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I'm planning to upgrade my pc to be able to view my games better. My current Videocard is trash.
Anyone have some suggestions as to where I can get a new one at a reasonable price.
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Try Newegg.. ( http://www.newegg.com/ ) They have a wide variety of video cards. I personally prefer the ( Radeon ) Video cards. I have two, a Radion 9000 series for my office build and a Radion x550 PCI -Express for my home build. Both provide me with good performance.

I have no problems with games like.. FarCry.. Half Life... BattleField 1 & 2...Hitman.. and other high end games..

Edited by evilwizard, 19 November 2006 - 06:44 PM.

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We'll need to know if you have a PCI, AGP or PCI-E slot.
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sorry i'm, prettty slow on that kind of stuff. How can i dertermine that^.

Edited by Extract, 20 November 2006 - 11:42 AM.

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Check what type of Mobo you have,..this will in turn tell you what video card is compatabile with your system. Going online is always fast and easy. Go to GIGABYTE.COM punch in your mobo and it'll give you everything else. Knowing what type of video card you have now will give away what could be installed. When going to New Egg the process of elimination is quite simple once youknow what type of socket and these such things like 939 or amd intel blah blah ect ect you can figure out the rest very easily.

What type of video card do you currently have? That will answer alot of questions.
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:blink: Wait a minute,.. I didn't relize this post was 4 days old. I will assume that Extract is gtg.. :whistling:
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Oh man, here's another I forgot about, I still need help with this guys. Please tell me if this pic is any help.

Here's the info I got from DirectX:

Edited with picture link (attachment too small).

http://i9.tinypic.com/5416w45.jpg

Edited by Extract, 07 August 2007 - 01:58 PM.

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Download Everst home edition: Everest

Run the program and report to us what motherboard you are currently using. Also open up the side of your case and have a look at your power supply. Report your max wattage and the amperage of the +12v rail. What kind of budget do you have?
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Download Everst home edition: Everest

Run the program and report to us what motherboard you are currently using. Also open up the side of your case and have a look at your power supply. Report your max wattage and the amperage of the +12v rail. What kind of budget do you have?



Is opening my computer case really necessary, I'm trying to gather as much info without having to do so. I don't want to tamper with anything that'll mess my PC up. Is there an alternative to get this kind of info?


Motherboard Info

Wasn't sure what part you wanted

Field Value
Motherboard Properties
Motherboard ID <DMI>
Motherboard Name Dell Dimension 2400

Front Side Bus Properties
Bus Type Intel NetBurst
Bus Width 64-bit
Real Clock 100 MHz (QDR)
Effective Clock 400 MHz
Bandwidth 3200 MB/s

Memory Bus Properties
Bus Type DDR SDRAM
Bus Width 64-bit
Real Clock 133 MHz (DDR)
Effective Clock 267 MHz
Bandwidth 2133 MB/s

Chipset Bus Properties
Bus Type Intel Hub Interface
Bus Width 8-bit
Real Clock 67 MHz (QDR)
Effective Clock 267 MHz
Bandwidth 267 MB/s

Motherboard Manufacturer
Company Name Dell Computer Corporation
Product Information http://www.dell.com
BIOS Download http://support.dell.com
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Titan8990 was only asking for you to look at the sticker on the side of your PSU. If you just take the side off and don't touch anything then you won't ruin anything. We are just looking for information on your PSU because if it doesn't put out enough juice then it will limit your graphics card upgrade options or you would have to get another PSU as well.
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Download Everst home edition: Everest

Run the program and report to us what motherboard you are currently using. Also open up the side of your case and have a look at your power supply. Report your max wattage and the amperage of the +12v rail. What kind of budget do you have?



Is opening my computer case really necessary, I'm trying to gather as much info without having to do so. I don't want to tamper with anything that'll mess my PC up. Is there an alternative to get this kind of info?


You will have to open you case eventually to install the new Video Card. And again what is you budget?

Soorena

Edited by SOORENA, 08 August 2007 - 06:59 AM.

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You will have to open you case eventually to install the new Video Card. And again what is you budget?

Soorena


I'm looking at the sum of about 100-180 USD

I don't think I'll be going over that if it' isn't necessary.
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http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130056

If your PSU is up to it, here's a good card link. At the moment there's $20 off as well, so it comes to $129.99 after a mail-in rebate from EVGA. This is also a good brand.

If your PSU is not up to it, here's a link to one that would be: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817153052

Just some suggestions, mind you. Don't take it as gold, and wait for other users to comment as well. Cheers :whistling:
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http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130056

If your PSU is up to it, here's a good card link. At the moment there's $20 off as well, so it comes to $129.99 after a mail-in rebate from EVGA. This is also a good brand.

If your PSU is not up to it, here's a link to one that would be: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817153052

Just some suggestions, mind you. Don't take it as gold, and wait for other users to comment as well. Cheers :whistling:


Alright I'll look into these, thanks.
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http://www.pcstats.c...t...1610&page=4

Wait! If this is your computer in the review, then you currently don't even have a video card, just onboard graphics. Not only that, it doesn't even have an expansion slot for a graphics card (like the one I suggested) unless you managed to find an old PCI card and use it, but I really don't think it would be worth doing this...
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