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#1 Dylanz Of Dylanz

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 04:20 AM

my video card(9500 gt) started having problems about 6 months ago.however,by reinserting the gpu into the motherboard slot it worked again.a month ago,my power supply overheated and smokes came out of it so i had it replaced.a few weeks ago my monitor started showing scrambled images every time i left my cpu idle.i took my 9500gt out and used built-in gpu from my motherboard and it worked fine,so i assume my 9500gt has problem.


im running intel core 2 duo e7500 @2.93 ghz,with a 350 W power supply.my motherboard is g31m-es2l.i plan to buy a new gpu for decent gaming and my budget is around $100.i think gt 440 which requires 300 W is pretty good.
i need opinions on whether my gpu(9500gt) is really spoiled or not and if it is,what would u guys recommend for a graphic card?and is 350 W psu enough to support a 300W gpu
thanks for those who takes time to read.any help is greatly appreciated :)

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 06:00 AM

A 350W is pretty low and considering that the old power supply went up in smoke, i would suggest you to get this power supply which is far reliable and efficient. For $100, a 6750 is much more powerful then the GT440.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 03:57 AM

just another question.as i have tight budgets i decided to go for a 440gt and change to a better one when i have more money.

gt 440 comes with 2 memory configurations,512 MB GDDR5 running at 3.2 GHz (51.2 GB/s) and 1 GB DDR3 running at 1.8 GHz (28.8 GB/s).
however,my pc is using core 2 duo e7500 @2.93ghz.can my pc with 2.93ghz support a gpu running at 3.2 ghz?

Edited by Dylanz Of Dylanz, 17 April 2012 - 03:58 AM.


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Posted 17 April 2012 - 06:41 AM

Those speeds on the GPU has nothing to do with your CPU. If the GT440 is roughly the same price as the 6750, why wouldn't you get the faster one which is the 6750?

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 07:40 AM

6750 needs minimum 450Watt(i only have 350Watt,so i may need to change my psu) and the total cost then might be over my budget.im not sure how much the new psu would cost,if it's not that expensive i'll consider it.

and is 6750 a dual-slot gpu?my old 9500gt is a single slot gpu and im not sure my motherboard would fit a dual-slot card.btw,my motherboard is g31m-es2l(pretty old)

Edited by Dylanz Of Dylanz, 17 April 2012 - 07:43 AM.


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Posted 17 April 2012 - 07:47 AM

Did you read post #2? I suggested that you need a power supply upgrade which i have linked to. It's a single slot gpu and if it was a dual slot gpu, it would be still compatible.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 04:41 AM

i was told by the pc shop guy that my pc wont be able to unlock the 6750's full power and then he said it's not worth it

Edited by Dylanz Of Dylanz, 18 April 2012 - 05:35 AM.


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Posted 18 April 2012 - 07:36 AM

A few things to consider...

The memory speed and size of the GPU has nothing to do with anything outside of the graphics card.

A dual slot card is entirely a spacing issue, unless you have a card in the adjoining slot which could block it. Otherwise, a dual slotted card may be better given those GPU's have better and larger fans.

The minimum PSU isn't necessarily a hard limit, you can be above or below it. But it is not advised to go below that limit as your computer could have problems if the GPU is put under load. The recommended wattage takes into account the GPU being ran at full load, if your PSU meets that amount, you're good as that is the maximum it could draw. The exception to this is for overclockers, where the power draw may increase.

To clarify, your CPU should be powerful enough to use this GPU as it is fairly low-end. What games are you trying to run?

Edited by DJBPace07, 18 April 2012 - 07:45 AM.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 08:21 AM

just trying to run recent games at low-medium settings.i think my cpu's specs would bottleneck 6750's performance.if that's the case i would look for a 440gt but it is running a gddr5 ram which is meant for i3,i5 etc processors.mine is a core 2 duo e7500.

Edited by Dylanz Of Dylanz, 18 April 2012 - 08:22 AM.


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Posted 18 April 2012 - 04:47 PM

Medium settings don't really put a graphics card through a great deal of strain. You need high or ultra visual quality settings to do that. That said, you probably won't bottleneck those two cards until you reach the ultra settings. Theoretically, all computers suffer a bottleneck of some sort, either the CPU isn't feeding data to the GPU fast enough or the GPU isn't fast enough to handle the data. There is no equal 1:1 ratio. Most games, unless they are AAA titles, are dual core optimized. They work best with two cores, but will sometimes offload some of the processing load onto the remaining cores. But, games that are quad core optimized are rare and offloading data to the remaining cores doesn't provide doesn't give much benefit unless the game was designed to use those cores.

The Radeon 6750 is faster than a GeForce GT 440. In terms of value, it makes much more sense to get the Radeon. In other words, the XFX HD-675X-ZDFC Radeon HD 6750 1GB is faster than the EVGA 01G-P3-1441-KR GeForce GT 440 1024MB.

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