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post #11 of 20
http://www.gpureview.com/show_cards....=616&card2=531

Just compare the GPU I gave to your GPU:

8400GS
Pixel Fill Rate:3200 MPixels/sec
Texture Fill Rate:3200 MTexels/sec

HD5750
Pixel Fill Rate:11200 MPixels/sec
Texture Fill Rate:25200 MTexels/sec

To add a little comparison, here is the 8800 Ultra. It was the top GPU in your GPU's series:
Pixel Fill Rate:14688 MPixels/sec
Texture Fill Rate:19584 MTexels/sec
Edited by thegreatsquare - 1/17/11 at 11:35am
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I think his PSU would suffer with a 5750 as he´ll still need a 6 pin power. maybe a 4670

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-855-_-Product

and a 2gig stick of ram.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146728

Still under budget and a free 4 gig pen drive.
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post #13 of 20
You are confusing system memory (you need DDR2) with dedicated, onboard GPU memory. For example, my sig rig uses DDR2 but my 5850 uses GDDR5. The two types of memory are totally separate.

Honestly you could do a bit of upgrading but beyond that you are just wasting money trying to breathe life into an outdated system...
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Here are the minimum specs for SC2:

PC Minimum System Requirements*:

Windows® XP/Windows Vista®/Windows® 7 (Updated with the latest Service Packs) with DirectX® 9.0c
2.6 GHz Pentium® IV or equivalent AMD Athlon® processor
128 MB PCIe NVIDIA® GeForce® 6600 GT or ATI Radeon® 9800 PRO video card or better
12 GB available HD space
1 GB RAM (1.5 GB required for Windows Vista®/Windows® 7 users)
DVD-ROM drive
Broadband Internet connection
1024X720 minimum display resolution
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You can see what they require for a Vista system, I do think adding another stick would help but don't do anything fancy, just throw in an extra gig at the same speed your current ram is at if possible.

Do it cheap so you can put your money where it should be, towards saving up for a new system. As long as you don't mind ugly graphics then it's worth avoiding any significant extra costs related to your current rig.
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I think his PSU would suffer with a 5750 as he´ll still need a 6 pin power. maybe a 4670
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814133308

How about a low power 9800GT? No 6pin.
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post #16 of 20
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814133308

How about a low power 9800GT? No 6pin.
That's still taking a risk, it has a 400watt recommendation & 26amps on the 12vrail....

I wouldn't take the chance personally.
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post #17 of 20
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My 8400 won't handle SC2 even on low settings?!
Or what's worse... It might not even be able to playback the intro video.

You 8400GS card is one of the worst cards nVIDIA ever did, sorry

And 1GB just makes it even worse...
   
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post #18 of 20
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That's still taking a risk, it has a 400watt recommendation & 26amps on the 12vrail....

I wouldn't take the chance personally.
I don't believe that any more than those Power Calculators. PCPER had a review of a regular 6pin 9800GT @ 600MHz [+50MHz from the GPU I listed] and a QX9650 and the load was under 250w.

http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid...e=expert&pid=7


If the 9800GT is only being powered by the PCIE, it is only getting 75w


That 400w recommendation is a CYA statement at best. Though it would be better if TC gave his PSU specs.
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post #19 of 20
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That 400w recommendation is a CYA statement at best. Though it would be better if TC gave his PSU specs.
I'd hardly call it a CYA statement. Depending on the PSU some of them don't even run at the advertised wattage. It's a smart idea to have some overhead because it isn't fun having to replace computer hardware when your power supply toasts...

I'm trying to save the guy some future headaches, it's well worth investing a little extra up front, especially if his PSU turns out to be a cheapo, which your right we don't know because he didn't say.
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Ok so I went with some Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 800 (2x1GB).

I'm running SC2 pretty awesomely on low settings, haven't tried medium but I think I could manage it with little chop. Oblivion is much smoother now.

This system is a cheap gateway 5224. PSU is 300 watt, that's all I know about it.

Anyway, that's all the money I'm dropping in this system. I'm really happy with the RAM. Bad choice on the videocard but oh well it was cheap and it's getting me by for now. I'll do better on the next rig

Thanks for all the help
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