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March 11, 2010 10:51:42 AM

Hello

Thanks in advance for your tips...

I have this computer, it's a COMPAC PRESARIO:

DualCore Intel Pentium E5300, 2600 MHz (13 x 200)
4096 MB (DDR3-1333 DDR3 SDRAM)
ATI Radeon HD 4300/4500 Series (512 MB) - ATI Radeon HD 4350
Samsung SyncMaster 710M/710V/MagicSyncMaster CX701BM/CX711BM [17" LCD]

SOUND: ATI Radeon HDMI @ ATI RV710/730 - High Definition Audio Controller
SOUND: Realtek ALC662 @ Intel 82801GB ICH7 - High Definition Audio Controller [A-1]

I want a better graphic card, but I won't change my monitor in a short time,
Which is the best choice for me?

Also, can anyone explain me why i have this two audio "Things"...


Thanks
FELIPE

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March 11, 2010 11:23:18 AM

The two audio things are due to the fact that your ATI card has a sound chip for audio through its HDMI and your motherboard has a sound chip for its outputs as well.

Also, we will need the specs of your power supply (12V amps if possible) before we can make many GFX card recommendations.
March 11, 2010 11:47:55 AM

Hello

I have one powewr supply with 300W with +12=13A and another one with 600W with +12=20A

Thanks again
March 11, 2010 3:04:02 PM

Bro, i have a E5300 OC'ed to 3.12 Ghz.

I have a ATI Radeon 4670, and it bottlenecks. I should've bought something better.
I recommend at least a 5670, or preferably an ATI 5770. The 5770 is Strongly recommended.
Don't get anything more powerful, our CPU is too weak.

Whats the Maximum Resolution of u're monitor?
And Btw, u almost definitely need to upgrade ure PSU, no matter what you get, minimum to 400 W. Preferably, get 450W or 500 W.

Peace.
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