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Upgrade Graphics card


cyrox

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My apologies another G/card ?

I am currently running AMD athlon ll 2x 2.9 Ghz, m/b Asus M4A77TD Pro AMD770, Corsair 1x4Gb PC3 1333mhz DD3 ATI Radeon HD5570- 1GB. Games only. Genre FPS looking to upgarde G/card I also will increase ram to 8gb. Any thoughts much appreciated thanks cyrox

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gengiscant

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Unless you are a 64Bit operating system, which you do not mention, you will be wasting your money. 32 Bit will only see 4GB and use around 3 and a half GB.Ram limits

You mention your CPU as being AMD athlon ll 2x 2.9 Ghz Do you know what the three numbers are following the x 2? I think it might be 225 or 245

Another thing to think about is your PSU as a newer card will/might need its own power connection.

You do not mention budget either, which will obviously dictate where you can look for your upgrade.

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cyrox

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Yeah agreed crap post missing out info, done in a hurry, W7 64bit 3 numbers 250.Budget? I haven't won the lottery(lol) guessing to upgrade from what Ive got over £100 ish? ajax

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gengiscant

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You must have been in a hurry again as you failed to mention your PSU and a few more details of your ram, there will be a long number on a sticker, always best to match the ram otherwise compatibility issues can be a bugger.

Is the £100 your total budget if so the ram will take around £25 so that will leave £75 more than enough, but I will need the PSU info.

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gengiscant

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Hers a good card and at a very good price GPU as you can see thats a refurbished card but its from a good company and you still get the years warranty. This will need 2 6 pin connectors or 1 pin and a twin molex converter.You would need at least a 450 W PSU

Or there is this,5770 I used one of these for a year or so, good card. You will need at least 450W PSU with one six-pin PCI-Express power connection.

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cyrox

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Thanks,I was looking at 5770 co-incedently last night.

The ram, would I be right in assuming that if I increase by 1x4gb is obviously "safer" than 2x2. I have been looking at crucial.com I can match up the ram no problem, but I cannot see if they do 1x4gb,they do 2x4 but that would give me 12??? My max is 16 i.e. 4 slots 4x4? Looking at the cost that is not an issue, so I could spend more on the card?

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gengiscant

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As you have failed to answer my question about the make/model number of ram I am finding it difficult to help you. I personally do not like Crucial memory scanner, gets it wrong to often for my liking. If you could let me know the part number I'll be able to help you.

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fenway23

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gtx 550 Ti 1Gb £95

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