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#1 joebeaven

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 01:56 PM

Hi,

 

My computer's been running slower than it should for some time. I just checked "Performance Information and Tools" and it says the following:

 

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My motherboard is an ASUS P5N-E SLI and my graphics card is an nVidia GeForce 6500. I also occasionally get a BSOD which says the graphics card has crashed. I'm wondering if I should get a new graphics card and if so which would be best. I don't play games but I do watch videos quite a bit. The main consideration is speed. I don't want to spend much more than $100. I'd appreciate any advice.

 

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 08:00 PM

My old sys had your card, I swapped to a Galaxy GT9500 2gig card it was quite a boost.  IMO any decent 2 gig or better card will hep.


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Posted 02 May 2014 - 08:42 PM

Hi, the slowness you have been experiencing may not be caused by the graphics card itself, it could be something else in the system that is causing it. My suggestion, would be to work out what is actually causing the slow down before splurging out on a new graphics card as the Windows Rating system is not the best way to determine performance.


Edited by killerx525, 02 May 2014 - 08:43 PM.

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 04:35 AM

Thanks for the advice. I've decided to go ahead and buy a new one. I went for an EVGA GeForce GT 610 2GB card which was quite cheap, so I'm OK with that. I'm sure it'll bring some sort of improvement.






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