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#1 joca

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 09:57 PM

thought I would throw this one into the ring. I have just completed my 1st video since upgrading my pc and it went fairly well (better than before anyway) I gained a lot of knowledge from the guys on here prior to upgrading and it helped a lot. However I still encountered a few crashes (as previous) my kit is listed below. it should be adequate but I was wondereing if the addition of a graphics card would improve things even further I currently use an onboard one. Any advice on what to avoid would be useful I don't intend spending a fortune on one and I am not into gaming. Should I go for ATI or what???

Sorry about the topic title please ignore the Fir must have itchy fingers

Edited by joca, 12 January 2012 - 11:50 PM.

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 05:54 AM

As a rule you're generally better off using a graphics card instead of the onboard video.

If I looked at the right board then it shows an Integrated ATI Radeon™ HD 4250 GPU with 1Gb maximum shared memory.

Using a card will have it's own memory and not have to share.
Also by having a card you take the processing load off of your CPU and let the cards GPU do the work.

You can get a card that's better than the 4250 for not a lot of money.

P.S.-I fixed the Fir...:)
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Edited by tbrewst, 13 January 2012 - 05:57 AM.

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#3 joca

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 07:44 AM

View Posttbrewst, on 13 January 2012 - 05:54 AM, said:

As a rule you're generally better off using a graphics card instead of the onboard video.

If I looked at the right board then it shows an Integrated ATI Radeon™ HD 4250 GPU with 1Gb maximum shared memory.

Using a card will have it's own memory and not have to share.
Also by having a card you take the processing load off of your CPU and let the cards GPU do the work.

You can get a card that's better than the 4250 for not a lot of money.

P.S.-I fixed the Fir...:)

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OK thanks for that also the fix



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Running windows 7 pro 64bit
Printer:- Canon Pixmia MG6250
Canon MFS200 Vixia HD camcorder

1 x Kingston 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz HyperX Memory Kit CL9 1.65V
1 x AMD Phenom II1 X4 955 Black Edition Socket AM3 3.2 GHz 6MB L3 Cache Retail Boxed Processor
1 x Asus M5A88-M EVO Socket AM3+ onboard Graphics 8 channel Audio mATX Motherboard
1 x Powercool Modular 550W PSU 80+ Dual 12V V2.2 High Efficiency  

1 x    Samsung 128GB 830 series SSD SATA 6Gb/s  
1 x Crucial 64GB M4 SSD - 2.5" SATA-III - Read 415MB/s Write 95MB/s -

1 x Asus 24x DVD±RW with DL and RAM SATA Optical Drive - OEM Black
1 x Sapphire HD 6570 1GB DDR3 DVI VGA HDMI PCI-E Graphics Card


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  L2 Cache: 3 MB
  Memory: 4 GB
  Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz
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Posted 19 February 2012 - 09:48 AM

Hi joca, you might need to update your signature regarding on your dedicated Video Card. Just a thought.
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Posted 19 February 2012 - 11:19 AM

View Postbeiker, on 19 February 2012 - 09:48 AM, said:

Hi joca, you might need to update your signature regarding on your dedicated Video Card. Just a thought.

Give it a rest, beiker.  The video card is in his signature.  :blink: :blink:
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Posted 19 February 2012 - 04:09 PM

View Postbeiker, on 19 February 2012 - 09:48 AM, said:

Hi joca, you might need to update your signature regarding on your dedicated Video Card. Just a thought.

Hi beiker, you might need to update your signature regarding on your dedicated Video Card. Just a thought.

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As it is, the entry tells us nothing about your video card except that it has 1GB.


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