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July 2, 2012 6:22:42 PM

I would like to put a graphics card in my PC to be able to play games like Team Fortress 2, Microsoft Flight, APB Reloaded, and other Steam games all with good framrates and higher settings. I realize that the power supply is small so would that need an upgrade?

Motherboard: MSI MS 7548 AM2+

CPU: AMD Pheonom X4 9550

RAM: 6GB DDR2 800 MHz

PSU: 300W

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July 2, 2012 6:50:41 PM

fallingrock95 said:
I would like to put a graphics card in my PC to be able to play games like Team Fortress 2, Microsoft Flight, APB Reloaded, and other Steam games all with good framrates and higher settings. I realize that the power supply is small so would that need an upgrade?

Motherboard: MSI MS 7548 AM2+

CPU: AMD Pheonom X4 9550

RAM: 6GB DDR2 800 MHz

PSU: 300W



Your phenom is an older model that is not a good performer , and it also wont overclock well .

It may be possible to improve gaming performance with a graphics card , but you will be limited to cheaper less powerful models.
Something like a Radeon 6770 might work , but you would need to change the psu to a 450 watt unit

What is the resolution of your monitor ?
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July 2, 2012 7:52:45 PM

The resolution of my moniter is 1680 x 1050. This is really just a 1 or 2 year thing until I upgrade to a newer computer.
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July 2, 2012 8:19:02 PM

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July 3, 2012 1:08:23 AM

the 6790 is more powerful , and it will let you turn game details up a little more
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July 6, 2012 7:31:34 PM

You could get a Radeon HD7750, and you would not have to change the power supply to support the card because of its low power usage.
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July 9, 2012 10:42:00 PM

Is there a brand that uses less power?
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