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Anonymous
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June 3, 2010 12:11:41 PM

Hello,

I have a Q5PL Pro motherboard and it currently has a 9600GT on it at the moment but I want a upgrade to preform better at running Bad Company 2. Does anyone know what my opinion are for GFX card upgrade?

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June 3, 2010 12:20:27 PM

Which CPU do you have installed and what is the size of the Power supply?
Anonymous
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June 3, 2010 12:35:41 PM

Intel Quad Q8200 @ 2.33GHz and the PSU says Total Wattage 550 on the side :) 
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June 3, 2010 12:56:46 PM

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Intel Quad Q8200 @ 2.33GHz and the PSU says Total Wattage 550 on the side :) 

A HD5770 would be well matched with you CPU at stock clocks but if you are into overclocking a HD5850 will do well. 550watt PSU should be fine for either.
Anonymous
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June 3, 2010 1:37:27 PM

Thanks for your help.

How much does the HD5770 out spec my current 9600gt... and do I have the correct bay and connectors for this card?
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June 3, 2010 1:47:00 PM

In this link http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Zotac/GeForce_GTX_46... you can see the performance difference between GT240 (~9600GT performance) and HD5770 in multiple games and resolutions. The HD5770 is about 2 x the power of 9600GT.
The card requires a PCIe-x16 slot and a 6 pin PCIexpress connector from the PSU which is probably the same as your 9600GT you should have both.
Anonymous
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June 3, 2010 2:06:52 PM

thank you very much indeed bro, loads of help!!
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