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Upgrading an Old PC


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#1 computer123456789

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 08:43 PM

My dad gave me an old m7760n HP. And I want to upgrade the graphics card. The RAM is DDR2 and I don't know If I should get a DDR3 or a DDR2 graphics card.  



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Posted 25 April 2014 - 08:57 PM

The two have no bearing on each other, first of all what is your budget, what resolution are you using and what do you need it for?



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Posted 25 April 2014 - 09:10 PM

that has a core 2 duo in it. a nice card for that would be a hd 7750. firstly because it doesn't need much power. chances are that hp pc you have doesn't have a very generous power supply.

 

or if you can part with a few more bucks, the new generation gtx 750 is a power miser also.

 

the newer cards mostly have gddr5. which is twice as fast as the old gddr3.

 

but i think you are saying that your system RAM is ddr2,  which isn't relevant to your video card in a direct way.


Edited by synergy513, 25 April 2014 - 09:12 PM.

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 09:15 PM

$100 and im using a VGA and I'd us it for gaming. diggi


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Posted 25 April 2014 - 09:50 PM

what size is your monitor?


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Posted 25 April 2014 - 09:59 PM

This should be ok HIS H777FN1G Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161433 $100



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Posted 25 April 2014 - 10:01 PM

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 10:08 PM

ok, the 7770 above would be ideal then. in the price range, 1 gb vram would be fine on a 18 inch. it would compliment your cpu well ...only thing is, it will need a 6 pin power connection off of the power supply.


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Posted 25 April 2014 - 10:09 PM

would is one work well http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-2GB-Graphics-Cards-R7240-2GD3-L/dp/B00FW5B3ZO/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1398481714&sr=1-1&keywords=graphics+card


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Posted 25 April 2014 - 10:16 PM

the r7 240 would be cheaper and require less power, but it is more of an all-purpose card, whereas the 7770 is WAY better for the application you want to use it for. the r7 250x is a rebranded hd 7770 if that helps any in your quest.

 

but if you really want to kick some framerates without taxing the power supply. try this one////

 

http://www.ncixus.com/products/?sku=94331&vpn=02G-P4-3751-KR&manufacture=eVGA&promoid=1070


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Posted 25 April 2014 - 10:28 PM

would is one work well http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-2048MB-Graphics-02G-P3-2619-KR/dp/B00847TPH0/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_2?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1398482869&sr=1-2-fkmr0&keywords=EVGA+GeForce+GT+610+2048MB+DDR3%2C+DVI%2C+Mini-HDMI%2C+Graphics+Card+%2802G-P3-2617-KR%29



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Posted 25 April 2014 - 10:31 PM

if budget is a big factor, yes, the 610 is in the crosshairs. it won't do games very well though.


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Posted 25 April 2014 - 10:31 PM

how much watts on my power supply do I have



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Posted 25 April 2014 - 10:33 PM

my guess is about 220 - 250. OEM (HP) power supplies are notoriously inferior.

 

i looked it up and it is a 300 watt


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Posted 25 April 2014 - 10:36 PM

what is a cheep gaming card 






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