Question for serious PC Gamers

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    Grandson has a desktop that has the NVDIA GeForce 6500SE graphics chip in it. Consensus of opinion from him and other forums on the web is, 'total piece of shit", "plain sucks", etc. System is 2.2 Phentom quadcore, 3 gig ram, Vista Home Premium and has an open PCI express X16 graphics interface slot.
    Question 1. What would you recommend as and upgrade. Say for about $200 U.S?
    Question 2. Will Vista disable the old chip when new card is installed. If not can in be done in the bios settings, or does a jumper need to put on the mobo? I'm not a gamer so clueless here except it looks like you can drop some serious bling on these cards.
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    Depending of the PSU (power supply unit) you can get a ati hd4870 1Gb or even maybe a hd4790 1Gb.
    Or Nvidia GTX725 896Mb or a GTX260 sp216.

    See on newegg.com.

    Either 4 will be a very big leap in video card performance.

    In order hd4890>GTX275>hd4870>GTX260.

    If you have more question PM me.

    For $200 US you can get a very powerful video card and the onboard video will be deactivated by the BIOS as soon as you put another video card in the PC.
     
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    Thanks Sissy Cherry. Big help.
     
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    Hi there. i was just speaking about this with someone in the office just today. i cannot say whether this is correct, but from what i was told today, if it's an AMD board, then it won't disable the card, but rather combine the resources of it in conjunction with the new video card installed. In an Intel board, the onboard video card is disabled completely. Again, i'm not sure of this, but given that i just heard it today, i thought i might add my two cents.

    BTW... i'm running a system with an AMD Phenom 9500 Quad-Core @ 2.21 GHz and 4gb of RAM. My video card is a GeForce 8800 GTS (512mb). This system FLIES!!

    Okay, i'll stop showing off. i never do it and i thought THIS is my opportunity!! LOL

    Good luck with your video card issue. Please let us know if the AMD board continue to use the resources of the disabled card.

    brianna :)




     
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    The chipset is Nvidia not AMD/ATI and non-hybrid, this mean adding a Nvidia card will disable the onboard video... This graphic chipset is too old to have the hybrid SLI feature.
     
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    wow, i am so impressed...PC technical support on Chastity Mansion.

    my advice...get a Mac...problem solved!
     
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    I'm glad to help a fellow chastity mansion user.
     
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    I love this site. Thanks all.
     
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    Just a warning.

    If the PC is a pre-built (Dell, HP, etc...) the PSU is of low wattage and may limit the choice of video card.
     
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    Yes, I'm looking at that as well. Had a personal experience with that on an E-Machine. Added and extra optical drive and big hard drive for storage and eventually trashed the PSU. Sent the recommendations for the card and upgrade on the PSU to his mom. We'll see if she wants to go for the bling. Another issue may be the warranty on the unit. She bought an extra warranty when she bought it.
     
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