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    Hi guys, I have windows 7, need a new graphics card:

    I want something like the 8600GT, I am not bothered if it is ATI / Nvidia
    wanted more for performance than gaming
    My power supply is 305w and I dont want to upgrade.
    Has to be pci-e

    Thanks for your help guys and budget upto £35

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    Original Poster

    anyone guys

    I had a similar problem and put in a pny gt 220 (must be pny)

    I got mine from pc world as they were the cheapest (couldn't believe it)

    the 12v must have 18 amp minimum

    spec etc below on link to play

    play.com/PC/…tml

    Graphics Processor: NVIDIA GeForce GT 220
    Memory Installed: 1GB
    Interface: PCI Express 2.0
    Main Specification:
    Device Type: Graphics adapter
    Interface Type: PCI Express 2.0 x16
    Graphics Processor / Vendor: NVIDIA GeForce GT 220
    Clock Speed: 625 MHz
    Video Memory Installed: 1 GB
    Technology: 128-bit
    Memory Clock Speed: 1 GHz
    Features: NVIDIA Unified Driver Architecture (UDA), Nvidia CUDA technology, Nvidia PureVideo HD technology, Nvidia PhysX-Ready
    API Supported: OpenGL 3.1, OpenCL, DirectX 10.1
    Digital Video Standard: Digital Visual Interface (DVI), High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)
    HDCP compatible: Yes
    Interfaces:
    1 x DVI-I (dual link) - 29 pin combined DVI
    1 x VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15)
    1 x HDMI output - 19 pin HDMI Type A
    Compatible Slots: 1 x PCI Express 2.0 x16
    Software Included: Drivers & Utilities
    OS Required: Linux, FreeBSD, Microsoft Windows Vista / XP / 7 (Compatible with Windows 7)
    Recommended Power Supply: 300 W
    Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - 3 years

    Original Poster

    Thanks, looks ok but out my budget.

    ]https//ww…659

    8600gt 256m web offer this is £30.53 delivered

    not researched if this would be compatible with your powersupply

    £26.99

    XFX Radeon HD 4550 / 512MB and this only requires a 300 watt psu

    play.com/PC/…tml

    i would have thought plenty were selling the radeon 4350's that came with that dell deal the other week?

    ]http//ex…sp
    You could use a program like this to test your systems requirments for the new graphics card?

    Original Poster

    guess not lol

    What would you say is better, XFX Radeon HD 4550 or 8600GT? or would you say the 4350?

    Thanks again guys

    ]http//ww…tml

    8600 ddr3 is far above as far as i could see

    Original Poster

    antony4462;8168037

    ]http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp You could use a … ]http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp You could use a program like this to test your systems requirments for the new graphics card?



    rep left but Ill be ok with a graphics card that doesnt take more than 300w.

    Otherwise this would have been perfect: ]http//ww…-21

    hd4550 (512mb) is faster than the 4350 not sure if the 8600 gt requires a 300 watt psu or higher , if that is only 300w then will be a bit faster but only a 256 mb card so depends on what you need it for.

    Original Poster

    Visual/areo and watching movies etc, the odd game but very rare.

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    Visual/areo and watching movies etc, the odd game but very rare.



    then the 4550 is the best, you can also get a fanless one

    amazon.co.uk/Sap…8-3

    Original Poster

    The 8600 GT is better though is it not? looking at tomshardware it seems to be higher up.

    markeh showed me this ]http//ww…553 how come it is so cheap compared to the one posted above by jubbyme?

    Thanks

    The 8600 gt (256 mb or 512 mb) is a good card but requires a 350 watt psu recommended, so i would get the 4550 as this only requires a 300watt psu but its up to you

    Original Poster

    ok, thanks for all the info guys!

    Going to buy the 4550.

    Whats the diff between the Sapphire HD4350 ]http//ww…8-3 or Gigabyte GV-R455D3 HD4550 ]http//ww…-21

    mate just go for the 8600gt it should be fine shouldnt need a lot of power as it doesnt have a pci-e external power connecter it draws all of its power from the motherboard. aria.co.uk/Sup…659
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