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Windows 7: A New GPU...

06 Jul 2012   #1
Gornot

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 Win7 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
smarteyeball

 
 

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
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

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

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:
http://www.gigatronshop.com/graficke...d1gd3hlp-16415
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06 Jul 2012   #5
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Still a rather big downgrade,

Video Card Comparison - GPUReview.com
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07 Jul 2012   #6
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

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