Graphic card upgrade

Hi guys,

My system configuration is below. I want to upgrade my graphic card so that i can play high end games or latest upcoming games. Also let me know if i need any Pc/system upgrades.


Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
System Model: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7500 @ 2.93GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 2048MB RAM
Page File: 508MB used, 3431MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode

Video card details

Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce 8400 GS
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_06E4&SUBSYS_229B1682&REV_A1
Display Memory: 512.0 MB
Current Mode: 1600 x 900 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0011.9045 (English)
DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 8/6/2009 20:20:00, 5845632 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
VDD: n/a
Mini VDD: nv4_mini.sys
Mini VDD Date: 8/6/2009 20:20:00, 7753888 bytes
Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-45A4-11CF-6756-900200C2CB35}
Vendor ID: 0x10DE
Device ID: 0x06E4
SubSys ID: 0x229B1682
Revision ID: 0x00A1
Revision ID: 0x00A1
Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_C ModeMPEG2_D


Motherboard details

Moserbaer Motherboard

MBI 41GM4 (Intel G41)

Supports:

- FSB 1333Mhz

-Integrated IntelGMA X4500

-Dual Channel DDR2 800/667.

Looking forward for your advice guys.

Thanks,
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  1. first you'd want 4 gb of ram.

    then you probably need a psu to be able to run a new card.

    and last the gpu which I would suggest a 6850 or less.

    thats a lot of money needed. ram-$40 psu-$40 and gpu- $100-150
  2. ^^ might grab another stick of ram. What PSU do you have? If you don't know, something like a 6670 should be able to drive a 1600x900 display pretty well.
  3. Hi guys,

    Thanks for your suggestions. i have bought a PSU 500 W and would be upgrading my ram to 6 GB can you please suggest me card between Radeon ATI 6750 (DDR5) or Radeon ATI 6670 (DDR3)

    Thanks
  4. rohitwalawalkarr said:
    Hi guys,

    Thanks for your suggestions. i have bought a PSU 500 W and would be upgrading my ram to 6 GB can you please suggest me card between Radeon ATI 6750 (DDR5) or Radeon ATI 6670 (DDR3)

    Thanks


    For 1600x1200 I would recommend the HD 6850, it would be able to play all games at High settings at 1600x1200 resolution while the 6750 will not. A 6670 is a no-no if you want to play at High settings. You can also find it for a very good price these days.

    Also I would change the motherboard to an LGA 1155 socket type as well as upgrade to an i5-2500k. If you feel that is too expensive I would recommend the i3-2100 instead.

    Ram should be upgraded to at least 4GB.
  5. I think this is the setup he has now, he's just looking for a new GPU.

    OP, what PSU did you buy? Could you give us a link?
  6. I have purchased iBall Sprinter Genuine Power Supply SMPS 500W. Here's the link. http://www.homeshop18.com/iball-sprinter-genuine-power-supply-smps-500w/computer-peripherals/others/product:16429865/cid:3334/

    Also i cannot purchase HD 6850 its too expensive as it will cost me 20,000 INR. I am looking to purchase a graphic card between 7,000 INR to 10,000 INR.
  7. who said to you that hd 6850 is about rs 20,000 its about rs 10,000 and in hardware shop it will cost more cheaper but if u want to buy it fom online flipkart would be the best side.:)

    sapphire hd 6850 1gb rs 9904 this is one of the best brand it will give you better performance {good luck}.:)

    http://www.flipkart.com/computers/components/graphics-card/sapphire/itmd4f6sqvceuc5g?pid=grcd4f6rwewyqd6b&_l=Aa6aTFZk_dPzGvPvRWxhrw--&_r=FBvj6zUcet8GNWkeMrh8eQ--&ref=85fb6729-ab5d-4414-9895-f1f804d4ea40
  8. Never heard of that brand before, plus it's not 80+. I'd be cautious about the load you put on it.
  9. striker410 said:
    Never heard of that brand before, plus it's not 80+. I'd be cautious about the load you put on it.


    this brand is on india and it is the cheapest psu in india now and yes its not 80+ its very bad psu.:)
  10. Did he say whether he is on a 32 bit OS? If so he won't be able to utilize the full 4 GB so he may want to get a 64 bit OS as well.
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