1 GB Graphics Card for Intel D102GGC2

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bad_till_bones

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Guys,

I have Intel D102GGC2 mother board n a RAM of 2 GB (the max it can support). Planning to but an 1GB Graphics Card. Have couple of queries -

- What would be the best buy? (Range up to Rs. 5000)
- Will my mother board support a 1GB graphics card?


 

Cilus

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Why going for Radeon 4650 or 9500 GT. They are under performer card. And bad_till_bones, just buying a 1 GB card won't let u play all the games in good details. You need a good GPU also.
So opt for Nvidia 9600GSO/GT or ATI 4670 GDDR3 based cards. All of them are available ubder 5k.
My suggestion is XFX 9600 GSO 768 MB. Remember the brand. This is a special edition card from XFX which is a better performer than other 9600 GT cards. Go for it. Price is around 4.2k. don't go for GSO from other brands.
ATI based best solution will be PowerColor AX4670 1GB. Price is around 5k.

But remember 9600 is a better performer than 4670. But 4670 consumes less power and hence u don't need a very good SMPS to run it.
 

asingh

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Yes, correct.

They have the same number of stream processors and the same 128-bit memory bus. 4650 has slower core and memory clocks so it won't perform as well with games. In addition, the memory is also half as fast as the 4670 since it only has DDR2 as opposed to GDDR3, which is a major hinderance for game performance, especially with the small memory bus. I'd suggest the 4670 over the 4650.

I purposely suggested him the 'lower' ATI, card, cause his system is really out dated. Also was not sure about his PSU.
 

layzee

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The 9600GT is a very good choice indeed.
If there are issues with the power connector try the Zotac 9600GT ECO
 
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bad_till_bones

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Thnx for the input guys....

Plz let me know how can I find out if there would be any power related issues? Like how to know if the SMPS is OK enough to give optimum power supply to the 9600GT card?
 

Cilus

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what PSU r u having?
is it the inbuilt one present in your cabinet or separately bought? Also mention the Wattage of the PSU.
 
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bad_till_bones

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Its a local make n only thing written is -

Supports up to 350W

BTW - Any freeware which can measure this? So that I can provide more details....
 

Cilus

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Then you have to purchase a good PSU for you.
For running 9600 or 4670 I think Zebronics 500W platinum will be ok.
price is around 1.8k. Alternatively Gigabyte 80 Plus Active PFC 460W @ 2.2k is another good buy.
 

Cilus

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Please don't try. Even for running my age old 6600 GT card I need a local PSU with 450W rated PSU. If you try running 9600GT DDR3 or 4670 in a local 350W rated one, then there is a high chance that either ur Card or SMPS will get damaged. Other parts may also be damaged.
check the page http://www.nvidia.com/object/product_geforce_9600gt_us.html
for detail information about power requirement of 9600 card. Its minimum req is truly 300W PSU.
 

asingh

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+1 to Cilus.

@OP:
Please be careful, Cilus is speaking out of good experience. Do not try to 'test' it. Get a good 'psu'. Give us a budget, we can advice.
 

rohan_mhtr

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Get a sapphire 4670 512mb ~ 4k and zebronics 500w platinium ~ 1.2-1.5k
Total will be around Rs500 more then your budget but worth it .
As far a your current psu , the 4670 will definately work on that ................................... but only for few months and then you will loose both .
And no need for a 1gb card , you will hardly notice any improvement .

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So, the final word from you guys is -

SMPS - Zebronics 500W
Video Card - Nvidia geforce 9600GT


So -

- Intel D102GGC2
- Dual Core 2.8 Ghz
- 2 GB RAM
- Nvidia GeForce 9600GT

Would be an above avg gaming m/c?
 

asingh

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Depends what resolution you play at. It will just be medium level. Not above average for sure. The processor is old. Chipset is outdated.
 
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