Video Card Upgrade - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > System Upgrades
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-21-2010, 05:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 5
Default Video Card Upgrade

I have an eMachines T3508 with ATI Radeon Xpress 200 "with available PCI-Express Slot" and when I open up Hotmail the orange AT&T washing machine video advertisement makes my computer loud and slow.
I'm hoping a better video card will solve this problem.
I do have 1 GB of RAM.
Let me know if anyone can recommend a better video card.
I'd like to stick with the stock PSU.
Thank you!

turboimpala is offline  
Old 05-21-2010, 05:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 5
Default Re: Video Card Upgrade

Okay I just realized I have a PNY GeForce 8500GT PCIe video card.
Must have installed it when I installed a flat panel monitor.
It's noisy and I suspect it's the cause of slow graphics.
Let me know if that makes sense or if maybe I need to upgrade something else.

turboimpala is offline  
Old 05-21-2010, 05:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 5
Default Re: Video Card Upgrade

Okay maybe my stock PSU is the problem?
turboimpala is offline  
Old 05-21-2010, 06:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
patonb's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: In Gov't Regulated Cubical
Posts: 9,745
Default Re: Video Card Upgrade

Watch out on the multi-posts, just edit on. Admins get *****y sometines about it.

Sounds like a heat issue. Is the fan on the 8500 running? Most likely is due to the noise.

You need to check your temps of both the gpu and cpu. Us hwmonitor CPUID to check them.

Try running with no side, and then with a house fan blowing on the components.

I think 300w is fine, but don't know your whole setup.
Foldie = i5 6600kMSI Z170A M5 EVGA 970 SC Corsair H100 Corsair hx520 2x8gb GSkill Corsair 650D
Woohoo = L5639 @3.1Ghz EVGA SR-2 gtx 260-216 Hyper 212+ Corsair 1050hx 6x2gb Corsair XMS3 Blackhawk Ulra
Alienware 18 - SLI 770M 4700mq 16Gig

patonb is offline  
Old 05-21-2010, 11:12 PM   #5 (permalink)
Monster Techie
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Missouri
Posts: 1,534
Default Re: Video Card Upgrade

I wouldn't be surprised if it were your CPU causing the problems.

Heat will definitely cause the fans to spin up, and make them even more audible. As paton said, check the temps, and if need be, try running a small fan blowing on the internal parts of the computer, without the side on.

My mom just had me run her computer through it's paces to fix a similar issue, and it was caused by a lot of viruses. Even though she only goes to facebook. It took a complete wipe of the hard drive, and a total reinstall of the OS, but now it's running like a champ. Computer is similar too, except she has an eMachines W6409, with a Pentium 4 531.
ASUS M5A99FX Pro R2.0 : AMD FX 9370 : Corsair H100i GTX Cooler : 16GB Corsair Vengeance Blue 1600 (4x4Gb) : XFX 7970 Ghz 3GB x 2 : PNY XLR8 256GB SSD : Seagate 1TB : Antec True Power Quattro 1000W : Thermaltake G41
95BlackGA is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Upgrade for ATI 700 pro Video card lafguy81 System Upgrades 6 05-16-2010 01:59 AM
Video card shuts down unexpectedly multi86 Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 6 09-03-2009 08:33 PM
Microsoft Visual c++ error GG1972 Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 3 02-13-2009 09:52 PM
Video card upgrade. bicstar20 New Systems | Building and Buying 9 09-11-2008 05:55 AM
upgrade video card mtndew9 New Systems | Building and Buying 14 07-04-2008 11:17 PM

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:13 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.