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What video card

Im looking for a good video card that can handle world of warcraft i play alot so i need one that last but dont want to spend more then 100 $ can anyone help me
2 years, 8 months ago
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I just got a new card today just for World Of Warcraft.
 
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2 years, 8 months ago
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I dunno if you'll be able to find one around $100, but I used a Nvidia Geforce 9800GT+ for a long time with WoW, STO, and other online games with very little problems. I paid $130 for it. I am not sure what it sells for today.
2 years, 8 months ago
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Best upgrade from ATI radeon HD 4650

I have an ASUS CG5275. i had the ati radeon HD 4650 installed and i would like to upgrade it. what is a good upgrade? there are so many choices.
processor:
intel(R) core(TM) i5 CPU 650@3.20GHz
8GM RAM
64 - bit operating system
2 years, 8 months ago
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Depends on what you plan on doing. Going from a 4650 to anything newer shouldn't be to expensive. The 5770 is a good card. It actually is just a hair under the 5870 as far as performance.
2 years, 8 months ago
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answer 2
Well the 550ti is not a bad choice and is not very expensive. There is also the 6750 which is also not too bad.
2 years, 8 months ago
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What Video Graphic Card would i need to play games on High / Maximum on my PC without a problem?

Phenom II X4 840 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad Core Desktop Processor
Biostar A780L3G Motherboard
4GB Patriot DDR3 1600 MHz Memory
500 W Power Supply
Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

I'm oblivious to what to even look for and what will match my PC. I want to play games like Battlefield 3, Total War Games, and Skyrim without no problem on High graphics. My price range is anything under $200. Links to Video Graphics card that would match my pc would be much appreciated!
2 years, 9 months ago
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Kenny
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At Best Buy the 550 TI is your best bet. It won't run at max but at 200 or under it's the best card they carry.

Phenom II x4 945
8gb Ram
Ati / Amd 5770
500 Watt
Vista 64 ( I know it sucks )
2 years, 8 months ago
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Ive been using a Radeon HD 6570 with skyrim and its been flawless on high settings. So going a step up or two would be even better. You dont have to spend a ton to get good results.
 
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2 years, 9 months ago
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New Graphics Card help please?

I have a HP Pavillion Elite PC (HPE-210y) AMD Phenom II 945 Quad Core, right now I have a ATI Radon HD 5450 graphics card and wonder what would be the best upgrade so I can game with high graphics rather than med. to low, with out lag and crashing. Cost really does not matter even if I have to also replace the power source, its less than replacing my whole machine. I'm not even sure if I have an express AGP or PCI connection. I did get he tower from Best Buy last summer. I love the performance for everything else, just gaming with lower settings isn't what I want. Thanks for any help!
2 years, 11 months ago
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If you bought it last year it's pcie. I have the same processor. I don't know what you have for stock power, but it's usually less then 300 watts. If you want a good card or great card 500 watts is about the cut off. The 550 or 560 Nvidia is a great step up. If your store carries it the Ati 6850 or 6870 is also a good improvement.
2 years, 8 months ago
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answer 2
If you're able to run an HD5450, then you have a PCIe slot. As for an upgrade, I would recommend an nVidia GT550 or GTX560. Or if you prefer AMD Radeon cards(like you have now), anything from the 6xxx would give you better performance. If you don't mind paying a little extra the 6800 series are great mid range cards, 6900 series are even better. The HD6850 for example costs less than $200 dollars. The 6950 costs around $250 dollars.

You have a lot of options before you, most of which are going to depend on your power supply. If you have a psu that has 500-600w you're pretty much good to go(if it has enough PCIe 6pin plugs for the card you choose) If not, you can get a good 600w psu for around $100 dollars. A little more and you can get into the 750w range.

I hope this helps.
2 years, 10 months ago
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How do I know which video card I need? I see there are 3.

Hi,

I need only one monitor and uploading video from our Pony Barn to my website,www.pony-chincoteague.org
Which of the 3 should I purchase?

Gale
2 years, 7 months ago
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Any decent video card that is under 100 dollars will work for you. You don't need anything fancy like a gaming video card (Which runs 150+ Dollars). Any one of the cheap ATI cards will work well.
2 years, 7 months ago
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I don't think you need a video card to just upload video. Your computer motherboard should have a built in card for that. But, if that won't do it then i would suggest the least expensive GTGeForce 520 card you can find.
2 years, 7 months ago
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answer 3
Gale,

You need to find out if you have NVidia or ATI chip set. Mixing the two will not work too well.

You also need to find out what type of video card you PC takes. PCI, PCI-E, AGP, and so on.

As for uploading to a website, look for a video card that has the same video connection has your recording device. And if your PC can take it, try to get at least 512mb video card.
2 years, 7 months ago
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Is my Computer's motherboard fried ??

My Grandmother bought me an Asus computer about a year and a half ago for school/gaming.
I got a EVGA Graphics card and a 600 watt power supply for christmas, After taking off the side panel I then started to remove the wiring from the old power supply when I got to the Motherboard i found out it was stuck, I have tried for hours to get it out but the cord would just not come out... is it possible something melted inside ???

This is the cord which will NOT come out.
http://i43.tinypic.com/4l3hpg.jpg

Also I was wondering how much it would cost for the graphics card and Power supply to be installed at one of your stores.
2 years, 7 months ago
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Portland Maine
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Your motherboard isn't fried. It seems your 24 pin connector is stuck inside the slots. I would recommend taking it to a computer technician that has the tools to pop that out. Asus seems to have poor 24pin slots that can get the 24 pin cord stuck.

It isn't fried though. As long it boots up fine it should be good.

Installing the video card and Power Supply will probably cost you around 200 dollars to get it installed. Not worth doing it. If you know how to unplug the power cords and replace the video card (Which is not hard at all) then you can replace this easy task on your own.
2 years, 7 months ago
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it has a small clip on the front or back of it, u have to push the clip in to get it out. It should be easy to pull out but if its not try wiggling it side to side. also make sure your power is off and unplugged while manipulating the machine.
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Installing a new graphics card on a laptop?

I have a toshiba satellite c655 s5305 with intel HD graphics, I was wondering if I could upgrade the graphics card else.
2 years, 8 months ago
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You can't upgrade or install new graphics cards on laptops. They are impossible to do since they are built into the motherboard. You will need a new laptop motherboard that has a good graphics engine installed. For your laptop though you be better off upgrading to a new laptop that has a AMD Radeon or Geforce video cards built in.

You can not upgrade video cards period.
2 years, 7 months ago
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99.99% of the time the answer is no. I don't say 100% just in case, but the fact of the matter is the graphics are on the motherboard of your laptop. Maybe you could, but it would be cheaper to get a new laptop. Ripping apart your lapper, soldering, praying you didn't mess something up....
2 years, 8 months ago
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Video card for Asus pc

I have an Asus-Essentio desktop Intel-Core i7 pc that has a GT530 video card right now. I want to up grade the power supply to around 600W and I also would like to upgrade the video card to a GT560 TI are something close to this. Will the GT560 TI fit and work in this machine?

Thanks
Bobby
2 years, 11 months ago
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It will fit into the machine but very tight. Pre-made machines that have custom built system cases will make this video card very tight but it will fit though. Don't expect it to fit in nicely
2 years, 7 months ago
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answer 2
Ok, I'll start off with a history of my experience with video cards. First of all, I have a DELL XPS 430-121B desktop computer, that I purchased from Best Buy, 2 years ago. It came with a 256mb video card if I recall, but it was definitely the weak link in a overall incredibly powerful computer at that price point. So, I upgraded from that video card, to a Nvidia 9800GT 1Gig card, for about $250, and that was a pretty good card. However, a few days ago, it gave out, and since it didn't support DX11, I knew it was time to upgrade again.
So, I bought the Nvidia Geforce GTX 550 Ti from BestBuy on 9/2/11. I also had to upgrade my power supply, because it required a 400w power supply, so, I also bought a 500w Rocketfish power supply from BestBuy as well, for about $80. I was not impressed by much, with the overall performance of that card. I play alot WoW, ( World of Warcraft, for the uninitiated) and I couldn't even play that game on MAX settings, with the 550Ti, without getting only about 20fps,that's seriously choppy graphics, making for a very unhappy WoW head:(. So, I knew that was not the route for me to go, not with this card. I believe this card is great for people that don't play graphic intensive games, and at $200, there are better compitetors out there at that price, and less.
Fast forward to 9/9/11. I returned the 550Ti, and bought a PNY Geforce GTX 560Ti Overclocked card, and !WOW!, this card is extremely good. For $279, you are going to get a GREAT value. In WoW for example, I have all the settings on MAX, and this card is pumping out a steady average of 42fps! I am impressed. And this card can, and will play any game you throw at it as well. But just don't take my word for it, go to http://www.geforce.com/Hardware/GPUs/geforce-gtx-560ti/reviews to see what alot of websites have to say about it. If you are into gaming, make the investment. This card has hit a sweet spot with alot of people. And btw, you'll need at least a 500w power supply to run this beast.:)
2 years, 11 months ago
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can my GPU run battlefield 3/ crysis etc any high end game

im thinking of buying a nvidia GPU from best buy but i keep getting mixed reviews/ awnswes what i want for the price is the nvidia GeForce GTX 550 ti and over clock it just because its $200
but if that cant will the GTX 560 ti OC do the job? from what i heard if i wanted high 1080p HD resolution it could be a problem on max for most games realesed this year and in the future but for any res at less than that the 550 would be fine for battlefield 3 and crysis on max/very high so im stuck which one will fit my needs/ im tired of missing out with low graphic settings i want all out maxed settings and HD but im willing to sacrifice HD for lower res if i still get a good frame rate and max settings
current rig
intel i7 2600 8mg cache 3.4GHz
12GB dual channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1333 MHz
2 years, 11 months ago
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Both video cards will do just fine. If you are buying the video card from best buy, your best bet is the 550TI GTX will work just fine.
2 years, 7 months ago
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answer 2
Ok, I'll start off with a history of my experience with video cards. First of all, I have a DELL XPS 430-121B desktop computer, that I purchased from Best Buy, 2 years ago. It came with a 256mb video card if I recall, but it was definitely the weak link in a overall incredibly powerful computer at that price point. So, I upgraded from that video card, to a Nvidia 9800GT 1Gig card, for about $250, and that was a pretty good card. However, a few days ago, it gave out, and since it didn't support DX11, I knew it was time to upgrade again.
So, I bought the Nvidia Geforce GTX 550 Ti from BestBuy on 9/2/11. I also had to upgrade my power supply, because it required a 400w power supply, so, I also bought a 500w Rocketfish power supply from BestBuy as well, for about $80. I was not impressed by much, with the overall performance of that card. I play alot WoW, ( World of Warcraft, for the uninitiated) and I couldn't even play that game on MAX settings, with the 550Ti, without getting only about 20fps,that's seriously choppy graphics, making for a very unhappy WoW head:(. So, I knew that was not the route for me to go, not with this card. I believe this card is great for people that don't play graphic intensive games, and at $200, there are better compitetors out there at that price, and less.
Fast forward to 9/9/11. I returned the 550Ti, and bought a PNY Geforce GTX 560Ti Overclocked card, and !WOW!, this card is extremely good. For $279, you are going to get a GREAT value. In WoW for example, I have all the settings on MAX, and this card is pumping out a steady average of 42fps! I am impressed. And this card can, and will play any game you throw at it as well. But just don't take my word for it, go to http://www.geforce.com/Hardware/GPUs/geforce-gtx-560ti/reviews to see what alot of websites have to say about it. If you are into gaming, make the investment. This card has hit a sweet spot with alot of people. And btw, you'll need at least a 500w power supply to run this beast.:)
2 years, 11 months ago
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VGA card?

I wanted to connect a TV to my HP Desktop but only have one VGA output. How can I set up to have choice of monitor or TV? Is a second VGA card required? If so what kind to run a 32 inch Sceptre TV?
3 years ago
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It depends on what card you have installed. Most likely you will need to buy a new video card that has 2 DVI outputs. 1 DVI (Will come with a DVI to VGA converter) can go to the TV while the 2nd DVI output will go to your monitor.
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I would recommend against that if you can avoid it. You can probably do it, but you will need to know what kind of inputs the TV allows.

I recommend against it, because if the TV is 720p or less, you won't like the graphics very much (fuzzy, pixellated, etc.)

Instead, you should look into a TV tuner card and use your monitor. I would even look into a larger monitor for your desktop - 24" or better.

I made some recommendations below - the 24" monitor is a good price for that size (and LG is a very good brand!) - i also recommended the LG 27" monitor - that is one I use - I moved from a 24" Gateway to the one and I love it!!

I also added an example TV tuner (Hauppauge is one of ht top in this arena).
 
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