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April 22, 2010 3:27:44 PM

Hello,

I have an old HP dc7600 business desktop with an Intel 945G chipset. I would like to buy a new graphics card for it. The CPU is an Intel Pentium 4 521 processor with HT 2.8GHz.

Any recommendations? I dont want the CPU to be a bottleneck for the GPU.

My PSU is rated at 365W so nothing too pwerful either.
April 22, 2010 3:59:16 PM

Cool. thanks for the quick reply! how about any Nvidias? was looking at 9600GT. 9800GT is out of the question, i think.

Just went to ATi website. 4650 needs a 400W PSU. Any other suggestions?
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April 22, 2010 4:25:12 PM

ATI 4650 will run on a 250watt PSU. There are newer versions of 9800GT eco/green the don't need a power connection from the PSU they should run on your PSU.
That manufacturers recommended power supply size is based on generic low quality units.
April 22, 2010 5:47:39 PM

hmm thanks for that.

This got me thinking about upgrading to a pentium D dual core processor. there are plenty of second hand ones on ebay. just need to know the right combo of cpu n gpu.

any thoughts? eg my mobo can handle intel pentium D 915, 925, 930,940, 945 and 950.

what would you recommend and with which GPU?
April 22, 2010 5:52:44 PM

dont go for seconds dude
think of the hardship the cpu would have gone through

get a new Cpu and Gpu +Psu (if you can)

intel i3(newmobo and ram)+HD5670+400W huntkey
April 22, 2010 5:57:28 PM

king game said:
dont go for seconds dude
think of the hardship the cpu would have gone through

get a new Cpu and Gpu +Psu (if you can)

intel i3(newmobo and ram)+HD5670+400W huntkey


Well i bascially picked this computer up from the college dump so i didnt really wanna spend too much money on it.

not really keen on spending a lot of money on it, the less the better :D 
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April 22, 2010 5:59:18 PM

A dual core would probably up the performance a bit even with HD4650.
April 22, 2010 6:01:01 PM

rolli59 said:
A dual core would probably up the performance a bit even with HD4650.


i can only get 2nd hand ones though. that ok? or would you agree with king game?
April 22, 2010 6:02:17 PM

k,
its up to you
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April 22, 2010 6:03:36 PM

The only way it is worth it is with a cheap second hand CPU. Buying it new is to expensive and the money would better be saved for a new system.
April 22, 2010 9:06:46 PM

rolli59 said:
The only way it is worth it is with a cheap second hand CPU. Buying it new is to expensive and the money would better be saved for a new system.


how does the 4650 compare to the GT240? also, i assume the 4650 does not require external power as i dont think i have the connectors from my psu. thanks!
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December 4, 2010 9:31:47 AM

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