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April 12, 2010 11:12:21 PM

ok everyone, i am buying a computer with these specifications, and i am looking for a good graphic card to replace whats in there.
i play WOW, and use my pc for multimedia tasks like watching dvd's and movies on my 42 inch lcd.
any ideas or suggestions?
v Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 Dual-Core 5400+ (65w) CPU installed with Arctic Silver 5 running at a base frequency of 2.80 GHz (per core). Click on the following link for more info on this CPU: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...

v Optical Drive: SuperMulti- Dual-Layer DVD/CD (RW) Burner with LightScribe software installed. Can be upgraded to a Super-Multi Combo Blu-ray ROM/DVD/CD writer (contact us if interested)

v Video: Integrated NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE with a VGA port

v Audio: 5.1 High Definition Realtek HD surround-sound audio w/analog and digital ports

v Memory: 4GB DDR2-800 (PC2-6400 800MHz Dual Channel)

v Storage: Seagate 500 GB (500 GB, 7200 rpm, 300 Mbps, 16 MB Cache) Hard Drive

v HP Pocket Media Drive Bay installed allowing the option of (up to) a 640 GB Pocket HD of additional (removable/transportable) storage (250, 320, and 500GB drives available from us for the winner) (drive pictured but sold separately)

v 15-in-1 Card Reader conveniently located near the top front panel

v Wireless 802.11 “B/G” (Wi-Fi) Network Adapter with 2 antennas (one built-in behind the front bezel) and one D-Link 2dbi (rear-mounted, removable) providing extended range. If you already have, or if you are planning to buy a wireless router, you’ll be able to put this little beauty in any room in your home!

v Ethernet LAN: Integrated NVIDIA nforce 10/100Mbps

v Modem: 56K bps Data/Fax Modem

v External ports include 6 USB 2.0s (two front) & 1 Firewire 1394

v Wireless Keyboard & Mouse Combo

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April 12, 2010 11:21:49 PM

Radeon 5770.

150$

OR a GTS 250/4850, 100$.
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April 12, 2010 11:25:27 PM

Three cards I can recommend from the least powerful one to the most. HD5670, HD5750 and HD5770. All of them are a massive upgrade from your current GPU. The question is what is your power supply since the more powerful a card you put in there the bigger PSU you need.
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April 12, 2010 11:34:02 PM

if this is a store bought unit with the typical 300w PSU, get the 5670

if you have a 400w+ PSU, Nvidia GTS 250 or ATI 4850 Bob stated are more then enough for WoW
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April 13, 2010 12:19:37 AM

rolli59 said:
Three cards I can recommend from the least powerful one to the most. HD5670, HD5750 and HD5770. All of them are a massive upgrade from your current GPU. The question is what is your power supply since the more powerful a card you put in there the bigger PSU you need.


Teh 5670 is kind of meh.

It's slower than the 4850, So if you're PSU is 400W or more, get it. ( The 4850/GTS 250)

And 5750 is just to close to 5770 in price too be worth it.
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April 13, 2010 12:43:00 AM

its not store bought, its ebay bought, and i am currently waiting for an answer from seller on wattage of power supply. i will upgrade if need be, that is not an isue
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April 13, 2010 12:56:19 AM

Get the brand name of the power supply as well and be aware this is old hardware with limited upgrade ability so take care not to be paying to much.
Do you have a link to it?
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April 13, 2010 12:56:51 AM

I don't think that CPU would bottleneck a 57xx or lower card...
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April 13, 2010 1:28:23 AM

That is a slimline computer case that will only accept low-profile cards and most likely only has 220-250watt psu. That changes every thing.
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April 13, 2010 1:47:30 AM

billiam1232001 said:
in that case would this be a suitable upgrade?
http://www.directron.com/eah54sdi1gd3lp.html

There have been reported compatibility issues with the HD5xxx series and some older Motherboards specially in prebuilds like HP, Dell and etc so to avoid those I would recommend HD4350
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April 13, 2010 1:55:00 AM

billiam1232001 said:
will this psu fit? sorry i am a noob at all this lol
http://www.newegg.com/Product/NewProduct.aspx?Item=N82E...

Most likely but did you read the reviews? They do not sound appealing.
Do you have a budget for this computer? There is a possibility to build a much better system for less than $500
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April 13, 2010 2:08:55 AM

i just needed something to hold me over, my hp pavillion start giving me blue screen of death with a stop error, and now only get blinking cursor
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April 13, 2010 2:15:02 AM

Try repair install of your OS for the pavillion.
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April 13, 2010 3:28:01 AM

Best answer selected by billiam1232001.
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