Current model upgrade for a nvidia 8500gt Tags: Nvidia World Of Warcraft Graphics Product Last response: January 1, 2011 6:25 PM in Graphics & Displays Share mhudson89521 January 1, 2011 3:30:46 PM Hello, My son has a gateway that is a couple of yeas old that has this video card installed. The monitor that came with it died this christmas and the new one I bought him runs in 1900 x 1200. The problem is it has made his world of warcraft game almost unplayable (slow and clunky video). I have done some reading here and see the power supply is an issue for upgrading. The current card has no powersupply cable hooked to it, but there is ONE available. What is a decent card that will fit in his system that will allow him to play wow again? not budget constrained as much as computer constrained, so looking for the best card for the money that will work. Thanks, More about : current model upgrade nvidia 8500gt rolli59 a c 103 Î Nvidia a b Ý World of Warcraft January 1, 2011 3:45:16 PM Not knowing the size of the PSU limits the choices this GT240 is as powerful as it gets for a small PSU and is a big upgrade from 8500gt http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... another option HD5670 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Then there is this GTS450 which I would recommend if the PSU can handle it http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... another option HD5750 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... mhudson89521 January 1, 2011 3:58:20 PM rolli I went and looked its a 400W ps which one of the above will work best with that? Thanks Related resources NVIDIA ® GeForce® 8500GT replacement - Forum 8500gt upgrade 300w - Forum HP Pavilion Slimline s3400t with a nvidia 8500gt for gaming? - Forum 8500gt causing freezes with any game - Forum Gaming graphics card to replace nvidia 8500GT - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer rolli59 a c 103 Î Nvidia a b Ý World of Warcraft January 1, 2011 4:17:40 PM If this is the PSU http://support.gateway.com/s/Servers/9220Server/WMEHP-E... they should all work. I will like to add this HD5770 card to the list though, because it is better than the others http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... In performance order then from best down HD5770, GTS450, HD5750, HD5670 and GT240 If there are space constraints then the lower the power the more compact the card is. For ease of installation then another Nvidia card will run on the same drivers as the 8500GT although a driver update would be needed. mhudson89521 January 1, 2011 6:22:57 PM thanks I do appreciate it I purchased the 450 after reading that the newer one required a 450w ps. Maybe it really didnt and it was fine, but the 450 has to be a huge upgrade for him and at least it was listed to work with a 400 w You just made a 12 year old happy (and gave me a job to install a video card) rolli59 a c 103 Î Nvidia a b Ý World of Warcraft January 1, 2011 6:25:31 PM Yes the GTS450 is a massive upgrade and I believe he is going to be very happy! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumWhich card to replace a malfunctioning 8500GT ? ForumBuoght a graphics card xfx geforce 8500gt (512mb) PROBLEM! ForumNVIDIA GeForce 8500GT Failure ForumLetting go of my Nvidia 8500gt ? ForumNvidia 8500gt vs. 9800gt Forum8500gt upgrade to 8800gt ? ForumUse EVGA Nvidia 9800GTX+ & 8500GT together NON-SLI ForumHuge Upgrade From Geforce 6200 to Geforce 8500GT ? ForumUpgrading from 8500GT w/ limited budget and PC specs ForumAsus gtx560ti directcuII-broken More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !