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Does my graphic card die? 512MB GeForce 9500GS (solved)

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September 5, 2010 12:49:32 AM

My computer is about 2 years old, and today when I ran StarCraft 2 it just play slideshow to me.
even when I lower to the lowest setting it still laggy to a point that I cant play properly.

Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 1 (32-bit)
Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Quad processor Q9300 2.5GHz
3GB DDR2-800MHz dual channel SDRAM (2x1024,2x512)
512MB NVIDIA GeForce 9500GS
640GB 7200 rpm SATA 3Gb/s, two drives (2x320GB)

My graphic card has been replay by Nvidia for recall, so it's about 1 year old.
I have try to restart my computer and close all the program include anti-virus.

I am not sure if my card die, it was fine yesterday.
and i can still do other thing as watching video and open photoshop without problem.

Can anyone tell me what might be the problem?
If I need to replace my graphic card what will be a good choice around $100 USD
a b Î Nvidia
a c 189 U Graphics card
September 5, 2010 3:41:23 AM

9500GS is not good enough for today standard, get a new card...

What is your PSU? brand? model?
Monitor? Resolution?
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September 5, 2010 4:10:30 AM

I am not sure what my PSU is, when I open the case on the label it write.
Lite-ON
model PS-6301-02
DC out put 300W

My computer is HP a6560t
Monitor is Acer AL2216w 1680x1050

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a c 189 U Graphics card
September 5, 2010 5:09:42 AM

Well, HD5670 is the best card if you want to upgrade your card without upgrade PSU...
Like this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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September 5, 2010 5:13:46 AM

thank you for reply
so if I use the card that Helltech(the previous reply) recomment
MSI and AUSU, i need to upgrade my PSU inorder to do so?
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a b Î Nvidia
a c 153 U Graphics card
September 5, 2010 5:14:59 AM

Yes you will, with your current PSU the 5670 will be the best card you can get.
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September 12, 2010 12:29:57 AM

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a c 272 U Graphics card
September 12, 2010 12:47:11 AM

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