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    Need some good suggestions please

    Hello everyone, it's been a long time Hope all is well with you.
    I like too ask for some advise for a upgrade for my desktop ( in sig ) about upgrading my video card. My 1800 xt is dying a loud death. It needs to be replaced. I like to play games like " Dreamfall, The Longest Journey" and "Gray Matter", you know that sort. But my v-card screams in pain/ over heating. So I need a replacement. I dont care if its ATI or Nvidia. I just want a good improvement for the upgrade. Not looking to spend more then $150. I'm going to add more ram w/video card purchase.


    Thank everyone

    P.S. couple things in signature:
    Power supply is now OCZ mod stream pro 600w
    and hard disk space is massive 1.5 tb
    Very funny Scotty, now beam down my clothes!

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    Since prices will vary depending on your location, store, shipping costs, taxes, rebates (if applicable)...
    You can use the following,


    Additional info.
    "I know nothing."
    Cheers.

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    Radeon HD 5770/6770
    Radeon HD 6790
    GeForce GTX 460

    Either one these will be fine for adventure games. I love them too.

    But my v-card screams in pain/ over heating. So I need a replacement.
    Have you tried disassembling the heat sink cover and cleaning it out? I remember playing Dreamfall, The Longest Journey with my 6800 Ultra with overheating problems too. Although the fan looks clean, after removing the cover, I discovered the gpu heatsink was clogged with dust. After cleaning and reassembly, it was functioning well again.

    After a close to a year later it had problems booting up and soon it had some serious artifacts. I had the gpu reballed by someone using a bga rework station and it is still in good working condition now. Since they have started using lead free solder, video cards don't last long as they used to.

    I didn't know Gray Matter is out. Will definitely check it out. Anything else out there worth playing?

    Still patiently waiting for Dreamfall Chapters here..
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    Have you tried disassembling the heat sink cover and cleaning it out? I remember playing Dreamfall, The Longest Journey with my 6800 Ultra with overheating problems too. Although the fan looks clean, after removing the cover, I discovered the gpu heatsink was clogged with dust. After cleaning and reassembly, it was functioning well again.
    Thanks Ratt. I'll give it a try before I place a order for a new card.

    I don't think I can use a pci-e 2.1 card with my motherboard, can I??

    Sherlock Holmes series, Agatha Christie series ( Hercule Poirot ) and Dracula series all good. "The whispered world" and " A New Beginning " different but good. Oh and Siberia I and II. But my favorite is anything "Nancy Drew"
    Last edited by Shervie2; August 5th, 2011 at 08:18 AM.
    Very funny Scotty, now beam down my clothes!

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    According to ASUS, your motherboard has the following Expansion Slots:
    1 x PCIe x16 (Support PCIe 2.0 / 1.0 Architecture )
    2 x PCIe x1
    3 x PCI 2.2
    Doc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shervie2 View Post
    I don't think I can use a pci-e 2.1 card with my motherboard, can I??
    pci-e 2.1 is backwards compatible with pci-e 2.0.

    Have played Syberia I and II. One of the best adventure games that I have ever played. Hopefully Syberia III will be out soon... Whispering World and A New Beginning looks interesting. Thanks for the suggestions.
    "Believe me! The secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment from life is to live dangerously!"
    Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

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