Help Upgrading Gpu
Posted 23 November 2012 - 04:28 PM
I have a budget of between 200-300$. The games I'm mainly looking to play are games like Skyrim and Fallout. My current GPU is an ATI Radeon HD 4200 integrated graphics card. I believe the current power supply is 250W, in case I'll need to buy a new one too or something. In case y'all need to know, the computer also has an AMD Phenom II 960T Quad-Core Processor and 8GB DDR3 memory. I don't really care where the parts come from or what brand they are as long as the parts are reliable. If y'all need to know anything else, just let me know. And, thanks for any help.
Posted 23 November 2012 - 07:32 PM
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:18 PM
Manufactures Part #: GTX650-DC-1GD5
Its "direct contact" heat pipe cooler makes it run 20% cooler.
Comes with very good free overclock and control software.
Mine has a slight overclock and runs very cool under heavy load.
It made a hell of difference for me.
About 120 bucks.
Its pretty long tho, you mite havta move a hard drive out of the way so it can fit in.
This post has been edited by snorg: 27 November 2012 - 07:27 PM
Posted 06 December 2012 - 05:48 PM
This is the video card I was looking at:
This is the power supply I was looking at:
These are the most detailed specs for my computer that I could find:
Would those two parts work in my computer? Again, thanks again for the help.
Posted 06 December 2012 - 06:35 PM
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This post has been edited by LiveBrianD: 06 December 2012 - 09:49 PM
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Posted 29 December 2012 - 01:38 AM
Do any of y'all know good guides for replacing these things? I've looked up quite a few online already, but I'm wondering if y'all know any particularly good guides or have any specific tips, tricks, or common mistakes to avoid. Thanks again.
Posted 29 December 2012 - 09:31 AM
Also, keep in mind that the PCIe 6-pin or 6+2 pin connectors look similar. Do NOT confuse these with the 4+4 (or 8) pin plug for the motherboard. (when I say 6+2, I mean a connector where you can use only the 6-pin part if that's what your hardware needs, or combine it with the 2-pin if needed. Ditto for 4+4, or the motherboard's 20+4.)
Posted 31 December 2012 - 07:06 PM
Gateway FX6800-01e----Intel Core i7 960 ( 3.2 GHz)---- Seagate Barracuda 750 Gb SATA II / 3.0 Hdd---- 6 Gb Crucial 1066 Mhz memory, running in Tri Channel conf-----Corsair TX650w PSU----- EVGA Nvidia GTX 560Ti 1gb GDDR5 Vram ----DVD +/- RW / CD ,RAM/DL Optical drive w/ Label Flash-----Gateway TBGM-01 Motherboard.... Vista Home Premium 64 bit OS w/ SP2; Samsung Synch Master 2243BWX 22" Monitor.