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Which graphics card...

By robin stevens
Aug 17, 2012
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  1. Hi there,
    new member here and I have a question I hope someone can help me with.
    I have just bought a HP Pavillion p6110uk pc that comes as standard with :-
    AMD Phenom-9650
    4gb PC2-6400/DDR2
    640gb GB SATA_3G
    ATI Radeon HD R4350HD 512mb
    Lightscribe DVD

    my problem is im looking for a better graphics card that will slip straight in to this and allow me to play games such as gta liberty city which I attempted to play and found the FPS were seriously lacking, I also want to try games like WOW.

    can someone suggest a card that won't cost the earth and that will just be a simple swap over?

    thanks in advance
  2. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,925   +170

  3. robin stevens

    robin stevens TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks for the reply slh thats appreciated, would that card also run wow type games or skyrim? I was reading up on the 7770 and prices on fleebay are round the hundred pound mark which is about my limit? I dont want to spend too much but then again dont want to overspend lol

    thanks again
  4. robin stevens

    robin stevens TS Rookie Topic Starter

    as a side thought ive seen a used amd radeon hd6450 1gb GDDR 16x pcle for next to nothing money wise, what are your thoughts?
  5. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,925   +170

    Well if you go for a 7770 it's really recommended that you spend £50 and upgrade the PSU as well. But it's a very good card and you'll get good performance in Skyrim, GTA etc. on high settings. Don't bother with ebay though, you can get a new Ghz edition one for £92 including a free game.

    The 6450 is a very slow card...
  6. robin stevens

    robin stevens TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks again, PSU, im assuming you mean the power supply? sorry im new to this, do you have a recomendation for that?
  7. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,925   +170

    Yep, PSU = power supply unit. This one will provide more than enough power for you.
  8. robin stevens

    robin stevens TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thank you very much, lastly, lol I promise this is my last question does that go inside the tower or is it an external unit?
  9. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,925   +170

    The PSU and graphics card are all internal. Open your case and have a look at your current components
  10. robin stevens

    robin stevens TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ah ok cheers I just wasnt sure, I will take your advice,
    many thanks


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