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Old March 21, 2010, 11:34 AM
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Question Upgrading low end system

Hello all,
I am planning to get a new card to up grade this low end system.
Currently 8600 gt, 400w PSU, Windows XP.
What is better: 4650 DDR3 or 4670?
Thanks for your help.

System summary :
Mainboard : Gigabyte M61VME-S2
Chipset : nVidia 6100V
Processor : AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ @ 2000 MHz
Physical Memory : 4096 MB (2 x 2048 DDR2-SDRAM )
Video Card : NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT
Hard Disk : ST380815AS (80 GB)
DVD-Rom Drive : TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203N
Monitor Type : LG Electronics L1752TX - 17 inches
Operating System : Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.01.2600 Service Pack 3
DirectX : Version 9.0c (May 2009)

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Old March 21, 2010, 11:42 AM
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i wouldnt get anything lower than a 4870 or gtx 260, what monitor do you have? and what games do you/will play?
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Old March 21, 2010, 11:45 AM
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4670 but i would look at 5750 or a little lower think more about just get a 5XXX series card why buy old tech is what i mean.
specs, res & games you play helps
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Old March 21, 2010, 12:00 PM
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hehe- I have a brand new sapphire vapor-X 5750 1Gb here that I need to get rid of- i ordered it for a friend without knowing that his computer was an ITX and found out too late to send it back.

It's a DX 11 card unlike the 4XXX series and a souped up cooling on it
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How much? Ship to Victoria, BC?
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It would help to know the RAM and Processor.
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Old March 21, 2010, 12:35 PM
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Hi,
Gigabyte GA-M61VME-S2 rev.2 mobo,

Type : AMD Athlon 64 X2
Internal Specification : AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3600+

Information SPD EEPROM (A0) :
Manufacturer : Corsair
Part Number : CM2X2048-6400C5
Serial Number : Unspecified
Type : DDR2-SDRAM PC2-6400 (399 MHz) - [DDR2-800]

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Old March 21, 2010, 02:06 PM
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if you're going to upgrade, actually *upgrade* - get something current generation, and decently powerful.

a 5750 or 5770 , since you seem to like ATI.

if budget is an issue... save up. buying old mid-low end cards continuously doesn't help.
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