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User Info: sentry76

sentry76
3 years ago#1
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.

User Info: Lonestar2000

Lonestar2000
3 years ago#2
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-video-card-gtx660dc2o2gd5
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User Info: sentry76

sentry76
3 years ago#3
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?

User Info: MaxCHEATER64

MaxCHEATER64
3 years ago#4
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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godplaysSNES
3 years ago#5
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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User Info: sentry76

sentry76
3 years ago#6
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..

User Info: Dragnfyr

Dragnfyr
3 years ago#7
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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User Info: sentry76

sentry76
3 years ago#8
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?
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User Info: DriveBy5173

DriveBy5173
3 years ago#10
Scratch that, just saw that the am3+ wont work on an am3 board sorry =(
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