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want to replace old to new graphic card

Discussion in 'Graphic cards' started by savithk, Jul 18, 2018.

  1. savithk

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    1. What is the intended use for this graphic card ? Gaming or workstation work?
    Ans: basic Photo editing , Microsoft Excel Microsoft Word , movie + you tube , basic sound recording software

    2. Which Power Supply do you have?
    Ans: Antec VP550P 550 Watts

    3. What is your Max budget ?
    Ans: 3k or 4k

    4. Which Screen resolution will you game at (if applicable)?
    Ans: NO games

    5. What are your current computer specifications ?
    Ans: Dell S2240L + AMD Phenom II X2 555 (3.2 GHz) + ASUS ATI Radeon HD 4350 1GB DDR2 + ASUS M4N68T-M V2 + Cooler Master Hyper 103+ DDR3 - 8GB RAM + 2TB HDD + Antec VP550P PSU
     
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    Get something like a Gt 710 from zotac/asus etc.It should cost around 2000.
     
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    Your iGPU working fine?
    Did you notice your HD4350 performs significantly better than your iGPU for your use case? I highly doubt that. Coz, I don't find my GT 710 performs any better than my iGPU for my use case which is very similar to yours.

    I am using GT710 1GB DDR3 as I needed to connect multiple monitor. Sole reason for getting this card is getting multi monitor support. But since the cpu/mb I am using (c2d 8400) and this GT710 are of different architecture and I am facing display crash every single day. So it's likely you will also face this issue with your rig is also quite old if you opt for graphic cards like GT710 or newer.

    If your iGPU is not working and you really need graphic card, I would suggest you to source one from used market. Something like GT210.
     
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    dont buy a low end gpu like 710 for 5000-it would be a tremendous waste of money.instead try looking for used 210/710 type gpus on olx/quikr etc-you can find them for 1-2k if you're lucky-they aren't worth anything more than that.
     
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    this PCI Express 3.0 cards is backward compatibility with PCI Express 2.0 ??
     
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    All pci express cards are backward compatible(just like usb).
     

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