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What video card do i need?


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#1 Caiterz

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Posted 11 June 2011 - 07:43 PM

Hi, Long term lurker, first time poster...


Im a gamer, but ive just dealt with whatever video card comes with the computers I've had... (usually crappy)

I dont do any super ghetto intensive games, like CoD... or even WoW..

but I'd play like, Phantasy Star Online, Trickster Online, Luna Online, Runescape, Cityville, etc.

Sooo I;ve got 2 computers... and I heard years ago that you need to buy a specific type of Video/Graphics Card that will work with your motherboard... or something >__<

Maybe you guys can help clear up this misconception....

Computer 1: Compaq Presario SR5601P - with 2GB ram added.
Computer 2: IBM Netvista 8305-51U - Bought used, so not sure of any changes.. but CPU is like 2.3ghz, with like 512Ram


Im looking for something with a -decent- resolution supported, like, 2000 max would be fine, lol..

I dont need HD...

and preferable something resonably priced x_X


Thaaankies n_n

edit: looked a bit on ebay...

Would an external video card work with gaming?? or no?

http://cgi.ebay.com/DisplayLink-USB-Video-External-Adapter-1920x1080-VGA-/280693969985?pt=PCC_Video_TV_Cards&hash=item415aaa1441

for example..

o.o

Edited by Caiterz, 11 June 2011 - 08:21 PM.


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Posted 12 June 2011 - 03:11 AM

Both power supply are not capable of full powering up a decent graphics card. The Compaq would be better to upgrade because of the PCI-E slot. I wouldn't really upgrade the IBM computer because of the more expensive old component.

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 07:57 PM

OK, so, what types of video cards -could- they power? o.o

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 07:59 PM

Very old ones.

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 11:51 PM

any examples? xD;

Or any way to tell which ones might work? Do video cards have some sort of power rating on them or something?


*knows nothing about them*

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 12:02 AM

For the Compaq, this card might be able to power it up.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png





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