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Old 06-21-2009, 11:20 PM   #1
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I built my computer system 2 years ago, upgraded from the original video card to a different one about a year ago, to a ATI HD 2400 256mb pci express.

My system runs good, except for in some games, I have to run on low settings, one is Crysis. I have a Epox MF4 Ultra Mobo. runnin 4 gigs of ram, Vista Ultimate 64 bit sp2. AMD Anthalon 64x2 4600 (2.41 Ghz) proc.

My PCI-E is x16 and I got 2 PCI-E x1, I guess My question is, what would be a good video card to upgrade too? Mind you I do prefer AMD/ATI but if need be I can stray from it. I have around 200-250 to spend on a new video card. Am lookin for 512MB+ and something that will get better FPS on Crysis on higher settings. Oh I have a 32inch HDMI TV/Monitor that I use.

Thanks for any help that I get.
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I would suggest something like a SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 4870 512MB. You will need at least a 500W power supply to run it though.
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I would suggest something like a SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 4870 512MB. You will need at least a 500W power supply to run it though.
alright, just one question, being that my mobo isn't 2.0 will that card still work? thats why I was wanting peoples oppion cause I wasn't sure if 2.0's would work with the 1.0 slots. Thanks again for the help
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Yes, PCIe v2.0 cards will work fine on earlier revision boards.
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alright, just one question, being that my mobo isn't 2.0 will that card still work? thats why I was wanting peoples oppion cause I wasn't sure if 2.0's would work with the 1.0 slots. Thanks again for the help
then that won't work
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then that won't work
You don't know anything.

It will work fine. PCI 2.0 slots just allow more bandwidth to travel. Most cards can't even begin to hit anything close to the max of 1.0. You will be fine. What is the resolution of the t.v.? It it's 1336x766? you can get a 4850 or even a 4830 and save yourself some money. A card which is too powerful will bottleneck because of your processor.
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You don't know anything.

It will work fine. PCI 2.0 slots just allow more bandwidth to travel. Most cards can't even begin to hit anything close to the max of 1.0. You will be fine. What is the resolution of the t.v.? It it's 1336x766? you can get a 4850 or even a 4830 and save yourself some money. A card which is too powerful will bottleneck because of your processor.
wow, I don't know what the hell was on my mind when i wrote that
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wow, I don't know what the hell was on my mind when i wrote that
I know what it was....nothing.
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You don't know anything.

It will work fine. PCI 2.0 slots just allow more bandwidth to travel. Most cards can't even begin to hit anything close to the max of 1.0. You will be fine. What is the resolution of the t.v.? It it's 1336x766? you can get a 4850 or even a 4830 and save yourself some money. A card which is too powerful will bottleneck because of your processor.
16:9 LCD panel

With a 1366 x 768 HDTV resolution and a 7500:1 dynamic contrast ratio

thats the resolution of the T.V. and I got a 550Watt PSU. Just looked inside the case.
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Yeah, a 4830 or a 4850 will suit you well.
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