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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 4
02-02-2010, 03:55 PM
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Originally Posted by TprHighway View Post
Thanks Ted. I appreciate it. I was under a different impression then what you've enlightened upon me.

Is there a new graphics card that you might recommend?

As for why it is such a terrible card, I can't answer. Was it any better 3 years ago when I bought the computer?

If your mobo can support it, grab yourself a nice cheap PCE-E 9800gt 512 DDR3 memory graphics card.

You will be amazed at the difference.

As for your last comment, no. It's never been any good. It's more or less a cheap card that anufacturers bundle with premade comps, so they have a card in the comp.

For Nvidia cards, easiest way to looks at it is this. you have a 9300. the 3 in the card is the "quality" number. Anything 0-5 is not ideal for gaming. This means games can be run, but will be poor quality. 6-9 means gaming quality cards. The lower the number, the harder it will be fior the gpu to work. and vice versa.

With that in mind, make sure you get at least 512 DDR3 ram on the card. This is the minimum type you need for gaming. Most cheap cards have ddr2 ram, which is why theyre so cheap. Theyre basically trash.