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Old May 6 2013, 02:39 AM   #1
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Need a new video card fpr PC. HELP!

I have a Dell Inspiron 545
Installed Memory 4.00 GB
64-bit operating system
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q300 @2.50 GHz 2.50 GHz

I'm wondering what a good video card to get would be. I want to play Star Wars The Old Republic. My computer meets all the specifications except the video card, which is one of those Intel built in dealies.

Can anyone help?
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Old May 6 2013, 08:36 AM   #2
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Re: Need a new video card fpr PC. HELP!

I have a GeForce GTX 550 Ti, good mid-range card that runs SWTOR and Far Cry 3:Blood Dragon without problems at highest settings...
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Old May 6 2013, 02:53 PM   #3
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Re: Need a new video card fpr PC. HELP!

I agree any GeForce card that meets your requirements will be good.

Just about the only original component from the computer I built several years ago is the video card (EVGA GeForce 8800 GTS)
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Old May 6 2013, 05:35 PM   #4
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Re: Need a new video card fpr PC. HELP!

So that one is compatible with my computer?

Thanks guys, I'll look into it.
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Old May 7 2013, 12:14 AM   #5
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Re: Need a new video card fpr PC. HELP!

Assuming your motherboard has the proper slot for your choice of video card, it's just a matter of the correct driver.
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Old May 7 2013, 03:34 AM   #6
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Re: Need a new video card fpr PC. HELP!

If you really want to go nuts with comparisons, try newegg. I've built two pcs from that site, great fun.
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Old May 7 2013, 07:43 AM   #7
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Ar-Pharazon wrote: View Post
Assuming your motherboard has the proper slot for your choice of video card, it's just a matter of the correct driver.
I just looked at his PCs specs and it's new enough with PCIe slots...
And the current mid-range Geforce cards is the 600-series...
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Old May 7 2013, 03:21 PM   #8
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Check out GPUboss.com for lots of comparisons and some info on upcoming GPUs.
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