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Windows 7: Update my graphics card

18 Nov 2015   #1
Brendan M

Windows 7 Ultimate
Update my graphics card

Hi there
I have recently updated my motherboard, chip and ram but I am still running my 6 or 7 year old graphic card.
Not being all the tech savvy I was wondering what graphics card my system could run and I should buy. I do video editing from Gopro and using Cyberlink powerdirector. I also use photoshop.
I don't play many games but my kids are starting to play games and my daughter wants to use Kodu.
Currently Kodu crashes my pc and so I think it may help to update the graphic card.

My system is as follows;
Operating System
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
Intel Core i5 4440 @ 3.10GHz 42 C
Haswell 22nm Technology
32.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 666MHz (9-9-9-24)
Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. Z97X-UD3H-CF (SOCKET 0) 28 C
DELL P2310H (1920x1080@60Hz)
Intel HD Graphics 4600 (Gigabyte)
1024MB ATI AMD Radeon HD 5800 Series (ASUStek Computer Inc) 43 C
232GB Samsung SSD 840 Series ATA Device (SSD) 28 C
931GB Western Digital WDC WD10EVDS-63N5B1 ATA Device (SATA) 35 C
931GB Western Digital WDC WD10EVDS-63N5B1 ATA Device (SATA) 35 C
Optical Drives
AMD High Definition Audio Device

Any advice/suggestions greatly appreciated.

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19 Nov 2015   #2

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

What is your budget ?
Post the exact model pc you have
Measure the case and post a picture of the inside of it
There's plenty of killer deals on real NVidia GTX gpu's that will do far better than Radeon will

The picture we must know what wattage power supply you have
There a tag on the psu that states this please post it for recommendations
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20 Nov 2015   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Well, workstation cards can be very expensive, you have to decide if you want a workstation card or a low or high end gaming card.

Look at PNY for a workstition card.

Or I recommend EVGA or MSI for a good NVidia gaming card. Something in the 900 series.

EVGA - Products - Graphics

MSI USA TITAN Series&category_no=1042

And please post your Power Supply as Mike has asked.
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21 Nov 2015   #4
Brendan M

Windows 7 Ultimate

Thank you both for your replies. I will take pictures and post the requested information as well as take out a tape measure to see what room I have.
The computer is not an off the shelf one, but one that I had built to order many years ago. Recently the computer died and needed a new motherboard hence the updated motherboard and ram.
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21 Nov 2015   #5

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

PSU Corsair ATX 850W
With a 850w psu you have many options available all we need is a budget :)
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21 Nov 2015   #6
Brendan M

Windows 7 Ultimate

I still have the Corsair ATX 850W psu.
I am attaching picture of my pc so you can get an idea of the room I have available.
Budget - say around 200 UK

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21 Nov 2015   #7
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot

Nice case. :)

The other guys can recommend a good Nvidia card for you, since I'm not very knowledgeable in that area, but one thing I would also consider in addition to a video card is an aftermarket CPU cooler. It will make your CPU run cooler and last longer.

Just a thought.
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21 Nov 2015   #8

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

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22 Nov 2015   #9
Brendan M

Windows 7 Ultimate

Hi Thrashzone

Here is a link to shop in the UK with cards and prices,

Search Results - CCL Computers

Is there anything on this page that you think is a big yes or a big no?
I really appreciate the help.
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22 Nov 2015   #10

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

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