I have a friend who is looking for a new gfx card for gaming. Having researched his system I have found out his options are VERY limited. He has a PCI-e x16 2.0 port BUT the major downside in his system is that the PSU
is 250 watts (ouch!). He only has 30W to work with and he has no power
cables left to connect to the card, not many need them @ 30W range
anyway. Also his computer is slimline =/. So, the best I can find fo
him is the ATI HD 4550 which is very cheap,Low profile (if you can take
out the VGA port) and ony uses 25W.
So I was wondering if
anyone else out there knows a better gfx card to fit a system like that
since he is willing to go up to $200
I myself am a heavy gamer,
but i dont really know much about lower end gfx cards since i wouldnt
touch them with a barge pole (:P)
I would advise your friend to ugrade that PSU first. 450-500w at least. Depending upon your friends preference, both ATI and Nvidia offer decent cards for under 100 bucks. For the $200.00 he could upgrade both. Check out www.newegg.com. Thats where I buy all my stuff.
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Ohh good question. Ram can really help the game load faster and minimize hard drive swapping. BUT if you are having low framerates that is mostly a video card issue. The 6200 is a pretty old card. In short I do not think it will help your frame rate to up your ram. Replacing your video card with a better one will be what you need to do for that.
I have an 8600 GT that is pretty cost effective now days. It seems to be able to run graphics intensive games like CoH and others with relative ease. Yet it is a couple years old now I believe. If you can id do both the ram and the video card.
no you got it my freind just take the gfx card out (when the power is off and its unpluged)
and you can try the onboard gfx but remeber depending on the game you might not get v/g gfx or might be basic and if its having to boot to safe mode you might with the hard shut down have destroyed windows itself but you can alwas reistall alsow check your anti virise sounds mad but one you go on to the chip set get avast and do a boot scan once its updated as its a great antivirise
sounds like gfx chip, you may find a specialist who can change it but i think you'll be looking at a new motherboard which are very expensive. you'd probably get the best service by phoning sony and asking them to exchange or repair. i'd have a look inside myself if its not under guarantee just to make sure there really isn't any dust or fly shorting out a chip or two
Try switching the monitors to see if it's the monitor or GFX card issue, if it's monitor, attempt to reset it on the menu to default settings, If it's GFX card issue, go in safe mode and uninstall the GFX driver and restart and reinnstall new drivers.
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