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Looking for help with a video card upgrade.

#1sentry76Posted 3/15/2014 7:03:27 AM
Computer specs are

Motherboard- Gigabyte GA-MA79DGPT-UD3H
CPU- AMD Athlon II X2 250 3.0 ghz
RAM- 8 GB
Windows 7 64bit
Video Card- ATI Radeon HD 5750

Budget is 200$ looking for the best video card upgrade I can get around this price. Thanks for any help and suggestions.
#2Lonestar2000Posted 3/15/2014 7:11:24 AM
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-video-card-gtx660dc2o2gd5
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#3sentry76(Topic Creator)Posted 3/15/2014 7:37:28 AM
Will the video card you linked work with my motherboard as the card says its pci-e 3.0, but the motherboard specs say pci-e 2.0?
#4MaxCHEATER64Posted 3/15/2014 7:38:20 AM
sentry76 posted...
Will the video card you linked work with my motherboard as the card says its pci-e 3.0, but the motherboard specs say pci-e 2.0?


PCI-E 3.0 offers almost no improvement over PCI-E 2.0 for graphics cards. 99.9% of 3.0 GPUs are backwards compatible. You're fine.
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#5godplaysSNESPosted 3/15/2014 7:45:51 AM
What are you looking to play? For modern games, that Athlon II X2 is a much bigger problem than the HD 5750
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#6sentry76(Topic Creator)Posted 3/15/2014 8:18:56 AM
Mostly wanting to play newer games like assassin's creed series and Bioshock Infinite. I didn't know the cpu could maybe be the problem but I get low fps on newer games and have to turn settings down usually quite far to make it playable..
#7DragnfyrPosted 3/15/2014 8:32:20 AM
Yeah your current graphics card is pretty much the best you should get with a CPU that low end. See if your motherboard can support a newer AMD CPU. If not then you're going to need to spend more and upgrade the motherboard along with the CPU and GPU.
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#8sentry76(Topic Creator)Posted 3/15/2014 8:47:44 AM
Ok what should i look for to see what kind of cpu the motherboard takes? Link for the motherboard http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3143#ov

I have replaced a cpu before but I have no idea what kind to look at. Any suggestions?
#9DriveBy5173Posted 3/15/2014 12:27:43 PM
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#10DriveBy5173Posted 3/15/2014 12:31:54 PM
Scratch that, just saw that the am3+ wont work on an am3 board sorry =(