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Upgrading from 8800GT

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January 20, 2013 2:45:25 PM

Hi my current graphics card is on it's last legs so want to upgrade to a better one if possible. I play games like COD and Battlefield 3 on it.
Ideally don't want to spend much more that £100/$150.
I'm not that techi so any help or advice would be great.

I've done a dxdiag below which opefuly will help....

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System Information
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Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333)
System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
System Model: System Product Name
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU E2180 @ 2.00GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.0GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 3582MB RAM
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)

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Display Devices
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Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce 8800 GT
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0611&SUBSYS_053C10DE&REV_A2
Display Memory: 2032 MB
Dedicated Memory: 497 MB
Shared Memory: 1535 MB
Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor Name: Generic Non-PnP Monitor

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January 20, 2013 3:03:53 PM

The AMD Radeon HD 7750 is a good card in your price range, but your CPU (and motherboard) need to be upgraded soon since a lot of games require a clock speed of 2.4 GHz in their minimum requirements. In other words, your CPU might be a bottleneck as well.
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January 20, 2013 3:24:34 PM

plasmaj12345 said:
The AMD Radeon HD 7750 is a good card in your price range, but your CPU (and motherboard) need to be upgraded soon since a lot of games require a clock speed of 2.4 GHz in their minimum requirements. In other words, your CPU might be a bottleneck as well.


Thanks for the advice.

When you say my CPU may need upgrading do you mean replaced or can I do anything thing to increase the clock speed.

Apologies as I'm learning here.
January 20, 2013 3:34:00 PM

Any preference for me between Radeon HD 7750 & GeForce GTX 550 Ti?

Both similar price in the UK
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January 20, 2013 3:41:09 PM

BigMack70 said:
Also that CPU is going to bottleneck newer cards kind of badly in games like BF3...


Agreed. I'd actually go so far as to say it's bottlenecking the 8800gt already.
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January 20, 2013 3:45:57 PM

I'd suggest upgrading your platform before your videocard. This system will perform much better and has room for a large upgrade in the future.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G550 2.6GHz Dual-Core Processor (£31.52 @ Ebuyer)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-GL Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£47.99 @ Novatech)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£15.20 @ Amazon UK)

Total: £94.71 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

cheers!
January 20, 2013 3:50:53 PM

Thanks for your help.

Would these be all pretty simple things for me to replace myself?

I've changed memory and video cards before but nothing more.
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