Solved Upgrading from Nvidia GeForce 7500 LE

August 3, 2011 at 05:03:03
Specs: Windows XP
Hey im not very good with computers, but im wanting to upgrade my Graphics card to play some newer games, can someone please advise me on a few options. Thanks.

My Specs:

Operating System
MS Windows XP Professional 32-bit SP3
CPU
Intel Core 2 Duo E4400 @ 2.00GHz 42 °C
Conroe 65nm Technology
RAM
2,00 GB Single-Channel DDR2 @ 266MHz (4-4-4-12)
Motherboard
Packard Bell BV PT890-8237A (Socket 775) 29 °C
Graphics
Default Monitor (1024x768@60Hz)
64MB GeForce 7500 LE (Sapphire/PCPartner) 63 °C
Optical Drives
PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-116D
YN9111F URN204H SCSI CdRom Device
YN9111F URN204H SCSI CdRom Device
Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio

Packard Bell - iMedia 8500T

Thats the case if needed, not the same insides but same case.

My budget is about £150/$244, i aint too bothered about it looking amazing, just descent and smooth.

I just play classic games mainly when i feel the urge to play the likes of Black & White, AOE 3, most strategies.

But i do want to play other games its just they lagg too much so i presume my system cant handle it, hence the upgrade.


If you could recommend a decent PSU+Graphics Card that would be great.


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#1
August 3, 2011 at 05:45:40
Ideally you should be posting this in the gaming forum for the best advice.
Please verify you have a PICe 16x slot for your graphics card.
If yes, look at:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...
and:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...
For detailed recommendations reposting in the gaming forum is best for you.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#2
August 3, 2011 at 05:49:26
✔ Best Answer
U need a quality unit(ATX unit will fit fine), under $100 video card and more ram.
-corsair 430w or rosewill 430w or antec etc.
-hd 5670(doesn't require additional power) or geforce gt 450(require additional power)
-Atleast the total of 4gb

We can not fight new wars with old weapons, let he who desires peace prepare for war - PROPHET.


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#3
August 3, 2011 at 06:59:33
Thanks for the fast reply I dont really know if it has PICe x16, i looked inside and it kinda looked like this
Image

The GeForce 7500 LE is plugged into a big yellow plug thing, Sorry i am not that good with computers.

Also thanks for the sujestions kuwese, but can you tell me what you mean by: U need a quality unit(ATX unit will fit fine)

I looked at the hd 5670 it says minimum power 400w.


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#4
August 3, 2011 at 07:09:01
But if i go on this which i think is my motherboard it does have PCIe x16
LINK

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#5
August 3, 2011 at 07:42:03
Yes the first yellow slot is pci-e x16.
Corsair
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

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

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

I looked at the hd 5670 it says minimum power 400w
400w is the whole system including the video card, Hd 5670 has a tdp of 61watts which comes from two rails +3.3v & +12v, if do the math u will found out only 5 amps is required from the two rails listed. The PSU's i listed above all have 30 amps from +12v rail so if take 5 amps from +12v rail u will remain with 25 amps(300w) which is enough for the other components(cpu, ram, etc.)

We can not fight new wars with old weapons, let he who desires peace prepare for war - PROPHET.


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#6
August 3, 2011 at 08:00:52
Ok somone told me to get
Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 5850 Extreme 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card

Because its quite small, and their worried a larger card may not fit.


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#7
August 3, 2011 at 08:47:56
Don't take his advice.
Check the price plus u will need new expensive psu http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&tag...

U have mid tower case, normal video card will fit fine(even dual slot video card fit well).

We can not fight new wars with old weapons, let he who desires peace prepare for war - PROPHET.


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#8
August 3, 2011 at 19:23:26
Could you link me to the GPU so i can bookmark it as im typing hd 5670 in newegg and its finding different things.

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#9
August 4, 2011 at 02:32:31
Hd 5670 with GDDR5 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

Hd 5670 with DDR3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

Hd 5670 DDR5 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

Hd 6670 with GDDR5 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

GTS 450 with GDDR5 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

GDDR is better than DDR.
If your going to buy HD 5670 with GDDR5 or HD 6670 with GDDR5 better add some cash and buy a powerful GTS 450.

We can not fight new wars with old weapons, let he who desires peace prepare for war - PROPHET.


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#10
August 4, 2011 at 13:05:35
Ok thanks for all the help and advice it will defo come in handy.

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