Hi, I was recently running a used geforce9600gt my friend couldn't use and it worked for a while until I started getting problems. Now my computer doesn't even recognize the card and all it does is run its fan at 100% when plugged in. The computer start button flashes for a while before starting up too when the card is in so I'm assuming that it's dead. I had another topic going and I guess thats where the post ended. So now I'm looking into buying a new card and am a little confused with nvidia's numbering system. My card before, which my friend is now using, was a geforce 8600gt and that ran fine. Now I'm looking into buying a 9500gt or possibly even another 9600gt, brand new this time. http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/Se...&CatId=3670
This 9500gt is the one that I'm leaning most towards. It has ddr3 memory which I've read is better then 1gb of ddr2 memory and it also only requires a 400w psu.http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/Se...&CatId=3670
This would probably be the 9600gt that I would get, but this requires at least a 500w psu and mine is only 460.http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/se...48&csid=_23
There is also a gt 240 but I don't know much about it or how large a psu it requires.http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/Se...&CatId=3669
Here's a 9800 that I'm just throwing out there. It seems like a good buy but I'm pretty sure it will need a bigger power supply.
If anyone could help me it'd be great. I'm really not looking into spending a lot of money, but I want a decent card. Thanks.
My computer specs are:
AMD Athalon x2 2.7ghz
GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 onboard
Windows Vista Home Premium sp2 32bit