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Upgrading from GeForce 9500 GT 1GB

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January 28, 2012 11:27:47 AM

At one point and time I was computer savvy but I have fallen way behind on the newest toys in the tech universe. I have this Geforce 9500 GT 1GB in a PCi2 slot and wish to upgrade due to gaming needs escalation in graphical criteria. The problem I am having is poor textures and I have to turn any dynamic shadows off or my frame rate drops to unplayable numbers.

My current system is:
ASUS M4A785-m mother board
AMD Phenom(tm) 9600 Quad Core 2.3GHz
8.00 GB DDR2
nVidia GeForce 9500 GT w/ 1GB
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
750 watt power

I play MMOs but I am an avid WoW player and Warcraft has problems with over clocked cards so I'm not wanting to back the clock speed.

Also i have it hooked up to a TV via the satellite jack with a composite cable converter so people can watch whats on my screen on the TV as well.

What is the best I can put in here. Money doesn't matter.

Thanks
January 28, 2012 12:05:38 PM

Get a Phenom II X6 1100T. ONly good AMD CPU in the last 5 years. I recommend a 560 or 6870/6950.
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January 28, 2012 12:06:08 PM

the beast you could use without bottleneck is probs a 6970 or a 570
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January 28, 2012 12:20:05 PM

Money no object?

First, what is your Exact PSU? If it is pretty decent stay with it, if it is not, I don't recommend to do any step ahead. Get this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Then upgrade your CPU, get this. Why you should upgrade is because you need a good CPU to make a balance to your gaming system:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(AM2+ Cooler should work well in an AM3 Processor since it uses identical socket. Also if you are asking an AM3 Processor should work well in an AM2+ Motherboard :)  )

Then get this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You should be able to achieve what you want with these steps with I think without any over-power things I hope.

P.S. Make sure you uninstall old graphic card drivers, and update your motherboard's drivers (all!).
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