Upgrade graphics card

  andydgra 18:34 15 Jan 2012

I want to play fifa 2012 and need to upgrade graphics card, what is a good upgrade from ATi Radeon X600 256MB PCI-Express

  KRONOS the First 05:59 16 Jan 2012

It depends on your budget also it would be useful to know what motherboard you have and which CPU is installed. If you do not know,download and install: Belarc, this will give you the necessary info. Please post back with the answers then we will be better able to advise you.

  andydgra 18:03 16 Jan 2012

3.40 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4 16 kilobyte primary memory cache 2048 kilobyte secondary memory cache 64-bit ready Hyper-threaded (2 total)


Bus Clock: 200 megahertz BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG 07/26/2005

  KRONOS the First 18:32 16 Jan 2012

Sorry, but that is not the model number of your motherboard. So far I know it is a MSI board but not the model number. Did you not install ?

I am assuming you have a quite old Pentium 4 which will mean quite an od motherboard. What about budget?

  KRONOS the First 18:39 16 Jan 2012

My apologies I see it is a MSI-7091. So just your budget question to answer.

  andydgra 19:05 16 Jan 2012

thinking of no more than £100ish

  KRONOS the First 20:38 16 Jan 2012

Ok, if no one else suggests anything tonight, I'll post back tomorrow,but I do not think you will need to spend that sort of cash.

  Ibanez2010 08:59 17 Jan 2012

How about the ATI Radeon HD6850 for about £110? Or the HD6790 for about £100. Both significant upgrades from your current card.

  KRONOS the First 10:46 17 Jan 2012

How about the ATI Radeon HD6850 for about £110? Or the HD6790 for about £100. Both significant upgrades from your current card.

In my opinion those suggestions are a little over the top,both would probably need a power supply and I for one would not pair either of those cards with a Pentium 4 CPU. A much more reasonable HD 4670 or a HD 5570/5670 if staying with ATI. An 8400GS if switching to Nvidia.

There will of course be other cards but you have to take into consideration what your power supply is as some cards need to be connected directly to the PSU.

  Ibanez2010 13:00 17 Jan 2012

He was looking for a good upgrade to the X600. The 8400GS is roughly equal to what he already has. If he spent £100 on a decent card then that should last a few years as opposed to getting a cheapish one and having to upgrade again a few months or year down the line.

  KRONOS the First 13:26 17 Jan 2012

My apologies Ibanez2010 you are quite correct about the 8400GS but the ones you suggested are way over the top then adding a decent new PSU is well over budget.Then he would likely have a problem of bottle necking pairing them with a P4 processor.

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