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Nvidia 6800 upgrade to a Nvidia 9800 GT

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October 10, 2009 6:24:57 PM

Hi All,

I have an Nvidia 256MB 6800 card, and I want to upgrade to a newer card because I keep lagging when playing online games (mainly CoH).

I saw this on newegg: PNY GeForce 9800 GT EE 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 for only $79 after rebate.

Will I notice any BIG increases in performance by getting rid of the 6800 and going with the 9800GT?


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

Thanks!
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October 10, 2009 6:27:00 PM

Yes you will notice a huge performance increase. Can your provide your system spec cpu, ram, psu etc.. What resolution are you playing and what games do you play?
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October 10, 2009 6:30:37 PM

Thanks for the info. Running:

Win XP Pro SP 3, P4 w/HT 3.0GHz, 2 gig RAM

I mostly play Company of Heroes, BF2, Rise of Nations, C&C Series - mostly games a few years old, nothing too new/recent.

thanks again,
Mike
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October 10, 2009 6:34:20 PM

invisik said:
Yes you will notice a huge performance increase. Can your provide your system spec cpu, ram, psu etc.. What resolution are you playing and what games do you play?



Oh, PSU is 350 I believe

I typically play on 1280x1024
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October 10, 2009 6:44:59 PM

No problem Mike.

Yes that card would work great but its going to held down by the other components in your pc such as the cpu you have is very aged and im assuming the ram is running quite slow. Check out the 4670 since your limited with that cpu.
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October 10, 2009 6:49:28 PM

invisik said:
No problem Mike.

Yes that card would work great but its going to held down by the other components in your pc such as the cpu you have is very aged and im assuming the ram is running quite slow. Do you the spec of your psu?



Thanks invisik, would do you think I could get for $400-500 on a new system? I don't have a lot of cash. Thx!
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a b U Graphics card
October 10, 2009 7:39:16 PM

Do you want to build from scratch? or use parts you have already. You could use the case and dvd drive.
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October 10, 2009 7:46:30 PM

ranger1942mike said:
Thanks invisik, would do you think I could get for $400-500 on a new system? I don't have a lot of cash. Thx!


You can get an i5 system combo for under $410 at newegg. Pick UPS 3 day for free shipping.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

With these cheap new i5 combos available, there's not much reason not to do it.
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October 11, 2009 2:49:53 AM

^ His budget seems within 400-500$ for a new system getting an i5 would probably go over his budget. The link you provided is $400+ and thats not including hardrive, gpu and psu.

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(142.99$)

Mobo/Memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?
Item=N82E16813130233 (116.98$)

GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(124.99$)

Hardrive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(49.99$)

psu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (29.99$)

$524.94 - 50$ rebate = 474.94$
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October 11, 2009 3:52:25 AM

To go back to the OP are you sure thats not an AGP MB? My 6800 was AGP.
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October 11, 2009 3:53:09 PM

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I dont know how you could tell him it would work great, OR suggest a 4670 without finding out what motherboard he has..... :non: 



It's a Dell 8400 Dimension - so beyond that I'm not sure what the mobo is. I'm positive the Nvidia 6800 is PCI, not APG.

Thanks,
Mike
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October 11, 2009 3:56:46 PM

invisik said:
^ His budget seems within 400-500$ for a new system getting an i5 would probably go over his budget. The link you provided is $400+ and thats not including hardrive, gpu and psu.

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(142.99$)

Mobo/Memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?
Item=N82E16813130233 (116.98$)

GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(124.99$)

Hardrive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(49.99$)

psu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (29.99$)

$524.94 - 50$ rebate = 474.94$



That's very helpful, thanks!

Do you know if a Dell Dimension case would be reusable for this build? It's a full size ATX case.
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a b U Graphics card
October 12, 2009 7:35:12 PM

Yea no problem.

Yes if its a full atx case theres no reason why it should not fit.
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October 12, 2009 7:49:01 PM

You could get a 9600 GT or GSO ?? Would more than suit your needs and probs not have to upgrade the rest of the system.

That will give u maybe double or triple performance of your current card...may STILL be slightly held back by the CPU (try overclock?) but should be ok on your 350watt PSU...

Cheaper than the 9800GT also!

I would check that you deffinately have a PCI-E slot aswell and not PCI or AGP!



Although, doing this isnt really future proofing your system...you'd maybe get another year out of it.
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