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Any point to an upgrade?

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March 30, 2011 5:40:46 AM

I've got an older machine with an ASUS A8N-SLI motherboard, an Athlon 64 3200+ 2.0GHz CPU, and 2 GB of RAM. It's got an eVGA GeForce 7600 GS 256MB PCIe video card in it now. Would a new cheap video card let me play HD video or full screen Flash? If so, any recommendations?

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March 30, 2011 5:52:16 AM

Your card isn't able to play HD?

I believe that model should be able to.
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March 30, 2011 6:17:42 AM

Thanks. Mine will play Quicktime 720p, barely. Full screen flash? Not even close.
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March 30, 2011 7:49:40 AM

Well it might just be your CPU. Flashes consume a tremendous amount of CPU power and your CPU is well outdated by at least 5 years I believe.
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March 30, 2011 5:37:56 PM

I find that hard to believe that you cant play HD video my old 7600gt did 1080p just fine you might want to try updating your drivers and play your video with a different player no offense but quick time is a terrible player try vlc, gom player, or windows media player classic. Also whats the temps on the card? cpu?
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