New video card issues.

It all started with my stock Video card a Geforce overheating and finally dieing. I decided to go and pick up a new card at best buy, i picked up a Radeon HD4350. The card works ok but it is unbearable in the new medal of honor (even on the lowest settings). I get around 25 FPS when alone but in any fight it drops to 10, and if there is smoke it drops to 6-3. I thought at first it was because i didn't have the latest version of direct x, but after some time and updating windows and making sure the drivers were right, the problem is still there. My question is, is there something i can do to fix this, or should i buy a new card for my computer. After doing some research on some other cards i found this card EVGA 01G-P3-N959-TR GeForce 9500 GT Video Card - 1GB DDR2, PCI Express 2.0, SLI Support, (Dual Link) Dual DVI, HDTV, VGA Support ( Link below). Any input will be welcome, and thank you.

Link to new card i'm thinking about replacing this card with.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4111742&csid=ITD&body=REVIEWS#tabs

My computer information

Dell XPS 630i
Windows Vista Service Pack 2, 32bit
4GB RAM
Video card, newly upgraded HD4350
I have direct X 11
I can provide more information if needed.

Thanks again.
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  1. If you do that you will be disappointed, the 9500GT is not a gaming card.
  2. jman361,

    Best bet for choosing GPU is benchmarks online, then you can price compare @ your leisure.
    Try http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/
    Then search for specific benchmarks on the web for your favorite games.
    The HD4350 is several generations back, and is considered, dead center in midrange price
    GPU.

    By the way, which "new MOH"?

    Good hunting.
  3. Op return that card and save up/order a 100 dollar card from newegg. A gts250 or ati hd 4850. If you can afford more, there are other options.
    A 4670 would be much better than that 4830. Its a card with only 80stream processors, where the 4850 has 800.
  4. jman361 said:

    Yes, it's about ten tiers above the 9500GT and even more above the 4350.
  5. According to this, your Dell 630i is a high performance model.
    http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/xps630i/en/OM/HTML/specs.htm#wp1104354
    With a 750 watt psu
    You must be new to video cards if you went and replaced the card with a 4830 ?
    What was in there a 8800,9800, gts 250 ?

    http://www.my630i.com/
    Probably a 8800
  6. Yes i had an 8800, but the video card overheated and died, so there is no using it. Although i bought the card in late dec 2008, you think there is any chance of a replacement? From what that benchmark site says the 4850 is better than the 8800, so instead of replacing it with another 8800 i'm going to go with the 4850.

    I am new to the video card business, i usually just go with the best on the dell site when i order a new computer. But since the card is the only thing malfunctioning, i'm just going to use a new card (and my biggest mistake was trusting a best buy guy, and not doing this research ahead of time.), and carry it over if i buy/build a new computer.

    What happened with my 8800 was the temperature was going up to like 80 degrees C, and then freezing my game that i was in and it would have green pixels mixed around. Then i got some advice from my friends to turn the fans up and it fixed it for a few months. However it finally started not sending signals to my computer so i figured it was time for a new card.

    Let me know if i have any other options here :).

    Edit: i kept meaning to say the new Moh is a medal of honor game that was just released, it is just called medal of honor like the original and i said new so it would not be confused :).
  7. Jman361,

    Maybe this will help.

  8. Jman361,

    May I recommend, if you have the funds of course.

    ZOTAC AMP! ZT-40403-10P GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready.

    Newegg $229.99 after mail-in rebate
  9. Maybe i should have mentioned that i have 125$ to spend which the 4850 fits right into. I know there is probably but i think that is the best i can afford.
  10. The 4850 is a good card. If you can stretch your budget a little more the gtx 460-768meg model with rebate gets near your budget.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162058&cm_re=gtx_460_768mb-_-14-162-058-_-Product
    This has MUCH more power than your old 8800. The 9800 is representative of your 8800's performance.
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GeForce_GTX_460_Cyclone_OC_768_MB/31.html
  11. Thx for the input, im going to see if i can come up with 60$ to get that one. I just want to double check, it all looks ok to me but it will work with my motherboard before i buy it.

    Thanks again for all your help guys.
  12. It uses 2 6 pin pci express power connectors. If you don't have any , it will come with molex to pci-e adapters. So you would need 4 molex connectors open.
    Yes it will work with your m/b, and is not a very big card.
    Your psu meets power requirements.
    The connectors should work out. You might want to verify that by looking.
  13. Forgot to say, I checked and have 2 of those 6 power cables.
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