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Old November 20th, 2019, 08:46 PM
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Upgrade graphic's card

I want to upgrade my graphic's card.
suggestions please

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Windows 7 64-bit
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Microsoft Windows 7 Professional

Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9650 @ 3.00GHz

8gig Memory DDR2-SDRAM

ATI RADEON HD 5450 (CEDAR PRO) [AsusTek] 1024 MBytes of GDDR3 SDRAM

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Old November 21st, 2019, 02:17 AM
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Really can't give you an answer without knowing what sort of system this is.

Online gaming, with extreme detailed graphics, and frame rates.

Record, edit, play Video and Audio files.

Word Processing, Spread Sheets, Internet browsing.

Plus, what sort of money your willing too spend.

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Old November 21st, 2019, 03:26 PM
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Also, it is important to note that graphics cards are often the most power hungry devices in our computers - often even more hungry than the CPUs. So it is not uncommon to need a bigger power supply when upgrading the graphics card.

The fact you have DDR2 RAM suggests this is a pretty old system. 8GB is a good amount and often upgrading the graphics is often the next best step in improving performance. But spending money on an aging system is not always the best use of our money when really a full upgrade might be best.

Note that all support for Windows 7 ends this coming January 14th. That means no more security updates!

I recommend you build up your budget and start looking for a new computer that runs W10 which will continue to get full Microsoft support for many years to come.
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Old November 22nd, 2019, 08:30 PM
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Your current card is 1MB PCI express 2.0 x 16, which came out in 2010 and draws about 19w of power. Suggested Power Supply 350W.

Now it all depends on how much you want to spend a 4gb card decent one is about $50+i.e., on ebay a GTX1050Ti 4gb card is $55.00., but would require at least a 450W power supply.

As said:

What wattage power supply do you have?
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Old November 23rd, 2019, 12:11 AM
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It might be a good idea to decide if you’re going to use the same monitor you have now, and to see what kind of cable ports it has, because the video card connector will have to match.

See the different types at the link below.
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Old December 3rd, 2019, 10:14 AM
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Thanks for all the good advice.

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