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January 31, 2010 11:56:00 AM

Hello,

I'm new here and have a quick question.. I have a older system from 2005, it's a Sony Vaio VGC-RA840G. I currently have 2gb of ram and a Radeon x800 xl video card. I'm looking for a cheap worth while upgrade.. I purchased a 9600 gt in the past but it did not fit and the "kit" it came with did not fit my case either...

So my question is what is the fastest/newest full height video card(s) available?

Thanks all.
a b U Graphics card
January 31, 2010 1:41:50 PM

The Radeon 5750 HD for $120 is a great choice or you
The Radeon 5770 HD for $160 is also a great choice
Both will give you 'good' and 'great' performance respectively upto 1920x1200
a c 355 U Graphics card
January 31, 2010 3:16:00 PM

"The fastest/newest full height video card(s) available" are beyond your budget... 'cause that basically would mean the HD 5970...

What do you mean the 9600 GT did not fit?

- Too long
- Too tall


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January 31, 2010 10:53:42 PM

jaguarskx said:
"The fastest/newest full height video card(s) available" are beyond your budget... 'cause that basically would mean the HD 5970...

What do you mean the 9600 GT did not fit?

- Too long
- Too tall


It was too short in height. Meaning I could not connect it to the bracket for some reason.. Weird I know. The 9600 gt was a "low profile" card and came with a kit to install "low profile cards" on "Full height" slots if that makes sense.. For some reason it didn't work out.
a c 376 U Graphics card
January 31, 2010 11:01:59 PM

You must have gotten a low profile 9600GT on accident. Almost all gaming video cards are full height you just got bad luck I guess and didn't notice before purchasing.
What video cards you can use depends on your power supply. What video card you should buy depends on your CPU, your monitor's resolution and your budget. We need to know these things before recommending a card.
January 31, 2010 11:10:29 PM

jyjjy said:
You must have gotten a low profile 9600GT on accident. Almost all gaming video cards are full height you just got bad luck I guess and didn't notice before purchasing.
What video cards you can use depends on your power supply. What video card you should buy depends on your CPU, your monitor's resolution and your budget. We need to know these things before recommending a card.


CPU is Pentium D 820 (2.8ghz)
Power supply is 364.7 watts
Budget is $100-$150

Thanks for all the help guys, I really appreciate it.. If possible I'd like links to whatever you guys can recommend.
a c 376 U Graphics card
January 31, 2010 11:16:02 PM

364.7w? That's oddly precise... You forgot about the resolution.
Anyways I would recommend an HD4670 for that PSU. Or if you are willing to replace it then a decent PSU + an HD4850 should fit in that $150.
January 31, 2010 11:19:46 PM

jyjjy said:
364.7w? That's oddly precise... You forgot about the resolution.
Anyways I would recommend an HD4670 for that PSU. Or if you are willing to replace it then a decent PSU + an HD4850 should fit in that $150.


Sorry max resolution is 1280 x 1024... It's a old TFT LCD from 2005.. Model is Sony SDM-HS75P/S. And yea, the thing about Sony Vaio's from this year is they're a bitch to upgrade and expensive as hell. I will be buying a new PC in the near future but right now I just want a decent video card so that I can at least play most of the new games coming out lol.

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a c 376 U Graphics card
January 31, 2010 11:31:41 PM
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You are right and it would probably be a bitch to upgrade the PSU. Just get the HD4670. At your resolution you will be able to play almost all current games smoothly at fairly high settings, perhaps needing to use medium settings on a few of the more intensive games out there.
February 1, 2010 12:07:21 AM

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February 1, 2010 12:07:55 AM

jyjjy said:
You are right and it would probably be a bitch to upgrade the PSU. Just get the HD4670. At your resolution you will be able to play almost all current games smoothly at fairly high settings, perhaps needing to use medium settings on a few of the more intensive games out there.


Thank you so much for your input, I'm going to order one off ebay right now :) .
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