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Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
a b Ý World of Warcraft
June 13, 2010 4:05:55 PM

Hiya, My video card died I'm trying to get one that can handle wow and aion, but not too expensive. The power supply has been upgraded already. I was using the PNY Verto 9600 GSO( 6 pin) But I didnt care for it on both pcs it died in less then a year. So I am looking for one without a fan. Is that the best bet? And how do I know if I can use say ATI or other brands? any suggestions?
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
a b Ý World of Warcraft
June 13, 2010 4:18:31 PM

Oh and Im using a XPS 410. Everything is stock except the power supply upgrade.
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a b Ý World of Warcraft
June 13, 2010 4:51:43 PM

That powerful a card fan less is not a good option. You will be fine with ATI cards. What is the budget and what is the size of the PSU?
Cards like 9800GT, GTS250, HD4850 and HD4770 are all bargained priced at the moment.
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June 22, 2010 3:35:59 PM

well my stock card worked out fine until I started raiding and such and there was issues with tons of ppl and everyone said to up my video card. The geeks told me to get the one I mentioned above but the fan made all types of noise like the fan blade was not alliend right and one day it died so it was back to my stock Gforce 7300 LE. My power supply reads:
DYNEX DX-400WPS
Output watts: 400w +5w + 3.3v 120 w AC
Input: 110/220v,60/50Hz.10/5a

As far as budget Im willing to save up for one just want one thats dependable and not gonna fry out in less then a year. Out of the ones u mentioned do u have a preference?
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June 22, 2010 3:58:01 PM

oh....I ran across the noise test on youtube but whats it mean? just dont get a 4850 with a reference cooler. get one with a custom cooler
Is that like put in a different fan? I really am clueless on this stuff :p 
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June 22, 2010 8:20:30 PM

This decent? I talked it over with my other half just need something cheap for now. Or is there somethin better for the 50- 60 buck price type range till we can get better.


Product Description MSI R5450-MD512H - graphics adapter - Radeon HD 5450 - 512 MB
Device Type Graphics adapter
Enclosure Type Plug-in card
Interface Type PCI Express 2.1 x16
Dimensions (WxDxH) 1.3 in x 6.6 in x 2.7 in
Weight 7.5 oz
Graphics Processor / Vendor ATI Radeon HD 5450
Clock Speed 650 MHz
RAMDAC Clock Speed 400 MHz
API Supported DirectX 11, OpenGL 3.2
Video Memory Installed ( Max ) 512 MB - GDDR3 SDRAM
Video Output 2560 x 1600
HDCP compatible Yes
Microsoft Certification Compatible with Windows 7
Compliant Standards RoHS
General
Device Type Graphics adapter
Enclosure Type Plug-in card
Interface Type PCI Express 2.1 x16
Width 1.3 in
Depth 6.6 in
Height 2.7 in
Weight 7.5 oz
Processor / Memory
Graphics Processor / Vendor ATI Radeon HD 5450
Clock Speed 650 MHz
RAMDAC Clock Speed 400 MHz
Video Memory Installed 512 MB
Technology GDDR3 SDRAM 64-bit
Memory Clock Speed 1.6 GHz
Features ATI Stream technology, Avivo Technology, Native HDMI, ATI Eyefinity Technology, MSI Solid Capacitor, ATI PowerPlay technology, Dynamic Overclocking Technology (D.O.T.) Express
Video Output
Max Resolution (external) 2560 x 1600
API Supported DirectX 11, OpenGL 3.2
Digital Video Standard Digital Visual Interface (DVI), High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)
HDCP compatible Yes
Expansion / Connectivity
Interfaces 1 x DVI-I (dual link) - 29 pin combined DVI
1 x VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15)
1 x HDMI - 19 pin HDMI Type A
Compatible Slots 1 x PCI Express 2.1 x16
Miscellaneous
Compatible with Windows 7 "Compatible with Windows 7" software and devices carry Microsoft’s assurance that these products have passed tests for compatibility and reliability with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7.
Compliant Standards RoHS
Software / System Requirements
Software Included Drivers & Utilities, Adobe Acrobat Reader, MSI Live Update Series, Microsoft DirectX, MSI Live, MSI VIVID, MSI Afterburner
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