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Old 06-14-2007, 08:56 AM   #1
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Default Looking for a new graphics card, help me please!

Hello.

Before I start this thread, I'm going to say I know basic things about computers but when coming to hardware I'm a no no.

I'm looking to buy a new graphics card, I know I need one because I'm starting to get graphics lag and some Windows Vista programmes won't work due to my graphics card problem.

Right now, I have an ATI Radeon 9250.

I want the best possible graphics card out there to fit my computer (I'm not going to upgrade the mother board or anything like that, but if needs be I may have to.

I know you'll need a lot more information regarding this so please tell me what you need and I'll go and find out for you.

Thanks alot!
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Old 06-14-2007, 09:41 AM   #2
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Well, how much are you wiling to spend?

What are your other system specs?

Nvidia 8800 series is probably going to be best for you with Vista to take full advantage of all it's software (Directx 10).
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Old 06-14-2007, 10:12 AM   #3
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Before anyone can start advising you on GPUs, we need to know wether you running a motherboard that is either AGP or PCI-E compatible, to find this out if you don't already know download CPU-Z http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php and give us your CHIPSET details, that way we can find out which GPU will be best for you.

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Old 06-14-2007, 11:41 AM   #4
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Default Re: Looking for a new graphics card, help me please!

Thank you for your replies, just looked on that website but could not find a download link.
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Old 06-14-2007, 12:10 PM   #5
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Default Re: Looking for a new graphics card, help me please!

Please see these screenshots.

http://pic-spot.com/images/bwy1181837389y.JPG

http://pic-spot.com/images/jdv1181837392q.JPG

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ok u got agp
the best bang for your buck would probly be the ati x1600 agp
half a g of ram on it
its a sick card
not dirxt x ten
but thats the best u can do short of building a new system
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Old 06-14-2007, 02:21 PM   #7
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Yeah, why the heck would he get the ati x1600? He said that he is fine with getting a new mobo. So this is what I say,

Mobo:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188019
Then SLi these:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130071
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that is one hell of a lot of money IMO but i dont think he said he wants to upgrade his motherboard and i dont know if it is AGP because that card he has is PCI the regular kind.
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Hello.

I want the best possible graphics card out there to fit my computer (I'm not going to upgrade the mother board or anything like that, but if needs be I may have to.

Thanks alot!
He said that he could if he had to.
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Old 06-15-2007, 08:46 AM   #10
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Default Re: Looking for a new graphics card, help me please!

Hi all.

Thanks for your replies. I mainly want the new graphics card to play SL (Second Life), ATI work OK on SL but nVidia cards are so much better.

Could you please give me links to all good nVidia graphics cards please? I'm also going to get another 1GB of ram.
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