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Upgrading geforce 8400gs, newbie

Hi everyone,

Casual gamer who has reached the top limit of the installed GeForce 8400gs that came installed with my whitebox a couple years ago. Became more noticeable when I loaded Left 4 Dead 2 on Steam.

From what I can tell, this is a low profile PCI form factor. Not sure how to find out what other form factors, if any, my motherboard supports or what the top end is on my power supply. Don't want to make this overly complicated as this machine isn't primarily a gaming machine. I do a little low-end video editing and processing on it very occasionally.

Would like to keep the cost under $100, if possible.

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  1. More information needed on you setup. Not much to upgrade with $100.
  2. What are the rest of your specs?
    For a $100, a HD 5670 or a HD 6670 are good choices.
  3. DelroyMonjo said:
    More information needed on you setup. Not much to upgrade with $100.

    Can be flexible with upgrade $.


    AMD Athlon II X2 Dual-Core Processor 250 (3.0 GHz) AM3, ADX250OCGBOX

    Asus M4N68T-M Socket AMS/GeForce 7025 / DDR3-1800 motherboard

    4Gb (2x2Gb) 240 pin DDR3 SCRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel

    500 GB 16MB Cache SATA 7200 rpm

    22X DVD-RW Dual layer w/ lightscribe

    nVidia GeForce 8400GS 512MB DDR2 DVI/VGA PCI-EXP video card

    Real Tek 8-channel digital sound onboard

    Real Tek Gigabit 10/100/1000 ethernet onboard

    Scorpion mid-tower ATX case

    2x thermal take/Antec ultra-quiet case fans

    her X orion 585 watt power supply
  4. Gman450 said:

    Thanks Gman. Don't want to be stupid about saving 20 bucks. Money aside, which would you suggest?
  5. Best answer
    The HD 5770 hands down! :)
  6. Best answer selected by skling123.
  7. Gman450 said:
    The HD 5770 hands down! :)

    Ordered. Thanks !!
  8. Anytime. :)
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