1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

Help!! new vid card

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Aorek, Sep 21, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Aorek

    Aorek Thread Starter

    Sep 21, 2008
    Operating System: Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6001) Service Pack 1 (6001.vistasp1_gdr.080425-1930)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: Compaq-Presario
    System Model: RK548AA-ABA SR2180NX
    BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
    Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 2.80GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.8GHz
    Memory: 1014MB RAM
    Page File: 910MB used, 1381MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\Windows
    DirectX Version: DirectX 10
    looking at getting 2-3 gigs of ram and a new vid card but not sure which card to get if anyone could give me a couple choices pref around 100$ or so. i was looking at these 2 cards and not sure how good they are

    GIGABYTE nVidia GeForce 8500GT 512MB DVI/HDCP PCI-Express

    any feedback would be much appreciated =)
  2. Triple6

    Triple6 Moderator

    Dec 26, 2002
    First Name:
    They're not great gaming cards. What games do you want to play. Also be aware if you get anything beyond a entry level card you may have to upgrade the power supply as well so that the video card gets the required power it needs - the stock Compaq PSU's don't support performance video cards or many upgrades.
  3. Compiler


    Oct 11, 2006
    If that HPaq happen to have a 350watt PSU, it may handle an ATI 3650 card... which smokes a GF 8500.

    But yeah, you're wasting money on anything like that. Unless you're wanting to play games made before 2004.

    You can get away with an $80 ATI 4670 card if you upgrade your PSU to a 450watt or higher (should get a 500~550watt just in case).
As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/752101

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice