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December 18, 2011 6:38:46 PM

Hello,
hi, my pc is 4 years old, and im looking to upgrade my graphic card to play a few off the less demanding new games(skyrim). i have a pci express nvidia geforce 8800gts 320 mb card. i believe that the bast my motherboard can handle is pcie 1.0. so whats the best i could opt for? other specs are 4gb ram intel quad 2.4 running vista

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a c 214 U Graphics card
December 18, 2011 6:40:46 PM

What is your budget?

What is the make/model of your PSU?

I would suggest going for a 6850.But we need to know what PSU you have and your budget to really give you the best answer.

a b U Graphics card
December 18, 2011 7:11:11 PM

even 6770 is suitable for your system but it has pci 2.1 that is backward compatible but you should be fine.
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December 18, 2011 8:04:01 PM

thanks for the quick replies. ive just joined this forum today, and please bare inmind that i'm in not way an expert on pc's. is there a way to determine the PSU without unplugging all the cables and looking in the back and pulling the tower out?(my other half wouldnt appreciate that tonight)the mother board is a PSN-ESLI ALPI, make pheonix version 1.0 bios 0705
i had been tod in the past that pcie 2.0 cards wernt back compatable.is this not so?the card plays games that are a couple of years old quite well(..fallout3 ). i dont need an ultra card, just something i can upgrade to that would handle a new game like skyrim. if i can help it i dont want to spend more than £100..though less would be great. i've always used nvidia cards,but have no worries about switching to a radeon based card and have upgraded older systems on my own before..but pc tek moves on so fast that i'm totally out of touch with whats happening now
a b U Graphics card
December 18, 2011 8:09:46 PM

so 6770 is great choice for you.
December 18, 2011 8:25:53 PM

thanks xtreme5.does the 6770 card need any kind of adaptor to fit my older 1.0 board?
a c 214 U Graphics card
December 18, 2011 10:01:51 PM

Almost every version of the PCI-E bus is backwards compatible.But although they are backwards compatible their have been instances where people have said they have problems using a 2.1 GPU with a 1.0 PCI-E slot.Just stay with a 2.0 card and you shouldn't have any problems.

If you open the side panel of the case their should be a sticker on the back of the PSU of a chart.Post back what the wattage of the PSU is and how man amps it has on the +12/v rail(s).

The 6770 is faster than the 8800GTS but only by a small amount.The 6850 is much faster making it a much more worthwhile upgrade.It's just a little outside your price range but it's well worth it.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sapphire-11180-00-20R-HD6850-GD...
a b U Graphics card
December 19, 2011 7:09:46 AM

neil225 said:
thanks xtreme5.does the 6770 card need any kind of adaptor to fit my older 1.0 board?

nah, nah, directly fit it.
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