7600 gs finally kicked it, now what?

By phonb
Dec 18, 2011
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  1. I got almost half a decade outta my Nvidia 7600 gs 256mb card and finally I boot my system to 1 long 2 short beep post error. I'm finally willing to give in and get a replacement.

    MSI NEO-F P965 Intel S775 Motherboard
    Intel Pentium 4 630 3.0GHz HT (2MB)
    1GB PC2-5300 667MHz DDR2 RAM (planning on adding 2-3gb)
    350W Antec Power supply
    I live in the US.

    I only game 2007-8 and earlier. Actually I'm pretty retro though I'd like to maybe play say Oblivion for example on descent settings (nvm the ram).
    Also HD video playback is fairly Important as well. The highest resolution I would be running is 1440/900 with maybe a second monitor or television running lower. Prefer also a quiet card or at least not a super noisy one.

    I've spent most the day scouring pricewatch and amazon only to achieve a headache. From what I've seen I think I can get a card for $20-$40 but there are so many holiday specials I can't decide.
  2. Dannyk0ed

    Dannyk0ed TS Member Posts: 63

    If your looking for a decent and cheap video card i prefer you to buy the ATI HD 5450, around 40 bucks but upgrade your PSU. I also game 2008 and lower.
  3. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,430   +2,822

  4. phonb

    phonb TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 45

    Looks like about my needs but I've read it runs quite hot which worries me.
    I'm really not looking to upgrade from the 7600gs, just need a replacement that is a mid-low level card somewhat equal to the 7600gs.

    I'm looking at the hd5450, geforce 8400, and geforce 210 right now which are cheap with rebates which I like.
  5. dmill89

    dmill89 TS Guru Posts: 475

  6. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,154   +197

    I have an agp 7600 gs in my sons pc, Cracking little card for its age!

    Useless post i know :)

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