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Upgrading a very old PC's GPU

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September 27, 2012 7:21:33 AM

Hi all,

I am upgrading my wife's GPU in her PC. She really only plays WoW and browses the web. Since this is my video card from 6 years ago, it is starting to crash while playing games and is running very hot, and not to mention, it's very old. Any recommendations? Here is what she has:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/iG5J

CPU: AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor
MB: Biostar TA870U3+ ATX AM3 Motherboard
RAM: Patriot Signature 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 160GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Case: Raidmax Smilodon ATX-612WB ATX Mid Tower Case
PSU: Raidmax 630W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply

*Current GPU*: Sapphire Radeon 4850 HD

Would a Radeon 6750 HD be a reasonable upgrade? The PSU has been in use for 9 months. I just don't want it to fry everything by putting a new card in there. Will the PSU be enough to handle it? Thank you

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September 27, 2012 7:33:51 AM

go for a 7750 your system will be fine with it.
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September 27, 2012 7:36:28 AM

What is your budget?
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September 27, 2012 7:39:41 AM

Somewhere around $100. Maybe a 6770? She says she may want to try Diablo III, will any of those suggestions work adequately? ...just as long as I won't be sleeping on the couch for a week or so
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September 27, 2012 8:38:39 AM

g0ku4life said:
Somewhere around $100. Maybe a 6770? She says she may want to try Diablo III, will any of those suggestions work adequately? ...just as long as I won't be sleeping on the couch for a week or so

PowerColor AX7770 $119.99
$109.99 after $10.00 rebate(s)
a little more than a 6770 but it performs "no couch sleeping" better.
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September 27, 2012 7:56:37 PM

Best answer selected by g0ku4life.
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September 27, 2012 7:57:18 PM

Thanks for the tips guys, 7770 wins
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September 27, 2012 8:29:35 PM

your welcome.
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