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Suggestions for upgrade from Nvidia GeForce GT 230. Very detailed!

By Green blood · 6 replies
Mar 2, 2011
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  1. Ok, so I have the NVIDIA GeForce GT 230 and it seems to being some werid things, like not being able handle Dragon age 2 on direct 11 and things like that even though I can play other games. Also my monitor has been going idle while gaming, and the only way to get out is to turn the computer off. Money range is 0-300 and I only have one pci x16 slot.

    Basically I just want to know what series are compadable with my system for example Can I use ANY 200 series? Can I upgrade to the 400 series? Thankyou techGuru's!

    So here are my specs.
    Operating System
    MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
    Intel Core i5 750 @ 2.67GHz 51 °C
    Lynnfield 45nm Technology
    8.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 662MHz (9-9-9-24)
    MSI Indio (CPU 1)
    HF237 (1920x1080@60Hz)
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 230
    Hard Drives
    977GB Seagate ST31000528AS (RAID) 29 °C
    Optical Drives
    MagicISO Virtual DVD-ROM0000
    hp CDDVDW TS-H653R
    Realtek High Definition Audio

    And I have a 1600x1200 monitor
  2. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,115   +9

    i would think that a 6850 or 6870 would be a great investment and there both under the $240 range and yes they should work fine in your computer as long as your power supply is up to the task.
  3. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,073   +164

    The GT 230 (and all pre 400 series Nvidia, and 5000 series AMD are not DX11 capable. So its not able to play any game on DX11.
  4. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,657   +9

    I would suggest the The Radeon HD 6950 or the nVidia GTX 560 at under $300.
  5. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,115   +9

    im pretty sure the 5000 series is dx 11 red? never mind i miss read this post sorry.
  6. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,415   +145

    Post powersupply information too please and thank you.
  7. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,357   +116

    As per HK, we need to know your power supply information, namely your make, model and maximum output (in Watts) information before advising you regarding a GPU as your budget may need to include a replacement one as well.

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