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way.spacedout

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    Graphics Card
    « on: June 16, 2010, 07:30:51 PM »
    I want to get a new graphics card & I was wondering if an
    EVGA GeForce 7200GS PCI-e Graphics Card 512MB DDR2
    would be compatible with my vista premium 64-bit os that has an
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 4050e processor,
    2.0GB Samsung Dual-Channel DDR2 Ram @ 200 MHz 6-6-6-18 & a
    Gigabyte Technology Co. M61PME-SP2 (Socket M2) Nvidia MCP61 Chipset?

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    Re: Graphics Card
    « Reply #1 on: June 16, 2010, 09:24:59 PM »
    Yep...no compatibility issues there....
    But you could do better on a card....qhat's the budget ? ?
       
     
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      Re: Graphics Card
      « Reply #2 on: June 17, 2010, 12:52:43 AM »
      Well it would have to be something really cheap right now, maybe around $50?
      I'm wanting one mainly just to play things like the sims 3 etc.

      My graphics card now is a Nvidia GeForce 6150SE 430

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      Re: Graphics Card
      « Reply #3 on: June 17, 2010, 02:44:54 AM »
      There are several models of the 8400 and 8500 model in that price range, which you'll probably get better performance from.

      To be honest though, if you can hold out and save up another $25-50 bucks or so, you could get something a lot better.


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      Re: Graphics Card
      « Reply #4 on: June 17, 2010, 12:11:08 PM »
      For that price, something like a 4650 or GT220/240 is probably the best you can do new, none of those cards really offer good value for money or good performance.  Upping your budget just a little, as said above, opens up many more possibilities, as would buying used instead of new.

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        Re: Graphics Card
        « Reply #5 on: June 17, 2010, 02:40:57 PM »
        Oh ok, so if I upped the price to about $75 which would you suggest?
        I think mine right now is like 64MB but I want to upgrade to about 256MB

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        Re: Graphics Card
        « Reply #6 on: June 18, 2010, 12:47:24 PM »
        Something like a 4670 can be had for around $70.  Again, not fantastic value, but it will do the job.

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          « Reply #7 on: June 19, 2010, 01:48:07 PM »
          As long as it plays the sims3 & is better thatn the one I have, it would be fine with me..
          I looked at some of the 4670s & that's probably what I'll end up getting

          How about which out of these? -
          Biostar VA4673NH51 Radeon HD 4670 Video Card - 512MB, DDR3, PCIe, HDMI
          GIGABYTE GV-R467ZL-1GI Radeon HD 4670 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
          POWERCOLOR AX4670 1GBK3-PH Radeon HD 4670 PCS Edition 1GB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 (2.0v) Video Card Retail   

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          Re: Graphics Card
          « Reply #8 on: June 20, 2010, 08:37:30 AM »
          There's no real difference between those three cards.
          The first seems to just be standard, the second has a useless extra 512MB of VRAM, and the third has a slightly better cooler (on a card that already runs cool).  Check the warranty really to make a choice.

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            « Reply #9 on: June 20, 2010, 10:03:41 PM »
            I'll probably end up going with the 3rd one, it has a 2 year parts & labor warranty & is more in my price range right now.. Thank you for all your help!

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            Re: Graphics Card
            « Reply #10 on: June 21, 2010, 12:17:26 PM »
            Cool.
            You're welcome, hope it works out for you.