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a b U Graphics card
June 29, 2010 7:19:04 PM

what is you monitor resolution, PSU, and budget
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a b U Graphics card
June 29, 2010 7:19:47 PM

$35 is about what that GT 220 is worth if you ask me. It's not a gaming graphics card. They sell new for more of course. :) 

Here's a review of that video card:

http://www.pcgameshardware.com/aid,697132/Geforce-GT-22...

Personally, if you are looking to upgrade, I'd look at something better. It appears to perform like a 9500GT which I think is somewhere inline with the 8600GT. Although I'd have to look up old benchmarks online to confirm.
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June 29, 2010 7:26:01 PM

Well, my 8600 isn't wanting to cool right I don't think. I only run at 1280x1024 screen resolution because I am on a 17 inch monitor so if it runs games good on that res then ill be fine. My PSU is a silverstone 400 watt and my budget isn't very high right now.
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a b U Graphics card
June 29, 2010 7:28:20 PM

This review:

http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-9500-gt-review/10

Shows the 9500GT being a little faster than the 8600GT. So if the GT220 performs about the same as the 9500GT, you 'should' see some improvement performance wise. :)  Keep in mind, this is a low end GPU. So at your resolution it'll probably work, but you won't be able to maximize settings without getting very low FPS. So keep settings Low to Medium
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June 29, 2010 7:30:04 PM

If it out preforms the 8600GT then I should be fine for my games? With the 8600GT before it started overheating I was able to get 40-60 FPS in fallout 3 on HIGH with 2x AA, 8 or 16 AF I think and a hi-res texture pack.
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a b U Graphics card
June 29, 2010 7:31:29 PM

what is your budget and psu?
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June 29, 2010 7:33:39 PM

400 WATT PSU and maybe a 50$ budget? I will also see what ebay has.
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June 29, 2010 7:40:13 PM

Yeah, I think ill save up and get an 8800 on ebay or something.
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a b U Graphics card
June 29, 2010 7:40:50 PM

if he can go with 8800gt then why not gts 250?
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a b U Graphics card
June 29, 2010 7:41:53 PM

mjsharma said:
if he can go with 8800gt then why not gts 250?


price and his PSU, personally i would just save up for both and get a new PSU and GPU
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June 29, 2010 8:33:24 PM

OK, figured out the problem with my 8600GT. The FAN DIED ON IT. On top of that instead of accepting an rma the only option XFX gave me was them sending me a replacement fan which means I have to risk ruining the video card by installing it.
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a b U Graphics card
June 29, 2010 8:37:25 PM

jasonpwns said:
OK, figured out the problem with my 8600GT. The FAN DIED ON IT. On top of that instead of accepting an rma the only option XFX gave me was them sending me a replacement fan which means I have to risk ruining the video card by installing it.


:o  This means you'll need some thermal compound and some patience.
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