Which card to replace NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT? Tags: Graphics Cards Geforce Nvidia Graphics Last response: November 18, 2012 12:26 AM in Graphics & Displays Share golfer29x November 16, 2012 9:55:12 PM I am looking to replace my NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT with a new video card for basic / medium gaming. I have a 300W PSU and a Core 2 Quad Q6600 processor. My specs are here: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01... I need some help with deciding which video card I should go with. I have read some good reviews on Tom's site about the HD Radeon 6670 http://www.amazon.com/GIGABYTE-GV-R667D3-1GI-Radeon-Cro... But I am also considering the Radeon HD 7750 http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-GV-R775OC-1GI-Radeon-PCI... Is my processor fast enough to support the 7750? I can probably overclock to 3Ghz. I likely won't add any new fans/cooling. I am willing to install a new PSU if needed. I'm pretty clueless when it comes to video cards so I'd really appreciate people's input More about : card replace nvidia geforce 8500 maestro0428 a b U Graphics card November 16, 2012 10:03:32 PM Yes it will support a 7750 and that was what I was going to recommend. golfer29x November 16, 2012 10:16:45 PM Thanks for the quick reply. Will I have to overclock to keep up with the 7750? Will my system still be stable at 3Ghz? Related resources Which card to replace a malfunctioning 8500GT ? - Forum Upgrade NVidia GeForce 8500 GT for Gaming - Forum Looking to upgrade from nvidia geforce 8500 gt - Forum Replacement for nvidia geforce 8500GT for dual monitors - Forum Nvidia geforce 8500 gt - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer prototype18 a b U Graphics card November 16, 2012 10:17:53 PM +1 7750 draw max 50 W so u will be ok http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=71066&vpn=FX775AZNP4&m... fudoka711 a b U Graphics card November 16, 2012 10:21:37 PM +1 for the 7750, its perfect for your current setup. golfer29x November 16, 2012 10:34:45 PM Thanks everyone for your replies. Does it matter what brand that I buy? I will be buying from Amazon and can see a Sapphire for $99 vs a Gigabyte for $109 Sapphire http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-PCI-Express-Graph... Gigabyte http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-GV-R775OC-1GI-Radeon-PCI... prototype18 a b U Graphics card November 16, 2012 10:43:15 PM http://www.amazon.com/XFX-DisplayPort-PCI-Express-FX775... OR sapphire. But i would go with XFX golfer29x November 16, 2012 11:46:48 PM just curious, why XFX over the others? Also, XFX and Sapphire are 800Mhz but Gigabyte is 880Mhz. Given my small PSU, would the 880Mhz use much less power? prototype18 a b U Graphics card November 17, 2012 8:32:54 AM http://www.thinkdigit.com/forum/reviews/156783-gigabyte... U can oc the other card's to that . But as i said that 7750 will not draw more than 50 W from ur psu(That will be while the GPU is fully stressed). So power its not a problem. Up there i linked a review about gigabyte. Gigabyte has 3 year warranty so get that card then. golfer29x November 18, 2012 12:26:08 AM Thanks for the great review and to everyone who has provided input. I am going to get one of the 7750 cards Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumNVIDIA ® GeForce ® 8500GT replacement ForumEVGA GeForce 8500 GT and HDCP ForumGeForce 8500 GT 8500 against ATI Radeon™ HD 2600 Pro ForumNvidia GeForce 8500GT vs ATI Radeon HD 4200 ForumWindows won't boot with Nvidia GeForce 8500 GT ForumNVIDIA Geforce 8500GT Watts? ForumCan i upgrade my nvidia geforce 8500 gt ?? ForumUpgrade for nVidia GeForce 8500 GT ForumGaming graphics card to replace nvidia 8500GT ForumNVIDIA ® GeForce ® GT 640 1GB vs AMD Radeon™ HD 7570 1GB GDDR5 ForumHELP in my GeForce 8500GT ForumBuoght a graphics card xfx geforce 8500gt (512mb) PROBLEM! ForumAsus gtx560ti directcuII-broken ForumBest graphic card for this rig ? ForumGraphics card not detected More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !