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Hello, i want to upgrade my video card for second life virtual world.. would like hdmi out prefer nividia cards willing to upgrade power supply what card can i use... 1) full-height PCI slot, (2) full-height PCIe x1 slots, (1) full-height PCIe x16 slot
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  1. jamesmcm said:
    Hello, i want to upgrade my video card for second life virtual world.. would like hdmi out prefer nividia cards willing to upgrade power supply what card can i use... 1) full-height PCI slot, (2) full-height PCIe x1 slots, (1) full-height PCIe x16 slot


    Full Height PCIe x16 slot. That's the slot you want to use. But it is not like you have a choice, just about every video card on the market these days goes into a full x16 PCie slot.

    Depends on the games you are playing, I can recommend a video card, Nv or AMD.
  2. Maxx_Power said:
    Full Height PCIe x16 slot. That's the slot you want to use. But it is not like you have a choice, just about every video card on the market these days goes into a full x16 PCie slot.

    Depends on the games you are playing, I can recommend a video card, Nv or AMD.


    the recommended cards for 2nd life are "NVIDIA Graphics cards
    9000 Series:
    9600, 9800
    200 Series:
    275 GTX, 295 GTX
    ATI Graphics Cards
    4000 Series:
    4850, 4870, 4890
    5000 Series:
    5850, 5870, 5970"

    the minimum ones are "NVIDIA GeForce 6600 or better
    OR ATI Radeon 9500 or better
    OR Intel 945 chipset
  3. jamesmcm said:
    the recommended cards for 2nd life are "NVIDIA Graphics cards
    9000 Series:
    9600, 9800
    200 Series:
    275 GTX, 295 GTX
    ATI Graphics Cards
    4000 Series:
    4850, 4870, 4890
    5000 Series:
    5850, 5870, 5970"

    the minimum ones are "NVIDIA GeForce 6600 or better
    OR ATI Radeon 9500 or better
    OR Intel 945 chipset


    Your choices are plenty, it doesn't seem like the game requires a lot of power.

    Try a HD 7750, HD 7770 from AMD or Nvidia 550, 560, 560Ti. The 560Ti may require you to get a new PSU. Any more than this may be a bit of a waste.
  4. hi again.. been reading the forums .. did a keyword "second life"
    would this card work in the system i have... what watt power supply would i need.... how much ram... running vista 64 bit

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130534
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    jamesmcm said:
    hi again.. been reading the forums .. did a keyword "second life"
    would this card work in the system i have... what watt power supply would i need.... how much ram... running vista 64 bit

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130534


    You need about a 400 watt power supply for that card.

    BUT, that card is really really really really old. It is at LEAST 4 generations old, 5 if you count the rebranding (8800 got rebranded into 9800), and doesn't support the newest DirectX. It is also not a good investment, a 550Ti or (preferably) a 7750 is a much better card for modern duties.

    Any of these is much better, and may not require a PSU upgrade (if your existing one is 250 watts and up).

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&N=100006662&isNodeId=1&Description=7750&x=0&y=0
  6. hi all...
    i been reading and reading... lol
    thinking of ordering XFX FX-775A-ZNP4 Radeon HD 7750 Core Edition 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card.....
    any thoughts appreciated... and thankyou all who responded...
  7. jamesmcm said:
    hi all...
    i been reading and reading... lol
    thinking of ordering XFX FX-775A-ZNP4 Radeon HD 7750 Core Edition 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card.....
    any thoughts appreciated... and thankyou all who responded...


    That's a fine card. Why not the the Black Edition, that one has life time warranty. The Core edition only has a 2 year warranty (3 years being the average).
  8. hi ... looked for the black edition and found this which is a bit more of a card..
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150599&Tpk=HD%207770%20Black%20Edition.... used neweggs psu calculator and it didn't seem to need much more power... some what wider... will open case to have a look...
  9. XFX Double D Black Edition FX-777A-ZDB4 Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
    this is the card referenced in my last post... and it does need a psu upgrade... studying the details section it says minimum of a 450 watt and a 6 pin connector... so the psu wizard is somewhat misleading... found a upgrade psu built by xfx that would do the trick for just over 50 dollars....any thoughts on the worth of going to a larger power supply?
  10. jamesmcm said:
    XFX Double D Black Edition FX-777A-ZDB4 Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
    this is the card referenced in my last post... and it does need a psu upgrade... studying the details section it says minimum of a 450 watt and a 6 pin connector... so the psu wizard is somewhat misleading... found a upgrade psu built by xfx that would do the trick for just over 50 dollars....any thoughts on the worth of going to a larger power supply?


    Well, no problems if you are going to use the extra power. BUT, to be absolutely sure, make sure your power supply is an ATX format power supply, not a Small Form Factor, or other form factors. Look at the back of your PSU (back of the computer) and study the mounting hold patterns, and compare this to the mounting hold patterns of the XFX you want to purchase, make sure they look the same. SFF or smaller has typically symmetrical mounting screw locations, while ATX has 2 in the corners, 1 offset from a corner, and one not at a corner going into the PSU by about half a centimeter or less.

    You can also post a pic here of your PSU from the back of the computer, and I'll take a look.
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