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Upgrading NVIDIA GT220, budget 100€

Hi guys,

I have a 3 year old pc and I would like to upgrade its graphics card so my game performs better.

I have filled out the template that was stickied as good as I could.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE:
This month.

BUDGET RANGE:
100 euro

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT:
Gaming, Star Wars The Old Republic (MMO).
Extra info: I am more into performance rather than graphics quality. I need a card which will enable me to react quickly in PvP instead of me seeing a slideshow which is my gaming experience nowadays :)

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY:
My current GPU is a NVIDIA GeForce GT 220, 1 gb.

Powersuplly info
Rated voltage range: 200-240 V
Rated frequency range: 50-60 Hz
Operating voltage range: 200-240V
Operating line frequency range: 47-63 Hz
Max. Output of power supply: 330 W


OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS:
Intel Core 2 quad Q8200 2,33 ghz

4gb ddr2-sdram

I have linked the PDF file from Fujitsu here below for more info.
system specs

PARTS PREFERENCES:
I have bad experiences with nvidia GT220. Keep getting pop ups that my driver is restarted from day 1.

OVERCLOCKING:
no
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:
Like stated above, I am primarely looking for any kind of boost to my slide show resembling FPS in SW TOR :( Graphics quality comes secondary.

I had my eyes on a ASUS EAH6670/DIS/1GD5 but not sure if I can use this with my current PSU. Although I have seen posts from people on Toms Hardware that claim they have run these cards on a 300W PSU with no problem.

I would really appreciate if any of you could point me into the right direction.
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  1. I dont know what brand that psu is, but if you want to update the GPU you will need a new PSU at least a 430W from XFX or another good brand, so i think either extend that budget more, or think about a new sistem.
  2. But what about people claiming using radeon 6670 on a 300 PSU? Is this unlikely? Sorry I'm kinda new to these stuff
  3. Huseyin Kara said:
    But what about people claiming using radeon 6670 on a 300 PSU? Is this unlikely? Sorry I'm kinda new to these stuff


    If the PSU is a good brand like crosair or XFX than its preety likely, but it is all going ot depend on your psu brand, see if you can find out something and report back.
  4. I opened the case, and took a picture of the sticker. Hopefully this has all the info you need on it:

    http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y211/Aldemir/image.jpg
  5. Or can anyone tell me how i could calculate the usage?
  6. Kurifox said:
    Huseyin Kara said:
    But what about people claiming using radeon 6670 on a 300 PSU? Is this unlikely? Sorry I'm kinda new to these stuff


    If the PSU is a good brand like crosair or XFX than its preety likely, but it is all going ot depend on your psu brand, see if you can find out something and report back.

    Took a picture of the label
  7. reading from your label max continous power is 280w and 12v1+12v2 can provide 22a,
    so 12*22=264w. -100 for your cpu, another ~50w for the other components on the other rails, and since its a bit older and i wouldnt put 100% load on it, i would say max 80w for your videocard, so id recommend you a hd7750 (55w tdp and doesnt need a pcie power chord).
    correct me if i calculated wrong
  8. guggi4 said:
    reading from your label max continous power is 280w and 12v1+12v2 can provide 22a,
    so 12*22=264w. -100 for your cpu, another ~50w for the other components on the other rails, and since its a bit older and i wouldnt put 100% load on it, i would say max 80w for your videocard, so id recommend you a hd7750 (55w tdp and doesnt need a pcie power chord).
    correct me if i calculated wrong


    Isn't that PCI-e 3.0 x16? Will that even work for me?
  9. Best answer
    Huseyin Kara said:
    guggi4 said:
    reading from your label max continous power is 280w and 12v1+12v2 can provide 22a,
    so 12*22=264w. -100 for your cpu, another ~50w for the other components on the other rails, and since its a bit older and i wouldnt put 100% load on it, i would say max 80w for your videocard, so id recommend you a hd7750 (55w tdp and doesnt need a pcie power chord).
    correct me if i calculated wrong


    Isn't that PCI-e 3.0 x16? Will that even work for me?


    Pcie is compatible with older standards
  10. guggi4 said:
    Huseyin Kara said:
    guggi4 said:
    reading from your label max continous power is 280w and 12v1+12v2 can provide 22a,
    so 12*22=264w. -100 for your cpu, another ~50w for the other components on the other rails, and since its a bit older and i wouldnt put 100% load on it, i would say max 80w for your videocard, so id recommend you a hd7750 (55w tdp and doesnt need a pcie power chord).
    correct me if i calculated wrong

    Isn't that PCI-e 3.0 x16? Will that even work for me?


    Pcie is compatible with older standards


    Ty guggi4 for your awnsers
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