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April 16, 2012 10:24:01 PM

Currently have a 9400 GT and want to upgrade to 9800 gt ( if i can )
but kind of a noob at everything
here are my specs

Windows Home Basic SP2
Acer
System Model: ASM1610/VTM261
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU E2140 @1.60GHz (2 CPUs), ~1.6GHz
Memory: 2046MB RAM
PCU : 500 W

Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 9400 GT
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce 9400 GT
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0641&SUBSYS_095B19F1&REV_A1
Display Memory: 1267 MB
Dedicated Memory: 499 MB
Shared Memory: 767 MB
Current Mode: 1440 x 900 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: Generic PnP Monitor
Driver Name: nvd3dum.dll,nvwgf2um.dll,nvwgf2um.dll
Driver Version: 8.17.0012.9610 (English)
DDI Version: 10
BGRA Supported: Yes
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 2/29/2012 16:59:00, 15009600 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes

my 9400 burnt out not looking for a huge upgrade.. 9800 GT being the MAX i was going to get the 9800 but then i read it has different cables (im a huge noob at this so) ty

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a c 148 U Graphics card
April 17, 2012 11:15:38 AM

yup 9800GT needs one 6 pin power connector from the power supply. if you have good power supply (non generic) then you have nothing to worry about. in case you psu doesn't have 6 pin power connector you can use 4pin to 6 pin molex. sometimes the molex were bundled together when you purchase the gpu.

another choice would be 5670 which almost equal to 9800GT in performance but does not need 6 pin. but you have to be careful either to get the one with pci-e 2.0 or pci-e 2.1 standards. cards with pci-e 2.1 have known problem with old mobo with pci-e version 1.1. if your mobo does comes with x16 pci-e 2.0 then there is nothing to worry about
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a c 214 U Graphics card
April 17, 2012 11:46:06 AM

Yah I would suggest going for the 6670 as well.It actually consumes 40 watts less than the 9800GT while keeping pace if not surpassing it depending on the game.
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a c 214 U Graphics card
April 17, 2012 1:13:37 PM

^+1

Hadn't really thought about 3.0 cards and 1.0 slots though,lol.
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a c 148 U Graphics card
April 17, 2012 2:31:51 PM

will the card not bottlenecked by his 1.6ghz cpu?
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a c 214 U Graphics card
April 17, 2012 3:30:28 PM

It's like borderline bottlenecking.But the fact that it's a dual core is the only reason why it doesn't.
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April 17, 2012 9:17:54 PM

yeah my pc isnt very good at all i only need a minor upgrade becuase my 9400 burned out i only need somthing to last me a few months (for diablo 3 even if i run 20 fps) becuase in a few months im buying a pure gaming pc

and how do i check if my psu has 6 pins?

i am leaning towards the 5670 or the 9500-9800 gts or gt 240
but im a huge noob will these cards work for my pc?
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a c 214 U Graphics card
April 17, 2012 10:16:16 PM

You don't need to worry about it.You wouldn't want anything that requires addtional power because it's probably going to get bottlenecked anyway.

I would suggest getting the 6670.It's very light on power(only 10 watts more than your 9400GT)and it beats almost all of those cards.It's about tied with the 9800GT but it consumes a lot less power so it's a way better deal.

But be sure to get a 2.0 card to avoid any complications with your motherboard.

Here's a 6670/2.0.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
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April 18, 2012 12:26:09 AM

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Why dont you start building that Gaming PC now ? :hello: 

im currently 17 years old will be done school soon.
don't have any money until July-august when i have time to work and buy a custom PC
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April 18, 2012 12:27:48 AM

purple stank said:
You don't need to worry about it.You wouldn't want anything that requires addtional power because it's probably going to get bottlenecked anyway.

I would suggest getting the 6670.It's very light on power(only 10 watts more than your 9400GT)and it beats almost all of those cards.It's about tied with the 9800GT but it consumes a lot less power so it's a way better deal.

But be sure to get a 2.0 card to avoid any complications with your motherboard.

Here's a 6670/2.0.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...


thanks i have a PCI slot but will PCI-E work ? sry huge noob
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a c 214 U Graphics card
April 18, 2012 1:09:14 AM

Do you have a PCI-E x16 slot?

Was your 9400GT a PCI or PCI-E card?

Is it possible for you to take a picture of the motherboard and post it? Because i'm not finding anything on your mobo.
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