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Old 03-23-2008, 12:53 AM   #1
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Hello I recently considered buying a new video card for my computer. My computer now is 2 GB RAM, 200 GB Hard Drive, 3.4 Ghz Intel Celeron processor, Nvidia GeForce XFX 5200 GT video card.

I am looking at buying the GeForce 8600 GT, and wondering if everything will be fine with my computer and the processor etc and I will be able to run everything smoothly.

With the upcoming games and operating systems should I be looking to buy a more powerful video card and if so which one ?

Thank you for your time.
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Old 03-23-2008, 01:14 AM   #2
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your cpu will suffice i think, but i think it might be time to get a core 2, if it were a pentium at least, but a celeron? new cpu time buddy. the 8600gt is a decent mid range card, if you arent a big gamer than that will do.

...but a celeron wont go well with anything upcoming sorry.
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Old 03-23-2008, 06:03 AM   #3
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If you're getting an 8600GT, make sure it uses GDDR3 memory, and not GDDR2 as it will have noticable performance affect.
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If you can afford it, I would get a 8600GTS. Over that, the new 9600GT comes in for 189.99, but at that point it would be worth it to upgrade your CPU. This all depends on your budget though.
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I think as he has a single core CPU, an 8600GT/ HD 3650 should be the most expensive GPU upgrade he should be looking at. With the 8600GTS, you are close to 3850/3870 and 9600GT territory which are much better performers.
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the video card is definatly in need of an upgrade a 8600 will suffice but as long as you don't plan on playing crysis or something you should be ok.
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So you are saying my pc should run the 8600 GTS fine ?
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a gt but a gts possibly could bottle neck it man...
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The 8600GTS is an obsolete GPU now that the HD 3800 series and the 9600GT are out. I recommend an 8600GT GDDR3 or the HD 3650 GDDR3 card for your system.
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but he has ddr2 and a sort of outdated cpu, its a single..
so a gts is more powerful than a gt, i think you have it backwards

he will need to get a gt and the gts is the more modern of he two.
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