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July 31, 2010 9:45:38 PM

Hi, with the release of a few games just around the corner I want to upgrade my GeForce 9200 to somthing more gaming worth, the only problem is i have no idea what my computer can take :(  Please help me out?

My price range is £150 (Max)

My computer is an Acer Aspire X3300 with AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 630 Processor (4 CPUs), ~2.8GHz and 4gb RAM...

Total newbie at all this, if there is anymore info you need let me know.

Thanks.



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a b Î Nvidia
July 31, 2010 9:50:26 PM

EDIT: Ignore, I failed, brain lapse sorry.
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a b Î Nvidia
July 31, 2010 9:59:33 PM

Lmeow needs to chill* :lol: 

I believe that there is an HD5670 low profile. I'd get that and a SFF PSU. 220Watts is cutting it, even with a low-power card.

*Unless there's more than one version
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a b Î Nvidia
July 31, 2010 10:01:43 PM

Your computer is both a small form factor and has a very weak power supply. It really isn't intended to be upgraded to a gaming computer. If you still want to then a new case and power supply is called for before considering what card to get.
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a b Î Nvidia
July 31, 2010 10:02:02 PM

Oh. That's right... it's an OEM PSU... Damn.

Yeah just ignore my post please.

Shadow, what do you mean by 'unless there's more than one version'?
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July 31, 2010 10:09:42 PM

It was never intended to become a Major gaming, just something that could maybe play something like FF14 on Low-Mid, I would go ahead and get the 9600 for the minimum, but I have no idea if it'll take it.
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a b Î Nvidia
July 31, 2010 10:19:29 PM

There are plenty of low-profile HD5570s that will run on a minimal PSU.
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a b Î Nvidia
July 31, 2010 10:41:47 PM

If anything will run it will be the HD5570 but it's still questionable on a 220w. I guess you could give it a go and return the card if it is too much for the PSU.
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August 1, 2010 1:30:13 AM

I will have a look into it, Thank you :) 
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a b Î Nvidia
August 1, 2010 4:19:27 AM

Make sure to get a low profile version of the card or it won't fit into your case.
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