What is the best graphics card my computer can handle?
Can someone please help me with this?
Please note that I actually have 4GB of ram, but windows xp does not recognize all of it. I have a large tower computer with a big video card already, but I think the card is dying. Sometimes when i play videos, when there are black backgrounds, I see strange while lines within the black, like the video quality is really bad or something. I just want to buy a new video card, but I need to know if my computer can handle it. I have a 1000w power supply and a lot of ventilation and fans in the tower. My current system is 4 years old. I don't mind changing my operating system to Windows 7.
Here are my system specs from DxDiag:
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.101209-1647)
System Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E6850 @ 3.00GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 2814MB RAM
Page File: 1606MB used, 3094MB available
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX
Chip type: GeForce 8800 GTX
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Display Memory: 768.0 MB
Current Mode: 1920 x 1200 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0012.6099 (English)
DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 10/16/2010 11:55:00, 6359552 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
Mini VDD: nv4_mini.sys
Mini VDD Date: 10/16/2010 11:55:00, 9623680 bytes
You can play most games on medium to high settings at 720P resolutions. You can probably play any PC game. Just turn the settings down a little bit. I know you can play Crysis on medium for sure. That game has really good looking graphics even on medium.