Upgrading video card?

October 30, 2009 at 17:35:04
Specs: Windows 7
Hello,
Ok so just a quick ??. I am upgrading my video card to Chiefmax ATI Radeon 9200 256MB AGP 8x Video Card w/ VGA, DVI, and S-Video will I also need a power supply update?

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#1
October 30, 2009 at 21:55:17
"will I also need a power supply update?" How can we answer that if you haven't told us what power supply you are using now ?

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#2
October 31, 2009 at 06:43:14
What are you upgrading from? The 9200 is old, very low end & doesn't even support DX9. It doesn't require the aux 4-pin power plug so you probably should have no power concerns....even if you have a 250W PSU.

http://www.techpowerup.com/gpudb/55...


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#3
October 31, 2009 at 13:42:06
Thank you! I am upgrading from mobo VGA. Anything is better then that, trust me. However that would explain why the card is soo cheap...lol. And I believe my computer only has a 300 watt power supply. Anyways thanks for your help.

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#4
November 1, 2009 at 08:32:03
There are plenty of other AGP cards that are better & won't force a power supply upgrade. Yes, the R9200 is better than onboard, but it's still NOT a good card. It was a low end card when it was 1st released (about 8 yrs ago) & it hasn't certainly gotten any better with age.

As long as you don't expect to play any modern games with it, you'll be OK. In fact, you'll probably have to stick with games that are at least 4-5 yrs old.

Have a look at the Radeon 9550:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

If that's too expensive, go for a Geforce 5500:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

At least they support DX9 & use 128-bit memory.



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#5
November 1, 2009 at 14:58:34
Thank you...I might buy that BIOSTAR GForce card. 256mb and the price is right. Thank you very much for your help!

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