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What should i get?

By JeffK1017
Nov 3, 2007
  1. I want to get a new Video Card for my computer but i cant get something to expensive. Whats a somewhat good video card i could get between $50 and $100? it can be AGP or PCI

    Heres some Info:
    Processor: AMD Sempron 3000+
    MotherBoard: ASUS A7V8X-LA
    Memory: 512 Mb
    Power Supply: 250W
     
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    What mobo do you have?
    What agp speed does it support?
    What do you need your pc to be capable of doing that it isn't at the moment?

    These questions need to be answered really.
     
  3. JeffK1017

    JeffK1017 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    My AGP is 8x, and my video card sucks so even some of the somewhat old games dont work on my computer
     
  4. pdyckman@comcas

    pdyckman@comcas TS Rookie Posts: 527

    Get an AGP. In one of my PC's I installed the EVGA Nvidia 7800 GS. It's a great performer. The memory bandwidth is 41/GBsec. or more. It has 256 bits and 256 MB's. Also a lifetime warranty. It will cost you about $129 after rebate. If you intend on any gaming, you should spend a little more than $100 and use (at least) this GPU. Good Luck.
     
  5. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TS Maniac Posts: 710

  6. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 822

    The GeForce 7600 GS should be a very nice upgrade.
     
  7. JeffK1017

    JeffK1017 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    The GeForce 7600 GS needs a 400W power supply

    is the ATI Radeon 9550 a good card?
     
  8. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    Not really, i used to have a 9550 256meg, i now have a 9600 128meg and it's heaps better.
     
  9. JeffK1017

    JeffK1017 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    i can't find a 9600 128meg on newegg

    nvm i found it. Are you sure its better than the 9550 because its like $25 cheaper
     
  10. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    Yup, much better. I used to lag with Doom3 with the 9550 on the lowest settings. With the 9600 it runs well on medium settings.
     
  11. JeffK1017

    JeffK1017 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    do you know what the minimum requirements are?
     
  12. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

  13. JeffK1017

    JeffK1017 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    for the 9600 arent there Minimum System Requirements

    i guess ill get the 9600 128mb but how do i know it will fit and will work with my com
     
  14. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    Your mobo is agp x8, the card is agp 8x so....

    You really should get a better psu tho. I wouldn't run a pc with only a 250watt.
     
  15. JeffK1017

    JeffK1017 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    how many watts should i get?
     
  16. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    If you were to go for about 450watts or so then you would have plenty of headroom for further upgrades.

    Spend as much as you can afford on a good quality psu.
     
  17. JeffK1017

    JeffK1017 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    what do you think of a Linkworld LPG2-43-P4-IO ATX12V 630W Power Supply

    I'm need a new power supply for my computer. I was thinking of getting Linkworld LPG2-43-P4-IO ATX12V 630W Power Supply. Is this a good power supply? Also how do i know it will work with my computer
     
  18. bushwhacker

    bushwhacker TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 783

    You need to go at reputable power supply.

    For starter:

    Enermax
    PC Power & Cooling
    ULTRA
    OCZ

    And few other more.

    Try to find it on google and you will be surprised.
     
  19. JeffK1017

    JeffK1017 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    Will it work?

    I want to get a ATI Radeon 9600, i looked at the website and it doesn't have any power supply requirements. I have a 250w power supply, will it work with my computer?
     
  20. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Mutliple threads/posts merged.

    Please don`t open any more threads for this particular subject. It can be dealt with in this thread here, since it`s essentially all the same subject.

    Take a look at this psu wattage calculator. ;)

    Regards Howard :)
     
  21. bushwhacker

    bushwhacker TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 783

    For 9600, you have a little head room.

    You might wants to upgrade to 350W to give yourself some space.
     
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