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Windows 7: Upgradation of Graphics card

07 Mar 2014   #1
McTavish

Windows 7 Ultimate(x64)
 
 
Upgradation of Graphics card

Hi all, i would just like to know one thing.

One of my friend has a NVIDIA GeForce 7050 / NVIDIA nForce 610i motherboard and he wants to install new high end graphics cards on this motherboard for having better gaming experience.. Now as far as i know the above mentioned motherboard also has some inbuilt graphics capability.. it acts as both motherboard and graphics card as well,serves the purpose of both to some extent.. Now i would like to know can we install new graphics card on this motherboard or we have to buy a new motherboard in order to install a new high end gpu???

Thanks in Advance


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07 Mar 2014   #2
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

Well installing a "high end" GPU in his current rig will cause other bottlenecks that arent the GPU.

I think he would be best settling for a mid ranged card, something more in line with his processing and ram capabilities in gaming terms.

You can add an aftermarket GPU just fine, all current onboard graphics should automatically disable, and or can be turned off within the bios.
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08 Mar 2014   #3
ianmichael7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Spend the extra $200USD on a new mobo and processor on top of that high-end GPU... not only will you get better performance outside of gaming, but now seeing that games are moving back into the CPU-intensive phase, you'll see huge changes in playing your games. Or if your current mobo still supports current day CPU socket-types, don't bother with a new mobo and just spend more on a better processor By the way, what does high-end quantify as for you? Which card have you upgraded to?
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08 Mar 2014   #4
McTavish

Windows 7 Ultimate(x64)
 
 

Thank you for your responses.... can you guyzz recommend a mid ranged graphics card for my friend??His pc has Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E4500 @ 2.20GHz Processor and 2.00 GB ram..We live in India.. i request you to recommend a gpu available in indian market.I am asking for your recommendations beczz it would at least give us an idea about what sort of gpu's we should look for..that's why asking fr ur help...
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08 Mar 2014   #5
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by McTavish View Post
Thank you for your responses.... can you guyzz recommend a mid ranged graphics card for my friend??His pc has Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E4500 @ 2.20GHz Processor and 2.00 GB ram..We live in India.. i request you to recommend a gpu available in indian market.I am asking for your recommendations beczz it would at least give us an idea about what sort of gpu's we should look for..that's why asking fr ur help...
a Core Duo is ok but i would look for a Core Quad Cpu and get at least 8GB of Ram

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2 4GHz 8M 1066 LGA 775 Socket CPU Slacr 735858200783 | eBay

you get a better CPU and some more Ram you can use the New Gpu and you will be alright it will not be as bad of a Bottle Neck vs the Core Duo
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09 Mar 2014   #6
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by McTavish View Post
Thank you for your responses.... can you guyzz recommend a mid ranged graphics card for my friend??His pc has Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E4500 @ 2.20GHz Processor and 2.00 GB ram..We live in India.. i request you to recommend a gpu available in indian market.I am asking for your recommendations beczz it would at least give us an idea about what sort of gpu's we should look for..that's why asking fr ur help...
a Core Duo is ok but i would look for a Core Quad Cpu and get at least 8GB of Ram

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2 4GHz 8M 1066 LGA 775 Socket CPU Slacr 735858200783 | eBay

you get a better CPU and some more Ram you can use the New Gpu and you will be alright it will not be as bad of a Bottle Neck vs the Core Duo
Pair C2Q with an HD 7850 and he is ready to go!
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09 Mar 2014   #7
McTavish

Windows 7 Ultimate(x64)
 
 

Hi all,i appreciate what you guyzz recommended..let me tell you one thing, i discussed ur suggestions with my friend.. but i am sorry to say you he doesnt want to spend money after cpu or ram right now, may be at some later point of time he 'll do so.. currently he's only interested about upgrading gpu and he said that he 'll nt mind if he has to move to any mid range gpu for now,he will be quiet happy with that,may be becz of some financial problem right now, so i searched over the internet and found NVIDIA geforce210 which is fulfilling his needs.. so can i recommend it to him??what you guyzz say about that??
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09 Mar 2014   #8
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

erm the gforce 210 is a 6 year old card.. thats not even low end in todays market.

something along the lines of a gt 650 or 750 are mid level cards upwards to 660 and 760.

the 210 wasnt even high level back in 2008, it was the entry level card, barely capable of playing games in its time, now it wont have a chance of playing anything modern even with everything on low and 800x600 resolution.

you could also look at 6750 cards from amd, used now are probably very reasonably priced.
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11 Mar 2014   #9
McTavish

Windows 7 Ultimate(x64)
 
 

Thank You, badger906.. i will tell him about the gpus.. that you recommended,,we will be buying one of those gpus..hope it will resolve his issues.. if he still wants to know anything then i will comeback here once again to disturb you guyzz....
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11 Mar 2014   #10
zap9x

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

how about an i3-3220 3.3 ghz with 4 gb of ram , im capable of playing many games with that set up
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