Technical Discussion
  >> Hardware Issues


Register (or login) on our website and you will not see this ad.


  Print Thread
Standard User spranglebolt
(member) Fri 20-Jan-12 17:05:54
Print Post

graphics card?


[link to this post]
 
Graphics on my desktop sometimes play silly beggars. Having ruled out overheating, I'm told that I need to replace the card.

There are so many on the market that I'm throughly confuzzled.Don't want a cheapie but neither do I want to spend unnecessary megabucks, which it wouold seem easy to do.

Existing card is 256mb ATI Radeon HD 3650.
The remaining config is:
Dell Studio with quad core Q8200 @ 2.33ghz (not used for gaming at all),
3gb DDR2 memory,
20" SP2009W Dell monitor with dvi-d and webcam,
640gb drive,
etc etc.

Still running under Vista and IEv9.

Your thoughts and suggestions welcomed!.
Standard User camieabz
(sensei) Fri 20-Jan-12 17:10:05
Print Post

Re: graphics card?


[re: spranglebolt] [link to this post]
 
http://www.upgradevideocards.com/nongaming.html

Might throw a few options your way. Not sure how up to date the page is though.

~~~~~~~~~~


© Camieabz 2002-2011

All Connection Data ~ plusnet

Scottish Labour politician: “The SNP are on a very dangerous tack. What they are doing is trying to build up a situation in Scotland where the services are manifestly better than south of the border in a number of areas.”

Interviewer: ”Is that a bad thing?”

Scottish Labour politician: “No, but they are doing it deliberately.”
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Fri 20-Jan-12 18:23:55
Print Post

Re: graphics card?


[re: spranglebolt] [link to this post]
 
Here is January's 2012 graphics card recommendations from Toms hardware, which they review every month.

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/gaming-graphics-card-r...


Register (or login) on our website and you will not see this ad.

Standard User BB4Tickton
(committed) Mon 23-Jan-12 20:10:28
Print Post

Re: graphics card?


[re: Anonymous] [link to this post]
 
Do you know what motherboard you have got, just in case you can switch to onboard graphics?
Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 25-Jan-12 20:51:21
Print Post

Re: graphics card?


[re: spranglebolt] [link to this post]
 
Do you play games at all?

If not you can get graphics card with 1GB memory now for £25... they will all likely be much better than the existing one, and will run Aero fine.

______________
Zen 8000 Active
Standard User epyon
(committed) Tue 31-Jan-12 14:29:57
Print Post

Re: graphics card?


[re: spranglebolt] [link to this post]
 
Quick and cheap replacement would be something like the HD5450

BE*Unlimited 18452/1408Kbps @ 3db INP1
Standard User Deadbeat
(knowledge is power) Mon 06-Feb-12 04:12:10
Print Post

Re: graphics card?


[re: spranglebolt] [link to this post]
 
This isn't a low profile card by any chance is it?
Can the installed PSU easily handle the extra needs of what may be a more power hungry card?
  Print Thread

Jump to