Upgrade from NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS

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  1. marksovereign

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    Im running a pretty stock HP machine Q6600 @2.4 Ghz with 4 Gig ram with a NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS card in it. I was looking at an 8800 GT card but can you guys suggest a reasonably potent ugrade without having to upgrade power and not being too noisy. I'm not that bothered about it being cutting edge, but want decent value
     
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    Firstly, you'll need to check on what power supply you have before we can make any realistic suggestions. We need to know at least the rated output (eg 250W), or better still the actual part no. of the power supply (if you open your case it'll be on the label on the side of the PSU).

    Secondly - what are you looking to do? Media/HD playback, encoding, older games, current 3D games?

    Thirdly - what size monitor are you using (i.e. what resolution).

    Fourthly - do you have a budget it mind?
     
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    I was just about to point out that there's an 8800GT for sale in the classifieds section of the forum, but then saw you'd beaten me to it :D

    The 8800GT would be a MASSIVE upgrade from the 8400GS. Whilst not being anywhere near cutting edge any more, it is a proper gaming card and the difference you'd notice will blow you away.

    You need at least a decent brand 400W PSU for it though, preferably >450W.
     

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