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Video Card Upgrade

by jerrywh1 / November 11, 2008 7:09 AM PST

My M/B is a ASUS P5LD2-VM, the chipset is Intel 82945G, the cpu is dual core and runs at 26.6 GHZ, and I have 4 Gigs of RAM. I want to install a 3D Video Card to improve the display. Presently I'm using the onboard video. I need a suggestion for buying a compatable video card, that will give me the best performance for the price. Any other suggestions are welcomed. I would like to stay under $250.

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Different video cards have different uses and strengths.
by VAPCMD / November 11, 2008 10:13 AM PST
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You need to be a little more precise about the circumstances under which you want to 'improve the display'. Do you mean for general use, for games, for CAD/CAM, etc., ??


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by jerrywh1 / November 11, 2008 11:03 AM PST

I realize that to get really serious about games would require much money. Presently the only thing I'm thinking about is using 3D with Google Earth. I also have "MS Flight Simulator X" and the "LS99 golf" game. I just increased my RAM from 1 to 4 gigs, but I haven't noticed much improvement in the performance of the computer. I suspect that I'm not running anything that requires that much RAM. My fear is that I'll spend a lot of money on a card that may not be compatabile to my system, or may not be any better than what I now have. Thanks in advance for the help.

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You'd see a bigger difference it it were high end games..
by VAPCMD / November 11, 2008 11:58 AM PST
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by jerrywh1 / November 12, 2008 7:40 AM PST

Thanks for the advice. I wasn't going to go into the store and just pick up one, and the advice of the so called tech people in the stores near is horrible. I installed a GeForce 9400 GT 1 GB DDR2. It was reletively inexpensive (about $75 w/tax). On Google Earth ad the Flight Simulator the performace was much better. I haven't tried the golf game yet, but I'm well pleased. I was ready to pay much more.
Thanks Agian,

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