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my computer has pentium e5200 dual core 2.50 ghz processor with 2 gb of ram and i have got intel gma 3100 express chipset fami

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January 20, 2014 5:37:47 AM

go to store. buy graphics card.

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January 21, 2014 3:20:19 AM

giantbucket said:
go to store. buy graphics card.

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but which??can you tell me
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January 21, 2014 7:34:46 AM

doesn't matter which one. because so far you haven't told us WHY you need a graphics card. if you ask a specific question, you'll probably get a specific answer. if you just say "i need food", you'll get whatever random food someone can give you - might be bread, or a fruit, or a can of cat food.
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January 22, 2014 3:39:50 AM

giantbucket said:
go to store. buy graphics card.

(the answer can only be as specific as the question!)


giantbucket said:
doesn't matter which one. because so far you haven't told us WHY you need a graphics card. if you ask a specific question, you'll probably get a specific answer. if you just say "i need food", you'll get whatever random food someone can give you - might be bread, or a fruit, or a can of cat food.


i need it for better gaming and smooth HD videos
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January 22, 2014 4:05:06 AM

What is your budget?
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January 22, 2014 5:23:44 AM

Ojes said:
giantbucket said:
go to store. buy graphics card.

(the answer can only be as specific as the question!)


giantbucket said:
doesn't matter which one. because so far you haven't told us WHY you need a graphics card. if you ask a specific question, you'll probably get a specific answer. if you just say "i need food", you'll get whatever random food someone can give you - might be bread, or a fruit, or a can of cat food.


i need it for better gaming and smooth HD videos


Be more specific for what kind of game you want to be able to play and on what reasonable resolution that your monitor can work with.

It looks like your system are rather old and that you have been using an integrated GPU (intel GMA 3100) to play video and/or some simpler games. In that case you might want to think about making a complete upgrade of your system.

You have to understand that, if you go with a high end or even a medium discrete GPU today, that it might put your ageing PSU under strain and it might even damage your system if it would break down.

There are option from both Intel and AMD on Integrated GPU within CPU (called APU by AMD on socket FM2+) which are rather powerful to play at least today's games up to 1080p resolution. The newest part is A10-7850K: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It range from dual core up to quad core A10-7850K. You should be able to find different benchmark for how good or bad this APU work in different field from games to ordinary task like video transcoding or playing HD material with hardware support. In general this APU are said to be rated on same level like the R7 line of GPU from AMD. Be aware that socket AM3+ CPU are pure CPU without any iGPU, so you would have to buy a discrete GPU to begin with.

There are the same option for Intels newer CPU which also have iGPU support. Here you will find that they are in general weaker on GPU, but much stronger in single core processing which make Intels CPU more attractive if you are planning for a multi GPU system (Crossfire/SLI) in the future.

You have to be aware that the limiting factor here will be the power and efficiency from your PSU. A multi GPU system will need to have a PSU and very often an expensive mainboard that support both CPU and GPU. That is why an APU or CPU with iGPU will be demanding less power from a power supply unit (which means also less heat and less cost for everything else that add into your build), but at the same time it is no short cut if you really plan on adding one GPU in the future for hybridXfire or just switch to a discrete one without using iGPU.

Any of todays APU/iGPU capable CPU would work if it is only for playing 1080p HD material. The main question here is A) is it worth to pay for a new GPU card on a system when you might have on old PSU? and B) how far will your CPU and RAM last you: many application will slowly turn up demands from dual core to several core/threads and at least 4 GB RAM or more.

To further be able to help you, I would suggest you read a bit here on Tom's Hardware among the latest news on CPU, GPU and even on SSD (replacement for slow HD) to be able to understand something more about what people here ask you about.


Hope it was to some help!
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