another graphic card

Microsoft Windows 7 ultimate 32-bit
August 14, 2010 at 03:33:31
Specs: Windows 7, 1.5gb
i was hoping to get a ATI HD 4670 as computing.net recommended
but unfortunately i must have a 450watts minimum
i got only 300watts
so can you guys recommend me another graphic card that can play recent games smoothly

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#1
August 14, 2010 at 03:48:40
I think your 300W PSU should handle a HD 4670 just fine. Various tests show that a whole system's power usage peak at about 207W with a HD 4670 under load.

E8500 | 3GB | 320GB | 9800 GT 1GB @ 720/990 | HP w1907 @ 1440 x 900 60hz| Win7 Ultimate x64


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#2
August 14, 2010 at 04:02:25
so i can get a ATI DH 4670 1gb version without any problems?
and what i should upgrade than the graphic card?

pentium dual core e5400 2.7ghz
2.5gb of ram
asus P5QPL-AM

i thinking of upgrading my processor to a core 2 duo or a core i5


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#3
August 14, 2010 at 04:15:15
If I were you I'd stick with what I have for now, because building an i5 system would require you to start from scratch (new CPU, Motherboard, RAM etc) and also you'll have to buy a new card to match the power of an i5.
Also you'll see little to no difference at all in performance between the system you have now Vs. an i5 system using the same card (HD 4670)
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Your current CPU is fine.

E8500 | 3GB | 320GB | 9800 GT 1GB @ 720/990 | HP w1907 @ 1440 x 900 60Hz| Win7 Ultimate x64


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#4
August 14, 2010 at 05:02:01
how about i upgrade to core 2 duo
coz i want to play decent games like gta4

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#5
August 14, 2010 at 05:50:49
You already have a dual core processor. No need to change anything. Get the card and play.

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#6
August 14, 2010 at 07:35:36
The Pentium dual core IS a Core 2 Duo but with less L2 cache. I recommend that you overclock it. The E5400 only runs at 800MHz FSB at it's default settings (13.5 x 200MHz) but your board officially supports 1333MHz FSB & probably higher. Reclock the CPU to 3.0GHz (9 x 333MHz) & make sure your RAM is set to run at 667MHz, even if it's DDR2-800. That should give you a noticeable boost in performance & will NOT overstress the CPU. The E5400 is easily capable of running at much higher clock speeds.

The Radeon HD4670 only draws about 60W under full load. As g-f said, the total system power consumption with the HD 4670 under full load is slightly over 200W. You should have no problem with your 300W PSU unless it's a cheap piece of crap.

http://www.legitreviews.com/article...


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#7
August 14, 2010 at 09:23:24
is it ok to overclock like you said with the stock fan given by intel?

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#8
August 14, 2010 at 10:15:17
"is it ok to overclock like you said with the stock fan given by intel?"

Yes, you'll have no problem with the stock heatsink. At 9 x 333MHz, you'd only be increasing the overall CPU clock speed by 300MHz. That's really not much & is nothing to worry about as far as cooling is concerned. The biggest performance benefit is from increasing the FSB from 800MHz to 1333MHz & since your board officially supports 1333MHz FSB, you'll have nothing to worry about as far as that's concerned either.


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#9
August 14, 2010 at 10:49:51
i cant find a way to overclock it
i've google for it but cant find anything
ive go to the bios but cant find a way to overclock the CPU

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#10
August 14, 2010 at 12:16:41
Have you ever overclocked before?

Go to Advanced > JumperFree Configuration

- set AI Overclocking to MANUAL
- set CPU frequency to 333MHz
- set PCI express frequency to 100MHz
- set DRAM frequency to 667MHz

Go to CPU configuration

- set CPU ratio setting to 9
- set C1E to disabled
- set Intel SpeedStep to disabled

Exit & Save.



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#11
August 14, 2010 at 15:02:47
is my pc should 'turn on but not turn on' as in the lights are on but the bios doesnt start
is it overclocking?
i got worried and press the reset button and the bios said 'overclocking failed'
and where is the intel speedstep?
and i cant set DRAM frequency to 667mhz
it can be only set into auto or two >1000mhz(i cant remeber the actual digit)

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#12
August 15, 2010 at 01:08:04
anybody?

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