Nvidia 6800 upgrade to a Nvidia 9800 GT

ranger1942mike

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Hi All,

I have an Nvidia 256MB 6800 card, and I want to upgrade to a newer card because I keep lagging when playing online games (mainly CoH).

I saw this on newegg: PNY GeForce 9800 GT EE 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 for only $79 after rebate.

Will I notice any BIG increases in performance by getting rid of the 6800 and going with the 9800GT?


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133279

Thanks!
 

ranger1942mike

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Thanks for the info. Running:

Win XP Pro SP 3, P4 w/HT 3.0GHz, 2 gig RAM

I mostly play Company of Heroes, BF2, Rise of Nations, C&C Series - mostly games a few years old, nothing too new/recent.

thanks again,
Mike
 

ranger1942mike

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Oh, PSU is 350 I believe

I typically play on 1280x1024
 

invisik

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No problem Mike.

Yes that card would work great but its going to held down by the other components in your pc such as the cpu you have is very aged and im assuming the ram is running quite slow. Check out the 4670 since your limited with that cpu.
 

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Thanks invisik, would do you think I could get for $400-500 on a new system? I don't have a lot of cash. Thx!
 

invisik

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^ His budget seems within 400-500$ for a new system getting an i5 would probably go over his budget. The link you provided is $400+ and thats not including hardrive, gpu and psu.

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103650
(142.99$)

Mobo/Memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?
Item=N82E16813130233 (116.98$)

GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150441
(124.99$)

Hardrive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148410
(49.99$)

psu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153052 (29.99$)

$524.94 - 50$ rebate = 474.94$
 

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That's very helpful, thanks!

Do you know if a Dell Dimension case would be reusable for this build? It's a full size ATX case.
 

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You could get a 9600 GT or GSO ?? Would more than suit your needs and probs not have to upgrade the rest of the system.

That will give u maybe double or triple performance of your current card...may STILL be slightly held back by the CPU (try overclock?) but should be ok on your 350watt PSU...

Cheaper than the 9800GT also!

I would check that you deffinately have a PCI-E slot aswell and not PCI or AGP!



Although, doing this isnt really future proofing your system...you'd maybe get another year out of it.