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Looking for a new replacement card

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
February 5, 2009 9:47:35 PM

Hey everyone,

I'm looking for a new graphics card to replace the one I have now, Video Card: Nvidia Corp GeForce 7900 GT (256 MB), the one made by EVGA. I have had some strange problems when I start games, for example whenever I start up a game the screen will become all garbled and look like static, minimizing the screen solves the problem but it can sometimes mess up the game. I've run Memtest 86+ and found no problems with memory. I've decided to replace my graphics card. I'm looking for a card that is the best upgrade for my system (something that won't be to powerful). I'd like to keep it in the $100-$200 range. Thanks.

Mainboard : Gigabyte 965P-DS3
Chipset : Intel P965
Processor : Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 @ 2400 MHz
Physical Memory : Corsair XMS2 DDR2-SDRAM PC2-6400 (399 MHz) with timings 5-5-5-18@400 Mhz, I believe. 2048 MB (2 x 1024 DDR2-SDRAM )
Video Card: Nvidia Corp GeForce 7900 GT (256 MB), the one made by EVGA
Hard Disk : Seagate 300GB Internal Sata 7200 RPM 16MB 3.5IN 3GB/S
DVD-RomDrive : HP DVD Writer 740b SCSICdRom Device
Monitor Type : Samsung SyncMaster - 19 inchs, 931 BF
Network Card: Marvell Semiconductor (Was: Galileo Technology Ltd) Yukon 88E8053 PCI-E Gigabit EthernetController (Copper)
Operating System : Microsoft Windows XP Professionnal 5.01.2600 Service Pack 3
DirectX : Version 9.0c (July 2007)
PSU: 550 W Athena

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February 5, 2009 9:57:50 PM

4870 is around $190, 4850 is around $150.
February 5, 2009 10:07:03 PM

HD4830 is perfect for a 19" monitor, and under $100.
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February 6, 2009 12:24:32 AM

If you want Nvidia under $200, check out the 9800GTX+.