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Need to upgrade Dell E520 Graphics card

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October 1, 2010 9:33:01 PM

Hello,
I have a Dell E520 with 4GB of RAM and the original ATI x1300 256mb video card. I DO NOT play any games. I am a photographer and I want to upgrade to a better/faster video card to process my RAW files into jpegs. I also occasionally edit standard definition video and burn to DVDs (which I did with this computer setup). Looking for a new card seems very confusing. Can someone direct me to a card sub $75.00 that would be a worth the cost for the increased and faster performance over what I have now. Thank you!
Joe

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a b U Graphics card
October 1, 2010 9:44:15 PM

For your use, a ATI 4670 or a 4750 or a nVidia GTS220 should be fine given your budget and probably low wattage PSU.
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October 1, 2010 10:19:19 PM

Does your software support Nvidia CUDA or ATI/AMD Steam?? If not, a graphics card update won't help you and you need more CPU power.
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October 1, 2010 11:41:53 PM

rwpritchett said:
Does your software support Nvidia CUDA or ATI/AMD Steam?? If not, a graphics card update won't help you and you need more CPU power.




It has a E6400 2.13 ghz core duo-conroe (whatever that means, LOL!!)
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October 1, 2010 11:57:14 PM

Theres only a handful of software that benefits from a better video card, most likely a GPU upgrade will not benefit you much.

965s don't support quads so you might be stuck with a system overhaul.
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October 2, 2010 12:46:30 AM

Actually, depending on what OPs doing a GPU upgrade will help. If the OPs doing a lot of real-time previewing with filers (think filters in Sony Vegas) the X1300 may be a bit too weak.

I'v had this problem a long while back where I tried to use a ATI All-in-Wonder 9200 with Vegas (6.x IIRC) and it was problematic in the sense that previewing lagged like hell after applying effects,etc. Upgrading to a better GPU fixed this lag. And no, this preview rendering had nothing to do with the CPU & RAM limitations.

I think OP is lagging in something like this.
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October 2, 2010 1:12:24 AM

What is OP?
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a b U Graphics card
October 2, 2010 1:22:04 AM

Original poster

The person who started the thread
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October 2, 2010 12:12:58 PM

Timop said:


965s don't support quads so you might be stuck with a system overhaul.

It only took a bios update to make the G965 quad capable, Dell put Quad's in the XPS 410 ( same chipset ) and many people have upgraded thier E520's with them, not really worth it unless the chip can be found cheap.
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October 12, 2010 12:19:24 AM

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October 12, 2010 12:25:19 AM

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