Graphics Card Upgrade/Replacement Querey
Posted 30 July 2009 - 03:48 PM
Posted 30 July 2009 - 03:53 PM
Does your son game often? If so, what games?
Posted 31 July 2009 - 02:31 PM
Posted 03 August 2009 - 08:02 PM
It looks like this:
It's the black port next to the 3 PCI (white) slots.
Also, look at your power supply... tell me the wattage and the amperage on the +12V rail.
Posted 04 August 2009 - 05:11 PM
I was looking at some nvidia cards over the passed few days and saw a 9500gt 512mb & 1gb are either of these two compatiable or would it damage the motherboard
Thanks in advance
Posted 05 August 2009 - 06:27 PM
If there is, tell me what it is.
Tell me what the wattage of the PSU is... there should only be one value... if you are not sure, list them, or take a picture.
Also, what online computer store are you planning on buying from? Or do you just want a card suggestion?
50 pounds are about 70 USD, so I will look for some cards.
Here is one: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814127415
Or this: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814125277
Both are ATI cards.
The 9500GT 1GB cards are all right... you don't need 1GB of memory unless you play your games on high settings. 512mb should do just fine... also look for the core and memory clock speeds.
Posted 06 August 2009 - 01:30 PM
I tried to take a picture of the PSU but the writing on it was really small and the picture was blurred but on the box it states
Model ATX-300-12Z Rev-CCR
INPUT 100-127v - 7A 200-240v 5A 50/60Hz
BST ATX -300 -122 CCR
OUTPUT +12V/19A -12V 0.9A
300W MAX +5V/30A -5V SB/2A
+5V & 3.3V 180W MAX &12V 288W MAX
I wasn't sure what online store to use I've looked in Amazon and play.com and pcworld, I've had a look at those two that you said were ok but the only thing that puts me off are that they are in usa as I'm living in the uk its delivery charges, returns charges if faulty plus order tracking. However the prices on Newegg seem pretty good though
I've looked at various ones on uk sites and read feedback but got a little worried when one user stated the card had fried his motherboard, it didn't state how old his pc was or what it was.
If those you mentioned or the nvidia 9500GT's compatiable with my sons pc then I probably go with them,
Posted 06 August 2009 - 08:17 PM
I don't live in the UK, so I can't personally vouch for it, but many of our UK members seem to shop from ebuyer.com.
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