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Advice on upgrading my gfx card pls

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September 5, 2011 9:38:36 AM

i want to upgrade for the new battle field 3 game i have around £70 to spend any recomendations would be great thank you :) 

system specs >>

asus p5kpl-am epu mother board
nvidia 8400 GS
2 Gb ram
2.6 E4700 processor
430 watt psu
PLS ONLY ATI CARDS (i hate nvidia with a passion)

a b U Graphics card
September 5, 2011 9:52:03 AM

£70 for a decent graphics card for BF3 isnt going to get you a lot (either AMB or Nvidia) - what resolution do you plan on gaming at ?
September 5, 2011 9:52:34 AM

if your budget is 70....then you should go for the ati 5670....i dont know really how much that mean in u$....but 5670 costs around 65 to 70$....and the one 6670 costs around 100$....make sure to get atleast 4 gb of ram...
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September 5, 2011 9:54:49 AM

ulysses35 said:
£70 for a decent graphics card for BF3 isnt going to get you a lot (either AMB or Nvidia) - what resolution do you plan on gaming at ?

urm it will be @ 1280x1024 i dont need antyhing top of the range tht will run it 8x aa and all tht just wna run the game at around 1280x1024 medium or high gfx settings
September 5, 2011 9:56:57 AM

ah....you should have atleast a 400$ grphics card to run at 8 aa.....if you buy 5670 or a 6670....aa will not be good
September 5, 2011 9:59:18 AM

bilalwaseem said:
ah....you should have atleast a 400$ grphics card to run at 8 aa.....if you buy 5670 or a 6670....aa will not be good


no no lol i mean like i wont need any AA im not a hardcore gamer but the trailer has got me upgrading as i know this piece of junk im using now wont run it as long as i can run the game @ 1280x1024 and gfx settings on medium im good:) 
September 5, 2011 10:02:13 AM

ati 5670 wont be a good card.....or a 6670....but you should be able to play at medium settings...but be sure to upgrade ur ram to 4gb...
September 5, 2011 10:07:37 AM

ok thanks for all your help guys ive decided on the 6670 (little more bang for the buck)
ive not got a clue about ram could u post a link to a 2 gb stick pls <3
September 5, 2011 10:15:49 AM

i retract my last comment about a link i dont know what ddr it is i guess ill take my base unit to a shop
to get a 2gb stick once again thanks for your help :)  much apprectiated
September 5, 2011 4:02:19 PM

dude....go for the ddr3....which is the latest version of ddr....and i good modern technology.....dont buy the ddr2 one....it is alittle bit old though....
the modern technology of ddr in graphics card is ddr5....

did you understood what i said:p ???
a b U Graphics card
September 5, 2011 4:58:27 PM

bilalwaseem said:
dude....go for the ddr3....which is the latest version of ddr....and i good modern technology.....dont buy the ddr2 one....it is alittle bit old though....
the modern technology of ddr in graphics card is ddr5....

did you understood what i said:p ???


I understand what you said. You told him to buy DDR3 RAM even though the mobo he listed above only uses DDR2.

Ignore that comment maty0255.

If you want to add just one stick of memory - best to match it to the other one you have. Open the case and get the model number of the memory off the memory stick (you might have to pull it out - which is very easy) and go to the vendors site for a matching model number.

Just take care that before and when opening the case you observe common practices to avoid electrostatic discharge - see this article related to upgrading a video card for advice on what I am talking about:

http://www.upgradevideocards.com/install.html

Otherwise, to replace all RAM, you can go to the website of a major supplier, like say Crucial, and input your memoryboard number and get upgrade options , like this:

http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.aspx?model=P5KPL...

On this page you can buy 4 GB of the slower 800 MHz memory for $50 or faster 1066 memory for $80. Obviously faster is better, but depends on budget. Note that the "orange" memory has some advantages but works at a different voltage level that may require you to make some BIOS changes to make it work.
September 6, 2011 2:56:31 PM

......but as far as i know the best compatibility would be a
core i3 2100 is dh67cl mobo....which is a good mobo and you can get core i5 or an i7 on the same mobo if he or she wants...and ricky john i didnt know what he or she mentioned the mobo...i am just telling him or her that the 2 gb ddr2 wont be too good...go for the 4gb ddr3...thats what i told him or her....
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