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Choosing a video card and adding RAM

Q: Choosing a video card and adding RAM

Ok I'm new here so sorry if I'm writing in the wrong place!
To the question at hand.
I own a PC with a AsRock 4Core1333-eSATA2 motherboard, and a power supply of 450 W.
So my question is would it be abble to run the Gigabyte ATI HD 6570 OC 1GB video card.
I'm looking to upgrade my pc with out spending too much money. And I'm thinking of adding 2 plates Kingston DIMM DDR2 1 GB 800 MHz to the 2 that I already have.
I don't really have an idea of what I'm doing so I need some help.

Thank you!

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I believe the 6500 series cards require at least a 500 Watt power supply so you will most likely require a power supply upgrade as well if you choose that card.

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I'm running Windows 10Pro, and having problems with my video previews being rendered smoothly in my editing software (PowerDirector 14).  I hear that upgrading to a better video card might help this issue, but I have no idea how to go about this. Is there any way you can give me some guidance on what might work well with the PC I've got? Thanks 

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okay I'm working on a new system A SFF, I wanted to accomplish moderate gaming, at least 1024x768 with 2AA and a little bit of AF,

I'm going ATI on this one no doubts about it, I'm almost done with it and these are the parts I have
Mobo: gigabyte 780 matx board
proc: AMD 4050e 2.1ghz dual core, 1mb l2 cache
ram: OCZ platinum 2x1gb dual channel ddr2 800
HDD: seagate ES2 250gb w/32mb cache
DVD drive: Sony optiarc DVDROM sata
display: Acer 19in x193w lcd monitor

The last little bit of parts I was intending to get were these
Case: thermaltake lanbox
psu: thermaltake purepower rx 550 psu w/active PFC modular psu

for the video card these were my intentions since I'm looking to spend 50-100$$

vid card: ATI radeon 2600XT gddr4 256mb
sapphire 3650 512mb 128bit gddr3
sapphire 2400xt gddr3 64bit
sapphire 3470 64bit gddr3

further more has anyone seen any benchmarks for the 2600XT or 3650 in crossfire, I've researched and haven't found any for 3650, and were wondering if there were any more for the 2600xt,

and has anyone seen the 3470 with the 780g in crossfire??? or have any benchmarks for it???

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I have a Fic AZ11EA pcb 1.0 m/b (AGP 2X/4X), and was wondering what the newest or best compatable video card would be? A year or so back I purchased a GeForce2 Ti that I found was compleatly incompatable and has been collecting dust. I have the compatability chart FIC has on their site but the newest card it showed compatable was the original GeForce3, So I assume this chart is fairly outdated. So Since I purchased the last card I have feared any newer card would also be incompatable. Also I am still curious why the GeForce2 Ti wouldn't work...please help and thanks in advance

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I want to try and get a 128MB card, at least 64MB, DDR all the better, and anything I think is better than the slowly failing 16MB DDR all-in-wonder I got. Would Be nice to also have regular vid out and s-video out. Mainly used for gaming and applications like Maya and Bryce.

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I am interested in installing a video card for gaming and to improve generally
the overall performance. I have a small formfactor computer, and have very
little space in the computer. I would very much appreciated if you could advise me as to
what card I should purchase. I have included the Service Manual for the
Thanks for any help you could provide.

A:Need Help Choosing a Video Card

Quote: Originally Posted by RalphG

I am interested in installing a video card for gaming and to improve generally
the overall performance. I have a small formfactor computer, and have very
little space in the computer. I would very much appreciated if you could advise me as to
what card I should purchase. I have included the Service Manual for the
Thanks for any help you could provide.

Do you know how many Watts the Power Supply can output?

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I need help choosing a decent vcard for online gaming. Games like Lineage II, LoL, Bloodline Champions, Dragon Nest... i dont mind playing with low details, i just like to have smooth gameplay and I usually don't play full screen unless it has no option to play windowed.

Seeing on the system specs they usually have for minimun requirements for the games i download is the geforce 6600 gt, though, after asking my pc tech friend, he said that card is old so people dont sell it anymore and he suggested the GT430. After some googling, it seems that many people came to agree that the GT430 isnt good for gaming and they gave comments saying at least get a GTX460 for decent gaming. I'm totally new to the video card world so i have no idea how to choose one.

I'm looking for one for somewhat around 200$ below.

My system specs are:
-Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
-Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 @2.80GHz
-4GB ddr2 ram
-Asus P5KPL-AM mainboard
-Samsung SyncMaster 743nx 1280x1024 monitor
-Power supply http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg24/...jpg&res=medium

If I'm missing any info please do tell me.
Thanks again all.

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I would recommend you Nvidia GTX 460, 560 or Radeon 6850, 6870. That GTX 460 and 6850 costs pretty much the same and they perform equally in most games. Next little more expensive cards are those 560 GTX and 6870. If i remember right that GTX 560 costs little more than 6870 but its also little better. With those games your playing and with that screen (1280x1024 resolution is pretty low nowadays) those all cards should be enough. For example LoL should work with every card smoothly even with medium/max. It all just depends how much you are going to spend for that video card.

Those cards should costs from some 180$ to some 250$. Im not 100% shure cause those prices have changed somewhat on past few months.

Here is one review for those cards. Check that and you should then know how much you should expect fps etc... from those cards.

AnandTech - NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 560: The Top To Bottom Factory Overclock

My English isn't perfect but i think that you should understand what i try to say. I hope this will help you even little with your video card problem.

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Hi everybody,,

ive just registered so sorry if i break any rule...

Im building my pc for the first time, buying the parts separately, and till now i managed to successfuly choose the items with the best quality/price ratio (i dont know if its called like this ^^)

the problem is that in matter of video cards, i found myself lost....
here i list the options i am considering right now... im not from the us,, so the prices can be different than the ones u are used to..
GeForce 8600GT 16X PCI-Express 512MB DDR-2

U$D 99.00

RADEON HD3650 16X PCI-Express 512 MB DDR-2

U$D 105.00

GeForce 9600GT
16X PCI-Express 512MB DDR-3

GeForce 9600GT OC 700 Mhz
16X PCI-Express 512MB DDR-3

GeForce 8800GS 580 Mhz
16X PCI-Express 384MB DDR-3


16X PCI-Express 512 MB DDR-4

GeForce 9600GT OC Extreme
16X PCI-Express 512MB DDR-3
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Amd athlon 64 3700+ 2400 mhz
Pci express 16x

ok right now my mobo has onboard video and i want to uprade to a nice video card. I am willing to spend about 150-200 dollars. if you have any advice i would greatly appreciate it


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If you're willing to do a bios flash, than the X800GT0^2 is your best bet. If you're not willing to tamper with your videocard, then I would reccomend the 6800GS.

If you're willing to go used, I've seen X800XLs go for ~160 on ebay.

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Hey all,

I'm sorry I haven't posted in a while. Anyway, I have asked this question several times and I never really get an answer. I would like to have a video card that can run LotR Battle for Middle Earth on ultra high, can run BF 2142 smoothly (Not particularly on high, but that would be better), and run flight sim X on medium high through a city and not have it only getting 5 fps, and I'd like to be able to do that with $100. Is that possible? I've got Vista *tear* and 2 gigs of RAM and an Intel dual core processor (Each core with 1.8 gigahertz). I don't really want a card that'll run Assassin's Creed or anything, but if it could run Oblivion, that would be awesome!!!

-Gregor Lumpkus-

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I need to upgrade my video card and I need advice. I have a real crappy one right now. I am trying to decide between a gforce ti4200 128mb for $200, or an ati radeon 9600 pro 128mb for $250. The prices are canadian dollars so $1.35 canadianis worth $1.00 american. If anyone could tell me which is better and if its worth the extra fifty for the ati. All I need the video card for is gaming thats all I do with my computer. So please tell me which one is best and which one will be usefull for the longest time, like how much use I will get out of it before I need a better one for new games. Thanks to anyone for the help.

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Hopefully it's okay for me to start a new thread for this. :whistling: I apologize if I should have left this in my other thread. I'm hoping also that all of this information will be helpful and not bothersome or annoying to any of you. I just want to make sure you have all of the information so you can help me as best you can. I have found a number of video cards to choose from and have kind of honed down the list based on price and memory. In case it's necessary, it looks like this is the mobo it will be going in:

ChainTech NForce2 Ultra 400 8X AGP

I'll be adding (if it matters - I honestly don't know if it will have any effect on video performance) two PC3200 256MB Kingston sticks in dual channel mode. I'll also be using an AMD Athlon XP 2600+ (Barton).

I'm looking at the following video cards:

$105 (256MB/400MHz 8x Radeon 9600 128-bit) Sapphire Radeon 9600
$94 (256MB/400MHz 8x GeForce FX5500 128-bit) ChainTech GeForce FX5500
$84 (256MB/400MHz 8x GeForce FX5200 128-bit) ChainTech GeForce FX5200
$73 (256MB/400MHz 8x Radeon 9200 128-bit) Sapphire Radeon 9200

$96 (128MB/400MHz 8x Radeon 9600 128-bit) Sapphire Radeon 9600
$94 (128MB/??? 8x GeForceFX5600 64-bit) Albatron GeForce FX5600
$91 (128MB/400MHz 8x GeForceFX5600XT 128-bit) XFX GeForce FX5600XT
$66 (128MB/400MHz 8x Radeon 9200 128-bit) Sapphire Radeon 9200
$59 (128MB/333MHz 8x GeForce4 MX440-8X 128-bit) Apollo GeForce4 MX440-8X
$48 (128MB/400MHz 8x GeForce MX4000 64-bit) Gigabyte G... Read more

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It's finally time to upgrade my desktop computer. My 2008 build has seen better days and then some and I am tired of using Win XP 64 and also need to upgrade to Windows 7 as more and more games are not Win XP compatible. .

My problem in choosing components is cost. vs performance for the Mother Board, CPU and Video Card. I prefer to get a generation or two back from state-of-the-art and picked out the following but it's just more than I can afford right now.

ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

ASUS HD7850-DC-1GD5 Radeon HD 7850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

AMD FX-8120 Zambezi 3.1GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor FD8120FRGUBOX

My business ractivities don't strain my computer in the least and I am not a serious gamer and I don't overclock my components. I just want them to work well and last. I will primarily be playing Battlefield & EVE when I do play.

I need to lower my sights a bit but am not sure what to go with. As you can see, I am partial to AMD and ASUS but that's not cast in stone. I've just found that AMD usually gives a little better value and ASUS is a solid brand with a good reputation ( I think). My current computer is using a Gigabyte Motherboard. I'd like to cut my total cost on these three items by around $150 or more. Any suggestions you might have as to which components might work well togethe... Read more

A:Need help choosing MB, CPU and Video Card Please

Just some thoughts on your upgrade;
1 Add the cost of a new pw supply. Unless you have recently installed a new high quality pw supply, a 5yr old one is just not going to cut it for you.

2 Go with the newer vishera core not the older zambezi core; same basic price AND better performance.

3 Unless you really plan on using multiple video cards, go with this asus board. It is $60 cheaper after MIR

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I've an old Compaq D510 SFF PC(Intel Pentium 4 2.0 ghz,512 mb sdram, western digital wd200 20 gb hdd). It's motherboard is a Compaq 0788h. Currently I'm using an nVidia GeForce 4 mx 420. I'm looking for a nice decent card(agp 4x). Anyone who's been inside this Pc knows there's limited space for expansion so the card ought to be small like the geforce4. Can anyone help me out? Thanks.

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Depends on your psu and case.
You would need probably a low-profile card and the psu would determine the card choices.

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Hi, I recieved a refurbished Gateway GT5692 for Christmas and have not had problems graphics card wise until I tried to play Mirror's Edge. I am looking for a GFX card that can run it but not clean out my wallet.

* Type AMD Phenom X3 8450 / 2.1 GHz
* Multi-Core processor technology Triple-Core
* 64-bit processor Yes
* Installed Qty 1
* Max processors supported 1

Cache Memory

* Type L3 cache
* Installed Size 2 MB


* Chipset type AMD 780G
* Data bus speed 3600 MHz


* Installed Size 4 GB / 8 GB (max)
* Technology DDR2 SDRAM
* Memory speed 667 MHz
* RAM form factor DIMM 240-pin
* RAM features Two DDR channels
* RAM configuration features 2 x 2 GB

Expansion / Connectivity

* Expansion Bays Total (Free) 1 ( 0 ) x Front accessible - 3.5" x 1/3H , 2 ( 1 ) x Front accessible - 5.25" x 1/2H , 2 ( 1 ) x Internal - 3.5" x 1/3H , 1 Personal Media Drive bay
* Expansion Slots Total (Free) 1 ( 0 ) x Processor - Socket AM2 , 4 ( 2 ) x Memory - DIMM 240-pin , 1 ( 1 ) x PCI Express x16 , 1 ( 0 ) x PCI , 1 ( 1 ) x PCI Express x1
* Interfaces 6 x Hi-Speed USB - 4 pin USB Type A ( 2 in front ) , 1 x Display / video - VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) , 1 x Keyboard - Generic - 6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2 style) , 1 x Mouse - Generic - 6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2 style) , 1 x Network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T - RJ-45 , 1 x Modem - Phone line - RJ-11 , 8 x Audio - Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm , 1 x Audio / video - HDMI - 19 pin HDMI Type A , 1 x IEEE 1394 (Fi... Read more

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My old card (Chaintech GeForce4 TI4200 128MB DDR RAM) went kaput. So now I've narrowed it down to 3 cards that I've been able to find.

XFX GeForce 6200 256 MB DDR2 AGP Video Card w/TV, DVI

PNY Technologies: GeForce FX5200 256MB AGP

BFG nVidia GeForce FX5500 OC 256MB VGA/TV-out AGP

I can get each of them for about the same amount of money. My computer has an AMD Athlon 1.1 GHz processor, 640MB of PC133 SDRAM. (It's a computer I built myself). I use it mostly for watching anime videos that I download. With the video card I had, I had problems playing videos with the h264 format. The video would lag behind the audio. Other, lower quality videos played with no problem.

Each of the above video cards looks like it has it's own strength, but I have no idea which would be best for my uses. Thanks in advance.

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OK, here?s the deal, I have been looking for a new video card for over a month now and I still haven?t decided on one and I am going crazy trying to figure out what to buy. I am not a hardcore gamer but I do like to play computer games and I am looking for a video card that will run some of the newer games, but I am not really looking to get a top-notch card. For example I have been looking into possibly getting the Radeon 9600 pro. But does anyone else have any recommendations on what I should get that isn?t too expensive?

Computer specs:
1.8 GHz AMD Athlon XP 2200+
480 watt PSU
Geforce4MX 64MB DDR

Any help on this would be much appreciated.

A:Looking for a video card, need help choosing one.

9600 pro will do you just fine. Comparable nVidia would be the 5700 ultra. If you want to just get by, go with the Geforce TI4200 128 MB. They work pretty well. If you want pretty incredible graphics for most games, go with the 9600 pro or 5700 ultra. If you have too much money, and need something to spend it on, go with the 6800GT

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What are the specs that you should look at when looking for a video card?
I mean, there is
___process technology
___-bit advanced memory interface
___-bit graphics architecture
engine clock
memory clock
internal RAMDAC
vertices/ sec
texels/ sec fill rate
memory bandwidth
floating point texture filtering and blending
pixels per clock rendering engine
16 texels per pixel with 8 textures applied per clock

What are the importance of these numbers? What are the most important to look at? What is average?

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I've been wondering for some time about buying a video card, and I know I need a good one for gaming. I currently have a GeForce 4MX, but it unfortunately does not have pixel shaders. I have an emachines AMD Athlon 3200+ processor and am running on Windows XP, 160 GB hard drive capacity with 512MB of ram.

I would like to run Doom 3 on pretty high resolution (although not the max necessarily), Battlefield 2 whenever it comes out, Call of Duty 2 when it comes, and many more. I don't want to be ripped off by buying a video card that I can't use. I don't think I have PCI-Express slots on my motherboard (can't find the manual, and I kind of looked but didn't see any). I have a few PCI slots and atleast 1 AGP slot (I don't know how to determine if it's 8x, 4x, or whatever. I don't know if I'll have to get a new motherboard in order to get a new graphics card, since most that I've seen are using PCI-Express slots.

If someone could fill me in on what would be a good graphics card for me to buy, I'd greatly appreciate it. This GeForce 4 MX is starting to piss me off. I think I have a good system, but I can't run Brothers in Arms, Splinter Cell, Doom 3 is lagging, and I won't be able to run Battlefield 2. Any help is appreciated. And money is a factor, but I don't know how much money I could spend on this

A:Need help choosing a video card.

Sorta depends on your budget. I think right now the nVidia 6600GT based cards are pretty good and are selling in the $150 - $200 range. I got a WinFast 6600GT recently, upgrading from a T14100 and am pretty happy with it. I run Doom3, HalfLife2, FarCry3 and Battlefield 1942 at mostly the high settings and at 1680x1050 wide screen pretty well.

Check these out: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.asp?Submit=Go&DEPA=0&type=&description=6600gt+agp&Category=0&minPrice=&maxPrice=&Go.x=0&Go.y=0

Check your eMachines documentation or their website to see if you have 4X or 8x AGP. (I only have 4x)

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Hey, I was just wondering which of these cards would be my best bet to get for the gaming computer I plan on building.

ATI Radeon X1950PRO

NVIDIA GeForce 7950GT

ATI Radeon X1950XT

Thanks in advance.

A:Need help on choosing a Video Card

I vote for the eVGA e-GeForce 7950 GT.

But if you can afford it get an eVGA e-GeForce 8800 GTS.

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Gateway GT5694 Desktop PC
Product Features

* AMD Phenom X4 9100e 1.8 GHz
* 1 x 640 GB - Standard - Serial ATA-300 - 7200 rpm Not Fast Wide SCSI as shown!
* DDR2 2x2G 240 pin 667 mhz
* Graphics Controller: ATI Radeon HD 3200
* Windows Vista Home Premium

Processor, Memory, and Motherboard

* Hardware Platform: PC
* Processor: 1.8 GHz AMD Athlon
* System Bus Speed: 3200
* Number of Processors: 4
* RAM: 4000 MB

As you can see the onboard GFX card isnt so great. I am looking for a great card to last me a while around $250. There is one catch. There is a wireless card right below the graphic card slot and it cannot be moved nor am i willing to buy a new or replacement one. So it has to be a single slot card. My PSU is a decent 650wt so that wont be an issue.
Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

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The highest level I am finding for a single slot card is
either an nvidia based 9800GT or an ATI based 4670.
Something like these.....
9800 is probably your best bet.
You want to make sure the wireless card wont block the fan
and your power supply provides enough amps on the 12 volt
rail to run it.

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Hello, I recently purchased a new computer and am looking to upgrade the video card and add some more RAM. My original plan was to add my RAM and video card from my no longer working computer. Upon attempting this I found that my video card is too thick, it take up 2 slot spaces due to the cooling fan and there is no possible way to get it to fit because of a heatsink on the mobo. My RAM will not fit either (double bummer!!!)

Anyhow I am here looking for suggestions on a good performing video card I can use for gaming, nothing too crazy though, and it must only take up 1 slot space. It can be full height, it does not need to be a low profile card. This is my card that won't fit - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161252 I was pretty satisfied with this card, so something that will perform about on par with this one or a little better is what I am looking for. But I am not looking to spend a ton of money on one. somewhere around 100 dollars or less is my target if possible.

Also, I am not quite sure how to figure out what kind of ram I need to buy. I know that it is DDR2 but I want to be able to make sure that it is the right type of RAM to fit into my extra slots before I buy it and bring it back home only to find its not the right fit. So if someone could tell me how to figure this out I would be appreciative!

Thank you in advance for any input!

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I am currently building a system and I have everything almost all done except for the choosing of a video card. I think I may have narrowed it down to the:

Gigabyte Maya II GV-R9500 Pro
Asus GeForce FX-5600
Asus V9280S Ti4200
Asus V8460 Ultra Ti4600

My motherboard is the Asus P4PE with all the options(Gigabit LAN, SATA, RAID, Firewire, USB 2.0, ect.)

So if any of you out there can pick one of these cards for me and please tell me why you recommend it I would appreciate it.

Thank you

A:help in choosing a video card please...

I'd go for the 9500pro for several reasons...

It's faster than the others in most test.
It's DX9, which none of the others are.
It can be turned into a 9700pro (unless I'm mistaken)
They can mostly be oc'ed quite a lot, which means even more speed...

Onto subjective reasons, I think that ATI's image quality is much better than nvidias (at least when you compare 9700pro to GF4 TI(insert number here)...

It's AA looks better, and takes less of a performance hit... The AF is on par with nvidias (if compared at best quality on both cards), and takes less performance hit...

The FX 5600 isn't too good... The image quality isn't very good, or rather, when the image quality is good, you don't get anywhere near the speed you'd expect...

For a review of the FX 5600 take a look here..

Here's a reveiw of the 9500pro, and here's another...

BTW: you should factor in a little speed increase from what you see in those reviews, as later drivers have had some performance increases... (At least true for ATI)

Hope this helps

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Hi people :
I'm looking a parts for my next project. This is on the topic of video cards. I read an article on "How to Buy Video Cards ". Other than the usual bandwidth and number of cores, the recommendation that stuck out was VRAM vs SYSTEM RAM. The article stated that, as a good guide, the video card should have one-half of the amount of System RAM. Which brings me to this question. Windows ONLY allows 3Gb RAM at the most. In my current System, I installed two 2Gb RAM chips (being a Dual-Channel) motherboard. On those terms, I could only use a video card with 1 GB VRAM. That's not much.......... Even if I get a i7-8700 CPU, the System RAM would still remain the same. Most software runs in 32-bit mode. So, that would limit my choices of video cards. With that limitation, I couldn't get a GDDR4 card. I'm thinking in terms of doing heavy 3D rendering in my next build. Any advice ? garystan

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Been coming to this site for awhile and finally have a reason to post...

Trying to recommend a video card to a mate, who wants a mid range card mostly for 3D apps. E.G. Auto CAD, 3D Studio Max, Maya(animation) and playing DVD's- he wants to be able to zoom in on 'frozen' pictures. I did warn him 'he will go blind'

He was looking at a GeForce4 Ti 4200 128mb vivo8XAGP, but I was wondering if an Ati AIW 9100pro would be better ?
What do you think ?

Any help appreciated


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For gaming performance the ti4200 is better, but for the apps he is going to run I would say to go with the Radeon. ATI's all-in-wonder series has been established for a while now.

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Hi, I was wondering if any1 could help me choose a BETTER video card for my system so i can play games without it being choppy/glitchy. I currently have a GeForce FX5200, n it blows. I can barely run black and white and neverwinter nights without it glitching. I think I have both AGP and PCI slot. So if you could tell me which is a really good AGP card, i've heard Radeon 9800 Pro/XT is a good one, and which is a good PCI card. If you could help me find a good card, thatd b great thanx! O n here is my specs.

Intel 3.06 Ghz Processor
SOYO Motherboard
1024 MB of memory
GeForce FX5200 256MB video card (i think 8x AGP)

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PCI cards wont be much better than your 5200. A 6800 or 6800GT or X800XL would be a great match for your processor. The 9800's are good but will be out-classed really soon with the newer games.

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Hey, I recently had problems with my old radeon graphics card and i am in need of a new one, now as im not very technically minded its quite easy for me to get slightly confused when looking at the specifications of some video cards. I need somebody to advise me what card would work on my PC, im sorry if im not very helpful but please be patient. Thankyou

Windows Vista Home Basic
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 440 @ 2.00GHZ
Ram: 1GB
Hard drive: 80GB
PSU: 300W
PCI-E x16
Ps. Im not looking to run brilliant games, just simple things like battlefield 2 and garrys mod, i thankyou for your responses and any help or suggestions would be very much apreciated

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Hi! I'm planning to buy a new video card, but I Don't know which one would be better for my system,
MOBO: Asus P4P800E-Deluxe (with 8X AGP slot)
CPU: Pentium 4 3.4 Ghz HT
Mem: 4 GB PC3200 DDR
HD: 2x250 GB Western SATA
I would like to move on to PCI Express but I dont have the budget right now to buy a new MOBO and Processor besides i think my system is still running pretty good, so my question is what video card do you suggest for this configuration, I need a 8X agp card but still dont know what's better nVidia or ATI, i use ATI for many years with a very satisfactory performance, but maybe I like to try Nvidia but there's a lot of models and some look pretty cheap but I dont want to be dissapointed, I.E. GE Force 6200 256 DDR 8X is priced at 89.99 but I dont know how is at performance, same for this ATI X700pro 256MB 8X agp at 119.99 and there's a lot more, all suggestions welcome, Thank you!!

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high end-7800gs ($270)

Mid-6800 ($160-220)

Mid-low-6600 ($140-200)

I have a 7800gs and it is amazing.
It is pricey, but that is the one i would reccomend

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i'm working on programs like solidwork,photoshop, 3d studio max, maya, evid and other that deal with graphics and 3d processing
i'm thinking of byuing new computer..
i'm looking for advice for right choice for video card and motherboard...
my budget is pretty limited...very expensive hardware is out of choice.


A:choosing right motherboard and video card

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well i got a a intel destop d865perl motherboard and a intel p 4 3.0 cpu hyper threading with 1.5g of ram and i got a geforce 5600fx video card and i was going to buy a winfast geforce 6600 gt 256mb over seas but the computer guy said your computer might not be able to use the video card and suggest to go down to a 128mb model could some one tell me which one to buy. (p.s this is got nothing to do with agp or psi-e stuff both of them are agp)

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In the market for A new video card would like some recommendations have an AGP 8X slot am really interested more in video and imaging than speed or games !

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dbailey18 said:

In the market for A new video card would like some recommendations have an AGP 8X slot am really interested more in video and imaging than speed or games !Click to expand...

TigerDirect.com - Check for Rebates - This (Evga) can be had for $44 to $60..
http://www.pixpond.com/1/1aqnbr5.jpg EVGA

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We recently got a new PC at our church, and want to use it with a projector. The PC is an Acer Aspire, Model# AST180-UA381B, has Integrated nVidia MCP61 video.
My question is, can I add a PCI express video card to run multi monitor display(Integrated video for monitor, PCI card for projector), and if so, can you recommend video card specs that would be adequate for our needs?

A:need help choosing video card to use with projector

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Hey everyone,

I am looking to upgrade my dell 540s desktop's integrated with a dedicated video card. I found two video cards that are in my price range and i can't decide which is better.



I also had another question:
The computers integrated video card comes with an hdmi connection, could i still use that connection after i buy the video card or will i have to use the vga on the card?



A:Solved: choosing a video card

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Ok, heres the dilema I am having. I have recently decided that my computers onboard graphics are not enough, especially for the gaming I like to do. My motherboard runs the nForce430/GeForce6150, and it's not enough. So I have $160 and am looking to buy some video cards. Another problem is if I get anway in the 8 series up I have to get a new power supply (as I only have a 450w power supply). So here is the list:
EVGA E-GEFORCE 9800GT 600MHZ 512MB 1.8GHZ 256BIT DDR3 Dual DVI-I HDCP HDTV Out Video Card on sale for $152.99
EVGA E-GEFORCE 9400GT 550MHZ 1GB 800MHZ 128BIT DDR2 Dual DVI-I HDCP HDTV Out Video Card on sale for $79.99
EVGA E-GEFORCE 9800GT 600MHZ 512MB 1.8GHZ 256BIT GDDR3 Dual DVI-I HDCP HDTV Out Video Card on sale for $144.99

Galaxy GeForce 9400GT 550MHZ 512MB 800MHZ DDR2 PCI-E VGA DVI TV Out Video Card $59.99

Galaxy GeForce 9500GT 550MHZ 1GB 800MHZ DDR2 PCI-E Dual DVI TV Out Video Card $89.99
XFX GeForce 9500GT 550MHZ 512MB 800MHZ DDR2 PCI-E DVI-I HDCP HDTV Out Video Card $83.99
XFX GeForce 8500GT 450MHZ 512MB 128BIT 800MHZ DDR2 PCI-E VGA DVI-I HDTV Out DIRECTX10 Video Card $69.99
Sapphire Radeon HD 4550 600MHZ 512MB 800MHZ DDR3 PCI-E DVI VGA HDTV Out Fanless Passive Video Card $65.99

So what card should I get. Any advice is appreciated.


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Wasn't sure where to post this exactly:

I am going to recieve a new computer for christmas and I need to know what video card I should get for it thats in my price range and can still pack a punch for gaming. The computer comes with Integrated ATI Radeon HD 3200 with (I believe to) have Crossfire technology. Not super strengthened enough to run Crysis or anything just enough to run most game on medium to high setting like TF2 or City of Heroes/Villains or newer games like Left 4 Dead.

Expected Computer:
Gateway GT5692 AMD Refurbished Desktop PC
Condition: Factory Refurbished

Operating Systems: Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium 64-bit SP1

Platform: PC

Orientations Allowed: Vertical

Form Factor: Minitower

Bays: 2 - 5.25" Drive Bays
1 - 3.5" Drive Bays

Internal Bays: 2 - 3.5" Drive Bays

PCI Slots (Total): 2

PCI Express X1 Slots (Total): 1

PCI Express X16 Slots (Total): 1

Expansion Slots: 4

PS/2 Keyboard Connectors: 1

PS/2 Mouse Connectors: 1

USB Ports: 6

FireWire Ports: 1

LAN Ports: 1

Audio Out Jacks: 5

Line In Jacks: 1

Microphone Jacks: 2

VGA Ports: 1


Processor Brand: AMD

Processor Class: Phenom

Processor Number: 8450

Processor Speed: 2.10GHz

Processors Supported: 1

Processors Onboard: 1

Memory Type: SDRAM
Dual Channel

Memory Size: 2x2GB

Total Memory: 4.0GB

Memory Speed: DDR2 667 (PC2-5300)

Memory Slots (Total): 4

Memory Slots (Available): 2

Maximum Memory Supported: 8.0GB

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A:Solved: Help choosing a video card

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I'd like to upgrade my Video Card but know nothing about them. The reason is probably because I'm not a gamer. I have a homebuilt using a Gigabyte 880GM-USB3 motherboard and I'm currently using the onboard video which I believe is ATI Radeon 4250. I'm running W8.1 with AMD FX4100 Quad Core using 8 Gigs of memory. My monitor is an HP w2207h. The only gaming I do is occasionally playing a game of Solitare, LOL. I do, however, use Photoshop CS5 to retouch and enhance pictures and Office 2013. Can you suggest a decent Video Card, preferably less than $100, that would be good for my usage?

A:Novice needs help choosing Video Card

I'm not a gamer.

So, before making any recommendations, I would ask "what are you looking to improve?" Now, based on your description, it appears that Photoshop CS5 might present the strongest case for wanting to upgrade; however, if that is responsive and running OK, why upgrade?

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Hi all
I'm looking for some advice on upgrading my video card in my older computer. I am currently using the integrated video which is a Prosavage DDR 32mb. The motherboard has 3 PCI slots and 1 AGP 4x 1.5 V slot. From what I have read on the net I want to be using the AGP slot and not the PCI (no I do not have a PCIE slot) but what cards do you think will give me the best bang for my buck. I am looking to upgrade it to at least a 256mb model.

A:Solved: Need help choosing the right video card

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Hi, I just bought a LG Flatron 22" monitor and it is running fine at 1680X1050 max resolution. My video card does not have a DVI output, so I am willing to buy a new one with DVI/TV output. But every card I choose limits digital resolution to 1600X1200 (and analog much higher). I have some limitations, as my motherboard only has an AGP video port. Will I get the benefits of DVI without a loss of resolution?



A:Trouble choosing video card

I think Radeon 3650 (if not anything cheaper) should do that. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102814 (yeah: "Two integrated dual-link DVI display outputs
Each supports 18-, 24-, and 30-bit digital displays at all resolutions up to 1920x1200 (single-link DVI) or 2560x1600 (dual-link DVI)2
Each includes a dual-link HDCP encoder with on-chip key storage for high resolution playback of protected content3")
But what will the benefits of DVI be? Nothing worth 80 $ if you don't need the extra kicks it packs for anything.

EDIT: Radeon HD 3450 also supports your those resolutions.

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I want a PCI-E Card $50.00-$75.00 I play 1 game, Ths Sims the rest is Photo Shop & School Work on a 22 inch screen I will use the DVI-I cable.

This is Crazy with over 600 Video Cards to choose from, How do you Guys decide. . . . I mean Really.

Please Help, I am going to order this Card in the morning & will make my choice from one of the below cards.
If you see a card that you know is a good one, let me know.
Thanks Soooooo much.

$44.85 Gigabyte GeForce 8400GS 512MB

$42.80 Gigabyte GeForce 8500GT 256MB

$46.25 Gigabyte GeForce 8500GT 512MB
600MHZ GDDR2 PCI-E VGA DVI-I HDCP HDTV Out Passive Card Turbo Force

$64.91 Gigabyte GeForce 9400GT 512MB

$51.82 EVGA E-GEFORCE 9400GT 512MB

$66.54 EVGA E-GEFORCE 9500GT 512MB
550MHZ 1.0GHZ 128BIT DDR2 Dual DVI-I HDCP HDTV Out Video Card

$60.92 BFG GeForce 9400 GT 512MB

$76.13 ASUS GeForce 8500GT 512MB
PCI-E 459MHZ 128BIT 667MHZ DDR2 VGA DVI HDTV Out Silent Passive

$55.30 Asus Geforce 8800GS 384MB
550MHZ 1.6GHZ DDR3 Dual DVI-I Hdtv Out DIRECTX10 PCI-E

A:Solved: Kristys needs HELP choosing a New Video Card

you dont need anything serious for what you are doing, so anything from the list will be fine, the 8800GS is a nice card, probably the best you have in the list, the 8400GS is a nice budget card too, take a look at ATi's range too, there might be something else there. I would take a guess and say most of these cards are just fine for what you want to do. Its all down to personal choice really, take a look at www.newegg.com and take a look at the reviews too of each too, i personally would go with an 8400GS, 8800GS or 9500GT. there may be better cards out there, no doubt there is, better to wait for some of the real pros to take a look at this thread before you order.

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Dear friends,

you can see my relatively old computer details here
processor-AMD Phenom 9500 Quad-Core
memory -DDR2 4Gb
video card -NVIDIA GeForce 6200 TurboCache(TM)
my motherboard is
GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket AM2+ - GA-MA790X-DS4 (rev. 1.x)
it does support PCI-E 2.0 i guess (?).
i like to replace my video very old card to a silent card, not expensive one.
sometimes i see you tube videos "stuck" and green color squares on 1080 videos (not buffering issue), and on IE11 i have to cancel GPU support in order to see the you tubes video.
i'm not a gamer nor watching 4K movies.
so i need your opinion and advice about the two cards:
GIGABYTE - Graphics Card - NVIDIA - PCI Express Solution - GeForce(R) 200 Series - GV-N210SL-1GI
GIGABYTE - Graphics Card - NVIDIA - PCI Express Solution - GeForce(R) 200 Series - GV-N210D3-1GI (rev. 1.0)
(my self -i like more the GV-N210SL-1GI because it is silent but i worry about temperature )

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I upgraded my XP system ( IBM 8291-E2U) to Windows 7 yesterday, knowing the video adapter on my motherboard was not fully Windows 7 compliant. My HP w2207 monitor's optimal resolution is 1068 x 1050 @ 60 ghz.

The video card I am considering is an : NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS 512MB DDR2 PCI Express Graphics Card
My concern is that this may not work with my mother board which is :
*Chipset*Intel i915G/GV/GL/P/PL/i910GL

Can someone comment as to the viability of this card and give me a process to follow from install to operation -- i.e. how to disable VGA and when ?

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shut your system down plug it into your PCI slot connect DVI output to monitor boot to BIOS disable onboard video then save and Boot to windows install drivers and your good to go ?

I have the 9800GTX+ and It roks in all games so far

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I'm new to TS so be nice...I recently installed wow and at first when i tried starting it up it said your 3d accelerator isn't working..So i asked one of my friends for help he said you don't have a graphics card...So i installed this graphics card my friend had just to see if it would help and when i tried starting wow up again it said your video card doesn't support wow plz install one with dual tmu support...I also checked out the WOW website for info and it had a list of cards it doesnt support and mine was among them ....Im not really sure which one i need or which one fits my computer if anyone can suggest a video card that would solve my problem plz help..let me know if im missing any info you need to choose a card.THX alot sorry for making it so long but wanted to describe as much as possible.

Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.100618-1621)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Gateway
System Model: MIDWAY
BIOS: BIOS Date: 01/23/04 19:02:20 Ver: 08.00.10
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.8GHz
Memory: 1664MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 1662MB RAM
Page File: 620MB used, 2705MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
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A:Help me with choosing a new video card with dual tmu support

Is this a small form factor or a regular width case? It appears that you need an AGP compatible card but the form factor of the case will make a difference in the card you can get. Also, you might need to upgrade the power supply to match the graphics card but that depends on which card you get.

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When I first got the computer, it was a Dell Inspiron 531s. I am no longer in the slim case, and looking to replace the last 3 components that makes it a Dell. The Hard Drives, the OS, the PSU, and the Video Card have been replaced last year. This year I'm wanting to upgrade the last 3 pieces and wanting to take full advantage of my GPU.

My current PSU:

My Current Video Card:

My case: Was given to me, so I have no link for it as it didn't have any markings on it for the make/model of it.

HDD: Sata Drives, forget the make & model of them, but there are 2 of them in RAID 1 (Mirror, think that's RAID 1) mode.

Looking for a very reliable motherboard, cpu & ram for a budget of around 250-350. My current setup is being bottlenecked by the cpu (it's too slow) and would like to take full advantage of my video card. Also, the mobo needs to have RAID 1 (Mirror) support.

I will be running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.

Also, I'm not planning on buying until I get my Tax Refund, so mid-Feb, early March is when I am planning on buying.

A:Help choosing a motherboard, RAM, CPU to take advantage of my video card

well you might try this i think it will run great with that video card.

CPU- AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz $159.99 with free shipping
Motherboard- ASUS 880G HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD $119.99 $7.87 Shipping
Ram- G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 $49.99 free shipping

This should work great and if you buy a better heatsink later on you can overclock your cpu a little to get even better performance or move up to a 6 core cpu if you wanted to.

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Hello everyone. I need some help choosing a new video/graphics card for my computer. My computer specs are:

emachines T2862
Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2
Intel Celeron D Processor 330
256K L2 Cache
533 MHz FSB

I currently have the original 64MB Intel Extreme Graphics 3D video/graphics card. I am needing something better and at least 128MB. I was thinking something like this:
GeForce FX 5600, 6600 or better or;
Radeon 9600, X600 or better

I was told by someone that if I put a better video/graphics card onto my current motherboard, that it will soon blow the motherboard. Is this true? I'm not looking to get the best video/graphics card out there, just something to make gaming a little more pleasant. Does anyone have any recommendations? Thanks.

A:Solved: I need help choosing a new video/graphics card.

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i really want to play doom 3 at decent quality for the price

my current choices are
chaintech- gefoce fx5700le 256mb

chaintech- geforce fx5500 256mb

sapphire- radeon 9600 pro 256mb

im going for the 256mb. i dont know if thats the right thing to do.
any other suggestions for other video cards would be nice around this price range

thanks a bunch guyz

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Hello and welcome :wave: :wave: to techspot

between those three i think the ATi sounds good or u can check at a 5700 (not le ) if u can get one or ATI 9800 Se i think it comes for $98 so that sounds good all these cards will give bare minimum performance at medium settings with all eye candy off so choose wisely :grinthumb

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My son has a Compaq Presario SR123ONX with a 3200+ AMD Athlon processor ( speed 2.20 Ghz, 512kb, L2cache, 400Mhz frontside bus ).

He currently has a VIA/S3G UniChrome IGP with approx. 64mb of memory, that came with his computer.

He is running WindowsXP SP2.

He plays alot of World Of Warcraft and Guild Wars, Factions and Nightfall as well as other graphically intense games and programs.

I would like to spend $100 or less on the best possible upgrade at that price.

I am overwhelmed with my results when I search the web.... so I came here for help.

His computer is certainly running well enough, only GuildWars is a little laggy, I just want to improve his gaming experience since he enjoys it so much and I am certain his computing needs will only increase over time.

I will greatly appreciate any advice.

A:Mom needs help choosing right Graphics/Video card for sons computer... please

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I  am wanting to play video games on my computer; in particular Skyrim.  What are some gaming video cards I can choose from given my present supply?  Some games require DirectX 10 or higher compatibility with NVIDIA and 1GB of on card RAM.  Thanks

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