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Whats The Best Graphics Card my System can Handle?

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November 16, 2008 4:33:47 PM

im just curious what the best card my setup can handle is.

Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.40GHz (2 CPUs)
2048MB RAM
Hard Drive:
250 GB
Video Card:

NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GT/GTO
SyncMaster 940n
Sound Card:
Realtek AC97 Audio
Operating System:
Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.080814-1236)
Power Supply
is 460W (500W peak) i dont know what that means :p 

im just looking for the best graphics card that i can buy for my rig, just something to give me the fps boost i need while i save up for a new setup. cheers guys :) 

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November 16, 2008 4:43:01 PM

I personally would not go above the 8800s
November 16, 2008 5:08:56 PM

how high into the 8800's tho? as in the best 8800 you can get? (like a 8800gtx)
i also don't know a great deal about computers, so yea maybe the best 8800 i can get in specific.

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a c 1646 U Graphics card
November 16, 2008 5:31:56 PM

9600gso, 9600gt or 8800gt/9800gt from the green team
HD4670 or hd4830 from the red team
all available at a great price now.
November 16, 2008 6:03:52 PM

beavlol said:

Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.40GHz (2 CPUs)

Huh? A dual core pentium 4? Did you mean hyper threading?
November 16, 2008 6:13:28 PM

it's hyper threading he meant. or it's one of the guys who don't know that p4 is only a fake dualcore. tell him that before he buys a new gpu!
November 16, 2008 6:39:50 PM

i know its not a dual core, all of those cards will run on my machine rolli?
November 16, 2008 6:40:49 PM

Without a better power supply and CPU, 7900GT is about the max at the moment. You could get a better card but without Vista or a better CPU you wont see much improvement. You could try overclocking....

Any cards above your level would probably overheat.
November 16, 2008 6:54:12 PM

what would you suggest as a the next best way of gaining fps then? short of buying a new system.
November 16, 2008 6:59:29 PM

I would get a 4850.
People often overestimate cpu and psu requirements. Better gpu almost always give better fps.
a c 1646 U Graphics card
November 16, 2008 7:17:14 PM

They will all work and be a improvement in your system. By going a little higher (8800gt/9800gt, hd4830) you can turn on some AA with out loosing fps.
according this cpu support list the best cpu your board supports are dual core pentium 4 and if you have one of those you have nothing to worry about going with the higher ones.