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June 23, 2010 4:36:43 AM

hello. i have recently bought a geforce 220 one gig from best buy and i installed it but its not makeing much of a differance from my old radeon x1250 i could play games like crysis on thyat and it would give me ok fps on low settings but when i play it on the gt 220 its the same ? could this be a power problem ?

250 psu (300 recamended)
amd athlon X2 duel core processor 2.50 GHZ
3 gigs of ram and memory

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a b U Graphics card
June 23, 2010 7:54:18 PM

That is a very very low Power Supply, and a 220 isn't that powerful of a card, but I'd recommend at least a 350 watt. They're very cheap to buy and should be fine.

Sorry to say the GT220 won't be a huge upgrade either from your previous video card if you intend on playing games like Crysis. You should have went with a more powerful card if you wanted to see a bigger increase in performance. A 250 or a 5750 would have netted you 3x more performance at a slight increase in cost.

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June 23, 2010 7:58:02 PM

oh well i think i might be able to return it to get a 250 and yes i will buy a 350 watt psu from best buy or a retailer like that thank you :bounce: 
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a b U Graphics card
June 23, 2010 8:11:36 PM

Heads up, power supplies and video cards tend to be cheaper if you buy them online (if you can handle the time for shipping).

Good luck!
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a c 106 U Graphics card
June 23, 2010 8:27:59 PM

The GT220 is alot faster than the 1250, but it's still slow. It's like comparing 2mph vs 4mph. Sure that's a huge difference if your walking, but on the freeway that is Crysis you want to be going at least 60 :D 
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a b U Graphics card
June 23, 2010 8:58:24 PM

^^ Nice analogy! XD
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June 24, 2010 3:55:17 AM

so basicly i had a taco with a little firesauce on it then i put a load of firesauce on it but i still dont have as much as the guy at the other table ?
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a b U Graphics card
June 24, 2010 4:58:23 AM

yeah pretty much and you'll be humbly surprised by home much cheaper gpus are online for example i found a 9800gt at staples for like 180 online you can have that card for $90 so half the cost
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June 25, 2010 4:18:44 AM

well the thing is i never found out about tomshardware so i thought the gt 220 was good and so i opended it up and installed it so i dont think ill be able to return it and also i have a 250 watt psu if i havnt told you so i dont know how to install one of those
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June 25, 2010 4:21:11 AM

if i ever did get a better video card it would probly be a ati radeon 4770 and a 550 watt psu thats most likely a total of 160 bucks and i am young so i think i will just settle witht he gt 220 for now. oh and can you guys give me your opinions about the amd athlon processor i have the 4800+ is it ok ?
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a b U Graphics card
June 25, 2010 4:30:52 PM

what socket do you have? if you have an am3 or even an am2+ you should look at the new athlon II processors pretty good for the money
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June 25, 2010 9:06:44 PM

i think its a amd 2 socket but im am not positive i just wanted to know if its like really horrible at gameing
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a c 235 U Graphics card
June 25, 2010 9:16:06 PM

techspot ran a GT220 in an overclocked i7 system and didn't break 180w in total system power. 350w for a GT220?? maybe if you bought the PSU of ebay for $10.....
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a b U Graphics card
June 25, 2010 9:44:06 PM

If the GT 220 is working, I don't see that he necessarily has a PSU issue. The performance issue is primarily based on three issues.

1) The CPU is old/aging/slow.

2) Crysis is a **BEAST**

3) The GT 220 is not really a gaming video card by today's standards.
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a b U Graphics card
June 25, 2010 9:46:09 PM

distantlander said:
well the thing is i never found out about tomshardware so i thought the gt 220 was good and so i opended it up and installed it so i dont think ill be able to return it and also i have a 250 watt psu if i havnt told you so i dont know how to install one of those


You can try. When I worked at Best Buy (YEARS ago) they took returns on all kinds of opened computer components. LOL Worst thing that happens is they say no. But I kinda doubt it since it's not software or something you can copy.
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June 26, 2010 4:42:56 AM

well ill email them and see what they have to say. oh and the x1250 (ive brought this up before) but no one seemed to awnser me, i disconected the 1250 and the gt 220 is worse ? in gameing ?
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June 26, 2010 4:54:33 AM

ok i am going to install a new power supply this is the link, http://www.amazon.com/Thermaltake-W0070RUC-430W-Power-S.... i have a f690gvm type motherboard . do you guys know if it is compatible with my system? i have a cpu socket of amd 2 (940) can anyone give me a list of processors avaible to me that i can run in my pc ? i know this is a lot to take on and i thank you so very much for helping me if you can
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