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Upgrade help

By LuanNooB
Mar 10, 2009
  1. im running a PCI-ex version 1.
    im running a 8500gt now. i want to upgrade to a 9600gt but its PCI-ex 2.0 how slow wil carde really be ? is it worth it? plz help
     
  2. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    the difference in speed is marginal, around 5% if I remember right.
     
  3. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    No difference. PCI-E 2.0 slots are fully compatible with older PCI-E cards and vice-versa.
     
  4. LuanNooB

    LuanNooB TS Rookie Topic Starter

    speed? is 5% alot?

    ive got a duel core 1.8 socket 775
    1 gig ddr2 ram
    8500gt 512mb....

    if i must upgrade what must i get? something average not expensive plz help
     
  5. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    It would depend on what resolution you want to play at. A 9600GT will be good for any resolution upto 1440x900. Beyond that, you would want to go for the HD 4850 or 9800GTX.

    Your PSU will also matter, since more powerful cards usually suck more power.
     
  6. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    Well if you were getting 50fps %5 off wouldnt be noticable in most games.
     
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