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August 5, 2012 5:34:37 AM

hello guys, im asian and still try my best to speak english so i hope you guys forgive me about what im gonna said and if i said the wrong thing please correct me :) 

im upgrading my gpu and about to buy a new one next week or month because recently my gpu fail to load when i played league of legends in about 2 minutes right after the minion start to spawn.I also already test the temperature using MSI Kombustor and it run around 45c(without running any game) and max temperature is 72c.Im searching for the low profile gpu that atleast can run dragon nest in about 40-60 fps(i dont mind if it has a little lag when fighting the flame monster or something). my budget is around 120$(US) and im living at Malaysia (1$=3.3MYR).

my spec right now:
Geforce GT 520 1gb 64bit(the one fail to load)
CPU E5700 LGA775(bought last year around december(2011))
Motherboard Gigabyte G31M-S2L (pretty old MOBO.bought it at around 2006/2007)
3GB Ram (1gb(old)+2gb(bought 2 year ago))
Pentium 4 PSU 480/400 watts

if i forgot to put other spec please ask me. hope the info above help you guys to confirm what do i have to do or upgrade :) 

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a b Î Nvidia
August 5, 2012 2:17:23 PM

7750?
August 5, 2012 2:36:53 PM

I would also suggest pulling out that 'old' stick of RAM. IMO better off with 2GB matching memory.
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August 5, 2012 4:24:35 PM

Fender0246 said:
I would also suggest pulling out that 'old' stick of RAM. IMO better off with 2GB matching memory.


the motherboard can fit ddr2 ram only :(  pretty hard to find that type of ram around my place, any other suggestion?
August 5, 2012 4:26:35 PM

Quote:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I could not find a 7 series card at half height.


this gpu look nice but are you sure this gpu can fit my pc ? sorry for that silly question because im not good with hardware. i just need a low profile hardware just to play online game is enough for me :) 
August 5, 2012 4:34:12 PM

refillable said:
7750?


can i upgrade to 7770 instead of 7750?
August 6, 2012 10:12:52 AM

refillable said:
No I don't recommend that, I am a little worrying about your PSU and CPU, it is too old on today's standards :) . I have just found a low profile 7750, which is pretty suitable for you.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


i am going to upgrade my PSU too, coz that is too much older than todays PSU thanks for the advice but you sure it can run dragon nest smoothly??
a b Î Nvidia
August 6, 2012 12:36:08 PM

Not sure about dragon nest. Not a fan of those kind of games :) , but what comes out in my mind is that it is a game that doesn't need that much of a hardware power. So 7750 should run it well. As for the PSU, what's your budget? I recommend this for the long run.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It should even support 7850 in crossfire. A good upgrade because it will still stay on you when you upgrade the Motherboard+CPU+RAM (say an ivy bridge i3).
August 6, 2012 1:58:17 PM

refillable said:
Not sure about dragon nest. Not a fan of those kind of games :) , but what comes out in my mind is that it is a game that doesn't need that much of a hardware power. So 7750 should run it well. As for the PSU, what's your budget? I recommend this for the long run.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It should even support 7850 in crossfire. A good upgrade because it will still stay on you when you upgrade the Motherboard+CPU+RAM (say an ivy bridge i3).


my budget for PSU is below 100$ maybe or minimum budget is 70$
August 6, 2012 2:02:49 PM

refillable said:
Not sure about dragon nest. Not a fan of those kind of games :) , but what comes out in my mind is that it is a game that doesn't need that much of a hardware power. So 7750 should run it well. As for the PSU, what's your budget? I recommend this for the long run.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It should even support 7850 in crossfire. A good upgrade because it will still stay on you when you upgrade the Motherboard+CPU+RAM (say an ivy bridge i3).


and btw i got question and im realy new about hardware and not know much, i just wanna ask u are game run smoothly with only better gpu or also with better cpu ? and how to know if the gpu is gud enough to run rpg game? because i only interested on playing online game instead of offline(the only offline game i play is MW3,GTA4,PSX2,Nintendo DS emulator). And what is the average temperature for GPU and CPU ? i tested my gpu maximum is 50-60 and my cpu max temp is 82 when load some game. and last question is how much ram i need to play game ? sorry to ask you this much of question. :(  hope you answer the question. i dont mind if you didnt want to answer them all :) 
August 7, 2012 1:04:46 AM

anjingliar said:
the motherboard can fit ddr2 ram only :(  pretty hard to find that type of ram around my place, any other suggestion?


I say that because mis-matched RAM can cause stability issues that are not readily identifiable, in which case it's better to have a little less RAM than crashes, feezes, and what-not.
a b Î Nvidia
August 7, 2012 11:18:43 AM

Better GPU will likely give a bigger boost to your gaming experience, unless you bottleneck (in your case, I don't think there is going to be one, but if there is, the difference will not be very noticeable). As I said before, I am not sure about online game, but I am pretty positive it is going to run smoothly on a 7750. Look at this:



It runs WoW:Catalysm in 30+ fps in 1920x1080. So I am pretty positive. Are you sure GPU and CPU is not flipped? Because CPU's proper temperatures are 50C-65C (80C Is way too hot!) and GPU's proper temperatures are 50C-80C.

About your RAM, 4GB is I think a minimum for a decent PC! So what you could do is try to sell your old RAMs and buy some used (but good condition and trusted seller :) ) DDR2 RAM (new would be better, but, that'd be expensive).
August 7, 2012 2:28:57 PM

Fender0246 said:
I say that because mis-matched RAM can cause stability issues that are not readily identifiable, in which case it's better to have a little less RAM than crashes, feezes, and what-not.


so right now i just need to replace the 1gb ram or both of the ram(1gb+2gb)?
August 7, 2012 2:39:26 PM

refillable said:
Better GPU will likely give a bigger boost to your gaming experience, unless you bottleneck (in your case, I don't think there is going to be one, but if there is, the difference will not be very noticeable). As I said before, I am not sure about online game, but I am pretty positive it is going to run smoothly on a 7750. Look at this:

http://media.bestofmicro.com/U/1/326377/original/world%20of%20warcraft%201920.png

It runs WoW:Catalysm in 30+ fps in 1920x1080. So I am pretty positive. Are you sure GPU and CPU is not flipped? Because CPU's proper temperatures are 50C-65C (80C Is way too hot!) and GPU's proper temperatures are 50C-80C.

About your RAM, 4GB is I think a minimum for a decent PC! So what you could do is try to sell your old RAMs and buy some used (but good condition and trusted seller :) ) DDR2 RAM (new would be better, but, that'd be expensive).


so what i need to do is buy new heatsink,new ram ddr2 (max 4gb only),new gpu and new PSU? thanks :) 
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