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Needing new vid card

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May 1, 2012 10:06:00 AM

OK i just got a new pc and needing a few upgrades. here is my current rather weak set up..

AMD Athlon II X4 645 processor 3.1 GHZ
6 gig ram
1 terabyte hd
Nvidia Geforce 9600 gt vid card
with a 500 watt power supply

I am trying to think of small ways to boost my performance on this thing. I know i need a new vid card but i need something roughly the same size as this and for about $100 to $125. I am also having overheating issues and forced to leave the side off of my tower. anything that can be done about this as well?


Thank you for any and all input you guys can provide. I am rather new to the whole interior of a pc thing :D 

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a c 291 U Graphics card
May 1, 2012 10:14:19 AM

I suppose this isn't a new PC, but a used one. Reseating CPU heatsink and reapplying thermal paste could help with temperatures. Cleaning the dust would help too.

What is your power supply exactly? Can't help without complete specifications.

What will your use your PC for? Gaming, movies or office work? Maybe 3d modelling?

Where are you from?
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a c 291 U Graphics card
May 1, 2012 10:28:53 AM

Indiana = US right?

Your best bet is HD 6770:
XFX Radeon HD 6770 - $109.99 before rebates.
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May 1, 2012 10:36:56 AM

Best answer selected by americandragon.
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a c 291 U Graphics card
May 1, 2012 10:41:07 AM

Glad to help!
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