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Looking for a Video card upgrade

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
July 29, 2010 8:34:29 AM

Hey Guys

As the post says looking for a upgrade at the moment my system is.

MotherB. Asus P5PL2-E
Petium D 3.2ghz.(crap i know)
2Gb of Ram
MSI 512Mb GT 9500
Atlas 450Watt PSU(has no 6 pin conection)
XP pro 32 bit

Really looking for the best Card my system can run with no upgrades to PSU or Cpu

Was thinking GT 220 1Gb DDR 2 Gainward card would be a little better yes/no?local dealer has one for 130$Aus(live in a town with 1 Pc shop)

Open to all idea guys what do you guys think?

Thanks heaps in advance for your time.

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a b U Graphics card
July 29, 2010 8:49:24 AM

What else is available? Give us a list and we'll pick the best.
July 29, 2010 9:00:39 AM

Really unsure as to what cards can run with no 6 or 8 pin conections.
I asked the dealer what cards he had in stock and what would run,everytime ending back up at the GT 220,but im willing to pay 80-150$ for something that will get better FPS then a 512MB GT9500 just kinda no nothing when it come to what i can and cant use.
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a b U Graphics card
July 29, 2010 9:17:30 AM

Is the HD 5670 available?
July 29, 2010 9:51:46 AM

I dubt he has it in stock but.i can order it in or buy off the net if needed.And the HD 5670 can run on my systen with no PSU upgrades?
a c 189 U Graphics card
July 29, 2010 9:52:38 AM

HD5670 or GT240 are good upgrade from the old 9500 GT and you don't need change PSU...
July 29, 2010 10:36:42 AM

Thanks guys

Been goggle'n the HD 5670 as it looks like the better option out of the 2,but just checking before i order one and get it home,my Atlas 450watt PSU has no 6 or 8 pin connection' from what i read i just buy a 6 pin to 4 converter.and guessing those are the same one that plug into harddrive and CD drives?
July 29, 2010 10:40:08 AM

^+1 what he said

5770 would be a good choice according to ur budget and power but u will face huge bottleneck
July 29, 2010 10:51:11 AM


If you were happy with your GT9500 , you should be very pleased with your GT220 upgrade. It's a three tier upgrade and that's a good selection.

July 29, 2010 11:19:46 AM

Thanks again guys

Just checking with 6 pin to 4 converter is this safe for PSU?guessing it must be if there selling them like that?

also Djaabrams the GT 220 seems ok.but thinking the HD 5670 is lots better.
a b U Graphics card
July 29, 2010 11:39:48 AM

Normally, you'd need a four pin molex to six pin PCI-E connector.

However, the HD 5670 does not need any external connections, and receives all its power from the motherboard's PCI-E x16 slot.
July 29, 2010 12:58:19 PM

i would recommend getting a HD 5750 since the gt 220 is only slightly better than a 9500 gt.
it does need a 6 pin but if you get a 4 pin molex to 6 pin adapter then it should work.
but getting the gt 240 is more of a sensible idea. also what part of Australia do you live?
i live in Sydney : )