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Video card upgrade help. OLD MB.

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January 13, 2013 8:02:42 AM

Hello,
I have q9300 2.5 Quad core CPU
4G ram 5300 667 can upgrade to ddr2 800 8GB
9800 GT with 1GB Video.
Vista 64bit.

how can I upgrade these so that I don't spend $ on Video card that would hit bottleneck with CPU/RAM/MB?

Was thinking getting a better Graphics and more RAM (should i bother switching from 667 to 800)?

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January 13, 2013 8:04:27 AM

gaming and casual day to day multimedia use. 22" LCD
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a c 180 U Graphics card
January 13, 2013 8:14:00 AM

Please tell your budget and max screen res.
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January 13, 2013 8:18:13 AM

ASHISH65 said:
Please tell your budget and max screen res.


$200 1680x1050
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a c 180 U Graphics card
January 13, 2013 8:19:51 AM

You cpu is still good.i reccomend to get gtx 650 ti at newegg.
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January 13, 2013 8:21:45 AM

ASHISH65 said:
You cpu is still good.i reccomend to get gtx 650 ti at newegg.



but MB supports only PCI express x16 (v 1.0)......and RAM 800Mhz...Doest it matter?
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a c 180 U Graphics card
January 13, 2013 8:26:07 AM

Or you can get hd 7850.
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January 13, 2013 8:30:39 AM

ASHISH65 said:
There will be no bottleneck if you put pci 3.0 card in pci 1.0.there will be no performance loss.please update your bios - http://support.gateway.com/support/drivers/search.asp?s...



the latest drivers are from 2008.....still no loss of performance with this MB?
RAM is now 4GB with 667 speed....wanted to add another 4GB...should i buy all new 8GB 800 speed or its not worth it and just keep 667 by adding just extra 4GB?

Thnx for help by the way.....i would like to stick with Nvidia
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January 13, 2013 8:33:19 AM

300W power supply btw.
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a c 180 U Graphics card
January 13, 2013 8:34:36 AM

Yes go with gtx 650 ti.there will be no big difference with 800mhz ram.i think you mobo support 1066mhz ram.
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January 13, 2013 8:47:48 AM

ASHISH65 said:
Yes go with gtx 650 ti.there will be no big difference with 800mhz ram.i think you mobo support 1066mhz ram.


http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/ [...] ce+GTX+480

I was looking at this one...since the performance seems better??? but i got confused on price? $179-$555? and how come GTX 480 shows faster than GTX 650 Ti?

it there something wrong with the ranking on that website?
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a c 180 U Graphics card
January 13, 2013 8:59:04 AM

Gtx 480 is way faster than gtx 650ti.
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a c 180 U Graphics card
January 13, 2013 9:01:25 AM

Make sure that you will get evga gtx 650ti.as evga provides lifetime warranty.
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a c 180 U Graphics card
January 13, 2013 9:01:37 AM

Make sure that you will get evga gtx 650ti.as evga provides lifetime warranty.
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a b U Graphics card
January 13, 2013 9:23:33 AM

your 300watt psu also need to be replace, btw.... your new video card will need more power.
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