So my girlfriend's GPU kind of craps out when she's playing wow. She moved to a 5th story apartment and it's pretty warm, but not much hotter than mid 80's the card overheats and shuts down. We're pondering a total replacement system but I was checking to see what might be a quicker/cheaper fix
she's got an older intel processor (not even an i3 - believe it's a quad core) and a 420watt PSU. Current card is a GTX210 I think; so if I was looking for a cooler running, more efficient card in the under $150 range would you guys have any preferences?
In the last generation of cards AMD typically ran cooler. However if she is in to WOW she is definitely going to want Nvidia as their cards perform better in most of the World of Warcraft benchmarks I have seen.