Advice on how to upgrade my ATI card Tags: Graphics Cards ATI Graphics Last response: March 23, 2009 4:26 PM in Graphics & Displays Share Mashuguna March 23, 2009 12:59:24 PM Can anyone help me unravel the baffling mystery of ATI and NVIDIA cards and just tell me what I can do? I'd like to do a next step upgrade my current video card. I have: Dell Inspiron 530 300 Watt DC Power Supply Backup battery: 3-V CR2032 lithium coin cell Intel Core 2 Duo E700 @ 2.53ghz 4.00 Gig RAM 64-Bit Windows Vista ATI Radeon HD 3600 PCI Express 2.0 I use this machine 100% for gaming, so I am looking to improve video game performance. I do not need a maxed out elite system - just advice on what the next small, under $100 upgrade might be. Also, will I need more than a 300W power supply to run a better card? Thanks for any advice. Mashuguna More about : advice upgrade ati card mactronix a c 130 U Graphics card March 23, 2009 1:22:10 PM A HD4670 would run in that system without needing a PSU upgrade. What do you mean by a 3600 ? 3650 maybe ? Also whats your screen size resolution ? mactronix Mashuguna March 23, 2009 1:46:03 PM Thank you for the reply! When I look in Device Manager it lists my card as a 3600. I am guessing it is a 3650 but I swear Device Manager just says 3600 - I even cut and pasted it. Weird. I run my wide screen monitor at 1650 x 1050. I think it is 21 or 22". Also, if I do upgrade to the HD4670, how much better is it? Is there some gind of hoogie flops per second metric? An idea on my FPS increase? Thanks again for the patience and help. Mashuguna Related resources In need of advice ati radeon 4200 upgrade - Forum Advice on quick fix upgrade from Ati Radeon 850 XT - Forum Good upgrade to an ATI 5570 1 GB card ? - Forum Upgrading ati radeon x1300 on old dell e521, need advice ! - Forum Newbie, looking for video card upgrade advice . - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer mactronix a c 130 U Graphics card March 23, 2009 2:01:57 PM Try this it has plenty of benchmarks on it, just select the one that matches your res and see what it can do. http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/HIS/HD_4670_IceQ_Tur... Mactronix Mashuguna March 23, 2009 2:31:32 PM I cannot thank you enough. Heading for NewEgg right now. Its a perfect fit. I was stressed about the power supply issue - thanks for finding me a card that is designed to be light on power use. mactronix a c 130 U Graphics card March 23, 2009 4:26:20 PM Not a problem enjoy your new card. Mactronix Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : Forumvideo card update advice , switching from ATI to Nvidia ForumGraphics card upgrade from ATI 4600 / 300W system ForumNeed advice on upgrade (s) ForumAdvice : Upgrade ATI 4650 to what for Bluray? ForumIs it worth it to upgrade video card from ATI HD2900XT yet? ForumNeed advice on graphics card upgrade ForumLooking for advice - Graphics Card Upgrade - $100-125 budget ForumOlder ATI card vs newer intel HD card ForumGPU Upgrade suggestions/ advice !! ForumGraphics card upgrade advice ForumAsus gtx560ti directcuII-broken ForumSapphire Radeon 4670 vs eVGA 9600 GT - Cat Ruined Card ForumHDMI graphics card caused sound drivers to not work right ForumGraphic card replacement help!! ForumGraphic Card to my Motherboard? More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !