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April 18, 2009 5:37:19 AM

please give help how to pwer this junk up
AMD Phenom X4 9650
Foxconn A7DA MOBO
Nvidia Geforce 9400 GT
2 GB PNY DDR2 RAM
700 WATTS Generic Power Supply
Foxconn Cooler model???(forgot)

PS:I overclock it to 2.6 GHZ (not that its cool)

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April 18, 2009 5:47:10 AM

I will only have about 10000Pesos(philippines money budget $1=50Pesos) its very little I only play world at war on this junk so ill usually see you post more Ram crossfire etc
April 18, 2009 5:58:55 AM

I am Also Recommending you do look at buyqube.com so i do not void the warranty
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April 20, 2009 1:00:53 PM

First look into a new name brand PSU: Antec, Thermaltake, PC P&C, BFG, Enermax, Corsair, and OCZ are ones to look into. At least a 550W, and a new Vid card. A 4670 or better (if you prefer ATI), or as stated a GTS200 series (the 250's are cheaper than the 260 listed earlier, and will still run circles around that 9400)
April 21, 2009 3:46:43 AM

ok thanks also i am an AMD fan so i will go with a 4670 from Force 3D
April 21, 2009 4:03:15 AM

Also i void my warranty by buying a new PSU so its a no go
April 21, 2009 6:27:16 AM

Then look into getting 4GB of RAM (2x2GB DDR2 1066). ($55 US or less)
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April 21, 2009 6:04:13 PM

Your Generic PSU may be safely capable of no more than 400W-450W. That is enough for a 4670, which needs no auxiliiary power, and will be a dramatic improvement.
Some more RAM may or may not make much difference (should be a little, anyway), but the new graphics card will make an amazing difference for you.
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April 21, 2009 6:06:10 PM

Since you're budget is like $200 US, I'd say go with a Radeon 4870 1GB and maybe some more RAM. Of course, if you have a 32-bit OS then there isn't too much of a point in investing in the RAM right now, since the video card alone will take 1GB of addressable memory meaning that less than 3GB of you're total RAM will be usable by the OS (probably like 2.5 GB depending on how many other devices you have and what not). You may instead opt to go with a better cooler, unless of course you're worried about voiding your warranty. If you currently have a tower cooler you could add a second fan to it and perhaps add some case fans to help with the temps and perhaps allow you to overclock a little more.
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April 21, 2009 10:16:06 PM

I'll leave it to the OP to read the technical reviews of Aspire PSUs. The one you have will not safely power a 4870.
April 22, 2009 7:50:50 AM

megamanx00 said:
Since you're budget is like $200 US, I'd say go with a Radeon 4870 1GB and maybe some more RAM. Of course, if you have a 32-bit OS then there isn't too much of a point in investing in the RAM right now, since the video card alone will take 1GB of addressable memory meaning that less than 3GB of you're total RAM will be usable by the OS (probably like 2.5 GB depending on how many other devices you have and what not). You may instead opt to go with a better cooler, unless of course you're worried about voiding your warranty. If you currently have a tower cooler you could add a second fan to it and perhaps add some case fans to help with the temps and perhaps allow you to overclock a little more.

thanks but i need a budgeted Video Card Also they sell a intex accopia 600-watts anyway is it a rated one or is it another generic
April 22, 2009 7:53:36 AM

have both 64 and 32 bit also is two 4670s crossfiring powerful cause i saw cheap ones
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April 22, 2009 10:09:11 AM

A single 4670 will be considerably more powerful than what you have now.
April 23, 2009 4:58:39 AM

Thanks all of you
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