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Pentium D bottleneck?

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November 23, 2010 7:10:14 PM

I own a 2.66 Pentium D cpu (dell dimension 9150). My video card is a radeon x300. I am looking for a good low profile card to upgrade to with no bottleneck(something with similar power usage as the x300). I will be using the card to play somewhat demanding games on 1280x1024 res.

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November 23, 2010 7:58:18 PM

Hi In. From my research i see that the card is a PCI-Express card and therefore you can pick up a few of the more modern graphics cards online, as i suggested in a earlier forum try looking out for the GT 2 series start at the GT210 as i know you can get these guys in small form factor also look out for Nvidia GT430 there newer range of products.
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November 23, 2010 8:03:29 PM

Pilk said:
Hi In. From my research i see that the card is a PCI-Express card and therefore you can pick up a few of the more modern graphics cards online, as i suggested in a earlier forum try looking out for the GT 2 series start at the GT210 as i know you can get these guys in small form factor also look out for Nvidia GT430 there newer range of products.



Wrong on most points.
The 5670 totally KILLS the G210, really everything does :lol: 
It also slaughters teh G220 and beats the g240 by a respectable margin.
The GT 430 is the worst price/perf card ever created by mankind. (Just saying)
You can look into the 5570, 5670, or the GT 240.
Anything else will cuase a bottleneck. Any Radeon 5 series gives DirectX11 and any Nvidia 4xx or 5xx series also gives DirectX11
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November 23, 2010 8:46:38 PM

I am sure that the video cards that you mentioned will cause a bottleneck. This is a 5 year old CPU here. I can only use DX9, so I don't care about the most recent video cards.
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a b U Graphics card
November 23, 2010 9:10:12 PM

Yeah, I know :lol: 
I myself have a Pentium D 935 with 1GB of RAM :lol: 
I have a 9600GSO in da rig. THere is little to no bottleneck.

if youre scared get the 5570 is a very solid card for a great price.
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November 23, 2010 9:13:03 PM

The problem is with my PSU. It is 350W. I need a video card that has somewhat better performance but uses the same amount of energy.
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a b U Graphics card
November 23, 2010 9:15:38 PM

Don't get me wrong there is bound to be some bottleneck but it is still a great card.
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a c 173 U Graphics card
November 23, 2010 9:26:36 PM

That cpu alone draw more than 90w at stock but you will be ok with a Low profile 5450 and it will do just fine.
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November 23, 2010 9:33:28 PM

I might try the 5450. I am not sure if the slot for the x300 will work for the 5450 though.
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a b U Graphics card
November 23, 2010 9:42:42 PM

What do you mean?
Don't you have a PCI-E slot?
@nforce4max I know this might sound strange but i had my whole rig running with a 300 watt OEM PSU.
THe rig was:
Pentium D 935
250GB SATA II HDD
9600GSO 1.5GB :lol:  DDR2
1GB RANDOM RAM
3 FANS
DVD Burner
so yeah
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a c 173 U Graphics card
November 23, 2010 9:51:30 PM

I got a 550w unit with a GTX460, a cpu that is drawing just under 100w, and 6 hard drives alongside 11 fans.

The 5450 will work just fine as it used the same slot as the x300. I had a x300 se once and it was the worst pci-e card that I have ever had. Power draw is slightly higher but you wont notice and there is only one thing that might spoil things but that is rare. Performance wise it should blow you away.
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a b U Graphics card
November 23, 2010 9:56:55 PM

Yeah but the thing is that the 5450 is not a gaming card by any stretch of imagination not even at 640*480.
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a c 173 U Graphics card
November 23, 2010 10:01:46 PM

plznote said:
Yeah but the thing is that the 5450 is not a gaming card by any stretch of imagination not even at 640*480.


I have gamed on less, try a 2400 pro and manged better res. If he/she wants a true gaming rig then don't buy low profile systems to begin with.
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a b U Graphics card
November 23, 2010 11:56:12 PM

I guess, but still a 5570 would be better.
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November 24, 2010 10:12:08 AM

plznote said:
Wrong on most points.
The 5670 totally KILLS the G210, really everything does :lol: 
It also slaughters teh G220 and beats the g240 by a respectable margin.
The GT 430 is the worst price/perf card ever created by mankind. (Just saying)
You can look into the 5570, 5670, or the GT 240.
Anything else will cuase a bottleneck. Any Radeon 5 series gives DirectX11 and any Nvidia 4xx or 5xx series also gives DirectX11


Um... where did we even mension what card it was othrer then a 300X? Please point out then.
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November 24, 2010 10:27:10 AM

plznote said:
Wrong on most points.
The 5670 totally KILLS the G210, really everything does :lol: 
It also slaughters teh G220 and beats the g240 by a respectable margin.
The GT 430 is the worst price/perf card ever created by mankind. (Just saying)
You can look into the 5570, 5670, or the GT 240.
Anything else will cuase a bottleneck. Any Radeon 5 series gives DirectX11 and any Nvidia 4xx or 5xx series also gives DirectX11


Heres a quick revieiw on the 5570 vs the GTS 430
http://www.guruht.com/2010/10/geforce-gt-430-vs-radeon-...
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a b U Graphics card
November 24, 2010 12:43:56 PM

Pilk said:
Um... where did we even mension what card it was othrer then a 300X? Please point out then.

What? Sorry, I can't comprehend. What are you asking?
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November 24, 2010 7:38:21 PM

LOL just asking where we decided what ATI card we where comparing, as i did not see anything posted by inhuman? the ATI 5670? i was comparing small form factor to an ATI 300X? is that correct? or else im really confused! =)
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a b U Graphics card
November 24, 2010 7:42:32 PM

We were not comparing anything i was just saying that the G210 really sux.
And the GT430 is only viable if you have a 3D HTPC.
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