new video card

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by paulwc35, Dec 24, 2010.

  1. paulwc35

    paulwc35 New Member

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    should i buy a new videocard or not i have NVIDIA msi GeForce GTS 250 1gb 256 ocd out of box :bang: ?????????????
     
  2. Phragmeister

    Phragmeister Ancient Guru

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    That can't be answered till we know how you're utilizing your current card, i.e which games you play or want to play and at what res, etc.

    Oh and Welcome to Guru3D! :)
     
  3. Corbus

    Corbus Ancient Guru

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    that is up to you ,if you consider you need a new videocard then yes, if not then no.
     
  4. paulwc35

    paulwc35 New Member

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    well i play cod black ops coh online cod4 cod4 bf2
     

  5. chris

    chris Ancient Guru

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    you wouldn't be asking if you where happy with your current new card.

    If you going to do any gaming on high resolutions u might want to get something better

    Maybe the place that you bought it from might swop it out for you if u hadn't had it too long

    I didn't think GTS250 was still available
     
  6. superweapons

    superweapons Master Guru

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    The GTS 250 is more than satisfactory for playing Call of Duty, Company of Heroes, and BF2 at high resolutions with many, if not all of the settings pumped up.
     
  7. paulwc35

    paulwc35 New Member

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    my specs

    Manufacturer: System manufacturer
    Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 955 Processor (3 CPUs), ~3.2GHz
    Memory: 4096MB RAM
    Hard Drive: 249 GB
    Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250
    Monitor:
    Sound Card: Speakers (3- Logitech G35 Headset)
    Speakers/Headphones: Logitech G35 Headset
    Keyboard: USB Root Hub
    Mouse: USB Root Hub
    Mouse Surface: razer vespula gaming pad
    Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.100618-1621)
    Motherboard:
    Computer Case: antec 300
    or do a new build:camo:
     
  8. twtaylor

    twtaylor Ancient Guru

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    Why are you running 32bit Windows 7? You'd be better servered with 64bit. You lose whatever system RAM you videocard holds. In your case, you'd only be able to address 3gb of system RAM because of the 1gb on your videocard. 32bit Windows can only address 4gb of RAM in total.
     
  9. rockyjohn

    rockyjohn Member

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    Paul - you left out some key info about your system and preferences:
    1. What monitor resolution do you play at (consider any future upgrades possible during life of video card too)?
    2. How much power does your system have to power a new card? Suggest providing make and model of PSU
    3. What settings do you wish to play games at?

    For general information about upgrading a video card, with some specific guidance on evaluating your preferences and system requirements, I suggest you take a look at:

    http://www.upgradevideocards.com

    It also lists some tools for evaluating video cards.

    Then with a little more information, people here can assist you better on the specifics of card selection.
     

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