a PCI video card, you should choose between a Radeon x1300 PCI or a Radeon x1550 PCI.
Honestly though, a Radeon x1300 is as good as it gets on a PCI slot.

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Hello, I need to upgrade my graphics card with something that supports 4k resolution and at least 1 HDMI output.  Ideally it would have 2 HDMI outputs and support 3 displays, but my hopes are not super high on the latter.  I also see products out there for external graphics cards and unsure if I should choose an internal or external.  Could someone help me figure out what I need? Thank you!

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I am new to PC gaming, I ordered this PC from Amazon.


The graphics card isn't that good so I want to upgrade it once I get it. Is this graphics card compatible with the PC?

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alright whats the best agp 4x/8x graphics card i cant get for $400? thanks in advance

A:graphics cards!!! $400~

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So whenever a new card comes out people, I typically see, automatically recommend getting it. However, I am unsure as I am looking to get a mid-high end graphics card but I also want the most for my money, as anyone would. That being said I am told that there isnt that much performance difference between a new generation. For example I heard that between the 760 and the 960 you only get a few extra fps.

But as I am also told, there is no purpose in having the gfx card if you dont have the display for it. I want to game on this, so what GFX card should I get?

A:Graphics Cards

The one reason to upgrade your GPU would be to keep up with the new games for a longer period of time
than the older GPU will. But, this entails allot of other components. PSU , CPU , motherboard compatibility.

As far as the screen refresh rates is concerned, if you already run a 120Hz panel then, going to a 240Hz will bring
little to the viewing experience but, being able to handle more screens at higher resolutions will enhance your

So, it depends on what you're looking for , longevity or just handling more screens at higher resolution and / or
higher refresh rates (Hz.)

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Hi People,
Here is my latest dilema. I have an HP with Windows XP SP2. However, I have always wanted to try to play a computer game so I went to Best Buy and got a game called Zoo Tycoon 2. I know it's a kiddie type game but I love animals and thought it would be good fun. Anyway, I got home with the game only to find out that there is an integrated graphics thingy on my computer called a "VIA UniChrome Graphics" and it's not good enough for the game. Sooooooo, I went back to Best Buy and they guy picked out what he said would be the best for my money and sold me an "ATI Radeon 9250" but he wants me to pay 40 bucks to install it. I have put in a hard drive and RAM before on other computers and I don't see how it can be any more difficult. He told me that the difficult part was changing the BIOS settings. I asked him how to do it and he said he couldn't tell me. My question is, can someone tell me what is Bios, where are the settings, how do I access them and what do I change it to? Is this really that difficult? Thanks for any help.

P.S. I am really learning a lot from this site and I can't tell you enough how much I appreciate it. You people are great.

A:Graphics Cards

Actually, i think that guy was just trying to be smart.

Need to know if your graphic card is a AGP slot or a PCI slot.

You actually need not do any setting as i believe the graphic card comes with a CD installer!

The process along the CD installer would update the bios, registry info.

Its a simple job. i think if u have some knowledge of computer installation, you can do it.

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Im haiving problems with my graphics card and rather then fix it im gunna replace it its getting oold anyway. What i need to know is are there different types of graphics cards like slots etc is if so how can i find out what slot it takes? Then is there a chance that the computer will not accept the graphics card because its too fast for the computer i got 1bg of ram and 2.8 ghz. Is there anything else i need to know about when upgrading my graphics card aswell?

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for a better vista rating with 2 graphics cards, do both cards have to be the same...? cuz i got an 8400 gs and 6200turbo and my rating is the same as i had with a 8400gs...no performance upgrade

A:2 graphics cards...

The Performance indicator in Vista is a guide only. And Did you upgrade your Power supply so it can actually run 2 cards without running short on power?

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having just fried my Ge3Ti200 im looking at buying a new graphics card
im looking at the Geforce FX 5600 Ultra (dont try and sell me an ATi card - i just dont like them) and i was wondering if anyone has the english release dates and prices? and most importantly is creative doing a card?
comments please


A:New graphics cards

Well Scan already have a gainward 256mb FX5600 Ultra listed...



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I don't know if this is in the right section... but out of these which is the better one?

BFG Geforce 6200 OC--Bestbuy

PNY Geforce 8400 GS 512MB ---Staples

Egva Geforce 6200 256MB--Tigerdirect

I only have a PCI (not Express) slot....

if you guys have other goods ones under $150.00 PLEASE!! suggest

A:Graphics Cards?

The 8400, easily. It's two generations newer than the other cards.

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Can you change the graphics card in a Dell inspiron 11-3153?? If so, what kind of graphics card should I get? I've heard that you can't change the graphics card in some laptops but I've heard that in some you can change it.

A:Graphics cards

The only Dell systems in recent years that have upgradeable graphics are the 15" and larger Alienware systems and a couple of Precision models.  Yours cannot be upgraded.

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Just wondering if there are any graphics card that are 1gb please post me if u have any comments thanks......


A:Are there any graphics cards that are 1gb!!!!

no 512 is the biggest and its by n-vidia

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hello i have a pny nvidia 9500gt graphics card and iam thinking of changing it as my base score on windows experience index is 5.9 on all but the graphics that one came out at 5.4 .

I would like them to all be 5.9 and also like better picture quality as well as i do watch blue ray movies on my pc.

Any suggestions please.

A:graphics cards

Well first off, that is a good card. I am running a 9500GT myself, and it works great.
If you do want a better graphics card, then you are looking at around 200-500 dollars, depending on the memory.

First off, are you looking to keep NVidia or is ATI ok? For NVidia, the GeForce GTX 280 is the best of the best.
ATI's best card is the Radeon HD 4800 series, once again, best of the best.

Those two will give you the best picture quality available.


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hey, i currently have a geforce 6, 6600 and wud like 2 upgrade
wot wud u reccommend? i have an AGP slot and most of the really gud graphics cards now use PCI express! so i cant get them? annoying! or do they make AGP 1s to, i can neva find any

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So I have had my pc for about 2 years, and only recently I have found out that it doesn't actually have a graphics card. no idea how I missed that one. I have never looked at purchasing a graphics card before, so I dont know what to look for, power consumption, the plug that goes into the motherboard, all that stuff. I would really like one, so I can run games at 60 FPS

System info:
Motherboard: ASUS A55M A-USB3
Processor: AMD A8-6600K APU QUAD CORE
OS: Windows 10

Let me know if there is any other information needed

Any help would be really appreciated

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I have afriend who has a computer with integrated Radeon xpress 200 graphics. He would like to upgrade this to someting that will be able to play games the best he's going to be able to. Of course the problem is he only has pci slots. So is there a half decent pci graphics card out there? I seen one, think it was fx5200 or something like that. If that's the right name how will this perform with todays modern games? Thanks all. Max.

A:PCI Graphics cards

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hi i am building a new computer and i was wondering what kind of graphics card should i buy.



thank you

A:which one of these graphics cards is THE best.

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Hi, i've been searching high and low for help but cant find any!! But this forum looks promising so here it goes...

My Motherboard will only allow me to run dual screen (As in 1 main screen and another for extension) if i have 2 cards installed. So i bought a cheap Nvidia 7100GS card to go in along with my Nvidia 8800GTS (the Motherboard has 2 PCI-E slots). But when i installed the second card there was a conflict with the 2 drivers. I've read that there are ways to resolve this by having 2 drivers installed so each Card can run of each driver independently??

Please Reply, i need all the help i can get



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I am stuck with a pci slot (not express) on my system. dell E310 pent 4, 1 gb ram. I think I have narrowed it down to 2 the graphics cards I want to use. I would appreciate any thoughts, recommendations, experiences and information about them. The first is the bfg geforce6200 256mb ddr. The second is the Diamond stealth s9250 256.

A:which graphics cards to use??

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what are the benefits at having 2 graphics card and are they any dowsides /cheers

A:2 graphics cards

For most people, 2 graphics cards is overkill. Hardcore gamers are an example of someone who would be interested in this kind of setup.

If you are wanting to run the latest PC games at high resolutions on full settings then two graphics cards may be something worth looking into. If that is the case with you, just post back and we can help you pick the right setup.

The downsides are price of course, not only are two cards expensive, but also the costs of having other components that support diual cards (motherboard and power supply).

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I want to buy a new graphics card and this is the one I had in mind BFG GeForce 9800 GTX+ OC 512MB PCI-E Video Card

I did a little looking around for prices on newegg and I came up with two more video cards that are similar but different in prices.

Zontac GeForce 9800 GTX
Evga GeForce 9800 GTX
BFG GeForce 9800 GTX+ OC on Newegg

The BFG card is obviosly better, and I'll probably end up buying that one, but is there really that much of a difference between the cards?

My second questions is the power supply. I'll definatly need to buy a new powersupply, but i don't want to spend a lot of money on it. I found this one on newegg - Apevia Power Supply - is it good enough to run the BFG card and why/why not?

A:Graphics Cards Help

BFG and Evga are both excellent brands, you can't go wrong with either. Apevia is crap and I wouldn't even think about that. There are some Thermaltake units at good prices.
You need a minimum 450 watt psu for single card.

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hi i am wondering if there is any way of getting aero to work on a ati radeon 9200se graphics card?

A:graphics cards

Hello biesty and welcome to the forums

No, not the normal way anyway. Your graphics card isn't powerful enough to run aero, and it isn't supported in your drivers as the Radeon 9200 doesn't support DirectX 9.0, you have 8.1. You can use various customisation software to mimic the effect though:

Windows 7: Aero Glass Without WDDM Drivers ~ What the.....?


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Have a 250W PSU and CANNOT put in anything larger....it's an HP Slimline. Most graphics cards have a 300W requirement or greater. If I stick in a card with a 300W requirement what would the logical result be? Crummy performance? Not work at all? Not looking for answers that are guarantees, just educated guesses from greater experience than I have.

Bottom line is I need a card no longer than 7" (otherwise it hits the HD cage) and can adequately run on 250W. Just as an FYI this is the card I'm considering: Newegg.com - SPARKLE SX84GS512S3LNM GeForce 8400 GS 512MB 64-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card

Any guesses on performance would be appreciated.

A:Graphics Cards and PSU

I think it'll work just fine. Though I'd look into a ati/amd 4350, most run on 250W.

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How do I know what graphics card will work? I have a Dell dimension 3000 with a intel celeron . I just bought a radeon 9550 but it doesn't fit

A:Graphics CARDS???

Go to Dell.com and enter your tag number for complete system information. Or download and run Everest
However, I do not believe that the 3000 has an AGP slot only PCI. What type of video card did you buy?

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