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Core 2 Duo Upgrade if possible (graphic card and smps)

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August 24, 2012 4:29:12 AM

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Hi
Please Help me i need to upgrade my pc.
PC CONFIG
MOBO - INTEL 945 GCNL BOARD
PROCESSER - INTEL CORE 2 DUO E4500 2.20 GHZ
GRAPHIC - NVIDIA 8500 GT 512 MB
RAM - 2 GB
SMPS WATT - 300 WATT

PLEASE SUGGEST ME A GRAPHIC CARD WHICH CAN BE USED FOR THE ABOVE CONFIG AND IF U CAN PRICE IN INDIA.
PLEASE REALLY NEED IT.
a b U Graphics card
August 24, 2012 4:41:27 AM

a few things:
1) DO NOT TYPE IN ALL CAPS AS IT IS REALLY REALLY ANNOYING
2) to give the best advice we need to know what you are using the card for, what kind of budget you have in mind, and what form-factor your box has (a lot of dell and HP units cannot take certain GPUs due to size constraints).

As for upgrades, this is what I would do;
1) find a cheap 'lightly used' Core2Quad CPU that will work in your system (see motherboard manufacturer's spec sheet for a list of compatable CPUs)
2) Upgrade to 4GB of Ram
3) If you need a real GPU then you may have to upgrade your power supply. After you select your new graphics card then pick a power supply that will work in your box (again, while most computers use standard parts, there are still many that use odd-sized units).
4) The GPU that is right for you depends on your budget, and what you want to do. Typically I would suggest the most modern card (highest model number) which fits within your budget.
a b U Graphics card
August 24, 2012 5:01:38 AM

That motherboard only supports 2 gb ram and core 2 duo processors up to 1066 mhs fsb. There is really not much sense in upgrading anything.
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a c 175 U Graphics card
August 24, 2012 6:06:41 AM

Upgrade Your CPU, CPU cooler (if you want to OC the CPU), Motherboard, RAM, GPU and PSU (Power Supply if you don't meet the wattage requirement).

You can keep the Drives and the Case/Cabinet.

Say a budget and then we will try to help you.
August 24, 2012 8:40:32 AM

Budget is the most important question here followed by - are you willing to buy a new Motherboard ? That is because there are some really good deals on flipkart IF you are willing.:) 
August 31, 2012 5:16:53 AM

my budget is say about 30 k from my home i can adjust max 16k more from my saving till now so that goes to about 45 k so i think my budget can go to say 35-40 k. please suggest me if ati or amd hd graphic cards are good and the processors also and if any one who has deep knowledge about amd processors and graphic cards etc. please send me the components within the cabinet without the hard disk dvd .
a b U Graphics card
August 31, 2012 2:47:25 PM

... By budget we do not mean your household income, we mean how much are you willing to spend on your computer.

$45,000 would make for a very nice computer... :D 
August 31, 2012 4:31:54 PM

ya that only i can get till 45k need only mobo, processor, ram , graphic card and a spms for graphic. if these stuff can cm in 45k it will do wonders for me. and household means can get that much amount ,


anyway is AMD Phenom ii x 6 processor good ? Heard fx bulldozer series is waste.
prices plzzzzz for above Components

a b U Graphics card
August 31, 2012 5:19:51 PM

sorry, somehow I missed the 45,000 was in Indian Rupees, I thought it was $45,000USD which is enough money to build several nice computers and a central network to link them all to lol.


45,000 Rupee comes to ~$800 USD
For that amount you can get a very nice Core i5 processor, 8GB of DDR3 1600 ram in a 2x4GB kit, a very nice motherboard, and a very nice graphics card and power supply if you intend to do video games.

Sadly I cannot really help you much more than that as I have no idea what stores or brands you have available to you over in India, but I would help if I could.
a b U Graphics card
August 31, 2012 5:23:49 PM

Oh, and stay away from PhenomII parts. They are several years old now, and the newer Bulldozer stuff is not that much better. It would be best to stick with Intel parts, or wait for the next gen of AMD processors to come out in a few months which I hear will be much better than their old stuff (though still behind Intel).
September 1, 2012 4:54:09 AM

Thank you guys for helping me out . will w8 for amd for sometime more as it may be intel prices will go low. then will see if can get one awesome config
December 4, 2012 3:34:55 AM

Hi,
i want to get a graphic card only for less than 4000 rs (indian rupees). can u help me out plzz u know my pc specs. a graphic card below 350 psu
December 4, 2012 3:35:00 AM

Hi,
i want to get a graphic card only for less than 4000 rs (indian rupees). can u help me out plzz u know my pc specs. a graphic card below 350 psu
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