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Windows 7: A New GPU...

06 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
A New GPU...

Yeah, it has come to that.
I have been experiencing issues with my current GPU for a year now, and since the summer started, and all these hot hot days, I pretty much can't do anything with my PC. Vista can bare the faulty GPU, but Windows 7 absolutely refuses to work properly for even the slightest of tasks such as HD video, which is unbearable.

So since I don't have the money for a whole new rig anymore, I would like some advice about a new GPU. The cheapest one out there is an nVidia 210, which is really really cheap, but if I can wait a couple more months to stash away more cash, I would gladly buy a better one.

My only concern, however, is if a particular GPU can be placed inside my motherboard (specs are listed beneath the post, check it out). I really know nothing about hardware in this case. How do these new GPUs fare against older motherboards?

And yeah, I shouldn't forget to mention that I'm only interested in nVidia cards.

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06 Jul 2012   #2


A GT 210 is a big step backwards.

Your current 9800GT is just a little below a GT 250 (the GT 250 is equivalent to a 9800GTX)

A GT 240 is the same as 9600GT

I know it's rough keeping an old card going - but if you really can - save some more cash and hold out a little longer.

The mobo is PCi-E 2.0 so pretty much any PCI-E 2.0 card is going to fit.
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06 Jul 2012   #3

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1

A good resource for comparing video cards here:
Video Card Comparison -
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06 Jul 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Awesome. So the cheapest model I should look out for would be the GT250.
Will check that link as well, thanks

This is the cheapest one not being GT 210. I know the page isn't in English, but from the specs you'll see what it is:
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06 Jul 2012   #5
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

Still a rather big downgrade,

Video Card Comparison -
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07 Jul 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

I know, but I just don't have the money for a decent one.
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