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Hey whats going on my graphics card has been failing lately and glitching out. I took it out and cleaned all the dust out but it didn't help. I built my computer in 2006 and have a ATI Radeon x1900 video card (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814195001) in a DFI lanparty nf4 motherboard (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136166)

I'm pretty sure my video card is dying but it's been so long since I built my computer I don't know what kind of video card I should get to replace it with that would work. Can anyone recommend a video card that would work on that motherboard? Any help would be greatly appreciated thanks.

BTW I have 2 gb ram and a AMD athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4400+ 2,21 GHz
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post #2 of 19
First fill out your rig info in usercp add system
Second welcome
3rd. Before a gpu you need an allout system redo mang. You're running ultra ancient hardware.
What is your budget and purpose
I could recommend a
Gtx 460/6850 for low range
6870 for mid
6950 for all around
570 or 6970 high end
580 for max

But none of those will run properly on your current hardware.
What's your budget
     
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post #3 of 19
I would probably have a look at a GTX 550

That would suit you down to the ground

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Originally Posted by Spykerv View Post
First fill out your rig info in usercp add system
Second welcome
3rd. Before a gpu you need an allout system redo mang. You're running ultra ancient hardware.
What is your budget and purpose
I could recommend a
Gtx 460/6850 for low range
6870 for mid
6950 for all around
570 or 6970 high end
580 for max

But none of those will run properly on your current hardware.
What's your budget



And why is that? The card he's got is a x16 anyway, they will run fine, they would just never max out at all.

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post #4 of 19
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I would probably have a look at a GTX 550

That would suit you down to the ground
Eh not a fan of the 550. You can pick up a 460 786 foe cheaper or the sane or a 6850 or 460 1gb foe a but more all giving better performance
     
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Originally Posted by compuman145 View Post
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And why is that? The card he's got is a x16 anyway, they will run fine, they would just never max out at all.

Comps
Depends on his budget and how massive a bottleneck his willing to suffer as in gpu usage never above 90. If he can afford like 200+ he can ssave up a bit for a better system.
     
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post #6 of 19
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Originally Posted by Spykerv View Post
Eh not a fan of the 550. You can pick up a 460 786 foe cheaper or the sane or a 6850 or 460 1gb foe a but more all giving better performance
I don't care and it doesn't matter if you're a "fan" of it or not, at the end of the day it's the best suited card for his system, unless he can get something cheaper that's a similar or slightly better spec, which I doubt.
post #7 of 19
Thread Starter 
word filling out system info, tho it's gonna be tough it's been a while I forgot everything.

my budget is like under $500 pretty much trying to keep it not too costly I just want a replacement, like something that's just as good.

i'm not trying to play games really, I would like to be able to play starcraft II but it's not a necessity. I mainly use my computer to make music, browse the internet, and use photoshop.

I know my computer is mad old so I realize that a new card probably wouldn't run as efficient but will a new video card still run well enough? I'm just worried I might as well build a new computer if it's really that outdated.

I basically am not trying to really push this computer I just want to be able to use it again without these glitchy pixels all over my screen.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4400+ 2.21 GH LANPARTY UT nF4 SLI-DR Expert POWERCOLOR 1900XT Radeon X1900XT 512MB 256-bit G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM 
Hard DriveMonitorPowerCase
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4400+ 2.21 GH LANPARTY UT nF4 SLI-DR Expert POWERCOLOR 1900XT Radeon X1900XT 512MB 256-bit G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM 
Hard DriveMonitorPowerCase
Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 400GB Asus ENERMAX Whisper II EG565P-VE FMA(24P) 535W ATX12V LIAN LI PC-7B plus II Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower 
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post #8 of 19
Thread Starter 

my card is sorta doing this:


but in safe mode it's not that bad only when I boot up normally.
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Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4400+ 2.21 GH LANPARTY UT nF4 SLI-DR Expert POWERCOLOR 1900XT Radeon X1900XT 512MB 256-bit G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM 
Hard DriveMonitorPowerCase
Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 400GB Asus ENERMAX Whisper II EG565P-VE FMA(24P) 535W ATX12V LIAN LI PC-7B plus II Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4400+ 2.21 GH LANPARTY UT nF4 SLI-DR Expert POWERCOLOR 1900XT Radeon X1900XT 512MB 256-bit G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM 
Hard DriveMonitorPowerCase
Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 400GB Asus ENERMAX Whisper II EG565P-VE FMA(24P) 535W ATX12V LIAN LI PC-7B plus II Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower 
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post #9 of 19
Well,

IF you've got a budget of like $500, then we can upgrade other things as well if you want.

I'd have a look at an athlon x4 or a phenom X3/4 and maybe some new memory.

Not sure if that'll work on your motherboard. Is it AM2 or AM2+?

Comps
post #10 of 19
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Quote:
Originally Posted by compuman145 View Post
I would probably have a look at a GTX 550

That would suit you down to the ground
For sure thanks dude.
MY COMPUTER
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4400+ 2.21 GH LANPARTY UT nF4 SLI-DR Expert POWERCOLOR 1900XT Radeon X1900XT 512MB 256-bit G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM 
Hard DriveMonitorPowerCase
Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 400GB Asus ENERMAX Whisper II EG565P-VE FMA(24P) 535W ATX12V LIAN LI PC-7B plus II Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower 
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MY COMPUTER
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4400+ 2.21 GH LANPARTY UT nF4 SLI-DR Expert POWERCOLOR 1900XT Radeon X1900XT 512MB 256-bit G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM 
Hard DriveMonitorPowerCase
Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 400GB Asus ENERMAX Whisper II EG565P-VE FMA(24P) 535W ATX12V LIAN LI PC-7B plus II Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower 
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