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I have 350Wats power supply. What graphics card should i get thats good enough for GTA IV?
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  1. About my PC:
    My computer couldnt run any high graphics games like COD5 and 6. I can play COD 4 using the lowest reso and graphics settings. I just want some ideas on what should i do to make my Computer fast enough to meet the minimum requirements for these games.

    This are my computer specs:
    CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 4400 @ 2.00GHz
    CPU Speed: 2.00 GHz Performance Rated at: 3.5 GHz
    RAM: 2.0g (I have 1 gig + 2 gig ram but it only shows two gig, i have no idea why)
    OS: Microsoft Windows XP Professional (Build Service Pack 32600)
    Video Card: ATI Radeon Graphics Processor AGP (0x4150)

    Video RAM 256.0 MB
    3D Yes
    Hardware T&L Yes
    Pixel Shader version 2.0
    Vertex Shader version 2.0

    The game said that i need pixel shader version 3.0 but i dont know what video card i should get.
    Sound Card: Realtek AC'97 Audio for VIA (R) Audio

    Hard Disk: 120gig

    Power Supply: 350 WATS
  2. My little brother has the same system specs but a little higher CPU (a little)
    He has 350 Watt Power Supply
    He has Radeon 4650 HD.
    It plays every single game out there with maximum settings at 1280x1080
    Go for it.
    You won't regret it
  3. I have pci express. where can i find radeon 4650?
  4. Hmm.. i have 12v with continues +10A. will it work?
  5. NO...Change the PSU for sure...Good 350 W PSU have 18-20A on +12V.
    This means yours is low quality PSU.
  6. yeah ;_;. What PSU should i buy? I want a cheap one, I'm broke
  7. Try to find one like this where you live: http://uk.thermaltake.eu/product_info.aspx?PARENT_CID=C_00000903&id=C_00000904&name=TR2+550W&ov=n&ovid=
    I should be ok for that card and can go even a little higher. I do not know the price but doesn't seem expensive.
  8. This is the cheapest PSU that I can recommend:
    OCZ StealthXstream 400W:
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4675269&csid=ITD&body=MAIN

    Or this one:
    Corsair 400CX:
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-Details.asp?EdpNo=4236686&sku=C13-2507&srkey=400cx

    Both are 80 plus certified but the Corsair PSU is a lil more reliable(I have one)...
  9. Thanks for the opinions guys but i have one more question.

    I have 2 PCI Ram cards, one is 1 gig and the other one is 2 gig. I put both of them together in my CPU pci-e express slots and it only shows 2 gig i wonder why? its suppose to be 3gig
  10. Hello....
  11. Ram cards?
    Do you mean you have 2 video cards with 1 & 2 gigs respectively?
  12. No i mean memory rams
  13. Decist said:
    No i mean memory rams


    I'm pretty sure you have no idea what you are talking about. Thats not bad, but you should probably do some reading or post a picture.


    You want to 1) buy the Corsair 400CX for $39 on newegg, then 2) get a 4670 graphic card. Its a great value at about $60 online.

    If you wanted to spend more you could get a better graphic card with that power supply, but how much you spend on that is entirely dependent on how serious you are about gaming.
  14. I guess you can also go for a HD5750 along with the CX400W. Provided it fits your budget.
  15. I meant DDR rams
  16. I think the confusing part was that you said PCI rams earlier. And said you put them in PCI express slots. The pci express slot is where the graphics card goes--not where ram goes.

    If you are just talking about system memory it is always better to use ram of equal size together. If you have to put two sizes in at once put the bigger one in the first slot.
  17. I did that but it only shows 1 gig :/
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