Replacement card for my dead 8500GT Tags: Graphics Cards Power Supplies Graphics Last response: November 29, 2010 10:13 AM in Graphics & Displays Share cc_73 November 27, 2010 6:39:02 PM Hi all, First post after many days of searching and coming up with no answer! As the title says, my card has came to the end of it's life...i'm now faced with a dilemma on what to replace it with. After days of searching and reading etc i'm more confused than ever on what i can buy so i thought i should ask for some help before a make a costly mistake! My power supply is 300w which i have gathered is a big factor on what i can get, replacing my psu is really not an option at the moment. My pc is mainly used for gaming (left4dead 2, GTA etc) so i would like something that could run those, my 8500gt seemed to do the job pretty well as far i could tell. My budget would be preferably under £100 (UK) but im open to suggestions for anything slighty over. I am considering just replacing it with another 8500gt but im wondering if there is anything out there thats could be better? Any more info you need on my setup etc i will do my best to answer. Thanks More about : replacement card dead 8500gt | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Mousemonkey Graphics card Master Power supply Expert November 27, 2010 6:44:04 PM What about one of these? | Report abuse cc_73 November 27, 2010 7:16:33 PM I think that could be quite a tight fit inside my case due to it being dual slot.... By the looks of it my tv card would be pretty much sitting right on top it of it and covering half the fan which probably wouldn't be very good for airflow i'm assuming? | Report abuse Mousemonkey Graphics card Master Power supply Expert November 27, 2010 7:24:45 PM Why can't you just move the TV card to another slot? Bear in mind that I have no idea what motherboard or case you have, all I know is that you wanted a card for around £100. | Report abuse Related ressources Issues with my old nvidiageforce 8500gt video card 512mb - Forum 8500gt upgrade 300w - Forum 8500gt past a windows experience score of 4.8? - Forum Gaming graphics card to replace nvidia 8500GT - Forum NVIDIA® GeForce® 8500GT replacement - Forum Ask the community Publish cc_73 November 27, 2010 7:42:24 PM I could move it up a slot but i don't think it would fit due to there being a PCI slot in the way of it. Here is a link to my motherboard, will probably mean more to you than me! | Report abuse Mousemonkey Graphics card Master Power supply Expert November 27, 2010 7:46:57 PM What interface is the TV card? PCIe x1 or PCI? | Report abuse cc_73 November 27, 2010 9:28:54 PM It is a PCIe x1 i have as far as i know. | Report abuse Mousemonkey Graphics card Master Power supply Expert November 27, 2010 9:46:30 PM With that in the lower slot there should be enough room for a double slot card but it might be a bit close. | Report abuse cc_73 November 28, 2010 12:31:44 PM Mousemonkey said:With that in the lower slot there should be enough room for a double slot card but it might be a bit close. Yes i think it would be but it's still a good suggestion and i wil be keeping my eye on it, ty. Quote:do you want to stay with nVidia or go with ATi.? I don't mind either one, i'm open to all suggestions. | Report abuse tigrc Graphics card Expert November 28, 2010 2:33:52 PM ^ what he said. | Report abuse purple stank Graphics card Master Power supply Expert November 28, 2010 2:40:47 PM Games like Left 4 Dead 2 are not that demanding, i would say to go with a GT240 | Report abuse cc_73 November 28, 2010 5:04:05 PM So looks like its a choice between the ATi HD5670 and the nVidia GT240. The ATi won't blow everything due to it being for 400-watt now will it?! Thanks for all the advice and suggestions, i would never have figured it out on my own! | Report abuse cc_73 November 28, 2010 6:10:53 PM Thanks for the info i'll have a look around online and see what i can find. I'm assuming the price difference in them won't be much either. Can you recommend any decent online stores i can have a look at? | Report abuse tigrc Graphics card Expert November 28, 2010 6:32:33 PM http://www.scan.co.uk/Shop/Computer-Hardware http://www.awd-it.co.uk/scripts/default.asp These two seem to be the best. | Report abuse tigrc Graphics card Expert November 28, 2010 7:51:49 PM Quote:http://www.amazon.com/tag/uk ^ That one too | Report abuse cc_73 November 29, 2010 10:13:26 AM Thanks guys i'll check them out | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Graphics & Displays>Replacement card for my dead 8500GT> Related ressources: ForumHAVE HP 8330 WITH 8500GT GRAPHIC CARD FREEZING UP WHAT CAN I REPLACE IT WITH ForumReplacement for nvidia geforce 8500GT for dual monitors Forum8500GT Almost Dead ... 9800GT or GT240? ForumWhich card to replace a malfunctioning 8500GT ? Forum8500gt has died debating replacment ForumReplacing Nvidia 8500GT ForumFAKE 512MB 8500GT card ??? 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