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Upgrading GPU to play Battlefield 3

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  • Battlefield
  • Graphics
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May 20, 2012 3:43:21 AM

Hello. Recently I picked up a copy of battlefield 3. My current Nvidia GeForce 9500 GS barely runs the game. I also think it is going to crash and burn on me in the near future. So, I think it won't hurt to get a new card better for gaming.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This week hopefully, if not it could be a month or more. I'm not interested in any of the new high end cards coming out soon, one that I could buy today will do fine.

BUDGET RANGE: $200-$300 Canadian dollars.

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Playing battlefield 3, steam games (team fortress 2, Americas army 3) general computer usage.

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: Current card is a NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GS with 512mb memory. Im not sure what the power supply is, but on the sticker it says 300W DC: OUTPUT. I can't take a picture of it (lack of camera) but if you need all the info on the sticker let me know.
OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: Direct X diagnostics should fill this bit in:
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System Information
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Time of this report: 5/19/2012, 20:25:02
Machine name: *my last name*
Operating System: Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6002) Service Pack 2 (6002.vistasp2_gdr.120402-0336)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: HP-Pavilion
System Model: KT378AA-A2L a6552f
BIOS: BIOS Date: 04/21/08 11:00:40 Ver: 5.23
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.4GHz
Memory: 4094MB RAM
Page File: 2727MB used, 7409MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 7.00.6002.18107 64bit Unicode

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Display Devices
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Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GS
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce 9500 GS
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0644&SUBSYS_13301462&REV_A1
Display Memory: 2287 MB
Dedicated Memory: 495 MB
Shared Memory: 1791 MB
Current Mode: 1680 x 1050 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: HP w2207 Wide LCD Monitor
Driver Name: nvd3dumx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvd3dum,nvwgf2um,nvwgf2um
Driver Version: 8.17.0012.9610 (English)
DDI Version: 10
BGRA Supported: Yes
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 2/29/2012 18:02:00, 17642816 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
WHQL Date Stamp:
Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-4504-11CF-5852-3C331FC2C535}
Vendor ID: 0x10DE
Device ID: 0x0644
SubSys ID: 0x13301462
Revision ID: 0x00A1
Revision ID: 0x00A1
Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_A ModeMPEG2_C ModeVC1_C ModeWMV9_C
Deinterlace Caps: {6CB69578-7617-4637-91E5-1C02DB810285}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
{F9F19DA5-3B09-4B2F-9D89-C64753E3EAAB}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY
{5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY
{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
{6CB69578-7617-4637-91E5-1C02DB810285}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,UYVY) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
{F9F19DA5-3B09-4B2F-9D89-C64753E3EAAB}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,UYVY) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY
{5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,UYVY) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY
{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,UYVY) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
{6CB69578-7617-4637-91E5-1C02DB810285}: Format(In/Out)=(YV12,0x32315659) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
{F9F19DA5-3B09-4B2F-9D89-C64753E3EAAB}: Format(In/Out)=(YV12,0x32315659) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY
{5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(YV12,0x32315659) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY
{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(YV12,0x32315659) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
{6CB69578-7617-4637-91E5-1C02DB810285}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
{F9F19DA5-3B09-4B2F-9D89-C64753E3EAAB}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY
{5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY
{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
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{5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC1,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC1,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
{6CB69578-7617-4637-91E5-1C02DB810285}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC2,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
{F9F19DA5-3B09-4B2F-9D89-C64753E3EAAB}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC2,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
{5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC2,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC2,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
{6CB69578-7617-4637-91E5-1C02DB810285}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC3,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
{F9F19DA5-3B09-4B2F-9D89-C64753E3EAAB}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC3,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
{5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC3,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC3,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
{6CB69578-7617-4637-91E5-1C02DB810285}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC4,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
{F9F19DA5-3B09-4B2F-9D89-C64753E3EAAB}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC4,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
{5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC4,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC4,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
{6CB69578-7617-4637-91E5-1C02DB810285}: Format(In/Out)=(S340,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
{F9F19DA5-3B09-4B2F-9D89-C64753E3EAAB}: Format(In/Out)=(S340,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
{5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(S340,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(S340,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
{6CB69578-7617-4637-91E5-1C02DB810285}: Format(In/Out)=(S342,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
{F9F19DA5-3B09-4B2F-9D89-C64753E3EAAB}: Format(In/Out)=(S342,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
{5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(S342,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(S342,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
DDraw Status: Enabled
D3D Status: Enabled
AGP Status: Enabled


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Disk & DVD/CD-ROM Drives
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Drive: C:
Free Space: 424.8 GB
Total Space: 598.9 GB
File System: NTFS
Model: WDC WD6400AAKS-65A7B0

Drive: D:
Free Space: 1.3 GB
Total Space: 11.6 GB
File System: NTFS
Model: WDC WD6400AAKS-65A7B0

Drive: E:
Model: ATAPI DVD A DH16A6L
Driver: c:\windows\system32\drivers\cdrom.sys, 6.00.6002.18005 (English), 4/10/2009 23:34:39, 79872 bytes

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System Devices
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Name: Intel(R) G33/G31/P35 Express Chipset PCI Express Root Port - 29C1
Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_29C1&SUBSYS_00008086&REV_02\3&11583659&0&08
Driver: C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\pci.sys, 6.00.6002.18005 (English), 4/11/2009 01:15:31, 178664 bytes

Name: Intel(R) G33/G31/P35 Express Chipset Processor to I/O Controller - 29C0
Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_29C0&SUBSYS_2A6F103C&REV_02\3&11583659&0&00
Driver: n/a

Name: Intel(R) ICH9 Family PCI Express Root Port 3 - 2944
Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2944&SUBSYS_2A6F103C&REV_02\3&11583659&0&E2
Driver: C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\pci.sys, 6.00.6002.18005 (English), 4/11/2009 01:15:31, 178664 bytes

Name: Intel(R) ICH9 Family PCI Express Root Port 1 - 2940
Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2940&SUBSYS_2A6F103C&REV_02\3&11583659&0&E0
Driver: C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\pci.sys, 6.00.6002.18005 (English), 4/11/2009 01:15:31, 178664 bytes

Name: High Definition Audio Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_293E&SUBSYS_2A6F103C&REV_02\3&11583659&0&D8
Driver: C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\hdaudbus.sys, 6.00.6002.18005 (English), 4/10/2009 23:39:41, 948736 bytes

Name: Intel(R) ICH9 Family USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 293C
Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_293C&SUBSYS_2A6F103C&REV_02\3&11583659&0&D7
Driver: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\usbehci.sys, 6.00.6002.18005 (English), 4/10/2009 23:39:36, 49664 bytes
Driver: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\usbport.sys, 6.00.6002.18005 (English), 4/10/2009 23:39:39, 259584 bytes
Driver: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\usbhub.sys, 6.00.6002.18005 (English), 4/10/2009 23:39:52, 273920 bytes
Driver: C:\Windows\system32\hccoin.dll, 6.00.6000.16386 (English), 11/2/2006 05:17:29, 10752 bytes
Driver: C:\Windows\system32\hcrstco.dll, 6.00.6001.18000 (English), 1/20/2008 20:47:25, 17920 bytes

Name: Intel(R) ICH9 Family USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 293A
Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_293A&SUBSYS_2A6F103C&REV_02\3&11583659&0&EF
Driver: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\usbehci.sys, 6.00.6002.18005 (English), 4/10/2009 23:39:36, 49664 bytes
Driver: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\usbport.sys, 6.00.6002.18005 (English), 4/10/2009 23:39:39, 259584 bytes
Driver: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\usbhub.sys, 6.00.6002.18005 (English), 4/10/2009 23:39:52, 273920 bytes
Driver: C:\Windows\system32\hccoin.dll, 6.00.6000.16386 (English), 11/2/2006 05:17:29, 10752 bytes
Driver: C:\Windows\system32\hcrstco.dll, 6.00.6001.18000 (English), 1/20/2008 20:47:25, 17920 bytes

Name: Intel(R) ICH9 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2939
Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2939&SUBSYS_2A6F103C&REV_02\3&11583659&0&EB
Driver: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\usbuhci.sys, 6.00.6001.18000 (English), 1/20/2008 20:47:25, 29184 bytes
Driver: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\usbport.sys, 6.00.6002.18005 (English), 4/10/2009 23:39:39, 259584 bytes
Driver: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\usbhub.sys, 6.00.6002.18005 (English), 4/10/2009 23:39:52, 273920 bytes

Name: Intel(R) ICH9 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2938
Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2938&SUBSYS_2A6F103C&REV_02\3&11583659&0&D1
Driver: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\usbuhci.sys, 6.00.6001.18000 (English), 1/20/2008 20:47:25, 29184 bytes
Driver: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\usbport.sys, 6.00.6002.18005 (English), 4/10/2009 23:39:39, 259584 bytes
Driver: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\usbhub.sys, 6.00.6002.18005 (English), 4/10/2009 23:39:52, 273920 bytes

Name: Intel(R) ICH9 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2937
Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2937&SUBSYS_2A6F103C&REV_02\3&11583659&0&D0
Driver: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\usbuhci.sys, 6.00.6001.18000 (English), 1/20/2008 20:47:25, 29184 bytes
Driver: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\usbport.sys, 6.00.6002.18005 (English), 4/10/2009 23:39:39, 259584 bytes
Driver: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\usbhub.sys, 6.00.6002.18005 (English), 4/10/2009 23:39:52, 273920 bytes

Name: Intel(R) ICH9 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2936
Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2936&SUBSYS_2A6F103C&REV_02\3&11583659&0&EA
Driver: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\usbuhci.sys, 6.00.6001.18000 (English), 1/20/2008 20:47:25, 29184 bytes
Driver: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\usbport.sys, 6.00.6002.18005 (English), 4/10/2009 23:39:39, 259584 bytes
Driver: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\usbhub.sys, 6.00.6002.18005 (English), 4/10/2009 23:39:52, 273920 bytes

Name: Intel(R) ICH9 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2935
Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2935&SUBSYS_2A6F103C&REV_02\3&11583659&0&E9
Driver: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\usbuhci.sys, 6.00.6001.18000 (English), 1/20/2008 20:47:25, 29184 bytes
Driver: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\usbport.sys, 6.00.6002.18005 (English), 4/10/2009 23:39:39, 259584 bytes
Driver: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\usbhub.sys, 6.00.6002.18005 (English), 4/10/2009 23:39:52, 273920 bytes

Name: Intel(R) ICH9 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2934
Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2934&SUBSYS_2A6F103C&REV_02\3&11583659&0&E8
Driver: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\usbuhci.sys, 6.00.6001.18000 (English), 1/20/2008 20:47:25, 29184 bytes
Driver: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\usbport.sys, 6.00.6002.18005 (English), 4/10/2009 23:39:39, 259584 bytes
Driver: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\usbhub.sys, 6.00.6002.18005 (English), 4/10/2009 23:39:52, 273920 bytes

Name: Intel(R) ICH9 Family SMBus Controller - 2930
Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2930&SUBSYS_2A6F103C&REV_02\3&11583659&0&FB
Driver: n/a

Name: Intel(R) ICH9R LPC Interface Controller - 2916
Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2916&SUBSYS_2A6F103C&REV_02\3&11583659&0&F8
Driver: C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\msisadrv.sys, 6.00.6001.18000 (English), 1/20/2008 20:46:51, 17976 bytes

Name: Intel(R) ICH8R/ICH9R SATA RAID Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2822&SUBSYS_2A6F103C&REV_02\3&11583659&0&FA
Driver: C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\iaStor.sys, 7.06.0000.1011 (English), 7/12/2007 10:35:44, 381976 bytes

Name: Intel(R) 82801 PCI Bridge - 244E
Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_244E&SUBSYS_2A6F103C&REV_92\3&11583659&0&F0
Driver: C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\pci.sys, 6.00.6002.18005 (English), 4/11/2009 01:15:31, 178664 bytes

Name: PCI Soft Data Fax Modem with SmartCP
Device ID: PCI\VEN_14F1&DEV_2F20&SUBSYS_200C14F1&REV_00\4&3B75382B&0&00F0
Driver: C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\CAX_CNXT.sys, 7.74.0000.0000 (English), 5/8/2008 13:25:12, 740864 bytes
Driver: C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\CAXHWBS2.sys, 7.74.0000.0000 (English), 5/8/2008 13:27:00, 411136 bytes
Driver: C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\CAX_DP.sys, 7.74.0000.0000 (English), 5/8/2008 13:24:08, 1487872 bytes
Driver: C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\HSFProf.cty, 5/6/2008 13:42:56, 146036 bytes
Driver: C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\mdmxsdk.sys, 1.00.0002.0012 (English), 6/19/2006 08:27:24, 17024 bytes
Driver: C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\XAudio64.sys, 1.00.0015.0000 (English), 10/18/2007 09:37:10, 10240 bytes
Driver: C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\XAudio64.exe, 1.00.0015.0000 (English), 10/18/2007 09:37:22, 412672 bytes
Driver: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\mdmxsdk.dll, 1.00.0002.0012 (English), 6/19/2006 08:26:50, 94208 bytes
Driver: C:\Program Files\CONEXANT\CNXT_MODEM_PCI_VEN_14F1&DEV_2F20&SUBSYS_200C14F1\UIU64m.exe, 4.00.0043.0000 (English), 5/8/2008 13:43:38, 1315328 bytes
Driver: C:\Windows\system32\UCI64M29.dll, 2.00.0029.0000 (English), 4/29/2008 13:50:36, 358400 bytes

Name: AGERE OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_11C1&DEV_5811&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_70\4&3B75382B&0&28F0
Driver: C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\ohci1394.sys, 6.00.6002.18005 (English), 4/10/2009 23:39:49, 72448 bytes
Driver: C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\1394bus.sys, 6.00.6001.18000 (English), 1/20/2008 20:46:54, 65280 bytes

Name: Realtek RTL8168C(P)/8111C(P) Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.0)
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8168&SUBSYS_2A6F103C&REV_02\4&5D52B92&0&00E2
Driver: C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\Rtlh64.sys, 6.203.0214.2008 (English), 2/14/2008 08:56:14, 160768 bytes

Name: NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GS
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0644&SUBSYS_13301462&REV_A1\4&13D7CD30&0&0008
Driver: C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Drs\dbInstaller.exe, 8.17.0012.9610 (English), 2/29/2012 18:02:00, 224064 bytes
Driver: C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Drs\nvdrsdb.bin, 2/29/2012 18:02:00, 325888 bytes
Driver: C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\nv_disp.inf_ce04532b\NvCplSetupEng.exe, 1.00.0001.0000 (English), 2/29/2012 18:02:00, 30741136 bytes
Driver: C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\license.txt, 2/29/2012 18:02:00, 21887 bytes
Driver: C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\nvlddmkm.sys, 8.17.0012.9610 (English), 2/29/2012 18:02:00, 13626688 bytes
Driver: C:\Windows\system32\OpenCL.dll, 1.00.0000.0000 (English), 2/29/2012 18:02:00, 68928 bytes
Driver: C:\Windows\system32\nvapi64.dll, 8.17.0012.9610 (English), 2/29/2012 18:02:00, 2660160 bytes
Driver: C:\Windows\system32\nvcompiler.dll, 8.17.0012.9610 (English), 2/29/2012 18:02:00, 25222976 bytes
Driver: C:\Windows\system32\nvcuda.dll, 8.17.0012.9610 (English), 2/29/2012 18:02:00, 8008000 bytes
Driver: C:\Windows\system32\nvcuvenc.dll, 6.14.0012.9610 (English), 2/29/2012 18:02:00, 2872640 bytes
Driver: C:\Windows\system32\nvcuvid.dll, 8.17.0012.9610 (English), 2/29/2012 18:02:00, 2672448 bytes
Driver: C:\Windows\system32\nvd3dumx.dll, 8.17.0012.9610 (English), 2/29/2012 18:02:00, 17642816 bytes
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PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) I don't plan on buying anything online. The information I gather here will help me make sure I'm buying the correct card at the local computer store. COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Canada

PARTS PREFERENCES: A Nvidia card.

OVERCLOCKING: No, I will not be overclocking SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No, I will not need SLI or crossfire.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680 x 1050.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I would like a card that will play Battlefield 3 on medium to high settings with 20-30 FPS. It has to fit in my budget range. My biggest concern is that my current card is going to crash on me. I got a BSoD(Blue Screen of Death with hardware failure message. My computer reboot before I could read all of it though and it hasn't happened since), my computer fan clicks randomly, and my PC is having visual errors (black patches on my desktop, missing geometry in team fortress 2 and in Battlefield 3). If you need any more information, please ask.

More about : upgrading gpu play battlefield

a c 175 U Graphics card
May 20, 2012 5:12:30 AM

Please don't post whole dxdiag here...

Upgrade your PSU and GPU?
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May 20, 2012 3:23:54 PM

I would just be upgrading my GPU, unless the PSU needs upgraded to handle the card.
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May 20, 2012 4:59:02 PM

Alright, that sounds good. Should I be concerned about my processor/4gb RAM? Hopefully I can find those parts at my local computer store. If not I may have to convince my dad to buy it online.
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May 21, 2012 1:13:27 AM

Wow, those are some great GPU's/PSU's for my budget, thanks a lot guys! Which PSU should I buy though? will the cheaper 650 watt work or do I need the 750 watt PSU?
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May 21, 2012 1:19:30 AM

I recently upgraded from a 9800gt to a 560ti (1gb version), and what a difference. Not sure if I can actually set all settings to ultra but do have everything on high and will never go below 50fps even if I try to make it, prefer performance over eye candy.
You also need a good cpu and psu to accompany your new gpu, Im currently using an i5 2300, 16gb ram, 500w thermaltake (might need to upgrade this one soon) and an evga 560ti all stock no oc in my system. With 4gb of ram you're good.
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a c 175 U Graphics card
May 21, 2012 3:17:32 AM

650W is fine for a single 560Ti. Just make sure that these GPU and PSU fit into your case.
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May 21, 2012 3:45:49 PM

All right, that sounds good. I just have to find one of these cards and PSU's at my hardware store, shouldn't be super hard to do. As far as making sure it fits in the case, I think it will. I will just have to move a lot of cords around. My GPU fan also started clicking again... it's so annoying. So hopefully I can get one of these cards and the PSU soon!
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May 28, 2012 1:56:11 AM

Ok so power may be a problem. My internet uses 900watts of power... Would a 550 watt PSU be ok?
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