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Need a new video card?

I just bought Skyrim for the PC. I fit all of the essential requirements, and the game will play. But for the recommended I need a better video card. I have an ATI Radeon HD 4350. Apparently that's not enough.

The game is a pretty laggy (enough for it to be annoying.) Here is the requirements it says I need.

Any recommendations on what I should get? I have been thinking about upgrading for a while, so I am willing to spend a fair amount. Nothing outrageous, though. I don't do THAT much gaming.

Here is my PC specs.

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The 4350 is OK for some things.

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And unless you are ready to install a new big power supply I can only offer the that 5450 can drop in without another change. And is cheep at http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102882

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/4926494171 covers this again.

Once you admit that a new PSU is needed you pick your card from the usual list at

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&objectID=c01894996 has ALL the specs on this machine. At least it will accept common power supplies and video cards.

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You need a video card that's compatible with your motherboard. Your pics don't tell about that.
Common video slots at the moment are pci-e (x1) and pci-e x16. Don't buy an x16 card if your motherboard doesn't support it!

Less than a month ago they published a new video card review on tomshardware.com: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107.html
This is considered authorative, but it won't harm to look at a few other reviews for the cards that are on your shortlist after studying this.


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Is that corrosion on the top of that capacitor?

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Hopefully not

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Might be - hopefully - a crappy picture. I wasn't using a great camera, and the lighting was terrible.
There was some dust in there I had to blow out.

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If you need new video card then go with diamond geeks. they provide best computer services at affordable price.
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