Compatible Video Cards

clebouef

New Member
I have an integrated ATI Radeon HD3200 Graphics and i'm interested in getting a video card to put in. Does it have to be a ATI brand or would any brand work? The system is a Gateway DX4200-09. Any comments would be appreciated. Also I tried putting in a GeForce 9600 GT but after a while the screen freezes while gaming and I have to restart the whole computer.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Gateway DX4200-09
    CPU
    AMD Phenom 9150e Quad Core Processor 1.80GHz
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD3200 Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22"

Lottiemansion

Vista Guru
Gold Member
Hi,

That card should be good enough as a basic upgrade, that is if you have upgraded the the PSU too. 300W is not nearly enought, you neeed 450W minimum otherwise you will get problems.

Have you upgraded the PSU?
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP-Pavilion m9280.uk-a
    CPU
    2.30 gigahertz AMD Phenom 9600 Quad-Core
    Motherboard
    ASUSTek Computer INC. NARRA3 3.02
    Memory
    3582 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory (4 Gig)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS NVIDIA Geforce GTS450
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition 7.1 Audio (HP drivers)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP w2408 24.0" (Dual monitor)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 * 1200, 1920 * 1200
    Hard Drives
    3*500 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
    Plus 2x USB (160Gig each) external HDD
    BluRay & DVD Weiters
    HL-DT-ST BD-RE GGW-H20L SCSI CdRom (Bluray RW) Device
    AlViDrv BDDVDROM SCSI CdRom (Blueray) Device
    TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-H653N SCSI CdRom
    Internet Speed
    40 Meg

clebouef

New Member
I have not upgraded the power supply. But I did notice when I took out the GeForce card that two of the capasitors must have blown as there are split at the top of them. Would the low power supply have caused this?
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Gateway DX4200-09
    CPU
    AMD Phenom 9150e Quad Core Processor 1.80GHz
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD3200 Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22"

Patonb

Vista Guru
Gold Member
Honestly a 9600 only needs about 350W, but I suspect heat is the issue. Check your temps using hwmonitor: CPUID - System & hardware benchmark, monitoring, reporting

My entire system maxed out runs 520W give or take. So its iffy if 300W will work.

EDIT

Split caps bad, but no a low psu won't cause it. You seem to have a crAp card.
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    Dual L5639 // i7 950 @ 4.0Ghz
    Motherboard
    Evga SR-2 // Gigabyte x58a-ud3r
    Memory
    12Gig Corsair XMS3 // 6Gig OCZ Gold
    Graphics Card(s)
    gtx 560 ti // gtx 260-216
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dual 22" // Headless
    Hard Drives
    OCZ aGILITY 3, 120Gig + Seagate 500Gig x 2
    PSU
    Silverstone da700 // Corsair 520hx
    Case
    Rosewill BlackHawk Ultra // Antec 900v1
    Cooling
    Twin CM Hyper 212+ // Noctua NH-u12
    Other Info
    Acer 8930 laptop with x9100...

clebouef

New Member
Thanks for the info, I downloaded the hwmonitor program. I check it out and post what the findings are.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Gateway DX4200-09
    CPU
    AMD Phenom 9150e Quad Core Processor 1.80GHz
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD3200 Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22"

nostaw5

"POW" Ur dead
Power User
Take it from me. If you have a gpu with heatsink there might be problems. They are nto a major threat but if they do get too hot as they often do while gaming then get a gpu with a fan. But that might need you to have a higher power supply.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Gaming Rig 780G
    CPU
    AMG Athlon II X2 255 3.8/2MB/2500MHz 45nm AM3
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-MA78LMT-S2 AM3, Core Boost, Ultra Durable 3
    Memory
    2X 4GB Kingston DDR3 1066MHz @ 1666MHz Dual Channel
    Graphics Card(s)
    HIS HD Radeon 7770 GHz Edition iCooler Core: 1000MHz
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell E2311H DVI/VGA 5ms response, Full HD
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 @ 60Hz
    Hard Drives
    320GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.02 SATA II
    PSU
    Cooler Master Extreme Power Plus 700w
    Case
    Lian-Li PC-6010 With Side Window
    Cooling
    Aywun A4 80mm fan
    Mouse
    Logitech K120 Wired Mouse
    Keyboard
    Logitech K120 Wired Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    802.11B/G/N 17Mb/s
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    AMD Catalyst 12.6
    Thomson A/B/G/N Router
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