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#1 speckledapple

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 09:47 PM

Hello,

I just registered on this site and need a little advice on upgrading some things on my computer. I am looking to upgrade my video card from the current NVIDIA GeForce 6800 XT (256 MB). I have an older system though I have upgraded it significantly over the years. My current system is a Compaq Presario SR1810NX Desktop PC. I upgraded it so its current stats are:

Windows 7 Professional
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+
NVIDIA GeForce 6800 XT
2 - 17" CRT Screens
300 GB Hard drive
4 GB of Ram

and a bunch of other stuff but you get the idea. I want to upgrade the video card to something affordable but better than the one I got presently because I just need something with more kick. I am not really into playing extremely graphically intensive games except Flyff, Age of the Empires 3, and Sim City 4. But I do work a great deal in graphic programs like Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Indesign, and Illustrator (ALL THE TIME). I also do things like Bryce 3D every once in a while. Basically im looking for something good. Need a little advice on this one. Thanks.

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 10:38 PM

Go with the Nvidia 9300. Has more than enough memory and power for video editing and a media center pc

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 12:19 AM

We need to know the power supply you use. Specifically the wattage, though, the model number would be useful too. Not all power supplies have enough wattage to power a good graphics card. HP's website was far from helpful...

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