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Old 03-05-2009, 02:49 AM   #1
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Default Time to upgrade the vid card

I am not a gamer. Not interested in gaming performance specs.
However I do watch DVD movies and do a lot of work online. I'm upgrading to Blu-Ray as finances will permit somewhere down the road.
I'm running a dual monitor set up but due to the current card's limitations it's giving me no access to the multi monitor settings. It clones the wallpaper but extends the desktop across the two monitors. This is unacceptable. The 32" is connected through the dvi port converted to hdmi. The 20" is connected to the vga port. I'm looking for a dual dvi ported card to resolve this issue. I have the current version of the Nvidia drivers for my current card.

1gig 9800gt $149.99usd from evga

512meg 9600gt $99.99 from evga

Also I have tried ATI in the past and personally don't care for them. So let's just keep this Nvidia. Between the two, which is the bang for the buck and why?

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Old 03-05-2009, 04:08 AM   #2
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Default Re: Time to upgrade the vid card

I don't think you need to spend that much if you're not a gamer. Most lower end cards have Blu-Ray capabilities etc now.


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Old 03-05-2009, 05:02 AM   #3
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Default Re: Time to upgrade the vid card

That 9400GT Would be PERFECT For what you need! I also reccomend it.
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Old 03-05-2009, 12:07 PM   #4
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Default Re: Time to upgrade the vid card

This or this should do okay...I've heard of lower performance cards running 1080, so these should both work flawless. I'd get the 9400 though, just because it has native HDMI out ...it's also cheaper than the Sparkle with rebate.
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