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Need help with new video card

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August 20, 2009 12:28:36 AM

My old video card just died. :(  I originally had an EVGA e-GeForce 8800GTS with 640 megs of ram and ram went bad in it, so it's basically fried. I got it in November of 2007 for a whopping $579.99 when it first came out because it was the first video card (I do believe) that supported Direct X 10.

My biggest question is how will this video card...http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... compare to my old video card which was here...http://www.nvidia.com/page/geforce_8800.html

Price is an issue. I would like to stay below $200, well below $200 preferrably.

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August 20, 2009 12:44:01 AM

Well I know the 4850 performs a little bit better than the 8800.
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a b U Graphics card
August 20, 2009 12:53:08 AM

Did you buy from evga/xfx they offer lifetime warranty see if the manufactor can replace it. If not time for an upgrade. The 4850 is noticeable faster but i would recommend a 4870 instead since there priced similarly.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Whats the rest of your pc spec? cpu,ram,psu,etc??
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August 20, 2009 12:58:22 AM

Intel E6850 Dual Core processor, 2 gigs of DDR2-800 and 2 Raptor 150gb hard drive (10k rpm drives) in RAID. Just a very modest setup to play games without killing my budget.
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August 20, 2009 1:03:08 AM

I contacted EVGA earlier today but I, unfortunately, forgot to register the video card when I first got it. Talked to support and they told me to email rma@evga.com to see if they could help me. I am looking at worst case scenario as I know I probably wont luck out on getting a refurbed card from EVGA.
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