Advice on video card upgrade please

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volanis

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I am having so many heat related issues with my radeon x1950 and I'm sick of it. what would be a logical upgrade for me based on my specs. I dont have a ton of money to spend either.....

3.60 gigahertz AMD Athlon II X2 250
Biostar TA785G3 HD motherboard
4G ddr3 ram

I think that's all the info required. If not i'll post more details. thanks in advance
 
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its a fair jump up, i would spend a little more though just to get better performance. a 5770 or 6770 is a great mid range card.

If you don't want to spend that much though, a 6670 would also be great. but performance wise it's very similar to a 9800gt, just more efficient.

welshmousepk

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at that resolution and with a dual core i wouldn't go any higher than a 5770/6770. both should allow you to play BF3 fairly well at such a low resolution, but the processor will bottleneck that game quite a bit. its very multicore focussed.
 

welshmousepk

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its a fair jump up, i would spend a little more though just to get better performance. a 5770 or 6770 is a great mid range card.

If you don't want to spend that much though, a 6670 would also be great. but performance wise it's very similar to a 9800gt, just more efficient.
 
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gnomio

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9800Gt and the 6670 will do the job at 1280 x 1024, 1440 x 900 and even 1680 x 1050 although you’ll most likely have to lower details in some games.

The 6770 going for 109 if you mail in the rebate you can get it for 89.99.
 
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