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January 19, 2012 4:56:46 PM

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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a c 92 U Graphics card
January 19, 2012 5:03:52 PM

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
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a b U Graphics card
January 19, 2012 6:09:11 PM

^^ 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.
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January 30, 2012 6:04:18 PM

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
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January 30, 2012 6:34:00 PM

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.
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a b U Graphics card
January 31, 2012 1:25:41 AM

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?
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a c 84 U Graphics card
January 31, 2012 9:50:49 AM

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-c...
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a b U Graphics card
January 31, 2012 2:16:18 PM

Never heard of that brand before, plus it's not 80+. I'd be cautious about the load you put on it.
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a c 84 U Graphics card
February 1, 2012 5:25:20 AM

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.:) 
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February 1, 2012 5:52:25 AM

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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