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Intel HD Graphics + Radeon 4350 hd 1gb ?

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February 23, 2013 12:09:19 AM

I recently began upgrading my computer. I started out buying a brand new one. I bought an i5core with integrated intel hd graphics and slowly come to terms with the intel hd graphics being awful. I have a radeon hd4350 1gb from my old pc at hand and there is a spare pci-e space in my new computer and i was wondering if i could just slot it in and install it and they would both work together? i am aware that the 2nd card isnt magical, but it seems to work better than the intel one.

I am a bit of a noob when it comes to this stuff. any help would be greatly appreciated. :) 
February 23, 2013 12:13:40 AM

as long as it fits i don't see why not but maybe if you have a sandy i5 you should look into getting a better graphics card like a 660 or 660ti or a 7870
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February 23, 2013 12:15:07 AM

what is this system used for?
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February 23, 2013 12:15:32 AM

yeah i literally bought it today. I wasn't aware how bad the intel hd graphics was until afterwards. I just happen to have a spare graphics card lying around and wondered if i could just slot it in to boost it a bit for now :)  thanks :) )
February 23, 2013 12:15:54 AM

I use it for gaming
February 23, 2013 12:17:43 AM

how much was your budget ? and where you located at like europe or america or ?
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February 23, 2013 12:18:58 AM

What model i5 and what is your budget for your graphics card upgrade
February 23, 2013 12:21:29 AM

i would say get a cheap 7770 be good for any game for 1280x1080 unless u have the money for a 660ti then i say go for it
February 23, 2013 12:23:31 AM

i am from europe.

I needed a completely new desktop, my old one was reduced to a crawl in the end i just wanted a fresh start.

my budget was 600-700, i spent 650 on my new one. i5core, 8GBmem, 2TB harddrive, and integrated intel HD graphics.

since setting it up i tried some gaming and i was reduced to 15fps-30fps where i previous ran at 30-40fps on my old computer. i still have the components from my old computer, and i did some research into running 2 cards, and i was just wondering if i could throw in my card from my old comp (radeon HD 4350 256MB) and run them both until i can get a better card?

i just didnt know if it was compatible, and didnt want to run the risk of ruining something.
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February 23, 2013 12:26:35 AM

youll need a new psu if you get a 7770
February 23, 2013 12:29:15 AM

I am just interested in if i could run the radeon HD 4350 256MB along with the integrated intel hd graphics, as a temporary solution?

I will not have the money to buy a new card for atleast another month.
February 23, 2013 12:29:43 AM

you cant run integrated graphics with a graphics card you can use it but its soon to be out of date and you will need a new card
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February 23, 2013 12:31:16 AM

You can't use them both at the same time. I don't see the 4350 being a whole lt better than the intel graphics though. What was your old setup?
February 23, 2013 12:33:24 AM

my old setup was intel dual core with 2gb mem and the 4350. i am just wondering if its compatible? can i just plug it in and go from there? or will my computer have none of it?
February 23, 2013 12:34:23 AM

yes you can
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February 23, 2013 12:35:26 AM

What power supply does he have..i have not seen him say
February 23, 2013 12:35:56 AM

It's funny how half of you didn't even answer his question. Yes they are compatible, you just can not run them at the same time, until you get a new one this will be fine.
February 23, 2013 12:37:29 AM

that's something i need to double check, i'm not entirely sure. I will check if its enough before running, i just wanted to know if it was compatible
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February 23, 2013 12:39:55 AM

Oh i'm sorry Blue I overlooked his sub question since some many people were chiming in..But yea you can use the 4350 for the mean time as long as your have a slot open for it
February 23, 2013 12:40:12 AM

thanks everyone for your help :) 
February 23, 2013 12:43:52 AM

^^^^ first post -- as long as it fits i don't see why not but maybe if you have a sandy i5 you should look into getting a better graphics card like a 660 or 660ti or a 7870

thats me answering the question but no just forget that i even said anything dont worry about the 2 times i said yes 3 if u count my first post
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February 23, 2013 12:44:25 AM

As long as you have a PCI-E slot using the 4350 should be fine. Depending on the board, both can be used at the same time(drive a screen off each for instance).

Since I had a 4350 in my media center(did not like the noise from the 5770). I do not think it will give you much gaming fun as it JUST pushes media center(the animations are not even that smooth).

I tried some games at the lowest settings, but that was about it.

In the end, I replaced it with a 650 ti and could not be happier. Cool , quiet and low power consumption(even games ok with some reduced details at 1920 x 1200).
February 23, 2013 12:57:42 AM

batty251 said:
^^^^ first post -- as long as it fits i don't see why not but maybe if you have a sandy i5 you should look into getting a better graphics card like a 660 or 660ti or a 7870

thats me answering the question but no just forget that i even said anything dont worry about the 2 times i said yes 3 if u count my first post



I did notice i was just looking for multiple opinions. I am grateful :p 
February 23, 2013 12:59:58 AM

nukemaster said:
As long as you have a PCI-E slot using the 4350 should be fine. Depending on the board, both can be used at the same time(drive a screen off each for instance).

Since I had a 4350 in my media center(did not like the noise from the 5770). I do not think it will give you much gaming fun as it JUST pushes media center(the animations are not even that smooth).

I tried some games at the lowest settings, but that was about it.

In the end, I replaced it with a 650 ti and could not be happier. Cool , quiet and low power consumption(even games ok with some reduced details at 1920 x 1200).


my old card could run what i play better than the intel one :p  with the intel one its was barely playable :p  thanks for the info tho, i do plan to get a better card when i can afford it.
February 23, 2013 1:00:27 AM

thank you :D 
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