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Which graphics card for an Intel Core 2 Duo E6400?

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October 2, 2009 9:19:42 AM

Which graphics card will be the best one with an Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 CPU, 2.13 GHz, bus speed 1066 MHz?

My computer is an Acer Aspire E560 with ATI RC410 chipset and a pentium D915 2.8 GHz, which I am going to replace with the CPU mentioned at the top. I have a 620 W Corsair PSU I can put in, so the power should not be a problem.
October 2, 2009 9:25:00 AM

it doesnt matter (within reason)ati or nvidia just get the fastest one you can afford and that will b the best 1
how much doe you got 2 spend?
October 2, 2009 10:39:01 AM

OK, I take it from your reply that the CPU I have chosen is likely to keep up with any graphics card out there today, right?

I was considering to settle with an HD4850 together with the D915, but I saw that a replacement CPU like the E6400 comes pretty cheap on ebay now, around 40-50€

So, I guess that the E6400 together with any card better than the HD4850 will give most bang for the bucks, right?
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October 2, 2009 10:55:59 AM

no not high end ones

didnt the e6400 come out in 2006?
October 2, 2009 11:18:45 AM

right thats what i meant. the high end cards wouldnt pay off unless he upgrades the cpu to a higher end one
October 2, 2009 11:31:19 AM

Good. So if I choose anything up to, let's say GTX 295, I should not be slowed down by the E6400?

2006? Yes, guess that is about right.
October 2, 2009 11:33:53 AM

ill try again .........
do not get a high end graphic card it wouldnt work as well with the e6400 you need to get a better cpu with that card

check out this cpu chart .......... http://www.cpubenchmark.net/common_cpus.html
the e6400 has a score of 1250 . to run with that card (GTX295)u should have a score off about 1890 OR MORE
October 2, 2009 11:37:50 AM

your replies came before my conclusion above. I take your advice and settle for a more modest one than the GTX 295. I'm happy as long as it can run CoD4 and Red Alert flawlessly
October 2, 2009 12:01:42 PM

Thank you very much. That's a good list to choose from.
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October 2, 2009 11:03:17 PM

I have a e6400 and I will say that it is a fantastic cpu when overclocked but at even stock it is worlds better than that 915. It can push a single card quite nicely. Tested cards 9800gt, 8800gtx, 2400 pro, x1900xt, two evga 7600gs in sli, and soon to be a 4870. So get any thing on par with a 9800gt or better like a 4850/gts250 would be a great combo.
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