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March 24, 2013 8:50:44 AM

Hello in a newbe on hereI would like some help in chosing a Graphics card , I have a computer with ECS motherboard P4M900T-M (V1.0) and a Intel® Pentium® D Processor 945 (4M Cache, 3.40 GHz, 800 MHz FSB). 2 x 1GB 2Rx8 PC-5300S-555-12 ram.My grandson wolld like to run Farm Simulator 2013!what graphics card would I need and is the ram OK?
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March 24, 2013 9:08:07 AM

jim9449 said:
Hello in a newbe on hereI would like some help in chosing a Graphics card , I have a computer with ECS motherboard P4M900T-M (V1.0) and a Intel® Pentium® D Processor 945 (4M Cache, 3.40 GHz, 800 MHz FSB). 2 x 1GB 2Rx8 PC-5300S-555-12 ram.My grandson wolld like to run Farm Simulator 2013!what graphics card would I need and is the ram OK?
Thanks.


With that system I would get a radeon hd 7750. With this, you don't have to worry about external power from the power supply.
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March 24, 2013 9:09:07 AM

yep hd 7750
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March 24, 2013 9:10:03 AM

You can grab more ram for as low as 20$ these days, for the graphics card you could go with the 650ti or 7770 Ghz; Simple, Basic and cheap. They willl definitely run farm simulator 2013. the 7770 is cheaper though.
Good luck
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March 24, 2013 9:11:39 AM

what is the wattage and type of your Power supply. i can better assist you with this info. a 7750 would be my guess but you need a 400watt PSU to use it.
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March 24, 2013 9:17:10 AM

hesham555 said:
You can grab more ram for as low as 20$ these days, for the graphics card you could go with the 650ti or 7770 Ghz; Simple, Basic and cheap. They willl definitely run farm simulator 2013. the 7770 is cheaper though.
Good luck


A 7770 requires auxiliary power for the gpu, which I doubt this system has, so unless he buys a new psu as well, he probably couldn't use a 7770.
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March 24, 2013 9:21:22 AM

Norlag said:
hesham555 said:
You can grab more ram for as low as 20$ these days, for the graphics card you could go with the 650ti or 7770 Ghz; Simple, Basic and cheap. They willl definitely run farm simulator 2013. the 7770 is cheaper though.
Good luck


A 7770 requires auxiliary power for the gpu, which I doubt this system has, so unless he buys a new psu as well, he probably couldn't use a 7770.


he may need a new psu regardless...what is his wattage?
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March 24, 2013 9:25:24 AM

atomicWAR said:
Norlag said:
hesham555 said:
You can grab more ram for as low as 20$ these days, for the graphics card you could go with the 650ti or 7770 Ghz; Simple, Basic and cheap. They willl definitely run farm simulator 2013. the 7770 is cheaper though.
Good luck


A 7770 requires auxiliary power for the gpu, which I doubt this system has, so unless he buys a new psu as well, he probably couldn't use a 7770.


he may need a new psu regardless...what is his wattage?


Ah, I see. In that case it might just be better to save up for a whole new rig, as I personally know how expensive it can get to keep replacing/updating parts that then cause you to have to upgrade other parts also.
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March 24, 2013 9:34:27 AM

Thanks everyone very helpful! The power supply is a Win Power ATX -650L which 650w 23amp
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March 24, 2013 9:37:39 AM

your golden then! it will work fine with a 7750 or a 7770 as far as watts are concerned...though its not a high quality supply. you may want to upgrade to a quality unit by seasonic!

if u did use it for a 7770 you may need a molex to pcie 6 pin adapter.
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March 24, 2013 9:37:59 AM

jim9449 said:
Thanks everyone very helpful! The power supply is a Win Power ATX -650L which 650w 23amp


Ok that should work for the 7750. Anything over a 7750 and the cpu would probably bottleneck the gpu.
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March 24, 2013 9:42:26 AM

Norlag said:
atomicWAR said:
Norlag said:
hesham555 said:
You can grab more ram for as low as 20$ these days, for the graphics card you could go with the 650ti or 7770 Ghz; Simple, Basic and cheap. They willl definitely run farm simulator 2013. the 7770 is cheaper though.
Good luck


A 7770 requires auxiliary power for the gpu, which I doubt this system has, so unless he buys a new psu as well, he probably couldn't use a 7770.


he may need a new psu regardless...what is his wattage?


Ah, I see. In that case it might just be better to save up for a whole new rig, as I personally know how expensive it can get to keep replacing/updating parts that then cause you to have to upgrade other parts also.


That might be the cheapest in the long run
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March 24, 2013 10:07:01 AM

Thanks all will have to consider what to do next new Grephics card or new system!
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March 24, 2013 10:14:17 AM

jim9449 said:
Thanks all will have to consider what to do next new Grephics card or new system!


almost forgot the card i listed also come with far cry 3 for free!

good luck!

just my two cents...i would upgrade a bit at a time...a new PSU and vid card is a nice start....then down the road do a new motherboard, cpu and ram....
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March 24, 2013 10:48:31 AM

Thanks atomicWAR, only problem is I'm in the UK will cost to much from US ;) 
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March 24, 2013 9:22:26 PM

well i hope it was still of some help. maybe you can use a uk vendor to get similar parts...
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March 25, 2013 9:18:28 AM

atomicWAR said:
well i hope it was still of some help. maybe you can use a uk vendor to get similar parts...


Yes indeed you were of great help and thank you to all;)
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