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#1 Stargrunt6

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Posted 22 June 2019 - 1859 PM

So I have this pc:

https://www.amazon.c...8-15&th=1&psc=1

And am looking to upgrade the graphics card. The system crashed on me with a graphics intense session of Kingdom Come deliverance.

any suggestions? I don't want to exceed $180.
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#2 Ssnake

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Posted 22 June 2019 - 2202 PM

A GTX 1060 might still fit into that limit. (At least for me it's listed for $179.99)

There's other 1060 models that exceed this price limit, so they aren't all equal.

 

It might be possible to find a GTX 970 somewhere, but they tend to be slightly higher in pricing. The next best option would then be a 1050, or some AMD equivalent, the Radeon RX480 - or this one.


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#3 Murph

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Posted 29 June 2019 - 1245 PM

Or an AMD 580 8gb card, or a 570 which are both really nicely priced right now.


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Posted 06 July 2019 - 1956 PM

Went with the GeForce GTX 1050.

 

Just seeing it dwarf my old card was convincing enough that it would be an upgrade!

 

I was expecting it to be a pain in the ass too.  Shows how long I've messed with PC's, it was all plug and play.

 

Hell, I missed much of gaming in the 90's due to not being able to afford a system that had a graphics card.


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#5 Ssnake

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Posted 07 July 2019 - 0216 AM

Now you can try out Steel Beasts of 2019. :)

It has, after all, roots in the 1990s.


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Posted 07 July 2019 - 0749 AM

Now you can try out Steel Beasts of 2019. :)
It has, after all, roots in the 1990s.


https://youtu.be/QZg8E72xXFA

I actually had it back in the day but I played it in my dad's computer. I'll pick it up again.
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#7 Ssnake

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Posted 07 July 2019 - 0900 AM

;)


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Posted 10 July 2019 - 1450 PM

Went with the GeForce GTX 1050.

 

Just seeing it dwarf my old card was convincing enough that it would be an upgrade!

 

I was expecting it to be a pain in the ass too.  Shows how long I've messed with PC's, it was all plug and play.

 

Hell, I missed much of gaming in the 90's due to not being able to afford a system that had a graphics card.

 

 

Then splurge on GOG.com sales with delight. They put real effort into making old games run on newer computers. And no DRM.

 

Now you can try out Steel Beasts of 2019. :)

It has, after all, roots in the 1990s.

 

I thought you had to play a round or two before logging on to tank-net? ;)


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Posted 10 July 2019 - 2056 PM

Now my computer is slow.  I guess the 8GB ram isn't enough for the card?


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Posted 11 July 2019 - 0140 AM

It should be.

To a degree the performance of a graphics card scales with CPU performance but these das it shouldn't have too much of an influence anymore.


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Posted 11 July 2019 - 2118 PM

Make sure your motherboard can handle whatever you get. Even though it physical fit, a video card I got for my daughters PC never worked properly in that computer, but fine in a test computer at the shop. Did some digging and that motherboard was not recommended for that brand of videocard.


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Posted 12 July 2019 - 1731 PM

FIXED. I used DDU which is a driver de-installer and things are running smoothly now.  

 

Thanks everyone.  If you have the same problems, check out DDU:

 

https://www.wagnardsoft.com/


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#13 Murph

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Posted 14 July 2019 - 1838 PM

Sorry, I should have suggested DDU from the start.  It fixed my issues on my new machine.


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Posted 14 July 2019 - 1932 PM

no worries.

I'm taking the old card, old ram (added 16gb) and soon to be old processor and am making a new system out of them. it'll be used for doing neurofeedback when I start my clinic.
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Posted 04 September 2019 - 1441 PM

I need help here, my system is rather auld h9-1101 from 2012 but had been running just peachy until I returned from vacation when it seems the GPU (Radeon HD7700) crapped on me.

 

To my uninformed eye it looks like a software issue as disabling it in the device manager means most works out but enabling it brings me to a black screen, but I can't seem to be able to cure it. I've tried:

 

1) Updating drivers - black screen got blacker...

2) uninstalling drivers, updating windows, reinstalling drivers - no success

3) uninstalling drivers, reinstalling drivers older drivers - things get better but the screen is full of devices and eventually I get a memory problem

4) uninstalling drivers, updating BIOS (with the usual near heart attack as the thing starts doing strange noises) reinstalling drivers older drivers - no change

 

Any ideas, please?


Edited by RETAC21, 04 September 2019 - 1441 PM.

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