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Time for a new graphics card. Suggestions?

By schang3
Nov 7, 2010
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  1. So basicly my graphics card is always at an extremely high temperature (over100c!).
    After many failed attempts at fixing it i hav decided to get a new one. My current one is a 9300 GE.
    My computer is an HP m8530f KT334AA-ABA
    http://www.pacificgeek.com/productimages/xl/KT334AA-POB-R-2.jpg
    I want one that is more of a gaming card.
    Specs:
    VIsta
    AMD Phenom 9550 Quad 2.20 GHz
    5 GB RAM
    64bit OS

    Edit: forgot to mention, MUST have a fan built onto it. lol im tired of this cheap crap
     
  2. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,128

    how much do you want to spend, and are you willing to upgrade your power supply if needed.
     
  3. schang3

    schang3 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Really don't want to blow more money on a power supply. Pretty big budget considering my birthday as well as X-mas is close

    Edit: i want it to be atleast 1gb
     
  4. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,128

    are you using the stock power supply? if not then what are you using.
     
  5. schang3

    schang3 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yeah im just using what it came with. dont no how to check other than taking it off and checking @.@. How much is a decent new one?
     
  6. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,128

  7. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,810   +918

    Post in the wrong thread, sorry.
     
  8. schang3

    schang3 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    peeled off my case. i got a HP 5188-2859 350W POWER SUPPLY



    On a side note:
    is Hewlett Packard 466851-001 Hp Geforce 9300 Ge 256mb even a slightly decent card? cuz it is part of the 9000 series even thou its only 256
     
  9. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,128

    as long as the Geforce 9300 does what you want it to do without any problems then its an decent card.
     
  10. schang3

    schang3 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    recently i havent been able to play any FPS games due to my low frames per second. Im assuming this is due to my card. Plus the fan on the graphics card never comes on...
     
  11. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

    the 9300 was never meant to play games its a low end card mainly used for HD playback and browsing and the such imo spend a little if you want to play games the midrange cards that are out right now are amazing and there price reflects it even more since there so cheap.
     
     
  12. schang3

    schang3 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    can u find me one that is good and will most definalty work with my computer?
     
  13. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,128

  14. schang3

    schang3 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    lol my bad. thanks
     


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