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Discussion in 'AMD / ATI' started by Delta6326, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. Delta6326

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    ok my cosine says that her computer is having problems, with games she took a look at here graphics card she said it looks messed up and the fan broke so im pretty sure that her graphics card melted a bit.

    All i know is that she has a single core CPU i think P D at 2.4ghz?
    like 2gb of ram
    a lowend MB.. MB has only a Pci E 16 not 2x
    its in a sony
    trying to stay under $75
    SHE ONLY PLAYS WOW had to make sure people see that she plays i think around 1280x1024

    i think a good upgrade card would be Sapphire 3870 or a Sapphire 4670 the 4670 is newer but i have looked and the 3870 i think out performs it in some things but its very close. i just dont know whats better she may have to get a new PSU hers is like a 305w no name

    EDIT1: mis worded some thing found the Res
     
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    the 4670 should be fine
     
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    If you get the 4670 you won't need to purchase a new psu.
     
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    that is true that would help alot so probable a 4670.
    i just remembered about the Sapphire 4650 its not as good as the 4670 but it is cheaper how much performance would you lose from the 4670 to the 4650?
     
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    There is some diffcerence but let me ask you this:

    Do you know which resolution she plays the game at?

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    Saw the resolution in the OP. Go with a 4670.
     
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    Given the rest of her system, anything over a HD4670/4650 would probably be unnecessary and overkill.
     
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    The 4650 AGP DDR2 sucks even more with window 7

    The initial drivers didn't install at all and the hotfix will install but won't render aero properly

    My old radeon 9600 started to be a bit slow but at least it rendered everything, I'm thinking of putting it back and sending the 4650 back to the store unless they produce better drivers soon
     
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    Hi sorry to be slightly off topic but did you say an ati 9600 works pretty ok with win 7
     
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    Yes it does, a Sapphire 9600 AGP 128Mb works with windows 7 without problems, but not a brand new XFX HD 4650 1GB DDR2 AGP... well not totally...
     

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