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Graphic card for my motherboard

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February 11, 2012 3:21:03 AM

hello!
my system hardware is :
-mother board : GA-945GCMX-S2 (Gigabyte)
-processor : Core 2 Duo E4500@2.20 Ghz
-ram : 2gb DDR2
-gpu : Geforce 9400gt ( 1024 mb ddr2)
-psu : my power supply is an ordinary one supplied with da cabinet..

i want to upgrade my gpu to a more better one than da one that i have currently ( a graphic card that supports my motherboard and will be able to run BF3 properly ) ( and i dont plan on buying a whole new pc very soon.. at least for another year or so......)
so please someone suggest a good graphic card ( a list of cards if u dont mind ) for this configuration and please do tell a good PSU ( i really dont no much abt PSU's).
money is not a problem.....i just want a very good card.... pls replay soon thank you....
February 11, 2012 4:13:18 AM

if u want to buy graphics card which will handle BF3 you'll need to change your processor. I have core 2 duo E6600 @2.26GHZ and it can't handle GT 430( i tried to play BF3 with it, no lag, but PC was turned off in 5minutes). PC turns off while playing (different periods of time on different games). so first you'ld better to change your processor, buy I3 or I5 if you don't have much money = ))
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February 11, 2012 4:54:52 AM

any particular amount you want to spend?
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February 11, 2012 5:28:12 AM

And the resolution you want to play at.

Minimum needed to attempt to play most newer games is the GT240/9600GT for Nvidia, or the 4670/5670 for AMD. If you want them to look good then you need at least a GTS250 or 5750. For being able to turn most details on/high then you really need to look at the GTX560 or 6870 at least. (depending on the game of course, but this should be a good rule of thumb.) Considering your CPU I'd look to get a GTS250 or 5750/5770. Anything more then that will be an issue.

Mishonacro, a lockup/reboot problem has nothing to do with a CPU that can't handle a GPU. The 6600 should be more then enough to handle a low end card like the GT430. It's probably a heat or PSU problem, not a CPU issue.
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February 11, 2012 6:10:47 AM

4745454b said:

Mishonacro, a lockup/reboot problem has nothing to do with a CPU that can't handle a GPU. The 6600 should be more then enough to handle a low end card like the GT430. It's probably a heat or PSU problem, not a CPU issue.


yeah, I thought that it was PSU problem but then one idiot said that i needed to change CPU :| and which PSU do u suggest?
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February 11, 2012 11:55:45 PM

Rockdpm said:
any particular amount you want to spend?


hmm abt 100$
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February 13, 2012 5:19:12 AM

dpbrolly said:
hmm abt 100$


try GeForce GT 440. costs 70-90$. you'll be able to run almost every game you want on normal graphics
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February 13, 2012 7:29:44 AM

get the 6670 sunnk suggested. Its a good graphics card for the money and will fit into your budget. Don't buy low end nvidia cards because they are pretty much all ripoffs.

For psu, try this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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June 7, 2012 1:16:56 PM

Ok so i brought the HD6670 and it is really good.... it worked fine on da 1st day i brought... but since da 2nd the system started restarting/shutting down while i played games like BF3 ( medium settings) or Skyrim......

im guessing its due low power supply (mine is 350W)

if that is the case then please do suggest me a good PSU ( 50$ - 60$ ) and also a good processor cooler (30$ - 40$) as i plan to over clock my processor and also explain me whats a 2 x 12V Power Rail.
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June 7, 2012 5:28:27 PM

Get a Corsair CX450/430 or Antec Earthwatts 380 W or Coolermaster HX500. Get coolermaster coolers. Youll get some for 30 dollars. Dual 12V rails are used to provide more than 18 A each on 12v rail Eg: 12V 1 has 18A and 12V 2 has 14A. But a psu with a single 12v rail with many amps (good quality 80 plus)would be more stable like the ones I listed.
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June 7, 2012 5:29:36 PM

It was probably shutting down because the processor heated up and the fan had dust in it. Open up the case and dust it.
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