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As I understand the computer is currently equipped with a Geforce 6800 graphics card and my question is how much of a leap can I go for here?
I've read a little about the different PCI-e's (1x,4x, 16x etc) so I would suspect that this needs to be taken into account.
I tried to right click and open up the properties but I think the properties window is opening outside of the monitor where I can't see it.
It's strange because the wallpaper is normally sized and fitted perfectly in the center of the screen like it should be and the programs appear to run normally because I can hear them working, but I just can't see them, just the wallpaper.
The desktop's icons and the start menu bar are both missing from the screen.
The mouse is able to scroll far off the screen to the left but stays in screen when its all the way to the right, which is leading me to believe that somehow when I updated the driver the resolution must have gotten messed up or something.
If you don't find that, any card with the same video chipset including any letters after the model number has very similar minimum PS requirements. It's recommended that you do not load your PS to any more that 80% of that rating if you are going to be using something that puts a constant load on it, such as playing a recent game for hours on end. 400 x 1.25 = 500 watt minimum; 300 x1.25 = 375 watt minimum.
Some power supplies have two or more 12v ratings - in that case, add those ratings to determine the total 12v current capacity. Radeon 4670400 Watt or greater power supply - click on Specifications In that case, you multiply the min capacity stated for the system with the particular video chipset on the card by 1.25 to find the min. I am using the Nvidia GT 240 my self and it does all right.
Now be aware that your power supply might need to be updated.
My thought so far is to replace the graphics gard in order to speed things up.
The memory capacity is maxed out and I'm not that keen on turning this into a major overhaul (motherboard etc).
The card (as stated above) uses a standard 4 pin harddrive power cable. If you have to run your games at XGA and above then you will need a beefy graphics card which would use enough power to boil water.
Hi again I must say that the GT 240 seems do be a strong candidate.
Your power supply must have at least the minumum capacity required to support a system with the graphics card you are using installed, or the max graphics card you might install in the future.(Onboard video - video built into the mboard - IS NOT A CARD ! Geforce GT 240 - the majority of the "hits" say similar to this - some say 350, or higher.....