Best Video Card for me Trying to make WoW run on ultra
so im trying to upgrade my video card but i dont know what the max or best i can go get with the current set up.


Operating System: Windows Vistaâ„¢ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6002) Service Pack 2 (6002.vistasp2_gdr.110617-0336)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: HP-Pavilion
System Model: NP192AA-ABA p6140f
BIOS: BIOS Date: 02/23/09 14:47:06 Ver: 5.37
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8200 @ 2.33GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.3GHz
Memory: 8190MB RAM
Page File: 2627MB used, 13954MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 10

Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce 9600 GT
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0622&SUBSYS_0546196E&REV_A1
Display Memory: 4069 MB
Dedicated Memory: 997 MB
Shared Memory: 3071 MB
Current Mode: 1360 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: HP 2009 Series Wide LCD Monitor


also i cant get DX 11 to update for some strange reason. last time i forced update it crashed the pc to smithereens.


btw, i really want to play WoW on ultra with a steady 60FPS...i felt 1XX frames and my vision burrs like hell.
so im trying to upgrade my video card but i dont know what the max or best i can go get with the current set up.





Operating System: Windows Vistaâ„¢ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6002) Service Pack 2 (6002.vistasp2_gdr.110617-0336)

Language: English (Regional Setting: English)

System Manufacturer: HP-Pavilion

System Model: NP192AA-ABA p6140f

BIOS: BIOS Date: 02/23/09 14:47:06 Ver: 5.37

Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8200 @ 2.33GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.3GHz

Memory: 8190MB RAM

Page File: 2627MB used, 13954MB available

Windows Dir: C:\Windows

DirectX Version: DirectX 10



Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT

Manufacturer: NVIDIA

Chip type: GeForce 9600 GT

DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC

Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0622&SUBSYS_0546196E&REV_A1

Display Memory: 4069 MB

Dedicated Memory: 997 MB

Shared Memory: 3071 MB

Current Mode: 1360 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz)

Monitor: HP 2009 Series Wide LCD Monitor





also i cant get DX 11 to update for some strange reason. last time i forced update it crashed the pc to smithereens.





btw, i really want to play WoW on ultra with a steady 60FPS...i felt 1XX frames and my vision burrs like hell.

#1
Posted 01/27/2012 02:34 AM   
The determining features are your Power supply and budget. We need to know both.

Also, your GPU does not support DX11, so it wont show it.
i can throw a good 250$ into a new video card. i can most likely sale the current 1. payed 100$ not long ago.
as for demand, my current way i get 60FPS but cannot go into ultra or i lag. like i seen it on ultra but i can achieve it. im on the setting below it. its ok but i want MORE!

how do i find out my power supply?
i can throw a good 250$ into a new video card. i can most likely sale the current 1. payed 100$ not long ago.

as for demand, my current way i get 60FPS but cannot go into ultra or i lag. like i seen it on ultra but i can achieve it. im on the setting below it. its ok but i want MORE!



how do i find out my power supply?

#3
Posted 01/27/2012 02:47 AM   
Easiest way is to pop the side panel off and look at the sticker on the side of the PSU.

Important parts are total wattage and 12V rail amperage. [there can be multiple 12V rails]
Upgrade your system first. Any modern GPU is going to choke to death on a Q8200. A 2500k/P67orZ68 setup wouldn't cost you that much and would be a 2:1 increase in performance, minimum, even with your old video card /wink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />
Upgrade your system first. Any modern GPU is going to choke to death on a Q8200. A 2500k/P67orZ68 setup wouldn't cost you that much and would be a 2:1 increase in performance, minimum, even with your old video card /wink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />

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GPUs: 1x R9 280X Vapor-X (Games/F@H), 1x R9 290 Core Edition (F@H), 1x R9 290X Core Edition (F@H)
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#5
Posted 01/27/2012 09:39 AM   
elaborate more on GPU please. im not a computer wiz =\ ill pop off the cover tonight to get my wattage, was hoping i can find it in my computer info -_-
elaborate more on GPU please. im not a computer wiz =\ ill pop off the cover tonight to get my wattage, was hoping i can find it in my computer info -_-

#6
Posted 01/28/2012 03:42 PM   
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