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June 9, 2009 9:36:40 PM

Hey I just Wanted to know

I bought a
[GIGABYTE GeForce GTS 250 1GB Graphics Card ]

here is my Pc config

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System Information
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Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
System Manufacturer: INTEL_
System Model: D11020M_
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 2.66GHz
Memory: 1918MB RAM
Page File: 518MB used, 5210MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode

Willl My Comp handle this Card? will the Card run fine in my Comp

And Also m buying a New Smps .....PLs suggest me on which one to buy 400 Watts or 600 Watts and Any Good companies ?

i Have a Old Cabinet with no Side fans should i change my Cabinet also i want to be sure of everything before upgrading my Comp

Thanks
Kashif ahmed

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June 9, 2009 11:31:01 PM

Well to start off, buying a GTS250 was a complete waste because your processor is for the lack of word a french fry. It will completely bottleneck you.

Secondly dont buy a power supply either

Third: If you want to game, get a new system.
-If you decide to get a new system, I then will help to pick out the right components and accessories if you want :) 

-Just please save your money and spend on new computer because I am almost sure that you either wont notice any difference or maybe a tiny bit which would be a tiny percent of that card can really do.

Sources: I have Pentium D 2.8GHz and it cant do anything which is why i am getting a new system, yours is .14mhz weaker so it would be even worse.
June 9, 2009 11:34:32 PM

Your comp will have no problem running it provided you have the slots to put it in but you won't be gaining the performance you will be expecting. The potential is huge but since you processor isn't good enough, you won't be using the card to its full potential.

You should really consider buying a new computer or else that card is just going to waste.
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June 10, 2009 12:35:32 AM

hmm SO i should prolly change my mother board Processor Ram :S almost everything :pt1cable: 

Any other Suggestion for me ?
June 10, 2009 1:19:35 AM

necron_00 said:
hmm SO i should prolly change my mother board Processor Ram :S almost everything :pt1cable: 

Any other Suggestion for me ?


add a case, psu, and hard drive and that would basically be a new system :) 
June 10, 2009 2:01:52 AM

Its more worth it rather than adding new parts on older hardware. You can't take technology from a generation before and expect it to still work with whats out today!
June 11, 2009 1:36:19 AM

Hmm it will be Really help ful if u guys can help me with a cheap budget config for my Comp hmm i know i dont have that much money to spend on :S
June 11, 2009 2:22:11 AM

well...tell us what resolution you are playing at or want to play at and what games you plan to run...also tell us what applications you run normally, then I can help you get a good config for a good price.
June 11, 2009 6:15:42 PM

blackhawk1928 said:
well...tell us what resolution you are playing at or want to play at and what games you plan to run...also tell us what applications you run normally, then I can help you get a good config for a good price.



K here it Goes

M a professional Gamer.. and by Profession m a Game Designer [Beginner] .

I play Games like Warcraft 3 .. Well mostly Cod 4 and Cod 5 some Mmorpg Games

And the Softwares i Work On Autodesk Maya. Unreal Engine 3. Half life 2 Engine. 3DSMAX. Thats all

I have a Sony 15 Inch monitor.. Well max Res i get in that is 1024x768 :heink: 
Well i ll buy a Monitor Later for now a Comp is Really importent for me :cry: 
June 11, 2009 6:25:40 PM

Well 1024x168 is quite small.
-You said you are a game designer and work with game engines right?
-When you buy your new monitor what resolution will you run it on? are getting a 1080p monitor? Tell me around what resolution your new monitor will be becuase it will highly affect the computer you are going to get.
June 11, 2009 7:13:20 PM

blackhawk1928 said:
Well 1024x168 is quite small.
-You said you are a game designer and work with game engines right?
-When you buy your new monitor what resolution will you run it on? are getting a 1080p monitor? Tell me around what resolution your new monitor will be becuase it will highly affect the computer you are going to get.



Hmmm If i buy a new monitor it will prolly be a 22 inch monitor
This is the one m going to buy

http://www.geek.com/articles/chips/viewsonic-vx2235wm-2...

i wont buy it now but later i will for sure !
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a c 271 U Graphics card
June 11, 2009 7:23:25 PM

susanjohnyba said:
I bought a
[GIGABYTE GeForce GTS 250 1GB Graphics Card ]

here is my Pc config

------------------
System Information
------------------
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
System Manufacturer: INTEL_
System Model: D11020M_
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 2.66GHz
Memory: 1918MB RAM
Page File: 518MB used, 5210MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode

Willl My Comp handle this Card?

And Also m buying a New Smps .....PLs suggest me on which one to buy 400 Watts or 600 Watts and Any Good companies ?

i Have a Old Cabinet with no Side fans should i change my Cabinet also i want to be sure of everything before upgrading my Comp

Is this the same thing your alterego is going to say? :lol: 
June 11, 2009 10:48:51 PM

* CASE: New! CoolerMaster Elite 310 Mid-Tower 420W Case with See-Thur Side Panel
* Neon Light Upgrade: NONE
* Extra Case Fan Upgrade: Default case fans
* POWER SUPPLY Upgrade: 635 Watts Power Supplies (Sigma Shark SP-635W PSU - SLI Ready)
* CPU: (Sckt775)Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E8400 CPU @ 3.0GHz 1333FSB 6MB L2 Cache 64-bit
* COOLING FAN : INTEL LGA775 CERTIFIED CPU FAN & HEATSINK
* MOTHERBOARD: MSI G31M3-L Intel G31 Chipset LGA775 FSB1333 DDR2 Mainboard
* MEMORY: 4GB (2GBx2) PC6400 DDR2/800 Dual Channel Memory (Corsair or Major Brand)
* FREEBIES: None
* VIDEO CARD: None
* VIDEO CARD 2: None
* VIDEO CARD 3: None
* MULTIPLE VIDEO CARD SETTINGS: Non-SLI/Non-CrossFireX Mode Supports Multiple Monitors
* LCD Monitor: NONE
* 2nd Monitor: NONE
* HARD DRIVE: Single Hard Drive (750GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD)
* Data Hard Drive: NONE
* HARD DRIVE COOLING FAN : None
* USB PORTABLE DRIVE: NONE
* Optical Drive: (Special Price) LG 20X DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE DUAL LAYER (BLACK COLOR)
* Optical Drive 2: NONE
* SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
* SPEAKERS: 600Watts PMPO Subwoofer Stereo Speakers
* NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
* MODEM: NONE
* KEYBOARD: Logitech Deluxe 104 PS/2 Keyboard (Black Color)
* MOUSE: XtremeGear Optical USB 3 Buttons Gaming Mouse
* Extra Thermal Display : NONE
* Wireless 802.11B/G Network Card: PCI Wireless 802.11g 54Mbps Network Interface Card
* Flash Media Reader/Writer: None
* VIDEO CAMERA: NONE
* PRINTER: None
* PRINTER CABLE: None
* IEEE CARD: NONE
* USB PORT: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
* FLOPPY: NONE
* OS: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium w/ Service Pack 1 (64-bit Edition)
* FREEBIES: None
* Media Center Remote Control & TV Tuner: None
* SERVICE: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT
* RUSH SERVICE: NO; READY TO SHIP IN 5~10 BUSINESS DAYS


643.00 on Cyberpower PC and you can still use your new 250.
June 12, 2009 12:30:18 AM

necron_00 said:
Hmmm If i buy a new monitor it will prolly be a 22 inch monitor
This is the one m going to buy

http://www.geek.com/articles/chips/viewsonic-vx2235wm-2...

i wont buy it now but later i will for sure !


-well in that case, since you are getting a 22'' monitor, you will playing at a resolution of 1680x1050. At that resolution I recommend getting a 8800GTS 512MB (most powerful 8000s series card available) or just get 9800GTX+ or just get a GTS250, all three will handle pretty much everything at 1680x1050 except maybe Crysis but no card can crysis that well except the ultra high-end cards so dont feel bad.
June 12, 2009 12:31:29 AM

Also tell me your approximate budget!!! I will help you get a config
June 12, 2009 8:35:07 AM

blackhawk1928 said:
Also tell me your approximate budget!!! I will help you get a config


H mm i don't know .....Well i will not buy any new hard drives or rams mostly i ll be buying a motherboard Processor. A proper Case with cooling fans and Power supply 600 watts . my budget will be around Indian money 10 to 15k Thats around
200$ to 300$ :bounce: 

And here is the link for details of my old mother board !!

http://support.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/d...

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/filter_results.aspx?str...*+XP+Professional&lang=eng&strOSs=44&submit=Go

just in case if u needed !!
a c 168 Î Nvidia
a c 271 U Graphics card
June 12, 2009 8:50:04 AM

necron_00 said:
H mm i don't know .....Well i will not buy any new hard drives or rams mostly i ll be buying a motherboard Processor. A proper Case with cooling fans and Power supply 600 watts . my budget will be around Indian money 10 to 15k Thats around
200$ to 300$ :bounce: 

And here is the link for details of my old mother board !!

http://support.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/d...

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/filter_results.aspx?str...*+XP+Professional&lang=eng&strOSs=44&submit=Go

just in case if u needed !!

Are you and your alter ego going to be sharing?
June 12, 2009 2:24:51 PM

Well...there is no point in my a new motherboard and keeping old ram, as a poster above said, dont buy new technology and force it work with older cause its going to be severly bottlenecked. 200-300 bucks really isn't a lot and even a budget motherboard, processor, 600watt powersupply, and a case will exceed 300$. In india, is stuff cheaper there, because here in the US, mainstream motherboards costs in the 150-300dollars range and mainstream processors cost in the 150-300 range also. And a case could easily cost 100bucks so myabe stuff is cheaper there but maybe an older core 2 dou and a socket 775(1) motherboard can be fine.
June 12, 2009 2:26:12 PM

Your best bet is not build it but look for good deals for barebone computer kits or desktop deals, that way you can stay within your budget.
June 12, 2009 6:15:37 PM

Thanks a lot for all the help

ya things are cheap over here i ll c how much budget i put in

Thank u all !!
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