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I Want A New Graphic Card

by hong_johny / March 22, 2007 10:38 AM PDT
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Just a comment. . .
by Coryphaeus / March 22, 2007 10:54 AM PDT

I had a 64 Mb graphics card in my home built XP Home machine driving a wide screen 19" LCD monitor, 1440 X 900 resolution. I upgraded to a 256 Mb graphics card. I've seen no difference. Even playing Doom III and Tomb Raider. I wasn't impressed.

It's your money.

And as an after thought, Vista is still buggy with most hardware.

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by steve749 / March 22, 2007 12:48 PM PDT

AGP cards won't work with it so not just any card will work. PCI-Express cards will though I wonder how high is the power supply in that system as the higher end cards need at least 400 Watts or more. Additionally, I wonder if there is enough room for a big card like some of the newer ones where there is a big fan on the card or are almost 2 cards in one like a 7950 GX2 for example.

Link to some suggestions from Tom's Hardware.


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new graphic card
by ramarc / March 22, 2007 11:13 PM PDT

look for a radeon x1650 series or geforce 7600 series card. you will definitely see a big difference in the performance of 3d games.

7600gt $110 ($10 rebate available): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130062
x1650pro $108 ($20 rebate available): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161037
7600gs $93 ($20 rebate available): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130075
x1650 $89 ($15 rebate available): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102035

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Hello AGAIn
by hong_johny / March 23, 2007 12:53 AM PDT

Unfortunately I have A max power of 300w http://www.yang-it.de/ps_DPS-300AB.htm. I Dont want to get a new power supply yet. I want a graphic card. What graphic card u think be ok with only 300wattss?

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(NT) What's wrong with what you have now?
by Coryphaeus / March 23, 2007 8:27 AM PDT
In reply to: Hello AGAIn
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I Have A
by hong_johny / March 23, 2007 10:16 AM PDT

Intel graphic media accelerator 950 some crap it was integrated. But I can still upgrade. I dont have one thats why. And i dont want to mess my pc up putting the wrong card in and destroying everything.

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by mopscare42 / March 23, 2007 12:04 PM PDT
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I am running a PNY 7600GS pci express with a 300 watt power supply and have not had any problems with it.
I upgraded to Windows Vista and downloaded the drivers from nvidia and it works fine.
The only graphics heavy thing I do is Microsoft Flight Simulator X and it runs without a stutter.

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