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512MB NVIDIA GeForce 9500GS card in a new pc i'm about to buy, ???

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August 28, 2008 6:50:06 PM

What is your budget? (it is not a good card)
August 28, 2008 7:26:58 PM

just looking to spend $500-700 on a decent desktop, here is what i have so far..

HP Pavilion Elite m9300t customizable Desktop PC
KZ854AV#ABA
• – Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 1 (64-bit)
• – Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Quad processor Q6600 (2.4GHz)
• – 4GB DDR2-800MHz dual channel SDRAM (4x1024)
• – 512MB NVIDIA GeForce 9500GS, DVI-I, VGA, HDMI
• – FREE UPGRADE to 750GB 7200 rpm SATA 3Gb/s hard drive from 500GB
• – No additional (Ethernet LAN port on system board)
• – LightScribe 16X max. DVD+/-R/RW SuperMulti drive
• – 15-in-1 memory card reader, 2 USB, 1394, video, audio
• – ATSC-NTSC TV tuner with PVR, FM tuner, remote
• – Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio
• – Microsoft(R) Works 9.0
• – Norton Internet Security(TM) 2008 - 15 month
• – HP keyboard and HP optical mouse
• – HP Home & Home Office Store in-box envelope


I can get that for $673 after the 30% off special HP is currently running
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August 28, 2008 7:37:57 PM

what games do you play? monitor size? gaming resolution? eye candy?
August 28, 2008 7:42:17 PM

really i cant comment on it since its a OEM computer.

what i can suggest you is get the most basic model from the range and buy the cheaper upgrade after you got it if you cant be bother build the computer from ground up.
August 28, 2008 7:43:06 PM

It would appear that's a lot of computer for the money, but the video card isn't anything special. I'm not even seeing a 9500 GS listed as a desktop part... I know that Nvidia has a 9500 GS as a mobile part... if that's the case, what you're getting is roughly equivalent to a 8600 GT. As long as you're sticking with low resolutions, low detail quality and don't plan on playing new games on it a few years down the ride... yeah, I guess you'll be ok. That's when you decide to upgrade it and that's when the ugliness of your HP becomes all-too-apparent.
August 28, 2008 7:50:56 PM

lol, that bad? so any reccomendations on what brand pc i should be looking for?
August 28, 2008 7:57:07 PM

try getting 2GB sticks might be cheaper
August 28, 2008 7:57:50 PM

CBPCS!
Custom Build Personal Computer System!

LOL


build it yourself you save money and get extra performance for the same or less price.
August 28, 2008 10:30:05 PM

Yeah if you feel confident enough to build your own PC, I'd go that route. It's really not that hard at all, even though it seems like a huge task to take on. If you really want to go the OEM route, you could puchase that computer, downgrade the video card (If possible, to save money) and then purchase something like this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Comes with a free game and free shipping. Very excellent card for the money

or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
A bit more expensive, but is a very excellent card and will last you longer.
August 28, 2008 11:55:04 PM

as for the card, look at the nvidia 8600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and look at the 9500
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

there really isn't that much difference
the 9500 has more memory, but pretty much everything else is the same, there doesn't seem to be much of a difference between them

so a 9500 should be a little better than a 8600,
but an 8600 isn't very good, so a little better than a 8600 still isn't very good

it is important to know what resolution you'll be playing,
maybe 19 inch 1440 x 900 ?

and also what kind of games? how graphic intensive are they?

I would say this is the minimum card, GeForce 8800 GS, MUCH better than the 9500
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

but you might want to go for one of these, 8800 gt
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

of course, then you've got to start wondering if the card will in the machine and if the machine's powers supply is good enough

for $750 or so you can build a nice little machine,
this is $728 and includes vista, but no keyboard or mouse

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

true, you've got to add some for shipping, but most of it is free shipping and some of it comes with rebates, and if you're willing to wait and buy it over a period of time, you can always find discounts of 5 and 10 dollars per piece
December 13, 2008 6:07:29 PM

I M PLAYING 2 BUY NVIDIA 9500GT.........WILL IT WORK WITH INTEL 915GAV MOTHERBOARD WHICH SUPPORTS PCI-E 1 ???????????
December 13, 2008 6:35:47 PM

Yes it would work !!!

PCI E 2.0 cards are backward compatible and will work on PCI E 1x slot motherboards
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December 13, 2008 9:25:04 PM

I would not bother with the 9500gt. Especially not 2. Check out the ATI radeon 4670 should be a way better card, and doesn't require too big of a Power supply.
December 14, 2008 1:55:49 AM

anthrax said:
I M PLAYING 2 BUY NVIDIA 9500GT.........WILL IT WORK WITH INTEL 915GAV MOTHERBOARD WHICH SUPPORTS PCI-E 1 ???????????


When you say you are buying two, are you planing on SLi? If so, stop now, it will not work.

If you just want two cards for a multi-monitor setup, then you should be OK.

EDIT: Nevermind, cant make out your butchered syntax.
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December 14, 2008 2:04:02 AM

I think the 2 is just supposed to represent the word "to", which is apparently challenging to type out in its two-letter entirety.
December 14, 2008 4:33:39 PM

yaa 2 stands for 'to'




thanks............!!!!!!!!!
May 27, 2009 8:37:05 PM

The card was installed in my new HP m9500y desktop. It worked great for the first month then developed a loud hum and pinging sound in the fan. My CPU became louder then my washing machine. I went online with HP's Tech support and learned that it was a common problem in this video card. Their advise was to update my BIOS and do another update that was reported to make the fan run quieter. In the end the fixes didn't work and the Tech support advised that they wouldn't replace the card because the replacement they would send out would have the same problem. Not the kind of response I was looking for from a company like HP. I envision that if they continue to treat their customers like this they will travel down the same path to bankrupcy as GM and Chrysler. What has happened to our American companies and support for the products they produce...I getting close to switching over to the dark side,,,errr Apple
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May 27, 2009 8:45:08 PM

HP was never that great. Apple support is a POS. My friend had a macbook pro lappy "under warranty" and they still made him pay $300 to replace a faulty mobo. :D 
June 30, 2009 10:25:57 PM

EightDavid3 said:
The card was installed in my new HP m9500y desktop. It worked great for the first month then developed a loud hum and pinging sound in the fan. My CPU became louder then my washing machine. I went online with HP's Tech support and learned that it was a common problem in this video card. Their advise was to update my BIOS and do another update that was reported to make the fan run quieter. In the end the fixes didn't work and the Tech support advised that they wouldn't replace the card because the replacement they would send out would have the same problem. Not the kind of response I was looking for from a company like HP. I envision that if they continue to treat their customers like this they will travel down the same path to bankrupcy as GM and Chrysler. What has happened to our American companies and support for the products they produce...I getting close to switching over to the dark side,,,errr Apple

June 30, 2009 10:33:37 PM

EightDavid3 said:
The card was installed in my new HP m9500y desktop. It worked great for the first month then developed a loud hum and pinging sound in the fan. My CPU became louder then my washing machine. I went online with HP's Tech support and learned that it was a common problem in this video card. Their advise was to update my BIOS and do another update that was reported to make the fan run quieter. In the end the fixes didn't work and the Tech support advised that they wouldn't replace the card because the replacement they would send out would have the same problem. Not the kind of response I was looking for from a company like HP. I envision that if they continue to treat their customers like this they will travel down the same path to bankrupcy as GM and Chrysler. What has happened to our American companies and support for the products they produce...I getting close to switching over to the dark side,,,errr Apple



I have the same machine (m9500y) and had the same problem with the graphic card (NVIDIA GE Force 9500GS). HP was well aware of the problem as it happened to a lot of us; in my case they over-nighted a new card (9500gs) with a pre-paid return of the old card via FedEx just a couple of weeks ago. If your machine is still in warranty (mine is only 6 mos old) get them on the tech support chat feature and demand a replacement. Good luck

Omkar
July 30, 2009 5:40:02 PM

EightDavid3 said:
The card was installed in my new HP m9500y desktop. It worked great for the first month then developed a loud hum and pinging sound in the fan. My CPU became louder then my washing machine. I went online with HP's Tech support and learned that it was a common problem in this video card. Their advise was to update my BIOS and do another update that was reported to make the fan run quieter. In the end the fixes didn't work and the Tech support advised that they wouldn't replace the card because the replacement they would send out would have the same problem. Not the kind of response I was looking for from a company like HP. I envision that if they continue to treat their customers like this they will travel down the same path to bankrupcy as GM and Chrysler. What has happened to our American companies and support for the products they produce...I getting close to switching over to the dark side,,,errr Apple



HP told me to go to 9500replacement.msicomputer.com and i filled out the form which didnt work so called the number at bottom and a replacement card is on teh way.
July 30, 2009 8:49:07 PM

EightDavid3 said:
The card was installed in my new HP m9500y desktop. It worked great for the first month then developed a loud hum and pinging sound in the fan. My CPU became louder then my washing machine. I went online with HP's Tech support and learned that it was a common problem in this video card. Their advise was to update my BIOS and do another update that was reported to make the fan run quieter. In the end the fixes didn't work and the Tech support advised that they wouldn't replace the card because the replacement they would send out would have the same problem. Not the kind of response I was looking for from a company like HP. I envision that if they continue to treat their customers like this they will travel down the same path to bankrupcy as GM and Chrysler. What has happened to our American companies and support for the products they produce...I getting close to switching over to the dark side,,,errr Apple



I'll be darned, I have the same set (m9500y) with of course, the same card. Had the same problem (NOISE) after six months. Just a few weeks ago HP acknowledged that it was the card (after I spent a lot of time with tech support) that was making the noise (I had insisted that it was the HD) and they were very eager to convince me that it was the card and NOT the HD. They were right, and glad to prove it to me LOL, and they overnighted me with a replacement card (same model) and sent along a FedEx pre-paid label to return the old one. If I were you I'd get online with tech support, it's easy to do with your HP "Total Care Advisor" and call their bluff on this one.

Russ
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August 12, 2009 2:34:34 PM

I had a 9500gs that got loud after 4 months.
I contacted HP and they sent me another 9500GS that also got loud after 5 months.

HP is now replacing the 9500GS with a NEW version that SUPPOSEDLY no longer will have the noise problem.

go to https://9500replacement.msicomputer.com/default.aspx

The web form Failed three times so I called the 800 number and supposedly a new version is on it's way to me now.

I'll know in 6 months if it really fixes the issue. ;-)
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December 3, 2009 5:43:19 PM

Like you all here i had a 9500GS PCI-E in my HP. Also after 5 months it was like a turbo fan and drilling macine noise.
I got replacement though https://9500replacement.msicomputer.com/default.aspx
and received this week a new card.

BE AWARE

i recieved a 120 GT and i't doesn't give the same result as the 9500GS specially with 3D gaming. Getting back to HP and insist to get a 9500 GS back for replacement.

Check your card and driver when you recieve the replacement card.

December 15, 2009 8:41:27 PM

i had a look at mone ,as it was making the same noise. it turns out it's the plastic part that holds the fan power wire .i bent it down and noise is gone.
June 15, 2010 8:23:41 PM

It is sad to think as I spent my hard earned cash on a OEM product by HP that both my HD Seagate 750 Gig Drive would crash 3 months into the life of he unit an the graphics card would fail, not once but it seems on the verge of a scond time. How did both HP and Seagate respond to me!

Hp said they could do nothing at all as my 3 month warranty expired: How convenient that was.
Seagate said they would be able to recover the data for me for 1200.00 US but would not send me a new drive.
The Nvidea 512mb 9500gs card was making a loud fan noise and the manufactures distributor replaced it free for me.
Although, the card is giving me some issues at the present moment. And the 22" HP monitor I owned I threw in the garbage after it malfunctioned on me.

So, let me say I am very, very disappointed in HP as a company. I am buying non HP products now and recommending to others not to invest in HP products at all. Word of mouth from an experienced computer user definitely will hurt some sales of their products.

I hope to encourage anyone out there thinking of buying HP OEM to reconsider what they are doing. Save your money and by retail with a warranty.

God bless.

Rev. Steve Chisholm

plaz said:
just looking to spend $500-700 on a decent desktop, here is what i have so far..

HP Pavilion Elite m9300t customizable Desktop PC
KZ854AV#ABA
• – Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 1 (64-bit)
• – Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Quad processor Q6600 (2.4GHz)
• – 4GB DDR2-800MHz dual channel SDRAM (4x1024)
• – 512MB NVIDIA GeForce 9500GS, DVI-I, VGA, HDMI
• – FREE UPGRADE to 750GB 7200 rpm SATA 3Gb/s hard drive from 500GB
• – No additional (Ethernet LAN port on system board)
• – LightScribe 16X max. DVD+/-R/RW SuperMulti drive
• – 15-in-1 memory card reader, 2 USB, 1394, video, audio
• – ATSC-NTSC TV tuner with PVR, FM tuner, remote
• – Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio
• – Microsoft(R) Works 9.0
• – Norton Internet Security(TM) 2008 - 15 month
• – HP keyboard and HP optical mouse
• – HP Home & Home Office Store in-box envelope


I can get that for $673 after the 30% off special HP is currently running


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June 15, 2010 8:34:58 PM

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