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Video Card Remendation for my pc

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March 22, 2009 1:01:57 PM

I'd like to play some games with my kind of old pc. Like Call of Duty 4, Call of Duty World at War or better.
Which Video card or cards (I have two PCIE X16 slots SLI ready) should I get for maximum performance?

My PC: CPU: ..................AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 2.0 GHz stock cooling fan.
Motherboard: ....ASUS A8N SLI Premium 1.02, Socket 939. 2 slots PCI Express x16
RAM: ..................2GB
OS:.................... Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (Build 2600)
Power Supply:....600 Watt

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March 22, 2009 1:23:13 PM

I have a similar computer, a little better, but I would suggest either a 4850 or a 4830.
March 22, 2009 1:31:44 PM

Thanks for reply.
Are these card compatible with my SLI card?
What is the name of the cards Radeon or Nvidia?
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March 22, 2009 1:35:57 PM

Its the ATI 4850/4830, SLI I believe is Nvidia compatability, but you wont be need SLI with that CPU. So I wouldn't be to concerned since a single card solution is more then adequate.
March 22, 2009 5:35:03 PM

So I can use ATI card?
Thanks very much.
a c 84 U Graphics card
March 22, 2009 5:45:40 PM

yep, you can use single card from either company, but only nvidia if you get 2 cards. but your cpu will limit modern sli setups quite badly so don't bother with sli..
March 23, 2009 4:51:45 AM

you can buy rdaeon 4670 512mb ddr3 or geforce 9600gt 512mb
a b U Graphics card
March 23, 2009 4:59:44 AM

What resolution are you playing at? Below 1680x1050 Id probably go with a 4670 maybe a 4830. At or above that probably a 4850.
March 23, 2009 5:04:39 AM

That cpu would limit the single gpu's to a point I thinking there wont be much of a point to go over a 4830/8800GT/9800GT, i love that mobo classic best seller A8N
March 23, 2009 5:52:53 AM

I think u should go with an Nvidia card such as the 9800GT as later you can upgrade ur processor and then do SLI if u want.
March 23, 2009 11:54:49 AM

To which processor could I upgrade ?
a b U Graphics card
March 23, 2009 9:08:18 PM

abhijith said:
I think u should go with an Nvidia card such as the 9800GT as later you can upgrade ur processor and then do SLI if u want.


He can do CrossFire with the ATI card, so what does it matter?
a c 105 U Graphics card
March 23, 2009 9:27:14 PM

First off.......... bad advice to whomever said you can crossfire that board..........if I read right...



You CANNOT upgrade to a new processor because the 939's are extinct.. Good luck trying to find one.

For a card/cards........ one or two 9600gt 512 or 1gig cards....( I pref 1gig )...... same with 9800gt's, or 250gts. About the best you'll get and not be strangled by your system. I did have a 4870/512 card on my 939/4800 system.. Wasn't too bad to be honest for most things.

Don't get less than mentioned above. Although the 4870 had some texture and game play issues......... and one of those was COD W@W.

If Crysis is on your menu I would stick with Nvidia products.

Gotta say that that 2.0 dual core is going to start holding you back quite a bit..... now and more so as time goes on.

It would have been nice to see what card you were using now because I didn't see it listed............. and get MORE RAM.
March 23, 2009 9:46:09 PM

I have one card Nvidia GeForce 7300 GS.

I'm getting the feeling that a new PC is due. I've gotten my money's worth out of it.
Been budgeting about $1200.00 for a new one and have been looking at CyberPower with i7 920, etc.

Any recommendations?

a c 105 U Graphics card
March 23, 2009 11:05:50 PM

That gs is really holding you back. ANY of the above will embarrass it.
March 24, 2009 7:10:53 AM

rcazadilla said:
I have one card Nvidia GeForce 7300 GS.

I'm getting the feeling that a new PC is due. I've gotten my money's worth out of it.
Been budgeting about $1200.00 for a new one and have been looking at CyberPower with i7 920, etc.

Any recommendations?

Build your own and save some money.
March 24, 2009 7:41:59 AM

rcazadilla said:
I have one card Nvidia GeForce 7300 GS.

I'm getting the feeling that a new PC is due. I've gotten my money's worth out of it.
Been budgeting about $1200.00 for a new one and have been looking at CyberPower with i7 920, etc.

Any recommendations?


Build your own and save some money.
March 24, 2009 5:27:21 PM

I'd like to build my own and save but, feel a little afraid of it, ofcourse.
A friend of mine had one built recently by CyberPower Inc. for about $1200 and had to return it , free shipping. It worked for 4 days then it wouldn't start even with the tech trying, over the phone, removing rams re-sitting the video card, etc.

Have taken apart my pc and put it back almost completly, so I am ok with the mechanil aspect. Who would I call for help if it won't start.
Anyway, if you can point me in the right direction or forum?
a c 84 U Graphics card
March 24, 2009 5:39:14 PM

there's a homebuilt section here in toms just for that kind of problems :p 
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