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Upgrading Video Card with Intel Core Duo 2,33Ghz

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January 29, 2010 12:51:07 PM

Hi
I have an Intel Core Duo E6550 on a Asus PK5 with 4Ghz of ddr2 RAM. I'd like to upgrade my nVidia 7600GS 512Ghz Memory for better performance. Is it worth it? And with which graphic card (budget around 100€)? I was thinking about GAINWARD - GeForce GT 240 512 Mb ddr3 (70€)
Thanks for the answers and sorry for my bad english :) 

K.
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January 29, 2010 2:05:12 PM

Hey KalashNK,

If you were to get a GT 240 the GDDR5 version is much better.

What country are you in? Can you suggest an online retailer that you will be using? I'll look there since I'm not familiar with prices outside the U.S.

You should be able to get better than a GT 240 for 100€. Similar in price should be a 4670 (a little slower but cheaper) and slightly faster would be a 9800GT or ATI 5670.

Also please post your monitor resolution and the power supply in your computer--these are most important for a video card.
a b U Graphics card
January 29, 2010 2:08:39 PM

Welcome to Forums
There is nothing wrong about your English

Well,
If you can stretch your budget, adding 20-30€, that will be awesome

I am talking about Radeon 5750 HD.
GT-240 isn't worth the money you pay for it.

Instead get a 5750
It will give you DirectX11, Shader Model 5.0
And most importantly
It's a new card
Which means
It'll be good for a couple of years or so.


If you don't have the money yet, wait some time.
Arrange it, and then buy 5750 HD.
Will give you
'good' performance upto 1920x1200
'great' performance upto 1680x1080



GooD LucK
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January 29, 2010 3:16:02 PM

I'm from italy, maybe i'll buy the card on http://www.eprice.it/.
My monitor is a SyncMaster 2494HS 1920*1080 native, the power supply is an old 400W
Ati 5750 is very intesting, thanks for the advice. However my doubt is if it will improve appreciably the performances with such a slow cpu...
Thanks for all the answers :) 

K.
a b U Graphics card
January 29, 2010 3:21:05 PM

Your CPU is just fine

Yes,
5750 will give you a significant performance boost from the old 7600

Its hard to give you any recommendation fromm that link







I dont know ITALIANO
lol
Any way
I'm trying
a b U Graphics card
January 29, 2010 3:27:13 PM

I am so sorry bro, but i can't get my google translator working.
Just pick any of the 5750
Either it is XFX or Sapphire or HIS
All are good
Also try to find the cheapest one



GooD Luck
January 29, 2010 3:37:25 PM

Ahah don't worry, Italian is an hard language.
The card with 1Ghz of memory instead of 512 is worth the expense?
a b U Graphics card
January 29, 2010 3:56:00 PM

Depending on what power supply you have i'm not certain you will be able to run a 5750. It might have to be upgraded... A high quality unit could run the 5750--a older generic may not be able to. You would have to post us its amperage on the 12v rail.

The 5670 is a little slower, but has much lower power use--I think it would probably be a good option for you.



With a new card your processor may slow you down a little--but the graphic card will still give you a major performance boost from what you have.


HOWEVER-- if you did want a new power supply you could get this high quality Corsair for 59€. http://www.eprice.it/Alimentatori-CORSAIR/s-1991805 It would run any of the graphic cards in this price range just fine.

An added benefit of this is that with a stable power supply you could overclock your processor-- making it run faster. (but hotter) I didnt look up your chipset--but it is also possible that you could get a newer core 2 processor to replace the one you have.
January 29, 2010 4:10:15 PM

Power Supply is an
ENCER ATX 400W
115/220v 6A/3A 60/50Hz
!