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Windows 7: Best suitable graphics card update for my computer

04 May 2013   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1

karlog, what's your budget for upgrades?

I'd get a 700W 80Plus Bronze rated PSU or better (so you can likely still use on a newer build if you go that route sooner rather than later) video card wise, Nvidia 660 or Radeon 7850 is gamer starting point cards, unless really on a low budget, if that's the case, whichever best previous gen nvidia or radeon you can afford.

2nd digit in the model model # is more important than the first, higher is better, that 7300 is a bare bones card even at time of release.

Brands for PSU rec'd: Antec, SilverStone, Seasonic, Corsair, and Thermaltake. Read reviews though until satisfied.

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13 Jul 2015   #12


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlog22 View Post
Hi Guys,

I would like to upgrade my graphics card (mainly to play majority of the games(nothing specific))

This is my current configuration

Intel core2 quad Q6600 @2.40Ghz
Intel DG33FBC motherboard DDR2 RAM 8GB(2GB*4) @ 800Mhz
Seagate 400GB SATA HDD
GeForce 7300 SE/7200 GS 256mb graphics card

I guess those details are sufficient.. Please suggest me the best graphics card for this configuration along with some options would be nice and please explain to me on what basis a graphics card needs to be selected(like processor or motherboard or both)..Thanks in advance :)


Intel core 2 quad Q6600 @2.40Ghz
Intel DG35EC motherboard ddr2 ram 2GB 333Mhz
segate 80gb ide HDD
Palit Nvidia GT210 1GB DDR3 graphics card
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13 Jul 2015   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium

Go with the DDR5 memory on whatever graphics card you buy. I like the NVidia GTX750Ti but it depends mostly on what games you play as to how much graphics power you need.
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13 Jul 2015   #14

Windows10 Pro - 64Bit vs.10547

at the moment, your PSU is only 300w
get a bigger one, say 500w or 600w (you need POWER!)

get a bigger HD - 80G will fill up real quick
say about 500G, if you want to play a lot of games
- some of them are huge..

the higher numbers in the AMD 7000 series are pretty swift (and cheap)
600 or 700 series numbers from NVidia are also pretty smooth..

I wouldn't spend too much, else you wind up with some horribly unbalanced system..
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13 Jul 2015   #15

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

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13 Jul 2015   #16

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit

I think that is the dirtiest case i've ever seen in my life, before you do anything, give it a good solid clean, be surprised if you can get all the dirt of it.
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14 Jul 2015   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Devlin, those are not the same person.
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15 Jul 2015   #18

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Ya, I would hope after 2 years and 2 months that computer would have been cleaned or retired
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16 Jul 2015   #19
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot

I hate it when people necro old threads.
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