Hello to all of the community! I just bought a new graphics card and came across many problems, therefore I came seeking help in this forum.
***My system specifications are in the end***
I was using Ati Radeon HD 4650, 512MB and wanted to buy a new and cheap video card, a little better than this one. I thought that Asus gt 610 http://www.asus.com/Graphics_Cards/GT610SL1GD3L/ was a good choice, since I couldn't afford much money at this time (I bought it for around 40 euros). The installation progress that I followed was this:
At first, I uninstalled the drivers of my former video card... Reboot
Next, I removed the old card and inserted the new one.
Turned on my pc and installed the new drivers... Reboot again
After that I updated my driver to the latest version, I rebooted for the last time and here's where the problems begun...
The first problem is that my screen is slightly more blurry. I mean everything onscreen, which is irritating. I checked my resolution and it's the one I was using before (1680x1050) and also my refresh rate (60Hz). Also, on my google chrome UI, the buttons of minimize, restore, and close are red!? http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/802/provlhma.jpg/
Next, are the games. I used to play skyrim with the ATI on low-mid settings and it was running smoothly. With this one, trying to play even on low settings becomes really painful
But a thing that I saw that made me wonder, was this one: I have a blu-ray movie (FFVII Advent children) that used to lag at some parts with my old card, but with my new one, every last part of the movie runs amazingly smooth!
I will be grateful for your help, and please someone explain to me why the movie runs great and skyrim doesn't
The GT610 sucks for gaming!!!
Don't let the numbers fool you!!! I have one of these a 2GB version and my old gts250 with 512MB would kick the crap out of it!!!!
Get your money back and save for a decent card like a 7770...
Just look at the specs before you buy...memory isn't everything...bus width (32mb bad 256mb good) is important as is type of memory...DDR2 ok, DDR3 better, DDR5 best!
You van find some good deals out there for a decent card that won't break the bank!
hope this helps...JQ