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indymike

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I would like to know a very good video card for my computer which is this
Operating System: Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6001) Service Pack 1 (6001.vistasp1_gdr.080917-1612)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: HP-Pavilion
System Model: KJ378AA-ABA a6430f
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Phenom™ 8400 Triple-Core Processor (3 CPUs), ~2.1GHz
Memory: 3070MB RAM
I do play world of warcraft and noticed my FPS is very low would it be the Video card upgrade or a CPU upgrade here is my video card details
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce 8400 GS
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_06E4&SUBSYS_05CC10DE&REV_A1
Display Memory: 1776 MB
Dedicated Memory: 497 MB
Shared Memory: 1279 MB
Current Mode: 1152 x 864 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: Generic PnP Monitor
Driver Name: nvd3dum.dll,nvwgf2um.dll
thanks for your suggustions

Mike
Driver Version: 7.15.0011.7824 (English)
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pleas tell more games you play and what you power supply is.

NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT is what i would get and i am earning the money for it. its only 80$.
http://www.nvidia.co...tml?id=GF9600GT

its 512mb witch is 2 times better then you card.
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All i Know it a 300 power supply. All I play alot is WOW and once in a while i will pull up the old school games some Ages of Empire etc.
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Hi indymike. Welcome to GeekstoGo!

Please tell me what the wattage of your power supply is. Also, as the others said, list your favorite games or the games you play the most. Mention some others to as it would help me know what to suggest.

Does your motherboard have a PCI Express X16 2.0 slot or just a PCI Express x16. If you don't know, don;t worry, I can find out.

Give me this information and i will give you your best options.

Cheers!

Edited by Ferrari, 03 April 2009 - 05:05 PM.

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Sorry for the double post,

Please list your maximum budget please.
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I am game for about anything i was thinking under or around 200 or less.
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I think you would be very happy with this card by EVGA. It is a PCI Express X16 2.0, but it is backwards compatible with your motherboards X16 slot.

Nvidia 9800 GTX

It requires a power supply of 450watts, so you would have to upgrade your power supply also. Your power supply looks to be an ATX Form Factor.

SeaSonic PSU

You didn't seem heavily concerned with cost so I went a bit over 200.

Also, so you know. This is the best processor your motherboard can support. You currently have a 2.1ghz triple core 8400

AMD+2 Phenom Quad Core 9600 2.3ghz

Let me know what you think.

Edited by Ferrari, 03 April 2009 - 06:00 PM.

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I was looking at maybe updating my processor. Might try that and update the power supply this power supply was a quick fix due to my other one going out ona sat night in the middle of a run. It was laying around at a friends house. So maybe update power supply and processor and go from there. Thanks so much for the info I will make sure to check in every once in a while.
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That sounds like a good plan. Many games require a decent-to-good graphics card too. So keep that in mind. It is not just your processor when it comes to games.

Power Supplies that are reliable are SeaSonic, Corsair, Antec, and CoolerMaster.

Here is some info from HP that may prove useful now or in the future.

Upgrading and Installing the Processor
Motherboard Specs
Product Information

Also adding more RAM(memory) can help.

This is a great way to find out the kind of RAM (memory) you have and how much of it your motherboard will support. Upgrading your RAM is the most cost-efficient way to increasing your computers speed and performance.

Go to www.crucial.com. Use their Online System Scanner.

After this, Crucial should have recommended what the maximum amount your computer can handle and the specifications on the kind of RAM you should purchase. Don't know where to buy it? Newegg

Good luck with everything, let me know how it all goes!

Cheers!
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