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Need a new graphic card!

Hello, I'm looking to buy a new graphic card for my computer since it's a bit old. But i don't know what my computer can handle and i'd like some advice.. I also don't know what you guys need to know for you to help me. So just let me know what info i have to provide and how i can get that info for you guys to lend me a hand. Thanks, i'm willing to spend up to $200 by the way.
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  1. Well, you might want to begin by telling us what your system specs are ;)
  2. I just ordered this 2min ago . http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150521

    Cheap, good, reliable, life time warranty.

    Not worth waiting for a 700x series to find out it's gonna cost 300$
  3. LtnCharles said:
    Well, you might want to begin by telling us what your system specs are ;)



    how can i find that out for ya? Kinda new as you can tell lol :sweat:
  4. Go into "Run" or just Search as it is nowadays, and type "dxdiag" and it should show a program, launch that and it says it all there :)
  5. LtnCharles said:
    Go into "Run" or just Search as it is nowadays, and type "dxdiag" and it should show a program, launch that and it says it all there :)







    there ya go
  6. try a 5670. anything else would be a waste. your system couldn't push it.
  7. That is quite an old processor, and it might be a problem actually, if i were you i'd start saving money and upgrade to a new computer instead! Cause right now I don't think a graphics card would do much help to be honest!
  8. swifty_morgan said:
    try a 5670. anything else would be a waste. your system couldn't push it.


    +1 This if you don't like my idea, but really speaking a new graphics card will only make your system slightly faster!
  9. swifty_morgan said:
    try a 5670. anything else would be a waste. your system couldn't push it.


    What is a 5670?

    LtnCharles said:
    That is quite an old processor, and it might be a problem actually, if i were you i'd start saving money and upgrade to a new computer instead! Cause right now I don't think a graphics card would do much help to be honest!



    Ah, i figured that much.. just thought i could get a graphic card to last me a bit while i try to get some money for a whole new computer. Thanks a lot though :(
  10. Yeah... But if you can find a graphics card for 40ish bucks off ebay, thats decent (you would have to ask here) then sure its worth it, but those old components are still setting you back to be honest.
  11. LtnCharles said:
    Yeah... But if you can find a graphics card for 40ish bucks off ebay, thats decent (you would have to ask here) then sure its worth it, but those old components are still setting you back to be honest.



    Well I'll look into this "5670" one you know the full name or whatever for it? So i can search it, thanks for all your help btw.
  12. At $215 I'd order the 900Mhz 560 Ti .....dang yesterday was $10 cheaper .... 495 fps in Guru3D game test suite

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125363

    If ya gotta stay below $200, (434 fps in the same suite) Id get the 6870 which can be had for $145 and comes with free Dirt 3

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150561

    Finally, the 6850 is a bit down the charts at 371 fps....for $135

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102908
  13. get 2 ( two ) 1gig sticks of DDR2 667 ( pc2-5300 ) OR---- 2 1gig sticks of DDR2pc2-4200... OR DDR2 PC2-3200

    here's the card --- a 6670..... 5670's not being made now

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150576
  14. here's some good ram

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145098


    JACK: did you bother to look at his machines specs ?
  15. swifty_morgan said:
    get 2 ( two ) 1gig sticks of DDR2 667 ( pc2-5300 ) OR---- 2 1gig sticks of DDR2pc2-4200... OR DDR2 PC2-3200

    here's the card --- a 6670..... 5670's not being made now

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150576


    swifty_morgan said:
    here's some good ram

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145098


    JACK: did you bother to look at his machines specs ?


    I figured he didn't if others said it won't be worth it lol, and with my specs i can get a 6670 for sure?
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    yes, it should work fine for what you have. no need for extra power to the card. will work fine off the pci-e slot.

    the mention of memory. i read you only have 512............ that really is needed in your machine. Vista will eat most of it.
  17. Best answer selected by FrankkWhite.
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