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RaveApex
01.23.2012 , 10:59 AM | #591
Quote: Originally Posted by aerovihn View Post
if you want nvidia vga card make sure you get one of those with "Ti" version.
ordered an intel core i5 2500K, a Geforce Gtx550 Ti, 8GB of ram (will be an up from 4) and a new PSU
then this summer will be a SSD, and a razer keyboard to go with my Naga mouse and SWOTR razer headset
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Spoff
01.23.2012 , 11:05 AM | #592
Hi.

I am currently running:

Intel I5 2500 CPU
GT430 GPU
8GB Ram


I was looking into upgrading the GPU to maybe a GTX550ti, my PSU is currently a Winpower 550Watt.

My question is will the PSU be compatible with and be able to handle the GTX550ti?

If not can you recommend a new one?

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RaveApex
01.23.2012 , 11:27 AM | #593
Quote: Originally Posted by Spoff View Post
Hi.

I am currently running:

Intel I5 2500 CPU
GT430 GPU
8GB Ram


I was looking into upgrading the GPU to maybe a GTX550ti, my PSU is currently a Winpower 550Watt.

My question is will the PSU be compatible with and be able to handle the GTX550ti?

If not can you recommend a new one?
im no expert however i did about 2 days of looking into it lol
ur processor is really good and will handel the GTX550ti well
atleast i hope so as i just bought the 2 at the same time :P
im not sure on the power consumption though, you may want to check if your PSU will handel it, i just bought a 650watt and was told as long as im not using 2 powerful video cards and lots of extra junk then ill never even need that much
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Thunderran
01.24.2012 , 02:46 PM | #594
I am currently using an ATI Radeon 3450 and looking to upgrade to oen that will run the game better. I have a 350w psu, Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Quad CPU, Q660 @ 2.40GHz, 3gb of ram, motherboard is the dell vostro 410 model 0J584C A00. Graphics interface is PCI-Express link width X16. My type of memory is DDR2. I don't know if anyone will be able to help but any advice or information would be helpful. I'm hoping to be able to play the game without lag don't care about high settings just decent graphics and lag free. Thank you all for taking the time to look at this and if there's something else needed in order to help please let me know

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Veilshatter
01.24.2012 , 04:53 PM | #595
Quote: Originally Posted by bazolas View Post
OK THIS IS CRAP. i PAID A LOT OF MONEY TO GET A SUPER COMPUTER, I PAY MONEY EVERY MONTH TO MY INTERNET PROVIDER AND I PAID A LOT OF MONEY TO BUY STAR WARS. WHY SHOULD I ENDURE ALL THIS? YOUTUBE VIDEOS, TIPS, LOW GRAPHICS ETC. WHY? WHY DONT U PEOPLE JUST GET ANGRY AND DEMAND A SOLUTION BY THE DEVELOPERS AND INSTEAD YOU TRY TO FIX THIS BY LOWERING YOUR GRAPHICS AND EXPECTATIONS? EITHER THEY FIX THIS EITHER YOUTUBE WILL BE SPAMED WITH FRASTRATING COMMENTS SO THAT EVERYONE CAN SEE!
This Thread isnt for angry kids who want to rage.
AMD 1100T X6 3.3 Ghz, 12 Gb DDR3 RAM, GTX 580 1.5 Gb GDDR5

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Veilshatter
01.24.2012 , 04:56 PM | #596
Quote: Originally Posted by xXcronicXx View Post
something had to change. maybe your PSU is going out or you are overheating. did you download anything ? Did you make any changes in your SWTOR settings folder?
running anything in the background?

try having fraps up or windows media up it works for some people
Can you give some more info on what problems your experiencing not limited to the game. (I.E. Shutting down, restarting, or ETC.)
AMD 1100T X6 3.3 Ghz, 12 Gb DDR3 RAM, GTX 580 1.5 Gb GDDR5

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HarassMe
01.24.2012 , 04:57 PM | #597
Quote: Originally Posted by rapineiro View Post
i am finishing up my gaming rig and am down to the video card choice...

so far i have
i7 2700k OC to ~4Ghz
16gb ddr3 1866
120gb ssd/2tb hdd
z68 mobo
and other random things in the case, i will be running hdmi out to my monitor

my question is this, i always used nvidia and never had an issue from eq to wow to rift, your opinion , what would be better a Nvidia GTX 570 2560MB 320bit or a AMD 6950 2GB 256bit


im sure both cards would run swtor beautifully but with a $280 price point(AMD) vs a $395 price point(nvidia) would it make that much more of a difference graphically to get the more expensive card?

thx for your input gang
i'm loving my hd6950 2gb... its a reference from MSI and i was able to unlock the shaders. With my OC and unlocked shaders, it outperforms a stock hd6970... if you can find an unlockable one, they should be relatively cheap now that the 7970 and with the 7950 right around the corner, they should go down even more.

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Veilshatter
01.24.2012 , 05:01 PM | #598
Quote: Originally Posted by Kabaal View Post
Tyrale, for that money you should be looking at an Nvidia GTX460 1GB or an AMD 6850 1GB

460 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...CE&PageSize=20

6850 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...on%20HD%206850
Cant go wrong with the 460 I had one and they perform very well.
AMD 1100T X6 3.3 Ghz, 12 Gb DDR3 RAM, GTX 580 1.5 Gb GDDR5

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Veilshatter
01.24.2012 , 05:05 PM | #599
Quote: Originally Posted by Tyrale View Post
Hey guys, I just got my comp back for repairs, apparently my computers graphics card (ATI Radeon HD 5450) is garbage and will not run this game as it loads it and then immediately exits after the loading screen.

I'll give you some specs on my comp, maybe you guys can recommend me a decent graphics card between 100-150$ price ranger, I'm looking on tigerdirect and I see a few.

Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU 550 @ 3.20GHz ( 4 CPUs), ~3.2GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, build 7601)
Approx. Total Memory: 2227 MB
DAC Type: Internal DAC (400MHz)

If there is anything else you need to look at, let me know.

I was looking at a couple of Graphics cards, if you could point toward one, it'd be greatly appreciated.

Here's some I was looking at: GeForce GTS 450, and GeForce GTS 550. I've noticed there is 2 or 3 variations of these Video cards, can you tell me what I should look for? Thanks!
Stay away from GTS look at GTX perferably GTX 460 1GB good little card for the money
AMD 1100T X6 3.3 Ghz, 12 Gb DDR3 RAM, GTX 580 1.5 Gb GDDR5

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Veilshatter
01.24.2012 , 05:10 PM | #600
Quote: Originally Posted by Spoff View Post
Hi.

I am currently running:

Intel I5 2500 CPU
GT430 GPU
8GB Ram


I was looking into upgrading the GPU to maybe a GTX550ti, my PSU is currently a Winpower 550Watt.

My question is will the PSU be compatible with and be able to handle the GTX550ti?

If not can you recommend a new one?
Your PSU sould be sufficient for it
AMD 1100T X6 3.3 Ghz, 12 Gb DDR3 RAM, GTX 580 1.5 Gb GDDR5