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Windows 7: Dead video card, need help with upgrade!

28 Dec 2009   #21
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
New System

What are your plans for the new system a quad core?


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28 Dec 2009   #22
jechapk

win 7 ult
 
 

yeah, was looking at the amd 955
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28 Dec 2009   #23
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Black Edition

The Black Edition will make for an easy overclock with unlocked multiplier I just wish they could make these quads in like a 65 watt TDP
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28 Dec 2009   #24
ThePizzaMan

Windows 7 Ulitimate Beta 32 Bit, Windows Vista 32 Bit, Ubuntu 9.10 32 Bit
 
 

hm.... or you could go ahead and get something like a 5850 and build a system around that.... unless you want to use nivida which means you should get a bout a 260 or maybe a 275
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28 Dec 2009   #25
InternetLord

Windows 7 Eternity Build 7600 RTM Activated x86
 
 

i have been a nvidia fan for a long time because of ati's problem with coming up with decent drivers. now i am looking to go back to ati because it seems they have got their act together. the reason i have for switching back is simply nvidia is known for repackaging old products under new names. i really would suggest that you find an ati card you like in you price range. like the one below.

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GV-R489OC-1GD Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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28 Dec 2009   #26
gamepro127

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Never had any problems with the Newegg.com - Galaxy 25SFF6HX1RUI GeForce GTS 250 512MB 256-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards and Newegg.com - AMD Athlon II X4 620 Propus 2.6GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops


The GPU is very good IMHO and ive maxed every game:
Crysis xconfig on lvl 4, Natural mod, extremely high settings 1600x900 and I get 33 fps average
Modern Warfare 2 is 92 FPS straight...No drops!
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28 Dec 2009   #27
SlackerITGuy

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

I don't know...

Fast dual cores > slow quad cores.

For example:

A > B
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29 Dec 2009   #28
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Yes, but a Phenom 955 has a great clock (which isn't everything) of 3.2GHz - 6MB of L3 cache - and overall, is a great choice.
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30 Dec 2009   #29
SlackerITGuy

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Oh... I know.

Just commenting on the AMD Athlon II X4 620.

I love the AMD Phenom II X4 955.

i7 920 esque gaming performance for ~$160 bucks.
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30 Dec 2009   #30
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cheeriokilla View Post
Oh... I know.

Just commenting on the AMD Athlon II X4 620.

I love the AMD Phenom II X4 955.

i7 920 esque gaming performance for ~$160 bucks.
Agreed, I would never recommend the 620 for gaming - it has no L3 cache - but for media its OK. You also can look at the specifics of the architecture such as SSE and other extension support, the data bus, address width, and pipeline stages of the cpu if you dig deep into the specs. AMD has all the performance for less - something Intel still needs to learn.
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