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Supplimental graphics card or disable ati radeon hd 3200 on mobo?

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June 22, 2009 5:28:48 PM

I have a HP a6755f with the ati radeon hd 3200 onboard graphics chipset. works ok, great value!
I wanted to play some crysis and other fps, and was trying to decide when upgrading the graphics card, if i would be better to get a second ati radeon hd 3200 style card and run them in paralell or to buy a high end card?
buget is a factor (hence no real gaming rig) just trying to make the best of what I have.
Any advice would be massivly appreciated! :) 
Jon

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June 22, 2009 5:35:39 PM

sorry i gues i should add...
the computer uses as far as I can tell;


AMD phenom 9550 quad core running at 2.20 GHz
6 GIG RAM
Vista 64Bit. (awful, waiting on 7, but it wont download for one reason or another...)
ATI Radeon HD 3200 (as per driver, on device manager)
my display is a single VX2245wm running at 1680x1050 32bit colour and 59Hz refresh. It is something I will not be changing anytime soon.
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June 22, 2009 6:15:44 PM

Any mid range card (gts250 or 4850 range) will run circles around 3200 hybrid. Just get the most powerful card you can afford. Forget about the onboard.
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June 22, 2009 6:25:35 PM

I would dump the onboard graphics and go for a Radeon 4850 or something comparable. Even if you had a cheap card that could run hybrid graphics with the onboard video, a mid range card would blow it away.
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June 22, 2009 6:26:40 PM

woodenkayaker said:
sorry i gues i should add...
the computer uses as far as I can tell;


AMD phenom 9550 quad core running at 2.20 GHz
6 GIG RAM
Vista 64Bit. (awful, waiting on 7, but it wont download for one reason or another...)
ATI Radeon HD 3200 (as per driver, on device manager)
my display is a single VX2245wm running at 1680x1050 32bit colour and 59Hz refresh. It is something I will not be changing anytime soon.


Hybrid crossfire is a failure, you can get better performance with another card for less money.

That CPU will hold you back a good bit so I wouldn't consider anything over a 4850 without an upgrade.

As for Vista, look up ways to customize it because with a little time and patience I am fully confident that you can get it to the point where you can enjoy it, if not prefer it over XP. I have done that with many people.
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