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#1 fadi-sheikh

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 12:40 AM

Hello,

 

I wanted to know if I my system worth upgrading the graphic card

 

I think my graphic card is now 256 MB and I am looking for 1GB

 

I don't know a lot about graphic cards so please I seeking for some helpful advice

 

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 12:43 AM

hello ,

 

thanks for putting up the cpu-z graphic.  I couldn't really get a glimpse of what you have existing except for onboard intel g3x video, which is fine for the casual PC user.. but not for the user who wants a level of performance that is exciting.

 

please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

 

a few things to think about when you are on the fence about upgrading or buying new...

 

CPU, Operating System, Motherboard, RAM, power supply,  etc.   all of that will be in the speccy report, except the power supply.. it is common that if the existing hardware is over 5 years of age, then buying a new PC gains more strength in the decision..

 

some things you already have may be salvageable and useful in a new PC and can save funds for other things.


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#3 fadi-sheikh

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 07:22 PM

Thanks

 

Here is my whole system specs

 

https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=7E75D563E6A1883%21411



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Posted 26 August 2014 - 08:03 PM

Could you not post it to somewhere that doesn't require you to log in?


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#5 fadi-sheikh

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 09:36 PM

I set it to public so I don't think it requires you to login

 

give me a website to upload it



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Posted 27 August 2014 - 12:57 AM

Hi, did you follow step 3 of the "Publish a Snapshot using Speccy" in the link provided by synergy513?


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Posted 27 August 2014 - 02:58 AM

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 05:05 AM

Almost, but not quite.

 

To publish a Speccy profile to the Web:

  1. In Speccy, click File, and then click Publish Snapshot.
  2. In the Publish Snapshot dialog box, click Yes to enable Speccy to proceed.
  3. Speccy publishes the profile and displays a second Publish Snapshot. You can open the URL in your default browser, copy it to the clipboard, or close the dialog box.

Copy the URL of the snapshot and paste it into your post here.

 

Note as mentioned already, Speccy (or any software) is unable to retrieve details of your power supply.  If you don't know what you have, the only way to find out is to open up the case and check the label on the power supply.

 

The power supply is important when talking about installing graphics cards as many pre-built systems are supplied with power supplies that are insufficient to support a powerful graphics card.


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Posted 27 August 2014 - 12:38 PM

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/cBN5lsrWdiPk5F4QpWPUIp6

 

 

power supply is Raidmax Panther 450W ATX 2.01 PCI-E SATA ready SP-450Y



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Posted 27 August 2014 - 12:58 PM

Do you have a certain budget that you are willing to spend on the new card? In my opinion you would be better off putting together a new PC as the hardware you have right now is pretty outdated. You could drop some money on a new graphics card, but the rest of your machine will probably bottleneck it's performance. This is all just my opinion, though.


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Posted 27 August 2014 - 01:04 PM

a gtx 650 or r7 250x might do well with that CPU/PSU and relatively low budget also...

 

http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/video-card/#sort=a8&c=115,161


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Posted 28 August 2014 - 03:17 AM

What would you recommend ? Will I see the difference if I upgrade to one of those two or should I stick to what I have ?



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Posted 28 August 2014 - 03:22 AM

Will I see the difference if I upgrade to one of those two or should I stick to what I have ?

I suppose it all depends on what you plan to do with the system. Are you planning to do a bit of gaming or require more output for multiple monitors etc. 


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Posted 28 August 2014 - 11:15 PM

neither of the two things you think about, I am just planning to have a decent graphic card which I can play high definition videos and movies,



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Posted 28 August 2014 - 11:39 PM

you might do well with the hd 7770 or r7 260. that kind of activity utilizes the high stream processor count those two cards have...


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