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Graphics card / motherboard need help

so a friend of mine build my computer around 3 years ago. it was quite fast then but now it struggles to play any new game (guild wars 2) on anything above low graphics, and when i crank it up the graphics card overheats and causes the computer to freeze.
However i would like to be able to run it at a fairly good graphics level and so am looking for a new graphics card...

here are my specs;
Intel core duo E8400 @3.00GHz
4GB Ram
Nvidia 9800GT
Motherboard: gigabyte GA-EP43-DS3L
Windows 7 64bit

My question is what is the best graphics card i can get for around £50-£80? (and will i see much change?)
Also will i need to do something about my motherboard as is it possible that a more powerful graphics card might not be compatible?
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  1. Hey
    U can go with gtx 640 it is under ur budget.
    But u can also check EVGA gtx 650 @ £86.99
    U also can go Radeon HD 7750 @ £75.46
    I hope it helps.
    Thank u.
  2. 9800GT and GT640 are pretty similar in performance. Can you get the 7750 or 7770? The 7770 would be a good upgrade.
  3. 4745454b said:
    9800GT and GT640 are pretty similar in performance. Can you get the 7750 or 7770? The 7770 would be a good upgrade.


    Hey 7770 has 1.0 GHz @ £88.99
    But EVGA GTX 650 has 1.6 GHz @ £ 86.99
    And
    EVGA GTX 650 1.15 GHz @ £ 90.56
    I hope it helps.
    Thank you
  4. princejeet said:
    4745454b said:
    9800GT and GT640 are pretty similar in performance. Can you get the 7750 or 7770? The 7770 would be a good upgrade.


    Hey 7770 has 1.0 GHz @ £88.99
    But EVGA GTX 650 has 1.6 GHz @ £ 86.99
    And
    EVGA GTX 650 1.15 GHz @ £ 90.56
    I hope it helps.
    Thank you


    Sooo... i shouldnt bother with the 640 then?
    These are also out of my price range aswel tbh..?
    Any other options?
  5. http://www.amazon.co.uk/computers-accessories/dp/B0099AOD5U

    Would this do the job nicely? also are you sure its ok with my motherboard?

    Regards Tom
  6. Best answer
    fruitybomb said:
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/computers-accessories/dp/B0099AOD5U

    Would this do the job nicely? also are you sure its ok with my motherboard?

    Regards Tom


    Yes. I already mentioned this card.
    It will work good with ur mobo.
    No problem my friend. You can go without any worry.
    Thank you.
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