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Mcooksy

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Hi all :) I need some help figuring out which graphics card I should get...
I play world of warcraft alot and wolfenstein enemy territory sometimes..I'm looking for a decent card that will increase my frames per second and will makes things a bit faster. I have this as my graphics card, it came with this computer which was bought about a year and a half ago..Intel® 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family. My cpu is Intel Pentium 4 HT

I just need some suggestions on what I'd be able to use and what you think i should get. If anyone needs anymore info, just ask.
Thanks!!
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james_8970

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Hello and welcome to geekstogo,
A HD3850 would likely be your best choice.
Could you let me know what PSU you have, if not, could you tell me how many amps are on your 12V rail and what is your peak ouput in watts.
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Mcooksy

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Umm, how can I find out what PSU I have an the peak output watts? I have this program called System Info, which tells everything about my computer in a bunch of different categorys, I looked but couldnt find anything about it :)
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Look on your PSU, you should see a sticker that looks similar to the following.
http://www.bytesized...toppsu/psu2.jpg
I need to know the total Amps under the +12V rails. On this example, the total is 20A as there is only one 12V rail.
Next I want to see the peak output of your PSU. For an example this PSU has a peak output of 450W.
James

Edited by james_8970, 28 December 2007 - 12:29 PM.

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stettybet0

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Do you know what graphics expansion slot you have? It would be either PCI, AGP, or PCI-Express.

I also think that the HD3850 might be overkill for your needs (if it is even compatible with your system, as it only comes for PCI-Express). If the games you listed are the only two you play, and you can play them fine with onboard graphics, then basically any card you can find would be a substantial upgrade.
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I also think that the HD3850 might be overkill for your needs (if it is even compatible with your system, as it only comes for PCI-Express). If the games you listed are the only two you play, and you can play them fine with onboard graphics, then basically any card you can find would be a substantial upgrade.


yeah i agree. i dont play WoW but i have played wolfenstein on all high settings with a fx 5200. i doubt Mcooksy's mobo has pci-e, probably agp.
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