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Upgrading from Onboard GPU (Radeon HD 3200)

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August 18, 2013 7:02:46 AM

Hello,

I am looking for advice on a decent video card to upgrade the Gateway DX4200-07e I have. It only has the onboard graphics for the moment, and I have a PCI Express x16 slot open.

I've already upgraded the PSU to an LSP Ultra 600W unit. Found this card will checking out the Passmark web site: XFX AMD Radeon HD 7750 - FX775AZNP4.

The reviews look good but I wonder if anyone has another recommendation based on their experience?

Thanks!

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August 18, 2013 7:13:47 AM

This card is a big upgrade from your onboard graphics and has a great price. As long as you are not looking to play the new games at the highest graphics this card will do a good job. I recommend that gamers get video cards with 2 GB of ram not 1. But you know what you want to do with your computer.
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August 18, 2013 7:32:33 AM

lantrich said:
This card is a big upgrade from your onboard graphics and has a great price. As long as you are not looking to play the new games at the highest graphics this card will do a good job. I recommend that gamers get video cards with 2 GB of ram not 1. But you know what you want to do with your computer.


Thanks for the quick response and advice lantrich. Would love to find a 2GB card and am open to suggestions. I only have a single slot, which seems to be limiting me to the size as many of the better cards are double-slotted or the fan sticks out too much.
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August 18, 2013 8:39:28 AM

what is ur budget? u can probably afford better, like 7770 or 650 Ti Boost
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August 18, 2013 8:50:33 AM

jinayhvora said:
what is ur budget? u can probably afford better, like 7770 or 650 Ti Boost


Looking at no more than $100, jinayhvora. Thanks for asking.
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August 18, 2013 8:57:33 AM

then agreed, 7750 or GTX 650 will be best
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September 1, 2013 12:59:59 PM

lantrich said:
This card is a big upgrade from your onboard graphics and has a great price. As long as you are not looking to play the new games at the highest graphics this card will do a good job. I recommend that gamers get video cards with 2 GB of ram not 1. But you know what you want to do with your computer.


I received the XFX card Friday, and installed it without a hitch. However, the next morning, the PC kept shutting down. I had downloaded the latest version of the drivers, and this was apparently causing a conflict with Windows 7.

I uninstalled the AMD Catalyst software completely, and reinstalled what was on the CD that came with the card and the card and PC have been stable ever since. Thanks again for the help! My PC performance score went from 4.1 (because of the onboard GPU) to 5.9 - the hard drive's transfer rate is holding me back now. I don't know if I want to both changing the hard drive,my last PC gave me a hard time with recognizing the new drive as the master.

Video performance went from 4.1 to 7.4!!!! Thanks again for the advice! Cheers!
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