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June 24, 2009 5:15:52 AM

Hello friends my system

1. Intel DQ45CB desktop board (which has integrated GMA X4500HD).
2. 1.5 GB of ram
3. 160 GB
4. pentium D 915 2.8 GHz
5. windows XP sp3
6. HP 15 inch monitor( max. resolution 1024*768 )

My question will i be able to play latest games with the integrated graphics card . I think that i should be able to play because i will play at a resolution of 1024*768.

Or if any suggestion to a new graphic card .
But it should be something very cheap (50$ - 70$).

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a c 376 U Graphics card
June 24, 2009 6:21:37 AM

You may be able play some of the latest games at that resolution with the settings turned down, but it would be far from ideal and a lot of games will be unplayable. Any game a few years old should do alright though.
I'd recommend getting a card. In that price range an HD4670 is what you want. Very good card for the money and should do quite well with any game around at that resolution.
FYI that processor isn't very good at all at this point. Fortunately that board can use MUCH better processors if you want to upgrade. For something about twice as fast and still pretty cheap I recommend an E5200 for $70 but it should be able handle core2 quads as well. Also 1.5 megs of RAM isn't much for a gaming system. RAM is quite cheap though these days and you can add 2 more gigs for around $20.
June 24, 2009 6:29:01 AM

defiantly add a card if you want to play games even a cheap one will make a world of difference
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a b U Graphics card
June 24, 2009 6:46:46 AM

+1 for the HD 4670...It doesn't require any additional power connectors and would play current games @ that resolution well...
June 24, 2009 6:52:03 AM

Thanks but what about Ati 4550 and 4650
a c 235 U Graphics card
June 24, 2009 6:57:24 AM

the 4650 can handle new games on low settings

the 4550 can handle older games
June 24, 2009 6:58:21 AM

i am sorry very confused but tell me what about Ati HD 3850
a c 376 U Graphics card
June 24, 2009 1:35:28 PM

If you are going to bother buying a card make it the HD4670. Anything cheaper won't be worth it really. Anything more powerful is pointless with that cpu and also might require a new PSU depending on what you have.
July 18, 2010 12:31:12 PM

Hey i need some advice.......
First of all my system.. Intel Core2duo E7400 @2.8 GHz
3 GB Ram...
Intel GMA X4500 HD,....
Intel DG45ID mobo...


I wanna buy a new gfx. My question is for which one should i go.... HD 4670 GDDR4 512MB, HD5570 GDDR3 512MB, HD 5670 512MB....................

Most importantly my monitors max resolution is 1024*768........ And i am on a titght budget.... Around 4K-4.5K INR.......

I dont wanna waste money...
So please tell me which one should i go for a 1024*768 reso.........
I personally want the HD 4670...
But need yours all advice...
Kindly Help....
July 18, 2010 12:36:57 PM

Hey please someone help... 6 views and no helps
July 18, 2010 12:49:31 PM

Hey me back again please help........
So please tell me which one should i go for a 1024*768 reso.........
HD 4670 GDDR4 512MB, HD5570 GDDR3 512MB, HD 5670 512MB.

specs
Intel Core2duo E7400 @2.8 GHz
3 GB Ram...
Intel GMA X4500 HD,....
Intel DG45ID mobo...


Help
July 18, 2010 2:03:04 PM

Hey common listen brothers...
Please help!!!!!!
a c 189 U Graphics card
July 18, 2010 2:41:17 PM

yup, go for HD4670, it should be more than enough for your resolution... :) 
July 18, 2010 4:36:25 PM

HD 5670....but what power supply do you have?
July 19, 2010 12:37:39 PM

lol Id go for 5570 since its a DX 11 card.
July 19, 2010 3:47:21 PM

But My PSU is one which came with my system...
I dont no the name but i guess its 300W...
July 19, 2010 3:50:15 PM

I DONT KNOW THE NAME OF MANUFACTURER..
BUT ITS THE ONE WHICH CAME WITH MY SYSTEM...
AND I GUESS ITS 300W
AND DONT YOU THINK FOR 1024*768 RESO HD 4670 WILL BE ENOUGH..
I THINK GOING FOR 5670 IS A WASTE OF MONEY FOR SUCH A LOW RESO...
a c 271 U Graphics card
July 19, 2010 3:57:03 PM

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  • HD 4670 GDDR4, HD5570 GDDR3, HD 5670
    July 19, 2010 3:58:32 PM

    you can pull games at mid-high settings using a hd4670 on that resolution........but, if you want to max out the setting the hd 5670 is going to be a better option....and also the hd 5670 will be more future proof...
    July 19, 2010 4:10:15 PM

    DONT YOU THINK FOR 1024*768 RESO HD 4670 WILL BE ENOUGH..
    I THINK GOING FOR 5670 IS A WASTE OF MONEY FOR SUCH A LOW RESO...
    AND ALSO MY 300W PSU WILL IT BE ENOUGH FOR 5670
    July 19, 2010 4:17:11 PM

    ok......the hd 4670 is just enough.....chill out and go for the hd 4670 and dont take much stress..... :D 
    July 19, 2010 4:21:23 PM

    here is the gpu mark :

    July 20, 2010 9:48:20 AM

    Thanks...
    But one last ques will my 300W PSU be able to handle HD 4670.....
    July 20, 2010 4:50:46 PM

    Well thanks bro...
    But i didnt understood some of the things on the website....
    July 20, 2010 4:53:59 PM

    9450392956 said:
    Well thanks bro...
    But i didnt understood some of the things on the website....


    what you did not understood?
    July 21, 2010 4:11:34 PM



    Please now help me...
    July 21, 2010 4:18:53 PM

    ok ill calculate it for you just tell me the things:

    how many hard-disks you have?

    how many fans are running on your computer?

    how many roms you have in your computer?

    July 21, 2010 4:46:34 PM

    First of all thanks a lot bro..
    U have been such a kind person to help me...
    Thanks once again...

    HDD- 1(160GB)
    Fans-3 ( one in the PSU and two outside the PSU)
    ROMS- 1( DVD writer)
    July 21, 2010 4:55:14 PM

    dont mention it ,im always there to help.

    ok i calculated the ratings,it is 356W (max) and 306W (min)........

    which shows that your psu is more than enough....
    July 21, 2010 4:58:13 PM

    and yeah forgot to mention ,that the ratings have both of your rams included,use 3gb of ram it will help a lot.....
    July 21, 2010 4:58:59 PM

    Hey thanks buddy...
    Now hopefully i will get HD 4670 next week...
    July 21, 2010 5:02:02 PM

    good luck :) 
    July 24, 2010 7:53:10 AM

    raiyus13 said:
    good luck :) 


    Bro i didnt got a HD 4670 but instead i got a HD5670 1 GB.....
    July 24, 2010 9:35:34 AM

    good job [:henry chinaski:9] ......its gonna be great futerproof....max out any game out there.....

    let me know how its performing.....
    July 24, 2010 2:26:19 PM

    And yes can u please tell me the Gpu temp............ please tell me the correct GPU temp..... stable temps.... for HD 5670
    July 24, 2010 2:56:51 PM

    raiyus13 said:
    good job [:henry chinaski:9] ......its gonna be great futerproof....max out any game out there.....

    let me know how its performing.....


    As u said i checked the performance my card i playes street fighter 4....
    Every thing on max.... only reso 1024*768

    Frame rate was set to fixed,....
    But it gave me a low benchmark result in benchmark test...


    SCORE: 5092
    AVERAGE: 30.16FPS
    OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
    CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7400 @ 2.80GHz
    Memory: 3052MB
    Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 5600 Series
    Video Memory: 1024MB
    Display Setting: 1024x768 60Hz 8xAA

    (c)CAPCOM U.S.A., INC. 2008, 2009 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
    July 24, 2010 3:14:15 PM

    I played NFS undercover...... I maxed everything but i felt very much of slowdowns... And stutterings.... And when i checked GPU-Z the temp rose up to 65-70... Help please...
    July 24, 2010 5:01:38 PM

    ok ok.....have a drink of cola frist [:studiocjf] and chill out.....!

    now first thing you got to know is, that you are playing at low res so most of the task will relay on your CPU rather than your GPU.because the CPU has to performs more in low res though you have a good cpu.........

    those temps are normal at full load so, not much of a worry....

    now, first of all give me the inside picture of your computer......let me just check your ventilation......

    i saw your other thread though......sorry :sarcastic:  i was not there at home today....
    July 24, 2010 5:57:25 PM

    HEY Dont be sorry bro... no problems.....
    But as u are saying that my cpu is good then why there is problem in playing games...
    July 24, 2010 10:15:33 PM

    raiyus13 said:
    dont mention it ,im always there to help.

    ok i calculated the ratings,it is 356W (max) and 306W (min)........

    which shows that your psu is more than enough....



    Did I miss something here?

    I saw another thread 9450392956 started: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/286478-10-need-help and I calculated his power usage according to his specs which came out to much less. He also stated that he has a 300 watt Hipro psu which, I believe has only a 68% efficient rating.

    So my questions to you are:

    1. How did you get 306W-356W from his system?

    2. If your estimation of 306-356W is correct (as opposed to my estimation of ~240w +/-) how is his 300 w
    Quote:
    "... psu is more than enough...."
    July 25, 2010 4:26:14 AM

    raiyus13 said:
    ok ok.....have a drink of cola frist [:studiocjf] and chill out.....!

    now first thing you got to know is, that you are playing at low res so most of the task will relay on your CPU rather than your GPU.because the CPU has to performs more in low res though you have a good cpu.........

    those temps are normal at full load so, not much of a worry....

    now, first of all give me the inside picture of your computer......let me just check your ventilation......

    i saw your other thread though......sorry :sarcastic:  i was not there at home today....



    And now even GTA sanandreas is lagging heavily...
    It worked better with my integrated GMA X4500 HD...
    Please help
    July 25, 2010 4:41:55 AM

    faune said:
    Did I miss something here?

    I saw another thread 9450392956 started: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/286478-10-need-help and I calculated his power usage according to his specs which came out to much less. He also stated that he has a 300 watt Hipro psu which, I believe has only a 68% efficient rating.

    So my questions to you are:

    1. How did you get 306W-356W from his system?

    2. If your estimation of 306-356W is correct (as opposed to my estimation of ~240w +/-) how is his 300 w
    Quote:
    "... psu is more than enough...."


    Sorry I thought he had a 400w psu........ I just got entangled between two threads out there...my mistake......

    but how do yo get 240w???

    when he got this when he did the calculations himself :



    you can scroll a bit upwards to find his original post.

    any way i calculated mine according the parts he said......just increased it a bit for safety.....


    July 25, 2010 4:45:46 AM

    @9450392956

    wait don't play games now your psu is insufficient, its not delivering enough power to your card and hence the games are lagging!!!

    just tell me your psu brand and model.
    !