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Replacing GPU, £100 and below budget

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April 22, 2010 5:56:25 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: within the next two weeks

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: light gaming ( wanna play Starcraft 2 when it comes out), full HD movies.

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: integrated GPU, 365W PSU, had an old Ati X1300 but that bit the dust.

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: Mobo Intel 945G. 2GB DDR2 Ram. CPU Intel Pentium 4 521 processor 2.8GHz

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS:UK websites
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: UK

PARTS PREFERENCES:no preference

OVERCLOCKING: No SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Thinking of upgrading CPU as well, there are plenty of second hand ones on ebay) Please suggest what processor too. Mobo can support Pentium D dual core from 915, 925, 930, 940 ,945 to 950.
April 22, 2010 6:01:45 PM

i would suggest a HD5770 would be good
and overclock it

what about geting a new board and a cpu

i3 would be a better upgrade
April 22, 2010 6:05:39 PM

i would say possibly look at the 4850, overclockers uk have it for about £80.. otherwise the 5770, but it is about £120.
As for CPU, my friend uses the Pentium D 945 3.4Ghz and it isnt a bad processor.
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April 22, 2010 6:08:43 PM

With the dual core I would suggest HD4670. I would suggest HD5670 apart from reports of issues with them running in PCIe 1.0 slots without BIOS updates for the motherboard.
April 22, 2010 6:22:46 PM

i couldnt get a Core 2 duo on that mobo, can i?
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April 22, 2010 6:32:19 PM

xed888 said:
i couldnt get a Core 2 duo on that mobo, can i?

I don't think the 945G chipset supports the C2D's.
April 22, 2010 9:07:39 PM

Mousemonkey said:
I don't think the 945G chipset supports the C2D's.



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