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Registered: ‎01-04-2009

Graphics Card/DVI Input help...

Hello,

 

Is someone could help me that would be great. I have a monitor that suppirts both VGA and DVI inputs. I want o use a DVI input but my computer only supports a VGA output, so I need a new graphics card. Could someone please recommend a good graphics card that would be compatible with my computer. My computer is a Gateway GT5674 with a AMD Phenom 9500 Quad-Core Processor 2.20 GHz, 3GB RAM and 32 Bit Operating system. Right mow it has a NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce430 graphics card. Thanks

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Re: Graphics Card/DVI Input help...

If youre not going to game , an Nvidia Geforce 8400 GS 512MB PCI-e x16 card will get it done for usually less then $100.

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Re: Graphics Card/DVI Input help...

By the way Manufacturers have a habit of putting in 300 watts for a PSU at the most , so better cards require more wattage.
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Re: Graphics Card/DVI Input help...

upgrade with the 8000 series graphics, your computer i think comes with a 300watt power supply so you shouldn't need to spend any more money. i think the highest you can go is 8600gt/gs for the best quality.

 

if you don't play games 8400 is enough. even for high definition viewing.

if you play games, go with 8600gt/gts.

if you play games and want to go with the best picture possible, go with the 8800gt/gts (if you can still find one) u can find those really cheap now and they're actually like the best graphics card you can get for the money.

if you don't have a budget limit, you can get the gtx260/280 and upgrade the power supply to 600 watt or more.