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is the nvidia geforce 9400gt a good graphics card ?

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July 7, 2013 1:51:39 PM

i just bought it and it`s causing problems so i`m not sure whether to buy another 9400 gt or get a non nvidia graphics card ( was thinking of a saphire card )
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July 7, 2013 1:55:06 PM

What your system parts..ie motherboard and power supply. To small of a power supply will cause a gpu to crash. The card you have was not a bad card a few years ago. Today most games will kill that card.
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July 7, 2013 2:03:02 PM

That card is not suitable for modern games, but is fine for office-type work or in a HTPC. If you want to play games, look for a HD7750 (AMD) or GTX650 (nVidia) as minimums. The latter usually needs a PCIe power connector, although Asus has a model that does not.
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July 7, 2013 2:04:30 PM

Ali Abdallah said:
i just bought it and it`s causing problems so i`m not sure whether to buy another 9400 gt or get a non nvidia graphics card ( was thinking of a saphire card )


I know.. DONT tell us what sort of problems.. let us guess.. you are sure to get good advice that way!!! :??: :fou: 

But to answer your question.. is it a good card?... it should work reliably..
is it powerful enough for what you want? who knows. .you don't say what you want it for.
But you can see where It ranks
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

Cheers
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July 7, 2013 2:35:33 PM

That graphics, card as said before, will work for games made a few years ago. I can't really tell if it is compatible with your PC as there are no specs, but make sure the power supply can handle it and make sure you have the latest graphics drivers installed.

Chris

P.S. I personally have a GTX 550ti and that seems to work pretty good for me, but requires at least a 500W PSU.
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July 7, 2013 3:20:46 PM

That is an old card so maybe it is best to just upgrade. But what is the problem?

If you are looking for a new card, how much are you willing to spend? What is your PSU?
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July 10, 2013 5:05:08 PM

chris674 said:
That graphics, card as said before, will work for games made a few years ago. I can't really tell if it is compatible with your PC as there are no specs, but make sure the power supply can handle it and make sure you have the latest graphics drivers installed.

Chris

P.S. I personally have a GTX 550ti and that seems to work pretty good for me, but requires at least a 500W PSU.


the GTX 550ti costs ALOT in my country costs about 300 $ used
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July 10, 2013 5:05:32 PM

smeezekitty said:
That is an old card so maybe it is best to just upgrade. But what is the problem?

If you are looking for a new card, how much are you willing to spend? What is your PSU?


my budget is about 60$ and my psu is a 500W with no PCIe power plugs just IDE power and SATA power
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July 10, 2013 6:01:37 PM

I think you might look at the Radeon 6670. Easily outperforms the 9400 and it will run on your PSU.
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July 10, 2013 8:36:42 PM

smeezekitty said:
I think you might look at the Radeon 6670. Easily outperforms the 9400 and it will run on your PSU.


so i might be getting a nvidia geforce 650gtx is that good ? (i`m buying a molex to 8pin adapter for the power)
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July 10, 2013 8:38:36 PM

Its good, but it consumes more power and if your PSU doesn't have a PCI-E connector I think it is either old or crappy.
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July 11, 2013 7:11:31 AM

smeezekitty said:
Its good, but it consumes more power and if your PSU doesn't have a PCI-E connector I think it is either old or crappy.


was thinking of getting a molex to pci-e power adapter
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July 11, 2013 1:06:26 PM

If your PSU does not have a PCIe power connector, it may not have sufficient amperage on +12V to run a powerful graphics card. Adapters are generally a bad idea, unless you know the PSU is strong enough. What brand and model is it?
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July 11, 2013 1:59:05 PM

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If your PSU does not have a PCIe power connector, it may not have sufficient amperage on +12V to run a powerful graphics card. Adapters are generally a bad idea, unless you know the PSU is strong enough. What brand and model is it?

don`t know about the brand or the model i know it`s a 5 w
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July 11, 2013 2:00:05 PM

How many amps does it have on the 12v rail(s)?
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July 11, 2013 2:30:21 PM

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How many amps does it have on the 12v rail(s)?[/quotemsg

i think it`s 25 or 27 amps
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July 11, 2013 5:06:51 PM

With no PCIe power cable(s), at best I'd assume it is overrated by no less than 25%. This means it might be good for 19A on +12V; might be. The strongest card you should consider is the HD7750, which requires no PCIe power cable. If that is not available or too expensive, a HD6670 should also be safe. Make sure you get one with GDDR5 instead of DDR3.
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