Looking to upgrade graphics card
On my home PC (what I use for gaming) I believe I have an NVIDIA 7500 GT. I got this computer for free from a retired doctor, and it's 3-4 years old, but still runs games like MW2 pretty decently.

I'm looking to upgrade the graphics card with around an $80-$100 budget, and preferrably from here: http://ncix.com/products/index.php?minorcatid=108&subminorcatid=108 or a least that website.

I purchased Counter Strike: Source, and I can run it max graphic settings at 1680x1050 res at about 30-40 fps (I know that game is far from a graphic powerhouse, just using it as a reference).

Would a graphics card from that website be able to up the fps to at least 65 for less than $100? I find that when I turn the graphic settings down even to Low, it runs at the same FPS anyways.

[b][size="6"]tl:dr[/size] Upgrading GPU, need one for under $100 from this site preferrably (http://ncix.com/products/index.php?minorcatid=108&subminorcatid=108), that'll let me run CS:S at max settings, 1680x1050 res at 65+ fps. Currently running at 30-40fps with max gfx/res with 7500 GT.[/b]
On my home PC (what I use for gaming) I believe I have an NVIDIA 7500 GT. I got this computer for free from a retired doctor, and it's 3-4 years old, but still runs games like MW2 pretty decently.



I'm looking to upgrade the graphics card with around an $80-$100 budget, and preferrably from here: http://ncix.com/products/index.php?minorcatid=108&subminorcatid=108 or a least that website.



I purchased Counter Strike: Source, and I can run it max graphic settings at 1680x1050 res at about 30-40 fps (I know that game is far from a graphic powerhouse, just using it as a reference).



Would a graphics card from that website be able to up the fps to at least 65 for less than $100? I find that when I turn the graphic settings down even to Low, it runs at the same FPS anyways.



tl:dr Upgrading GPU, need one for under $100 from this site preferrably (http://ncix.com/products/index.php?minorcatid=108&subminorcatid=108), that'll let me run CS:S at max settings, 1680x1050 res at 65+ fps. Currently running at 30-40fps with max gfx/res with 7500 GT.

#1
Posted 06/23/2011 09:54 PM   
The best you can get for under $100 is a GT 520
The best you can get for under $100 is a GT 520

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#2
Posted 06/23/2011 10:09 PM   
And is that better than the 7500 one I have?
And is that better than the 7500 one I have?

#3
Posted 06/23/2011 10:41 PM   
[quote name='mythic1115' date='23 June 2011 - 05:41 PM' timestamp='1308868881' post='1255828']
And is that better than the 7500 one I have?
[/quote]
I think it is worse.
[quote name='mythic1115' date='23 June 2011 - 05:41 PM' timestamp='1308868881' post='1255828']

And is that better than the 7500 one I have?



I think it is worse.

Oh, it feels so right to dream under the stars
Where a part of me is free to roam where I belong!

#4
Posted 06/23/2011 10:42 PM   
He is being sarcastic, at least i hope he is.

GTX 520 is 30 times better than a 7500.
just guessing but it is much better.
He is being sarcastic, at least i hope he is.



GTX 520 is 30 times better than a 7500.

just guessing but it is much better.

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#5
Posted 06/24/2011 01:08 PM   
The GT 520 is not such a bad card.
The GT 520 is not such a bad card.

#6
Posted 06/24/2011 01:44 PM   
[quote name='S.W.A.T.' date='24 June 2011 - 08:08 AM' timestamp='1308920894' post='1256026']
He is being sarcastic, at least i hope he is.

GTX 520 is 30 times better than a 7500.
just guessing but it is much better.
[/quote]
I stand corrected.
[quote name='S.W.A.T.' date='24 June 2011 - 08:08 AM' timestamp='1308920894' post='1256026']

He is being sarcastic, at least i hope he is.



GTX 520 is 30 times better than a 7500.

just guessing but it is much better.



I stand corrected.

Oh, it feels so right to dream under the stars
Where a part of me is free to roam where I belong!

#7
Posted 06/24/2011 05:57 PM   
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=58684&vpn=ZT-40702-10L&manufacture=Zotac

This is a GT 440, it is over twice as fast as the GT520 that is being recommended, and is currently on sale with HUGE savings. Making it only SLIGHTLY over the price of the GT520.
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=58684&vpn=ZT-40702-10L&manufacture=Zotac



This is a GT 440, it is over twice as fast as the GT520 that is being recommended, and is currently on sale with HUGE savings. Making it only SLIGHTLY over the price of the GT520.

#8
Posted 06/24/2011 06:26 PM   
Hi,

Sorry to wage in, but i too am in need of a new AGP graphics card, (whilst saving for a new pc) can anyone advise on whats the best one out there for my system?
Advent 3418 (around 5+ yrs old)
3.2 Ghz Pentium 4 Hyper Threading
512 MB ddr (did try to add more ram but i have been told it won't or is unable to use any more, although it does display that i now have 3Gb)
200Gb HDD
Did come with an Fx 5200 256MB installed but upgraded a couple of years ago to a 7600 GS.

I usually play stuff like command & Conquer generals etc more than fps's but recently its been shutting the game down (with an error message about overheating or catastrophic something or other) but have always had a problem running the full graphichs with the maximum number of cpu opponents on the same map, so thought i might have a graphics card problem.

Any help would be great.

Thanks.
Hi,



Sorry to wage in, but i too am in need of a new AGP graphics card, (whilst saving for a new pc) can anyone advise on whats the best one out there for my system?

Advent 3418 (around 5+ yrs old)

3.2 Ghz Pentium 4 Hyper Threading

512 MB ddr (did try to add more ram but i have been told it won't or is unable to use any more, although it does display that i now have 3Gb)

200Gb HDD

Did come with an Fx 5200 256MB installed but upgraded a couple of years ago to a 7600 GS.



I usually play stuff like command & Conquer generals etc more than fps's but recently its been shutting the game down (with an error message about overheating or catastrophic something or other) but have always had a problem running the full graphichs with the maximum number of cpu opponents on the same map, so thought i might have a graphics card problem.



Any help would be great.



Thanks.

#9
Posted 06/25/2011 09:23 AM   
You said AGP...

So I assume you don't have PCI or PCIe slots currently available (or that they are being used up)?

You said AGP...



So I assume you don't have PCI or PCIe slots currently available (or that they are being used up)?


Oh, it feels so right to dream under the stars
Where a part of me is free to roam where I belong!

#10
Posted 06/25/2011 07:31 PM   
AGP is obsolete, save your $$$ and get a new PSU, and MB etc

Start with a high-end chassis, they will service you well for eons
AGP is obsolete, save your $$$ and get a new PSU, and MB etc



Start with a high-end chassis, they will service you well for eons

#11
Posted 06/26/2011 04:26 PM   
Vegan, all you ever do is advise people to spend money upgrading their machines. Yet at the bottom of your posts, you whinge about having no money and ask for donations of old RAM sticks and stuff. Others are in the same position, too, struggling to keep old rigs running because they can't afford to build new ones. Vord is asking for advice about AGP graphics cards. I'm sure he's well aware that they're obsolete, but that's what his machine needs. He's already said he's saving for a new build and only wants to play C&C at better settings in the meantime. So, how about some constructive suggestions? /thumbup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thumbup:' />

AGP 8x has more bandwidth than PCIe2 x4, so it would still be perfectly OK even for today's mid-range cards.

Problem is, the fastest AGP cards made were the 7900s, which are a bit feeble by today's standards. Twice as fast as a 7600GS, though.

There was even a 7950GT, which would be a bit faster again, if you can find one.
Vegan, all you ever do is advise people to spend money upgrading their machines. Yet at the bottom of your posts, you whinge about having no money and ask for donations of old RAM sticks and stuff. Others are in the same position, too, struggling to keep old rigs running because they can't afford to build new ones. Vord is asking for advice about AGP graphics cards. I'm sure he's well aware that they're obsolete, but that's what his machine needs. He's already said he's saving for a new build and only wants to play C&C at better settings in the meantime. So, how about some constructive suggestions? /thumbup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thumbup:' />



AGP 8x has more bandwidth than PCIe2 x4, so it would still be perfectly OK even for today's mid-range cards.



Problem is, the fastest AGP cards made were the 7900s, which are a bit feeble by today's standards. Twice as fast as a 7600GS, though.



There was even a 7950GT, which would be a bit faster again, if you can find one.

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#12
Posted 06/27/2011 10:03 AM   
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