I want to upgrade my graphics card! Help

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  1. Vampant
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    Hi all

    Im not a novice with pc but when it comes to graphics cards i am

    I want to upgrade well actually get a card for my pc as it didnt come with one when i bought the pc just built in graphics

    I dont want to spend too much probably about 50ish as its going to be my birthday present and i dont mind not being able to play the latest games
    just not for games to struggle or jump as my pc does seem to play quite a few

    not sure what specs people would need but here they are

    Acer Aspire M3802
    2.50 gigahertz Intel Core2 Quad
    64 kilobyte primary memory cache
    2048 kilobyte secondary memory cache
    64-bit ready
    Multi-core (4 total)
    Not hyper-threaded
    Board: Acer EG43M
    Bus Clock: 333 megahertz
    BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. P01-A1 08/31/2009


    Any other info please ask and thanks
     
  2. Xoo00o0o0o

    Xoo00o0o0o Xoo00o0o0o is in the house

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    Well we need to know the games you want to play. We may recommend you card that doesn't meet your requirements except that it was $50.
     
  3. Pado

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    I suppose you mean 50 pounds since it shows you are from the UK :D? Maybe the ATI 6570: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sapphire-11192-26-20G-6570-DDR3-Graphics/dp/B0062CHN5U/ref=sr_1_3?m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1337947584&sr=1-3

    There aren't that many choices with this amount of money ~~;;.
     
  4. Vampant
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    Sorry what an idiot yeah i meant £50

    Gameswise id like to possible play mass effect i have the first one but very jumpy and games like the sonic 4/sonic generations again i can play them but very jumpy
     
  5. Alaude

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    i think what Pado recommended is the best one considering your price range. but i recommend not the saphire packing but the XFX or MSI packings.
     
  6. dicamarques

    dicamarques Definitely not Bruce Wayne.

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    I have a nvidia gt520 (http://www.amazon.com/Asus-GT520-1GD3-CSM-Graphics-Adapter/dp/B005J4XMFW/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1337950605&sr=8-3) and it can handle almost every games (BF3 With graphics at medium and resolution 800*600 it runs without interrupts). And it costs arround 50€
     
  7. DCG

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    why not the saphire?

    btw. how much RAM do you have?
     
  8. dicamarques

    dicamarques Definitely not Bruce Wayne.

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    My gpu has a clock of 810mhz, the saphire has a clock of 650mhz.
    For more 2£ i would go for the GT-520
    [​IMG]
     
  9. Vampant
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    ME i have 4gb
     
  10. Alaude

    Alaude GBAtemp Regular

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    its all about physics and quality. from personal experience the MSI Packing is famous for overclocking due to its build.
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    you should go for either GT520 or the ATI 6570. if i were you i would go for the GT520 because of Physx :P
     
  11. Pado

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    An ATI 6570 is about twice faster than a Nvidia GT 520... aside from the 128-bit vs 64-bit memory interface, if you google up some review/bankmark charts >___
     
  12. Vampant
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    thanks all again
     
  13. chains_of_androm

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    New gen (well half a gen) cards were just released, should have some good deals right now.