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Discussion in 'Games' started by tinahangab, Jul 28, 2012.

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  1. tinahangab

    tinahangab Thread Starter

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    I just upgraded my old Nvidia 9400 GT with Nvidia Geforce 210. After the upgrade, i tried out some games and found that the fps has considerably dropped, at the same graphic settings. Also, i had installed the latest driver from the nvidia website. Any reasons on why this is happening?



    CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 @ 2.93 Ghz
    Ram - 3.5 GB
    Windows XP Professional 32-Bit
     
  2. tom6049

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    Long answer...
    I found a review of the GeForce 210 that compares it to the GeForce 9400 GT.>>>
    Inno3D GeForce 210 512 MB Review

    The 210 loses to the 9400 in all of the bench marks that I looked at.

    Also:
    GeForce 210 : 64 bit memory interface width + memory bandwidth (GB/sec) = 8.0
    GeForce 9400 GT : 128 bit memory interface width + + memory bandwidth (GB/sec) = 12.8

    Short answer...
    the GeForce 210 is a slower video card than the GeForce 9400 GT.
     
  3. tinahangab

    tinahangab Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the information. I see it was a mistake to get this GPU. Could you recommend me a good GPU for playing games, the conditions being that it is a single slot one and obviously should perform better than my current one (Nvidia 9400 GT)?
     
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    If space in the computer case is an issue, you may be limited in what you are able to get.
    Even so-called single-slot video cards can have coolers that take up more space than
    the one slot that they occupy.

    To add to the information that black-wolf has provided, with regards to your budget,
    you may have to factor in the cost of a new power supply, depending on what you
    have now. I'll assume that you have at least a 300 watt power supply now, as that
    would have been required to run your Nvidia 9400 GT.
     
  6. tinahangab

    tinahangab Thread Starter

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    The power supply is a real issue since I have no idea what my current is, as you say it must be at least 300 watts. As for budget, it will be around 2k - 3k ( in Rupees ), but the prices of cards in India are probably different (even after currency change). Since my PC is pretty old, and was custom made, I don't have a lot of idea about spacing available for cooling system. As for the games I want to play, hard core ones, and my pc runs most games fine on lowest settings ( Batman - Arkham City, Skyrim, Mass Effect 3), but I would like to play on higher graphics settings, so maybe it's best if I wait a few months and get a new pc (with dual slot gpu support). Thanks for the quick answers.
     
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