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June 5, 2009 3:24:34 PM

hi im looking for a new gfx card for my main comp so i can play cod4 on.

some info on computer
motherboard is: MSI Amethyst-M
processor: AMD Athlon 64, 2200 MHz 3700+
Ram: 1GB SDRAM PC3200

the one my friend thougth would work is
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Gainward-Bliss-8600-GT-512MB-HDMI...|66%3A2|39%3A1|72%3A1690|240%3A1318|301%3A0|293%3A1|294%3A50

tht is the link to it.
thnks for the help.

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a c 271 U Graphics card
June 5, 2009 3:32:45 PM

I feel you would be better off buying a new 9600GSO rather than a used card from ebay.
June 5, 2009 3:33:34 PM

how much would that cost as im not looking to spend much i forgot to put tht in my first post
thnks
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a b U Graphics card
June 5, 2009 3:40:19 PM

The airflow in a HP/Compaq system is probably not enough for the passive cooler on that 8600 GTS to work properly. I agree with the mousemonkey also about ebay purchased items, they can be more trouble then they're worth. Look at a HD4670 or the 9600GSO in your area to see what prices are like. Here's 2 links to newegg (which i know you can't use, but may be helpful)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
a c 271 U Graphics card
June 5, 2009 3:48:45 PM

PC world?, NOOOOOOO!. Scan are pretty good I have never had a problem with their service and their prices are OK.
June 5, 2009 3:49:52 PM

scan.co.uk so either the 9600 or hd4670 or the one i link so i could play on my tv.
a c 271 U Graphics card
June 5, 2009 3:52:41 PM

So long as you avoid ebay and PC World.
June 5, 2009 3:54:04 PM

okdokey gd thing is im happy with scan as they take paypal so i l probalby go for scan. but to refernce which out of the 3 would hav bets performance with my machine
a c 271 U Graphics card
June 5, 2009 4:03:53 PM

I prefer Nvidia cards so I would go for the 9600GSO over the 8600.
June 5, 2009 4:04:42 PM

my mate said my computer might not be able to handle but from wat uv said it shuld.
a c 271 U Graphics card
June 5, 2009 4:08:23 PM

What PSU do you have?
June 5, 2009 4:13:05 PM

how do i find out my PSU would i find it on EVEREST coporate
a c 271 U Graphics card
June 5, 2009 4:16:04 PM

No, it's inside the PC case, so open it up and take a look.
June 5, 2009 4:18:45 PM

is there any other way as i dont know were the box is but ill look
a c 271 U Graphics card
June 5, 2009 4:23:15 PM

Don't know where the box is?, now I'm confused.
June 5, 2009 4:25:01 PM

see i was confusd till my dad said it is the box wi th compute rinside it
June 5, 2009 4:25:30 PM

were bout inside would it be
June 5, 2009 4:28:13 PM

right i thoink i hav it 230volts
a c 271 U Graphics card
June 5, 2009 4:40:25 PM

No, that is just the voltage that we use in the UK, you need to find out the make, model and most importantly the wattage.

June 5, 2009 5:44:39 PM

right it says 300w inside it. does tht help u
a c 271 U Graphics card
June 5, 2009 5:55:36 PM

It should be OK, borderline OK, as a 9600GSO is in the 90 -110w range under load iirc, and is one of the few cards that can be run on a cheap/generic PSU.
June 5, 2009 5:59:23 PM

HIPRO HP-D3057F3P
with 300w
some more info
June 5, 2009 11:54:27 PM

xN m F said:
my mate said my computer might not be able to handle but from wat uv said it shuld.


Sounds like someones got a smart mate. ;3 You should listen to her advice.
June 5, 2009 11:56:37 PM

wahhhhhhhh?
June 5, 2009 11:58:00 PM

lol. I'm not saying Mouse monkey is wrong. I'm jsut saying your mate sounds like she knows something about computers , you should ask her.
June 5, 2009 11:58:45 PM

she= a he and i did he said to come here and these guys or girls told me these gfx cards myt work.
June 6, 2009 12:00:20 AM

xN m F said:
she= a he and i did he said to come here and these guys or girls told me these gfx cards myt work.


So he doesnt want to help then? and now I'm wondering if you iz a he or she and if your going to kick my ass in CoD4. lol.
June 6, 2009 12:01:40 AM

im a he lol. no he done as much as he could as he is 13 so he is smart. and ull probs kick my ass on comp for cod4 as i havnt got it well i do but my gfx card wont take mehh so ill buy nvidia 9600 then from there on play cod4 as i hav it for xbox
June 6, 2009 12:04:10 AM

I'm guessing your young to. lol. all I can say is your probably going to be back soon even if you do get a new video card.
June 6, 2009 12:04:27 AM

pardon but im not smart at thse thng so does this mean it will take it as in my comp take the gfx card
June 6, 2009 12:05:46 AM

Gin Fushicho said:
I'm guessing your young to. lol. all I can say is your probably going to be back soon even if you do get a new video card.



yes i probaby will as i hav had gd help so ill will probs ome bak wen i get it but i know hwo to install if i hav any problemo ill be bak in a flash
June 6, 2009 12:06:42 AM

xN m F said:
yes i probaby will as i hav had gd help so ill will probs ome bak wen i get it but i know hwo to install if i hav any problemo ill be bak in a flash


Well I hope you enjoy your 9600GSO its a great low power card.
June 6, 2009 12:07:36 AM

Gin Fushicho said:
Well I hope you enjoy your 9600GSO its a great low power card.



thank u low but hey better qual thn thsi junk i hav the now
June 6, 2009 12:09:24 AM

xN m F said:
thank u low but hey better qual thn thsi junk i hav the now


For online play another gig of RAM might help too.
June 6, 2009 12:10:02 AM

Gin Fushicho said:
For online play another gig of RAM might help too.



how u mean and i think it ill be fine for just now
June 6, 2009 12:12:15 AM

xN m F said:
how u mean and i think it ill be fine for just now


I mean if you start palying online with a lot of people you will probably want 1 more GB of RAM.
June 6, 2009 12:13:17 AM

now how wud i do tht?
a c 271 U Graphics card
June 6, 2009 12:20:11 AM

That PSU is the first thing to replace as whilst I feel that it will run OK it is going to be at pretty much max capacity and replacing it is probably going to be cheaper and easier than getting a gig of DDR 400 RAM, cheap RAM = £30 Vs cheap 500w PSU £15 - £25.
June 6, 2009 10:11:47 AM

would th ebest thing to i to take it in to c world get psu from there but get the gfx card from scan as there cheap. so just a 500w would do and tht wuld be liek havin 400ram to make it better online
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