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#1 user45055

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Posted 15 October 2009 - 09:19 PM

I have an Emachine T6534 with a Geforce 6100 video card.If I try to update the driver I cant play video (crash) and at some sites computer crashes.Also crashes when trying to pull up Limewire.When I rollback driver works fine.Driver version doesnt change when updating or rollback.Stays at 6.14.11.8618.Scanning at PC Pitstop shows many video card errors.Do I need new card?Thanks.

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Posted 16 October 2009 - 01:42 AM

If it works when you rollback the driver why are you trying to upgrade it? :thumbsup:

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Posted 16 October 2009 - 09:00 AM

My scans show my computer is running at 39% of comparables.Mostly because of video card errors.Gotta run better/faster if I can fix these errors.

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Posted 16 October 2009 - 12:04 PM

According to my sources, you don't even have a video card. The geforce 6100 is an integrated GPU. I would highly recommend getting a video card.
Here's my suggestion if you're not a hardcore gamer:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814133279

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Posted 16 October 2009 - 12:18 PM

If your looking for performance gains you will need a dedicated video card as RainbowSix suggested. You have a PCI-E x16 slot available so your choices for video cards are only limited to your budget. You will need to upgrade your power supply when you upgrade the video card. The power supplies used in budget PC's are designed with the stock setup in mind with no room for upgrades.

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Posted 16 October 2009 - 12:56 PM

Hate to sound stupid but how do I pick the right power supply?The price ranges are all over.If the wattage is the only veriable,why the price diff?I figure 400 watts will do. Thanks.

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Posted 16 October 2009 - 01:07 PM

a 400-500 watt power supply from a reputable manufacture like corsair, tough power, rosewill, or cooler master should work. Depending on the video card you choose it will have a voltage requirement. For a BFG Tech Nvidia 9600 GT OC, it requires a PCI-E complaint power supply min 425 watts with combined 12v current rating of 28amps. To determine the 12v current rating if its not given for a power supply simply add the 12v + rail amperage together to get the combined rating. If its a single 12v + rail then no addition is necessary.

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Posted 16 October 2009 - 01:21 PM

Thanks for the info.Am I right in thinking this will work?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817182074

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Posted 16 October 2009 - 01:23 PM

Sorry,I see thats only 400 Watts.

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Posted 16 October 2009 - 01:24 PM

Thats a good power supply, its rated at 27 amps on the 12vdc rails. I have a rosewill PSU in my pc. For the card I mentioned however its too small.

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Posted 16 October 2009 - 01:28 PM

How about this?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817182022

Edited by user45055, 16 October 2009 - 01:30 PM.


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Posted 16 October 2009 - 01:30 PM

That's the same one. got your links mixed up :thumbsup: :flowers:

How about this one

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Posted 16 October 2009 - 01:44 PM

Great.Youve been a huge help.Will these upgrades make a noticable diff. in my pcs performance? Thanks again.

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Posted 16 October 2009 - 01:50 PM

They should make an improvement but, You are still using a single core processor where a dual core is the norm. So when comparing your performance to another machine make sure it doesn't have a dual core CPU. Also How much memory do you have?

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Posted 16 October 2009 - 02:08 PM

3 gb of ram




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