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Hi I am trying to figure out what to upgrade my comps integrated video card to

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December 31, 2011 7:40:48 PM

I have a Processor Type
AMD Phenom II 960T Quad-Core
Processor Speed
3.0 GHz
Processor Cores
4
RAM
8GB PC3-10600 DDR3 (Expandable to 16 GB)
Hard Drive Capacity
1.5 TB
Hard Drive Speed (Revolutions Per Minut
5400 RPM
Optical Drive
SuperMulti DVD
Graphics
ATI Radeon HD 4200
Pre-loaded Operating System
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
Graphics
Dedicated Video Memory
No
Shared Video Memory
Up to 3067 MB


whats a nice video card that wont break my system?
a c 92 U Graphics card
December 31, 2011 7:43:15 PM

whats your power supply?
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a c 253 U Graphics card
December 31, 2011 8:17:14 PM

It is very important to list your power supply because the video cards all had minimum PSU requirements. You also need to let us know what your budget amount is.

EVGA 03G-P3-1595-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) Classified ULTRA 3072MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
$619.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA 015-P3-1580-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
$499.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1572-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
$339.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA 012-P3-2066-KR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 448 Cores FTW 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
$289.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA 01G-P3-1460-KR GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
$179.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1557-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
$159.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Without knowing your budget and power supply this would be the list you can choose from.
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a c 225 U Graphics card
December 31, 2011 8:24:11 PM

To give a useful answer .....be nice to know:

-How many PCI-E GFX card slots you have ?

-Mobo Model ?

-What Monitor resolution ?

-How much ya wanna spend and .....

-What model PSU ?

-What is case / cooling ?


Best I can say w/o that is ....

<$200 get a 6870
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...


> $200 get a 900 Mhz 560 TI
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
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a c 92 U Graphics card
December 31, 2011 8:24:39 PM


@inzone that list is messed up wtf. do you work for EVGA or something? cause $160 for a 550 ti is like $60 over priced.

all the cards are overpriced and 2 of them cost more than the OP's entire system by the looks of it...
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January 1, 2012 12:15:45 AM

Ahhhh thanks for getting back to me! i am unsure of what the power supply is but I have one in my old computer is 420 watts and its got a cable that goes to the video card. The new computer I have doesnt tell me what wattage it is and so I am assuming its cheap.

I was thinking of getting the 6870 video card (raidon) and its about 200$ (I'm a poor canadian :p  lol........ummm Its got at least one

here is some more info
Available AGP Slots
Not Applicable
Available Hard Drive Bays
1 External 3.5" (Available); 2 Internal 3.5" (One Available)
Available Memory Slots
4 DIMM (240-Pin; DDR3) (Two Available)
Available Optical Bays
2 External 5.25" (One Available)
Available PCI Slots
No
Available PCI-E Slots
3 PCI Express x1 (Available); 1 PCI Express x16 (Available)
Energy Star Qualified
Information Not Available
Power Supply
Information Not Available
Processor Cache
2 MB L2 + 6 MB Shared L3
Removable Storage
No
System Bus
4.0 GT/s
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January 1, 2012 12:17:36 AM

I just dont want to fry my computer, I purchased it for 380$ refurbished .....
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January 1, 2012 12:18:52 AM

and thank you kindly all of you for your helpful replies :) 

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January 1, 2012 12:57:18 AM

ohhhh ok and it never hurts to have too powerful a supply right???
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a b U Graphics card
January 1, 2012 1:01:00 AM

Correct me if im wrong but that seems to be a pcie 1.0 slot, you might have issues installing a 2.1 in there.
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a b U Graphics card
January 1, 2012 1:05:39 AM

You mentioned you were canadian. Do you live in Canada? If so, you will likely need to purchase from neweg.ca.com instead of just newegg.com

This may mean prices will be higher. I second esrever's suggestion though.
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a c 85 U Graphics card
January 1, 2012 1:10:32 AM

yes live in canada and bought the parts in my config from newegg.ca (also he need the price from canada that where planes 3333 lives)
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January 1, 2012 1:33:18 AM

I think i will go for the raidon 700 watts psu and the raidon 6770 vid card......but are there motherboards that will fry if you have too powerful a card or powersupply???

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a c 92 U Graphics card
January 1, 2012 1:35:35 AM

theres no point in buying a 6770 and a 700 watt.

and your motherboard will be fine with a 6850.
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January 1, 2012 3:01:07 AM

ohhh ok thanks a lot and happy new years!!!

my system will not melt or fry though right?? like can I get too strong a video card??
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a c 92 U Graphics card
January 1, 2012 3:04:22 AM

nope. the graphic cards will not use that much power to melt anything at least these ones.
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January 1, 2012 4:37:07 AM

ohhhh ok thanks a lot esrever and the rest of you, bless you and all that

Darren
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January 1, 2012 6:19:58 AM

I have one other question please. I am thinking that my computer is a ddr3 compatible am I correct as in reviewing vid cards I've seen ddr5

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January 1, 2012 6:23:03 AM

My ram is ddr3 so does that mean my vid card should be too?

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a b U Graphics card
January 1, 2012 6:24:36 AM

planes3333 said:
I have one other question please. I am thinking that my computer is a ddr3 compatible am I correct as in reviewing vid cards I've seen ddr5


DDR3 is the newest RAM connection, GDDR5 is the newest Video card VRAM connection. Although PCI-e 1.0 might not support GDDR5 at full speed?
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January 1, 2012 6:27:10 AM

Best answer selected by planes3333.
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