View Full Version : What video card?

10-04-2010, 01:30 PM
Just in case my current video card starts puffing out smoke (http://www.pressf1.co.nz/showthread.php?p=895033&posted=1#post895033) I'm looking at possible replacement cards in case I need one in a hurry.

The present one is a Leadtek GEForce PX6600GT 128MB DDR3 RAM, PCIe-16, TV out DVI and I would want one no worse but don't need to spend a lot of money on getting something a lot better as this one is just fine.

Can anyone advise whether the $90-$120 cards available now will do the job? Would prefer to stick to nVidia if possible, though I do like the look of the ATi Radeon HD 5450.

Comments and suggestions welcome.

10-04-2010, 01:54 PM
For something that slow, you could get a passive cooled card, then you never need worry about broken fans again.

9500GT or HD5450 looks good

Just make sure to get good brand with preferably solid capacitors for longer life (Asus, MSI, Gigabyte)

Though you should be fine with your current card, if you can get a new fan for it anyway...

10-04-2010, 01:54 PM
What is "do the job", what do you use your PC for? , just browsing the net, light gaming?

10-04-2010, 02:37 PM
What is "do the job", what do you use your PC for? , just browsing the net, light gaming?

Browsing the net, using MS Office and graphics viewing/editing programs, video editing, watching TV, light gaming, etc. I forgot to mention that it must have a VGA as well as DVI port.

10-04-2010, 02:47 PM
just get an adapter.

10-04-2010, 04:52 PM
Something like this would work for you.


10-04-2010, 06:01 PM
I purchased a 9500GT from ascent (http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=375093)the other day and it's been great :), theres a 512MB version (http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=374354)also if you need something slightly cheaper.

Re. VGA Port: Do what nedkelly said and buy an adaptor, they're available for peanuts on TM.

10-04-2010, 06:58 PM
I have a PCI (NOT Express) HD2400 Pro that goes into a PCI slot (obviously). You can have it for free, but just pay for courier shipping. It's passive, so no worries about dying fans.

11-04-2010, 01:02 PM
I didn't think any PCI cards were made after the geforce fx series - must be a rare card. Is your current card AGP Foxy?

Edit: should have just looked up your card in the first place. One of the early PCIE cards. I think any new card is going to match the performance of that card & most of them come with a DVI to VGA adaptor.