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Windows 7: Upgrading GPU "How do i know what to buy"

02 Apr 2014   #1
SevSaint

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Upgrading GPU "How do i know what to buy"

I will update this with system specs if you tell me what i information i need to provide under system info.
I was looking into the 7850 Radeon. My current card is a 5450 Radeon.

My games will be elder scrolls, league of legends, diablo 3.

What power specs do i need to provide and what other information..

Please help before i buy..

Also point me to a good tutorial please.. This is for a desktop.


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02 Apr 2014   #2
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Use this to fill in your specs. Will also need to know PSU details, to make sure it can handle the new gpu.

System Info - See Your System Specs

Here is a tutorial to start with

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03 Apr 2014   #3
SevSaint

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

k i just set my info.. so its available. guess ill have to open it up.. and see
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03 Apr 2014   #4
Devlin1888

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Well i dont think there will be a bottleneck so thats good, i'd say anything 550w upwards for psu will be fine.
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03 Apr 2014   #5
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

not just get a card that is adequate for your needs, get the top card thats within budget, that way you have some future proofing. so how much are you willing to spend is key
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03 Apr 2014   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Are we talking about a laptop here ?????
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05 Apr 2014   #7
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by badger906 View Post
not just get a card that is adequate for your needs, get the top card thats within budget, that way you have some future proofing. so how much are you willing to spend is key
I agree. If the OP wants to stay with the Radeon 7000 series, the 7870 might be a better choice if s/he can squeeze the money out of the budget. It's about $50 - $70 more, but s/he'll get more performance out of it - and more future proofing.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Are we talking about a laptop here ?????
It's a desktop according to the OP.
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05 Apr 2014   #8
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

My bad, I looked at his specs and saw Laptop.

Doug asked him to fill in his specs in post #2, so he did in post #3, so naturally I looked at his newly filled in specs and saw Laptop.

And he has a Radeon HD5450 in his specs and in his question, so I was a weeee bit cornfused
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06 Apr 2014   #9
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Still need a PSU rating and budget. To be honest, at 1440 x 900 you don't really need to spend big unless you plan on upgrading your monitor too. A 7850 would probably be fine, the ASUS DC2T cards are great value and will do you really well at that resolution. Just be sure to check the dimensions of the card (length most importantly) against the space you have in your case before buying, some of the aftermarket cards are big.
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06 Apr 2014   #10
zap9x

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

..... im thinking about an upgrade for GPU too .... can u guys suggest a GPU that is somewhere between 150 ~ 200$ please , i have only a 450 PSU , but i can upgrade it if needed , also im thinking about buying a 2.35 or 1080 monitor ...
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