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Replacing Radeon X1950 pro 256mb

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Anonymous
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May 17, 2010 8:28:06 PM

Hello,
Recently I have been having problems with my Radeon X1950 356mb GPU, so was thinking of upgrading it if only a little. I only really play wow and pro ev so not much to strain the machine I would have thought but I am quite clueless to be honest.

My build is, Core Dou at 2.66GHz with Asus P5KE motherboard,
600W PSU, running windows XP.
This was my first attempt at a build a few years ago.

I was thinking of possibly the nVidia GeForce 9800 GT as recommended on the budget cards topic.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Pete
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May 17, 2010 8:29:59 PM

Hello and welcome to the forums :) 
How much do you want to spend ?
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May 17, 2010 8:30:30 PM

How about a 4670 or 5670? 9800 gt is good too, about as good as the 5670.
4650 < 4670 < 5670/9800 gt < 4770 < 4850/5750 < 4870/5770
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Anonymous
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May 17, 2010 8:34:23 PM

Sorry i was thinking of spending under £70 and thankyou for replies and welcome :D 
Pete
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May 17, 2010 8:50:49 PM

Hmm UK prices are more or less a gouge but we all know who to blame but going second hand isn't a bad idea. You can land a fairly decent card in the price range such as a 9600gt or a 3870 which was a good upgrade over my x1900xt. Start looking around locally for shops that price fairly well and some eBay sellers do ship overseas which I have done my self.
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May 18, 2010 2:16:37 PM

^Gotta agree there, for the price, that 4850 is hands down the best card mentioned, a 9800GT is not a bad choice either. Everything else mentioned is cheap enough, but really dated.

9600 is a really slow card compared, and a 3870, wow now there is trip down memory lane, not a lot better than your 1950. (well it is, but I still wouldn't want it) You have enough processor power to do better than these relics.
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