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Replacement graphics card advice please

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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
I need a replacement graphics card for my son who is away at uni.
His BFG geforce 640 mb 880gts has just fried. He bought it 2nd hand last summer. Well he tells me that it stopped working mid-game, then came some smoke together with a smell of burning. Sounds fried to me.

I'm going to visit him in a weeks time and want to take a replacement with me. Prepared to spend £150 - £200 max on the blood sucking paras.... er... hard working young man. The ATI HD 4830/4850 reviews read quite good but any recommendations or advice will be appreciated. Would an HD 4830 give a similar performance to the 8800 GTS? He plays regular games such as Call of Duty, BF2 etc and l dont think he plays them at the highest screen resolutions.
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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
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#1
take a look at the bfg 9600 gt ocx 512mb pcie 2.0, i use this and its great never over heats

http://www.bfgtech.com/bfgr96512gtocxfe.aspx
#2
whats his max screen resolution?
Havent looked into the gpx market for some time, but i think that the 4850 ATi for less than £130 is a good deal.
#3
The 8800gt and the 4830 are a bit better than the 8800gts and and the 4850 and 9800gtx+ are a bit better than them,Its all about how much you want to spend but if you are looking for equivelant to what he already has there is no need to spend more than £100
#4
Thanks for your comments so far..
The max resolution with the monitor he has got is 1280 x 1024. I used to be quite up to date with the graphics side but l've really lost touch with it all now. Put it like this, the graphics card in my pc is an agp interface gforce 6600gt. I somehow dont think it quite cuts the mustard now.

If l can get something for my son that equals the performance of his 8800gts for around £100 then that's good news. I've always bought nvidia in the past but going by the reviews i've read, ati seem to be on the up as regards the value stakes at the mo.
banned#5
tell him not to overclock it so much next time
#6
I may be wrong but i am 95% sure BFG cards come with at least a three year warranty (if not 10 years or Lifetime warranty if they get registered)
banned#7
Does say introduced on or after 21 feb 2008 though ;-) could be worth an email though.

In connection with such Limited Lifetime or Ten Year Warranty, all BFG graphics cards introduced on or after February 21, 2008 must be registered on [url]www.bfgtech.com[/url] within thirty (30) calendar days of the original purchase date to activate the limited lifetime warranty or limited ten (10) year warranty. Products not properly registered will be covered from the date of purchase by a two (2) year limited warranty in Europe and a one (1) year limited warranty in the US and other countries. Proper registration includes submitting proof of purchase to BFG.http://www.bfgtech.com/warranty.aspx
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Does say introduced on or after 21 feb 2008 though ;-) could be worth an email though.

In connection with such Limited Lifetime or Ten Year Warranty, all BFG graphics cards introduced on or after February 21, 2008 must be registered on www.bfgtech.com within thirty (30) calendar days of the original purchase date to activate the limited lifetime warranty or limited ten (10) year warranty. Products not properly registered will be covered from the date of purchase by a two (2) year limited warranty in Europe and a one (1) year limited warranty in the US and other countries. Proper registration includes submitting proof of purchase to BFG.http://www.bfgtech.com/warranty.aspx


There you go! if it was pre feb21 2008 then you have got AT LEAST a 2 year warranty, that has got to be the best (up to) £200 saving ever.
#9
Thanks for pointer. My son bought it from a mate of his who was upgrading at the time. I'll find out when and where it was bought from and whether his mate has got any proof of purchase. Nice one!

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