I'm a noob in search of a graphics card. I've been searching forums for 2 nights now trying to figure s%*t out for myself but to no avail. You people speak a strange and terrifying language. Please help
I'm thinking of buying ATi 5670 Hd 1Gb(seems good value at 107Euros)
Heres my spec(I think. I've no idea)
Its a Dell Vostro 200 with an x1300 Ati card
2Gb of RAM
2140 @ 1.60 Ghz (whatever that means)
Is the card to 'strong' for my PC? Do I need a power supply unit\how do I find out?
If theres anything I\You need to know, please let me know
First off, thanks for dumbing things down. It helps
I'm 3 or 4 years behind in gaming terms. I'm playing Oblivion(which set itself at 640X480). I also have Bioshock(which plays ok at the lowest setting but looks horrible) and recently just got Mass Effect(which is why I wanted a new card) I'm not looking for an absolute top end card here, just something that'll make ME look purdy
I realise you want specs and not this rambling but I'm not a techie so please bare with me.
Thats not my PC exactly. Its a Vostro 200 but with an ATi x1300\x1500 series card, but you know this already. I ran a 'dxdiag'. Would it help if I posted that or parts of it?
(get the feeling this is gonna be more trouble than its worth? :])
Budget isn't set. I'm looking for value. I'm a cheapskate and proud of it. If $40 will get me out then great. If $140 will be worth it in the long run. Well that'd be ok also.
$240. Not a &^*$ing chance mate!
Thats a memory module (ram), not a graphics card. A 5670 would perform alright, should be able to play most games on med-high setting with no Anti-Aliasing. Thats probably about as good as its going to get without seeing a massive bottleneck.