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Top 5 Graphic Cards Under 5000

High End Graphic Card Under Rs 5000

In today's era graphic card is an essential need for all users. It could be used for various purposes like-for animation,gaming,and enables windows to run smoothly.




While building this list I've kept few key points in mind:
  • The card should be latest in the price slot.
  • It should not ask for any extra power source a normal 250-350W SMPS/PSU should do.
  • Should have a good heat sink to eliminate any further need of an extra fan.
  • All of them should have HDCP support for connecting to a HD TV
  • It should give a kick-ass performance as per its price ;)
Here is a list of some of the hottest and coolest entry-level Graphic Cards in the market today:
  1. ZOTAC NVIDIA GeForce GT 610 Synergy Edition 2 GB DDR3: Rs 2975

    This is a medium level graphic card. You can play extreme high end games at low-medium setting.
    Graphic engine - NVIDIA GeForce GT 610
    Clock speed - 810 mhz
    Processors and Cores- 48 Stem Processors
    Shader version - 5
    Power -300w
    Supported- VGA,HDMI and DVI
  2.  Sapphire AMD/ATI Radeon HD 6450 2 GB DDR3: Rs 3444

    This is a medium level graphic Card from Sapphire. Can play all the latest game at mostly high settings and has a very good heat sink.
    Graphic engine - AMD/ATI Radeon HD 6450 GPU
    Clock speed - 625 MHz
    Processors and Cores - 160 Stem Processors
    Shader version - 5
    Power -400w
    Supported - VGA,HDMI and DVI
  3. Galaxy NVIDIA GeForce GT 730 GC 1 GB DDR5: Rs 4700

    A luxury in this class with a DDR5 structure its the best in terms of performance out there along with a very cool design & a very cool heat sink system aswell. Will never disappoint.
    Graphic engine - NVIDIA GeForce GT 730
    Clock speed - 954 MHz
    Processors and Cores - 384 CUDA Cores
    Shader version - 5
    Power -300w
    Supported - VGA,HDMI and DVI 
  4. Gainward NVIDIA 2GB DDR3 GT610 2 GB DDR3: Rs 3021

    An entry level graphic card that performs quite well in terms of games and for HD video playback. Can play the latest games at low-medium settings comfortably.
    Graphic engine - NVIDIA GeForce GT 610
    Clock speed  - 810 MHz
    Processors and Cores - 48 Cuda Cores
    Shader version - 5
    Power -300w
    Supported - VGA,HDMI and DVI 
  5. MSI NVIDIA N630GT-MD4GD3 4 GB DDR3: Rs 4600

    One for those who never want to be out of memory & waste their precious RAM in sharing. A nice card with a good heat sink and plays all tha game at high-ultra high settings.
    Graphic engine - NVIDIA GeForce GT 630
    Clock speed - 810 MHz
    Processors and Cores- 400 RMDCA Clock Speed
    Shader version - 5
    Power -400w
    Supported - VGA,HDMI and DVI
  6. Sapphire AMD/ATI Radeon R7 240 with Boost 1 GB DDR5: Rs 5000


    One of the latest offering from AMD/ATI the R series graphic cards are not only optimized for latest games and graphic softwares but also supports the next gen Mantle from AMD.
    This card can handle every game that you throw at it at high to ultra high settings.
    Graphic engine - AMD/ATI Radeon R7 240
    Clock speed - 730 MHz
    Processors and Cores- 320 Shader Processing Units
    Shader version - 5
    Power -400w
    Supported - VGA,HDMI and DVI


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379 comments:

  1. Hi sir, is the sorting you've done according to their performance or price?
    Thanks..:)

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    1. its a random list to be true just a sorting out you can say.
      updates to this article are under process.....but still if you have any doubts regarding the same then please post your question.

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  2. SIr can u tell me abt gc under 20000/-
    in my opinion gtx 650 ti boost and 660ti r awesome bt i need your opinion too in this.

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    1. The Nvidia 650ti range is still very good but quite old now, so if you have a HD monitor especially with upto 1920x1080 resolution then go for the AMD Radeon R9 270x Sapphire edition with 4GB of DDR5 memory it is the best graphic card in that range right now and obviously newer. It has beaten the 650ti in all the benchmarks possible.
      Feel free to ask any further questions.

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  3. Hello,

    I came across you blog as I was searching for gfx card below 5k but you blog seems to be an year old and as you know technology evolves and so do the market price so can you please tell me which are the best gfx card in market currently that I can go for.

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    1. For your price range I'm recommending the following GPUs in the order of preference and performance:
      Galaxy NVIDIA GeForce GT 630 1 GB GDDR5 Graphics Card
      Sapphire AMD HD 7730 1 GB DDR5 Graphics Card
      Sapphire AMD/ATI Radeon R7 240 with Boost 2 GB DDR3
      Sapphire AMD/ATI HD 6670 2 GB DDR3 2 GB DDR3
      ZOTAC NVIDIA GeForce GT 630 Synergy Edition 2 GB DDR3

      These are the graphic cars that are around your budget and should be enough to run all the programs that you plan to throw at them.
      Feel free to ask any further questions.

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  4. Hello vishvesh sir ,your recent comment led me to three choices ..1.radeon Hd 7730 2.Hd 6670 ddr5 3. R7 240. Sir can you help mw which is best ..?? My range is 5.5k ₹. If there is any other alternative in this range ,pls tell me .thanks sir.

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    1. The AMD/ATI R7 240 1GB DDR5 is the best in the lot and in this budget aswell.
      Its the latest offering by AMD/ATI and is made to support all the latest games and applications including the support for the AMD Mantle which is an equivalent of Microsoft DX.
      Buy it without a second thought.
      Feel free to ask any further questions.

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  5. Vishvesh sir ,sorry for disturbing you again,finally ive decided to get Gtx 650 1gb ddr5 ,my question is ,should i buy the zotac one or gainward one ..? Also about smps,will iball 500w marathon do good ,or i need to buy corsair 450w ,both has cost diffrenece of 100. Bucks .thanks for replying sir.

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    1. The zotac one as it has a better architecture than the gainward equivalent, the gainward is just a downgraded version of the chip using the same GPU.
      Yes it will but you should buy the Corsair 450W as it is more reliable and will give more efficiency and output than iBall 500W.
      Read my article on SMPS for more details if you like to.
      http://vishveshtech.blogspot.in/2013/05/all-of-us-are-very-enthusiastic-when-it.html

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    2. Thanks sir ,so zotac 1gb Gtx650 Ddr5 for 7400₹ it is ,
      Another last question ,sir how it will work with Amd athlon x2 245 cpu...? I know its old and probably will bottleneck my gpu,but i cant upgarde my processor now ,and im dying to hear some postive things about my cpu+gpu combo.thanks sir.

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    3. It will work fine as the Athlon is a very reliable processor indeed and will only bottleneck your GPU in terms of core intensive apps and games like Crysis3 and Battlefield4, other than that its all good.

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  6. I have AMD FX 4300 processor and my motherboard is ASUS M5A78L-M/USB3. My primary requirement is gaming like COD-Ghosts, Crysis 3, Battlefield 4 etc.My budget for Graphics Card is Rs. 9000. Please suggest a graphics card (must be DDR5) which will not bottleneck while playing the aforesaid games at High settings.

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    1. MSI NVIDIA N650-2GD5/OC 2 GB GDDR5 Graphics Card
      This should be your pick, and you cannot run these games at high setting if you include the 1600+ resolution in your criterion as your processor is weak for high or ultra high processing. Games especially like Battlefield4 and Crysis3 are very core intensive so the graphic card will not bottleneck your system but its the other way around and the processor is the weak link.
      But sure you can enjoy them on medium to high setting at medium resolution without a problem.
      Feel free to ask any further questions.

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    2. What about sapphire hd 7770 or zotac nvidia 650 ti. Will they be good options to play the games at medium to high settings?

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    3. The HD 7770 is a 1GB DDR5 chip whereas the 650ti 2GB DDR5 is not quite around your budget but if you can afford the 650ti then you are free to choose it.
      Only the 650ti 2GB DDR5 is better than what I've suggested you, otherwise the rest are near obsolete.

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  7. HEY I HAVE A doubt which one should i go for i have a budget of 5k but im confused with MSI NVIDIA N630GT-MD4GD3 4 GB DDR3 and ZOTAC NVIDIA GeForce GT240 1 GB GDDR5 .
    i m gonna amd's fx8320 processor

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    1. ZOTAC NVIDIA GeForce GT240 1 GB GDDR5 should be your choice unless you plan to use multi-monitor setup for doing most of your work.
      Its fast and newer so would provide you a better experience as a whole on a single monitor.

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  8. also u mentioned about sapphire amd/ati radeon hd6670 ddr5 in ur other post so which one is better the zotac or this

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    1. I personally prefer the HD 6670 as its a lot better in terms of performance and just a little expensive than the Nvidia GT240, so if you use a AMD processor that you are then you should choose the HD 6670 if you can simple becasue its optimized to couple and perform along with a AMD processor.

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  9. hii........ i m using Nvidia 8400GS graphics card in my pc... i want 2 know that Nvidia GT610 graphics card is better in perfomance than my Nvidia 8400GS .
    If yes than from which brand...... Zotac or Gainward GT610

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    1. The Nvidia GT610 is far better in performance than the 8400GS simple because its new , has more memory and even a higher clock speed.
      You should buy the Gainward GT610 as its an improved version of the original Nvidia GT610, manufactured by Gainward using the same GPU chip.
      The hardware is better so more performance is extracted from the same chip.
      My recommendation is the Gainward GT 610
      Feel free to ask any further questions.

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    2. Thank you so much for the information

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    3. Anytime, this blog is to spread more and more information only.
      Keep visiting.

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  10. HEY CAN U PLEASE TELL WHICH MOTHERBOARD SHOULD I BUY IF I M BUILDING PC WITH AMD FX8320 BEcause some shop owners r saying GIGABYTE 78LMT CAN HANDLE THIS PROCESSOR AND R RECOMMENDING THE ONE FROM ASUS

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    1. It all depends on your budget and both gigabyte and asus are well suited for the processor, in ASUS i recommend the ASUS M5A97 Motherboard an in Gigabyte the Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P Motherboard is what i recommend.
      Other that its up to your budget and a few other personal choices.

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  11. I'm planning to buy a new DDR5 Graphic Card. My choices are AMD HD 6670 1GB DDR5 or ATI 1GB DDR5 R7 240 or ATI 1GB DDR5 R7 250. Could you help me choose the best one under that budget(6K)?
    Also, I'm afraid the GPU will bottleneck my CPU & Motherboard.

    My Config is:
    Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 @ 2.93Ghz
    MotherBoard: Asus P5KPL-AM/PS
    RAM: 2GB DDR 2 RAM
    PSU: Zebronics 450W (20+4) PIN (20A on 12V Rail)

    But I can't afford to upgrade my Processor or Motherboard right now. So, could you please help me out with your suggestions and recommendations?
    Thank you so much!!

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    1. First you should buy the latest R series so pick up the ATI 1GB DDR5 R7 250 even though its a bit over your said budget but then you yourself have mentioned it in your choice list.
      It will not disappoint you in any case and will run all the latest games until now on high to ultra high settings.
      It will not bottleneck anything if you plan to run games that are not core intensive like Crysis3, Battlefield4 and COD: Ghosts at high to ultra high settings. In these games keep the texture quality low and options like motion blur and post FX etc should be turned down to almost zero as they put more load on the CPU.
      Other than that you'll are good to go.
      Feel free to ask any further questions.

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    2. Also, my motherboard has one PCIe 16x slot, so there's a slot for the graphic card. But it has PCI 1.0 bus standard. I need to make sure the Graphic card is backward compatible because the graphic cards I mentioned are PCI 2.0 or PCI 3.0 and AMD graphic cards that are PCI 2.0 are backward compatible with PCI 1.0 and will work with my motherboard but I'm not sure if AMD graphic cards that are PCI 3.0 are backward compatible with PCI 1.0 and therefore, work with my motherboard or not! It would be a great help if you could clear the doubts. Thanks again!!! :)

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    3. Yes they are backward compatible and will work fine. Your card is not a very high speed/high memory card so even the PCIe 1.0/2.0 will be able to give you optimum output giving all the required bandwidth to the card.
      This thing only matter when you buy a very high end card with a lot of vRAM memory like a 3GB+ DDR5 graphic card.
      So use it without any hesitations.

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  12. First of all, thank you very much for your previous replies!! So, I decided to get a ATI R7 250 1GB DDR5 card. I went ahead and inquired in many shops and found the best deal at Rs.6300/-. But the shopkeeper also happened to mention the 2GB variant of the ATI R7 250 DDR 5 to be Rs.7250/-. I'm now confused which one to choose. My configuration is in my last comment. Could you please help me choose? I mostly plan on playing games like DOTA 2, NFS RIVALS, BLUR, FIFA 14, and do video editing in Adobe Premiere Pro and After effects. I'll be using only 1 monitor at any given time. I've heard the 1 GB and 2GB variants don't have much difference in performance. So, I need your help in choosing the best one.

    Also, I have a PSU: Zebronics 450W (20+4) PIN (20A on 12V Rail). I showed my PSU to the shopkeeper and he said the graphics card won't run on that PSU even if it's 450W. But the R7 250 needs only 400W!! He suggested to buy some(not sure about the brand) GOLD 450W PSU for Rs.775/- or a 550W PSU to be able to run the graphic card. I would upgrade my PSU if it's really necessary for either the 1GB or 2GB variant of the R7 250 model. So I'd be glad if you could shed some light on it too.

    To sum it all up, I need your help to answer these 2 questions:

    1. 1GB variant or 2GB variant of ATI R7 250? And Asus or Sapphire version of it? (My motherboard is ASUS while my processor is Intel)

    2. Do I need to upgrade my PSU?

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    1. One last thing, if it's not too much trouble. R7 250 or R7 250X? Though I doubt the availability of the R7 250X version in Chennai or India for that matter.

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    2. Thank you, and as for your ques:
      1. You need to have a 1GB DDR5 variant of the card for your needs and requirements as a 2GB memory would rarely come to use if its a DDR5, you want to play games that are not very intense along with softwares that reply more on processing power and fast graphic memory rather than more memory.
      Sapphire should be your pick as they specialize in graphic card manufacturing over ASUS.
      2. You should upgrade that just to safe-guard your hardware as its not a gold certified PSU nor is of a reliable brand name. Buy a Corsair or Coolermaster PSU of the same wattage if short on budget though the 500W is highly recommended and you'll do fine.

      The X version of the base R7 250 is slightly better but of hardly any use, not to mention its not even available in India yet so better buy the R7 250

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  13. Thank you so much for the clarifications! You helped me so much! :)

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    1. Anytime I've been much happy to help
      Keep visiting

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  14. My Pc Config is :
    AMD FX4100
    4 GB RAM
    Asus M5A88-M
    Monitor 1920*1080
    My budget is around 7000!
    What do you recommend? Thanks!

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    1. Oh and my PSU is Seasonic ECO 500W!

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    2. You basically have two options to choose from buy the one that you feel like as both are really competent cards.
      AMD/ATI R7 240 1 GB DDR5
      AMD/ATI R7 250 1GB DDR5
      Both are latest n can run all the applications from high to very high settings.
      Feel free to ask any further questions.

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    3. What about AMD/ATI HD 7770 1 GB DDR5?
      Also since my motherboard has PCIe 2.0 and the GPUs require PCI 3.0 will that affect performance much?

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    4. The 7770 is a good card n almost at Par with the ones that I've augmented you but the only problem is that it's of the older series to that of the AMD R series so in near future all the driver updates will be for the R series with support for the 7000 series being withdrawn slowly. Also all the latest games n softwares will have support for these cards only so they are more future proof.
      It doesn't make any difference the PCIe versions are only significant for high end cards with memory siz. Of over 3GB and.more so these cards will work fine on your present mobo

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    5. But when i compared them to the HD 7770 the benchmarks show them being hugely outperformed in all aspects except 3dmark11 scores! :/

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    6. Thats because all the games today support the direct X from Micrsoon but soon AMD mantle will take over n as all the major titles today are supported n optimized for AMD so you'll feel the difference soon. The R series only supports the mantle software moreover the Hd 7770 is over your budget so I didn't recommend that but it's your choice so go for it if you like it's not a bad investment all together.

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    7. Thanks that clears it up! Also the HD 7770 is available for Rs. 7400 on Flipkart!

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    8. Happy to be of some help
      Yes it is you can buy it from flipkart they have good.services for computer components.
      Keep visiting

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  15. sir, is theZOTAC NVIDIA GT 630 2GB DDR3 Synergy Edition Graphic Card the best graphics card today under Rs5000? if not then please suggest.

    Thank you in advance.

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    1. No its not the best graphic card infact it never was the Sapphire AMD/ATI HD 6450 2GB DDR3 was the best GPU under 5K till a few months back.
      The best graphic cards under Rs5000 today is the Sapphire AMD/ATI Radeon R7 240 with Boost 1 GB DDR5.
      It has a DDR5 memory type and is the fastest, most durable and latest in its class and segment.
      Feel free to ask any further questions.

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    2. thank u sir. but is Sapphire AMD/ATI Radeon R7 240 with Boost 1 GB DDR5 graphics card compatible with my PC. Its config is:
      Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q8200 @ 2.33GHz
      2.00GB RAM
      Win 7 32 bit??
      Thank U in advance

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    3. It will be as considering your processor you must be using a motherboard with a PCIEx16 slot so you can use this card without any problems.
      PS your RAM is very less for gaming purposes do upgrade it soon to at-least 4-6GB

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    4. i will not do hardcore gaming instead i just need a graphics card that can be used to play deltaforce xtreme , ashes 2009 by codemasters and driver parallel lines which r a bit old now. is the card mentioned above fit my needs?

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    5. And sir i dunno that what is pciex16 and if it is supported by my processor (intel core2 quad q8200) pl help.

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    6. The Sapphire AMD/ATI Radeon R7 240 with Boost 1 GB DDR5 will fit all your needs so be rest assured and I'm suggesting you this as the one that you've mentioned is of the same price as this but a bit old so I'm future proofing your rig.
      Yes your processor will support this card easily don't worry about that.

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    7. Thank u very much sir. Ur blog has proved most informative to me. Thank u very much again...

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    8. Happy to be if some help to you.
      Keep visiting n feel free to ask any questions in future even.

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    9. Sorry 4 disturbing , sir. But after the fitment of the card, will any fan or heatsink be freed which can be used on my nokia siemens residential router 1600 as it overheats after 5 mins of switching it on? I have the stock card(128 mb i guess). And if no fans r freed pl give me advice on how to cool my router as it eats up speed. And if yes, then how to power the fans?
      Thank u in advance.
      PS i dont want to spend money on this issue.

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    10. It's a simple card that doesn't require many resources to function properly.
      It will only use your PCIe port for connection....as for your router I'm about to write an article onhow to keep a router cool in summers but in the mean time just follow the steps below:
      1 Keep the router vertical as it helps in destination of heat better.
      2 Keep the room's fan or air conditioner on to keep it cool in case you leave it on fir some downloads etc.
      3 Buy a portable fan for it that works via USB port like that for laptops n keep it on top of it as an exhaust it will cost you less than 100 or 200 bucks.

      Hope this will help to solve your problem

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  16. Sir please tell me the best DDR5 graphic card under 5000 to 6000 rupees. My system config is intel 1.80 ghz dual core processor, 2 gb DDR2 RAM, PCI Express port, Windows 7 64-bit, in built Intel Chipset of 285 MB,

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    1. The Sapphire AMD/ATI Radeon R7 240 with Boost 1 GB DDR5 should be your pick.
      PS your RAM and processor will bottleneck the performance of any card even a DDR3 graphic card so consider on upgrading them as well whenever possible.
      Feel free to ask any further questions.

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  18. Is it available locally and what will be its cost locally too

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    1. Yes it is available locally in all the stores that deal in graphic cards etc.

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  19. Actually my cpu is a dual cpu (2 processors of 1.80 ghz) total of 3.60 ghz so will it still botteneck the performance?? I want a graphic card under 5000 rupees with which I can play games like crisis 3, nfs mw 2013, assasins creed 4 and the like. Most people have recommended me a DDR5 graphic card so please recommend and tell me the cost of a good graphic card

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    1. The processor is still obsolete and will never be able to handle the games that you are aiming for even at medium settings. Crysis 3 and Battlefield 4 are core hungry games that require atleast a quad core processor to run in all their glory.
      Yes you need a DDR5 grapgic card if you are aiming for such games and a 1GB DDR5 that i've already suggested you above will suffice for the purpose.

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  20. According to ur list is the graphic card no. 3 or no. 5 better according to my needs

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    1. Number 3 is what you should buy number 5 is for multi-monitor setups basically in practise and in need.
      You want to use it for gaming so you need fast processing power rather than more memory.

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  21. Hey buddy,my rig is
    i3 530 @2.93
    6 gb ddr3 ram
    Dh55pj mobo
    1.5 tb hdd
    1600*900 lg monitor
    And a local 450 w psu
    I wanted to ask which graphic card under 7000 wud fit my need to play latest titles nd wud not use any extrnal psu coz i jst cant afford to buy a psu ryt nw.

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    1. Undoubtedly the Sapphire AMD/ATI Radeon R7 250 1 GB DDR5.
      You should buy this card if this is your budget its tested trusted and latest offering from a brand that all the experts and I even personally trust and use.
      It doesn't require any special PSU the stock PSU will do just fine.
      Feel free to ask any further questions.

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  22. Hello sir my budget is 5000 and i m nt sure which one to buy r7 240 or asus gt 630 . i hv a iball sps 252 (which i guess is a 450 w psu) also i hv a pci e slot 2.0 .which one should i buy

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    1. The R7 240 is the obvious choice in your case, it will work with your stock PSU and the PCI-E 2.0 slot allowing you to harness all the potential that it contains.
      Feel free to ask any further questions regarding the same.

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    2. Thnq u sir. I have an asus p8h61 mlx mother .is ther7 240 compatible with this motherboard ?

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    3. And one more question sir what is the power requirment of r7 240

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    4. Yes it's compatible with it n the R7 240 requires a maximum of 450w which is easily supplied by any stock PSU.
      Don't get to cautious it's an entry level card n is made keeping in mind the needs n status of the aimed market.

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  23. http://m.snapdeal.com/product/sapphire-amd-radeon-r7-240/999188368 . sir i m talking about this product. Will i be able to run this card .assnapdeal is the only store wirh cod in our area

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    1. Yes you will be it's even available on flipkart though.

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    2. Thnq u sir . i m going for the r7 240 :)

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  24. what is your opinion on sapphire amd radeon r7 250 1 gb gddr5? my budget is 6k and I decided to go for this card ..

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    1. It's the best card in the segment today, with a clock speed of 1000Mhz and 128 bit band width it has a very efficient architecture n will give you seamless performance along with latest driver updates for the next 3-4 years atleast.

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    2. thank you so much.. just one thing .. my mother board has pciE 2.0 and this card is pciE 3.0 .. will that be a problem?

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    3. Sorry for the late reply.
      No it won't be a problem the version of the PCI-E port only matters when you use heavy and high end cards that use more than or eaqual to 1000Mhz clock speed and have VRAM like 3GB or more.
      So you can easily use this card on your PCI-E 2.0 port.
      Feel free to ask any further questions.

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  25. I m planning to buy a new pc.. My budget is 25k.. Please suggest me a good combination or specifications than can run games like ea FIFA 2013 or Fifa 2014.. Thnxxx in advance.. I m thinking of Intel i3 3220 or AMD fx 6300.. Help me..

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    1. You are short on budget so keeping your requirements in mind I suggest that you look n go through my article for a gaming PC under 30k.
      You can ask me for any adjustments in that that you may feel like.
      Just change the RAM module to a cheaper Transcend 4gb DDR3 1333 to save money n opt for a cheaper cabinet like zebronics. This will bring down the total price considerably.

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    2. Sir I just read your article of oc under 30000... If I purchase go for ur advise, then will I be able to play ea sports games? Especially fifa 13 and fifa 14 without lags at low and medium settings.. I m not of a really game hungry guy, but I love ea FIFA series.. Thnxx.. Guide me please..

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    3. You can run almost any game in the market today at medium to high settings on that configuration.
      EA Games are not every resource hungry especially sports franchise like FIFA series, you'll run them on high to ultra high on this confi without a single lag just keep the resolution of the game under check like below or up till the 1600 resolution category.
      Feel free to ask any further questions.

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    4. Thnxx.. One more thing.. If I go for zebronics instead of cooling master then what will be the effect on overall performance? Reply if y can.. Thnxxx also because u r replying & helping me out.. Otherwise most of d admins dont reply or reply after 1-2 months..

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    5. I can reply to any query of yours regarding computing.
      If that goes for your cabinet then the differences would be none as the level of PC that you are building doesn't require much cooling facility and extra space, apart from what comes in stock. Just add a 80mm fan as exhaust at the back of your zebronics cabinet and you'll be fine.
      In case of PSU ie your power supply unit you don't need to bother much as zebronics PSUs are good enough for handling this configuration. Buy any 450W zebronics PSU and you'll be good to go.

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  26. Thnxx.. One more request... I m new to all this hardware aspects... If u can suggest me the name of zebronics cabinet & power supply model?

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    1. There is no particular model you can buy any model from these companies if you are in budget, they all are the same with changes in external appearances only.
      So choose the one that suits your taste and pocket, they mostly come with a pre installed PSU/SMPS so don't bother about that as well.
      Only high end gaming or server cabinets have such minute details that need to be taken care of. Just select a model and ask me if you like regarding any doubts regarding it.

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    2. Which model should I go for?
      Amd hd 6670 1gb ddr 5 or R7 240 1gb ddr5?

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    3. The R7 240 1GB DDR5 between the two.
      Though its a bit slower than the 6670 in terms of clock speed but is newer with support to the newly released Mantle by AMD which will be supported by newer titles and give better performance than the conventional Microsoft DX.
      Also the R7 240 is PCI E 3.0 whereas 6670 is PCI 2.1 means that you can harness more power out of the hardware through a faster port.

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  27. Waise R7 240, ddr5 1gb is cheaper than HD 6670 1gb ddr5 at flipkart.. So I should go for r7 240 na, without any second thought? One more thing, will it work with AMD FX 6300 & GIGABYTE 78 LA MT USB3 mother?

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    1. Its not only about the price its more importantly about the performance so yes you should buy the R7 240 over HD 6670.
      Yes it will easily and seamlessly work with the FX 6300 both are AMD products so the performance would be even better.
      Any further questions are welcome

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  28. sir my computer specification- dual core-3ghz, DDR3-2gb, my budget-rs5000-5500. which graphics card is best for me to play latest games.

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    1. The R7 240 1gb DDR5 with boost should be your pick if you want to play latest games on medium to high settings.

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  29. Hello Vishvesh,
    I am planning to buy a new pc with the config mentioned below.
    Cooler master K380 - 3700rs
    Corsair vs 550 watt psu - 2959rs
    Processor i5 4440 3.1ghz - 11900rs
    Mobo gigabytes ga z87 d3hp - 10300rs
    4gb corsair ram - 2750rs

    I want to use video editing software like Adobe aftereffects. Autodesk Maya, Houdini,reaflow for professional use.
    And yes I do play pc games. If u can help me out with a budget graphic card which can support the games and software for the next 2,3 years will be helpfull.
    I play dota2 frequently and I am looking forward to play bf4,cod series, assassins creed 3 and new releases that are gonna follow up this and next year.

    How about zotac gtx 660 dual silencer 2GBP ddr5.

    Please do reply ASAP.
    Regards.
    Pa

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    1. The configuration is fair enough you, make the following adjustments in order of mention:
      1. Get a cheaper motherboard if you are on budget n put that money in the RAM you need more RAM to run games on high setting n especially for softwares that you intend to run. Get another 4gb module n make it a total of 8gb.
      2. To be future proof increase the PSU to 600w

      For graphic cards the 660 silencer is good infact best in the budget but it's not worth the extra ~3000 bucks over the 650ti boost as the gain is nominal and brings down the price to performance ratio.
      Either you buy the 650ti or if you can afford then buy the r9 270x toxic 2gb DDR5 it's the best graphic card under 20k n will future proof you for atleast 3-4 years to come with ease.
      You may further read my article of high end graphic cards for other options n more information.
      Feel free to ask any further questions

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  30. Hi,
    I am planning to buy a budget PC for gaming.
    My specs:-
    CPU: Intel Core i5-4570
    Mobo: MSI B85-G41 PC Mate ATX LGA1150
    Memory:Trascend 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3
    PSU: Corsair 550 W
    OD:LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer
    Case: Antec X1
    (Please suggest a decent GPU supported for this spec and any change you recommend)

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    1. The choice of gpu over here is all dependent on your budget for the graphic card.....give me your budget on this n I'll suggest you the best graphic card available in that category.
      The above configuration is good and will serve you well in terms of gaming n other graphic based applications.

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    2. Thanks for reply.
      5k to 6k max. for GPU

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    3. The AMD/ATI R7 250 1gb DDR5 with Boost
      This is the best card in thi range and will enable you to run all the games at high to ultra high settings n is best suited for your power supply unit as well.
      Feel free to ask any further questions.

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    4. Thnkx...i ll be buying R7.
      And about Trascend RAM. Please suggest any specific model if any. I dont know much about RAM. What is the difference in trascend 4 GB worth Rs.2800 and 4 gb worth Rs.8000. both are 4gb

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    5. The basic difference between RAM modules of the same brand n same memory size that are priced differently is that the expensive one has a better design enabling it to stay cooler, has a higher clock frequency making it work real fast, more capacity to be over clocked and work in extreme conditions due to high grade silicon used as base n more complex circuitry. Most important that are designed to work with multiple high memory sticks like a total of 32gb to 64gb RAM mainly used by workstations n servers.
      You can buy the one that is cheap n at the starting range no need to go for the high end models as you'll be wasting money and won't be able to harness all its power.

      Do read my article on buying guide for ram for more information.

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    6. Thanks..i got the difference.......Can you suggest any better mobo then MSI, or is it better than ASUS and Gigabyte...?

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    7. May be GIGABYTE GA‑H87M‑D3H...which comapny is more compatible with intel chip

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    8. MSI is at par with ASUS and Gigabyte as a matter of fact it is better than Gigabyte in terms of minor details sometimes. In your case the choice of motherboards is same both support the same Intel 4th Gen Processors and most of the features provided are same.
      I recommend that you stick to the MSI motherboard as it has more advantages in terms of technology over the Gigabyte model, you get more expansion slots including more PCI ports, Fan connectors and even you'll be better of in future opting for a SLI/Crossfire configuration.
      It has more stability than the Gigabyte model and is more heat and load resistant, the on-board performance enhancer OC Genie 4 accelerates your entire system and puts it into overdrive making it extract the last drop of performance from the components even under the most extreme and demanding situations.

      Go for the MSI B85-G41 PC Mate ATX LGA1150 in this price slot.

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  31. Hi,
    Confused between Sapphire AMD/ATI Radeon R7 240 with Boost 1 GB DDR5 and Geforce GT 520. Need ur help

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    1. or rather NVIDIA GeForce GT 610

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    2. Undoubtedly the Sapphire AMD/ATI Radeon R7 240 with Boost 1 GB DDR5 should be your pick.
      The other two are out dated and slower versions of the DDR family.
      R7 240 is DDR5 which means its faster and gives better output and support.
      Feel free to ask any further questions.

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    3. Actually need more of your help, i'm going to configure my old PC. Totally messed up with what to go for and what to not, with a budget around(18k-20k). Should I go for intel core i3 2120(3.3GHz) or AMD FX-4300(4 GHz). Want to built up a machine for good gaming like BATTLEFIELD 4, CALL OF DUTY GHOST, FAR CRY 4, CRYSIS 3 etc.
      Please suggest me
      1) PROCESSOR
      2) MOTHERBOARD
      3) GOOD GRAPHIC CARD
      4) AND RAM

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    4. For running games such as these you basically need all your parts to be durable and fast.
      The AMD FX series is far better in gaming than Intel so go for the FX 4300 or better the FX 6300 I'd say as it'll future proof your rig and help you run games that are core intensive such as battlefield 4 etc.
      1. FX 4300 or FX 6300
      2. Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3
      3. R7 250 1gb DDR5
      4. Corsair Vengeance 8gb

      With this configuration you'll need to have a branded power supply of atheist 500w so get one if you don't have one, I've left you enough margin in your budget that you can easily accommodate one.
      Feel free to ask any further questions

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  32. hi i want to know whether (ATI Radeon R7 240 with Boost 1 GB DDR5 Graphics Card)

    is good for gaming.......like fifa15 and more latest games..

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    1. Yes the R7 240 is a very competent card and will run FIFA 15 at high settings easily.
      Though if you can buy the R7 250 it'll give you a good performance boost over the 240 with a very little price difference.
      Feel free to ask any further questions.

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  33. Hi I will be buy amd r7 240 1GB ddr5 graphic card. Can this gfx card fit in my PC. My PC configuration is
    Cpu-: Intel Pentium g620
    Mobo-: Intel dh61ww
    Ram-: 4GB ddr3
    Hdd-: 500 GB WD
    Psu-: Zebronic 450w value plus

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    1. Yes the R7 240 made to work on PCI-E x16 3.0 but it works the same on the 2.0 which your motherboard has so you can buy and install it in your system without much thinking.
      If you have any further questions then feel free to ask.

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    2. Is my PSU good for the amd r7 240 graphic card?

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    3. Its fine not very good as Zebronics is not a reliable brand for PSU.
      The card will work seamlessly on your present PSU but its highly recommended that you shift to a standard brand like Corsair or Cooler Master soon.

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    4. Thank you for answering my questions.

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    5. One more question what about nvidia zotac gt730 1GB ddr5?

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    6. No that's easily not a comparable choice against the R7 240 1gb DDR5.
      It is 64 bit whereas the R7 240 is 128 bit making it a faster and more efficient card straight away.

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  34. Hi, i have a 2gb ram latency-9. can i install a 4gb ram latency-8 with it. and for doing it, could it affect my computer's performance?

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    1. Usually mixing of different RAM size and specifications is not recommended.
      For you to use these two together first make sure that their voltage ratings are same. For example both should be working on 1.2V or 1.5V and so on.
      The latency will pose a problem so as a measure if your BIOS don't self adjust then tweak the settings to the lowest latency, in your case its 8.

      The performance would not degrade rather the two RAMs will operate at the lowest clock frequency of the two but will give you a higher amount of memory. The system may go unstable on heavy loads giving you BSOD error.
      I recommend that you buy RAMs of matching frequency, latency and even brands if possible.
      Feel free to ask any further questions.

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  35. hello sir, i want a low budget pc for gaming. under rs.7500 or rs. 8500 can you tell me which processor & motherboard combination is good. AMD or Intel which is good for gaming.

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    1. You really have a very tight budget considering that you'll use it for gaming purposes.
      Still I can give you two options very much around your budget in AMD. I'm not giving you an Intel alternative as all of them are dual core and the present generation games are demanding quad core processors atleast.
      So I suggest that you buy:

      Option 1--
      Processor- AMD 3.9 GHz FM2 Quad-Core A8-Series A8-6600K APU
      Motherboard- Gigabyte GA-F2A55M-DS2 Motherboard

      The processor being an APU will give you graphic support so you can buy a graphic card later on and run games with just the processor and the built in Radeon Graphics.

      Option 2--
      Processor- AMD 4 GHz AM3+ FX-4300
      Motherboard- Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2
      This combo gives you a more powerful processor than the previous but without graphic card in built so you'll need a graphic card now only.
      So if you have already decided on a graphic card then go with option 2 otherwise option 1 is the best in your budget.

      Fee; free to ask any further questions.

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  36. sir, which amd processors are best for gaming with out graphics card. FX series, A-serris, Athlon etc. what about dual graphics and for better game experience will ram increasing work.

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    1. If you are asking without Graphic Cards then the A-series APU range by AMD is top in class. Their built in Radeon Graphics GPU will give you a very decent performance in gaming.
      By dual grphics I suppose you mean SLI or Crossfire, yes it does make a difference and is beneficial only if you are pairing two good cards together. Driver and games supporting dual or multiple graphic cards is still an issue so its not advisable over a big and power single GPU.
      For more details read this:
      http://vishveshtech.blogspot.in/2014/07/what-is-amd-crossfire-and-nvidia-sli.html

      Yes for gaming atleast 4-6GB of high speed RAM is recommended as the new titles need atleast 4GB of spare RAM so if you want a gaming PC then make sure you put in a 4-6GB of decent RAM atleast. Going upto 8GB is highly recommended if you can afford them.
      Feel free to ask any further questions.

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  37. SIR,
    My Pc configuration is INTEL CORE 2 DUO CPU E7400 @2.80 GHz,RAM 2.00GB
    My question is which graphics card is better for gaming.My budget is Rs.5000.
    Thanks in advance.

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    1. The best graphic card in this budget is the Sapphire AMD/ATI Radeon R7 240 with Boost 1 GB DDR5
      Nothing else will be better than this.
      Also try to increase your RAM its very less atleast 4GB is recommended.
      Feel free to ask any further questions.

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  38. Sir, I presently use win 7 32, i want to install win 7 64 to use more than 4gb ram. but my question is can i run all my softwares in 64 bit mode which is installed in win 7 32 bit or i need 64 bit softwares. like photoshop, nitropdf, burning soft, chrome, vlc player etc. please tell me in detail difference in 64 bit & 32 bit.

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    1. Sorry for the late reply.
      Yes you sure can run all these softwares as you were running them on the 64 but version aswell. But yes if you are using photoshop cs5 and above you'll need to choose the 64 bit installation mode at the time of installation.
      Also a few old softwares that you were able to run on windows xp or earlier will not run on the 64 bit architecture unlike the did on the 32 bit version of windows 7.
      There certainly is a lot of difference in technical terminologies but in general it's mainly in ram amount that is supported along with faster execution of tasks due to more bit procession per cycle by the processor.
      You first make sure that your processor supports a 64 bit operating system or it'll be a waste for you giving you no significant increase in performance.
      Feel free to ask further questions.

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  39. running w7 64 bit
    have i5 2nd gen , 8gb ram
    can u suggest me a good graphic card below 5k

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    1. Yeah sure, nothing less than the Sapphire AMD/ATI Radeon R7 240 with Boost 1 GB DDR5.
      Its the best graphic card in that range and will run every game at medium to high at 720p.
      Feel free to ask any further questions.

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  40. Bro, I'm planning to buy a new graphics card. Does DDR5 Graphics card work,n a DDR2 Motherboard? My Config is:
    Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 @ 2.93Ghz
    MotherBoard: Asus P5KPL-AM/PS
    RAM: 2GB DDR 2 RAM
    PSU: UMAX 500W

    But I can't afford to upgrade my Processor or Motherboard right now. So, could you please help me out with your suggestions and recommendations?( Budget below 6000)
    Thank you so much!!

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    1. Yes a DDR5 graphic card will work on your motherboard.
      As the board doesn't even have a PCI-e 2.0 slot but has a PCI-e x16 so you should buy nothing over the
      Sapphire AMD/ATI Radeon R7 240 with Boost 1 GB DDR5
      Please upgrade your RAM aswell as you can't run any latest game with that low amount of memory. Make it atleast 4-6GB.
      Feel free to ask any further questions.

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    2. Is this Sapphire AMD/ATI R7 240 better than nvidia geforce series?


      Also , Can I place a 4gb ram in one slot of my mobo? Any problem?

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    3. The only nvidia card that will fit in your computer without any issue is the Galaxy NVIDIA GeForce GT 730 GC 1 GB DDR5
      Infact you should buy this card only with this rig as the reviews with similar configurations such as yours are very promising.
      Yes you can that's not a problem at all and the manufacturer's official website also confirms the support of 4GB on this board.

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    4. Already 2gb in one slot . So can I place a 4GB RAM in other slot? Is this possible,n my motherboard? (Asus P5KPL-AM/PS)

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    5. Yes that's possible just make sure that you match the latency and frequency of the new 4GB module that you'll buy with the already in use 2GB module.

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    6. Then total cme to 6gb ram + 1gb ddr5 Sapphire amd/ati r7 240.. It's good for a better gaming experience. Right?

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    7. Yes this is an ideal configuration for medium level gaming.
      the RAM is necessary keeping in mind today's games increasing demand such as that of Call of Duty Ghosts which needs 4GB RAM exclusively for itself.
      If you are going over budget then opt for the Nvidia Geforce GT 730 1GB DDR5 as it'll give you identical performance like the R7 240 on your system.

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    8. What's the market price of Sapphire AMD/ATI Radeon R7 240? And for nvidia geforce gt730 1gb DDR5? Which is more better?

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    9. The standard market price of the R7 240 is 5500/- whereas the gt 730 costs around the same 5500/- price tag.
      You can buy them both online to save money if you are not from the NCR or mumbai region where the hardwares are cheaper or at par with the online prices.

      Both are equal but I'll recommend the gt 730 for your system as you cannot harness the extra potential that the R7 240 offers over the gt 730.
      Buy the Zotac version if you can it's the best in that line up

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    10. http://m.snapdeal.com/product/zotac-nvidia-geforce-gt-730/1571988097
      This one????

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    11. Yes this is the one.
      If a bit over your budget then go for the galaxy version its available for 4700 on flipkart

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  41. Hello Sir
    I Want To Buy A New Graphic Card Under 7000 Rs ?
    My Pc Config Is

    Processor: intel pentium e5200
    MotherBoard: gigabyte g41m combo
    RAM: 4GB DDR 3 RAM
    PSU: 230v

    Thank You

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    1. Hello,
      Going by your motherboard and the PSU that I presume is a standard 350W PSU with a 230V rating, I recommend the Sapphire AMD/ATI Radeon R7 250 with Boost 1GB DDR5 or the Nvidia Geforce GT 730 1GB DDR5.
      Both are really competent GPU and anything above or below this is either not better or they need more power than your PSU can deliver making it not a very good choice as it'll face bottlenecks and no performance improvements over the models that I've suggested.
      Feel free to ask any further questions.

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  42. Hi I want to buy a new system, So I need a good configuration below 30000.

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    1. Hello,
      Sure I've already written an article on this which keeps getting updated with time, go thorough it once and then tell me if you have any confusions or doubts regarding a particular part etc:
      http://vishveshtech.blogspot.in/2013/05/budget-gaming-pc-under-rs.html

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  43. Hey. Using a 2GB DDR3 Graphics card Can I play all the latest Games???
    4Gb ddr3 or 1GB DDR5 is good? ?

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    1. 1GB DDR5 memory is always prefered over and aount of DDR3 memory so in short 1GB DDR5>4GB DDR5>2BG DDR5
      The simple reason is that its faster and utilizes all the memory on the chip efficiently.
      Buy the GT 730 1GB DDR5 or the R7 240 1GB DDR5 if you are on budget.
      Feel free to ask any further questions.

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  44. Hello Vishvesh,
    I need a Good/ an excellent powerful CPU configuration less than or equal to 20000* Rupees.

    »[CPU Only: Motherboard,RAM,Processor,Harddisk(atleast 1TB),PSU,Cabinet, Graphics Card etc...]«

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    1. Hello,
      In 20K the best possible configuration is as below:
      AMD 3.5 AM3+ FX 6-Core Edition FX-6300 - Rs 7000
      ASUS M5A78L-M/USB3 Motherboard - Rs 5000
      Galaxy NVIDIA GeForce GT 730 GC 1 GB DDR5 - Rs 5000
      Kingston ValueRAM DDR3 4 GB PC DRAM (2GB+2GB) - Rs 2600
      Seagate Barracuda 1 TB - Rs 4000

      Cabinet and PSU can be any of the Zebronics or iBall bundle as you are on a very tight budget, most of them come with a standard 450W PSU which is enough to run these components smoothly.
      Also if you want to slah more then opt for the AMD 4 GHz AM3+ FX-4300 FX-Series Four-Core processor to save another Rs 1500. You won't feel much difference in performance especially while gaming.
      Feel free to ask any further questions

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    2. My budget is 25k. So that which configuration is best for?

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    3. The configuration that I gave you with the FX 6300.
      As you have an extra money left invest it to buy yourself a Corsair VS450 450 Watt PSU and a normal iBall or Zebronics cabinet to keep all your components safe and increase their life span.

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  45. Hi, what PSU required for sapphire r7 250 1gb gddr5. and is SSD reliable against HDD.

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    1. Hello,
      The card will run smoothly on a good 450W PSU from any of the reliable brands.
      Yes a SSD is obviously a better option over a HDD due to its higher life, more durability, faster read/write speed and low power consumption but its at the same time very expensive so use it either in RAID with your HDD as a primary partition or when space is not an issue.
      Feel free to ask any further questions.

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  46. sir my budget is 3.5k I want to play latest games under medium/low settings please suggest me a good one

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    1. For this budget your best bet is the ZOTAC NVIDIA GeForce GT 610 Synergy Edition 2 GB DDR3
      Its is the best card for you right now and just go through this article of mine once to get the best performance out of this GPU:
      http://vishveshtech.blogspot.in/2013/05/how-to-run-new-games-on-old-graphic.html

      Though I recommend that you stretch your budget a bit and buy the GT 730 1GB DDR5.
      Feel free to ask any further questions.

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  47. thanks sir,but I forgot to mention that my processor is core 2duo e4800 and 2gb RAM .will The gt 730 1gbddr5 allows to play games like bf3, ac4 ..if yes wtz the price

    thanks in advance

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    1. Yes you can run all these games at medium to high settings if you get the Nvidia GT 730 1GB DDR5.
      The only issue is your RAM, its too low you need at-least 4GB to run any game these days.
      The card will cost you around 5000/- max

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  48. sir,am also planning to upgrade my cpu to i3, within 2-3months will you suggest me the specs under 15k I know its very tight....
    ..
    it is mostly for gaming...

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    1. The i3 is not at all worth it if you plan to run any game on the rig, its architecture and technology is not meant for gaming I suggest you get the following parts:
      AMD FX 4300 4Ghz quad-core processor
      Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Motherboard
      Kingston Hyper X DDR3 4 GB (2 x 2 GB) PC DRAM

      This built with the GT 730 will serve you well in any game that you will throw at it.

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  49. isAMD FX 4300 4GHZ quad core is equal to Intel core 2 quad because my friend wants to sell his 1year old core 2 quad should I take it what would you recommend ..sorry for asking these many questions I am new to this computing world .

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  50. The Intel core 2 quad has two models namely as, Q9550 and the Q8400.
    If you are getting the Q8400 then its not worth it as it is no where close to the FX 4300 moreover you'll need a bigger PSU to feed that processor to work perfectly and at its highest potential, moreover it is second hand so the performance would be much lower than the already weaker sealed pack product worsening the case.
    As for the Q9550 it is weak aswell but is worth it only if you are getting it at dirt cheap rates, the FX 4300 is already around just 5K so you need to get the Q9550 for 2K at max mainly because its old and weak and will consume more electricity.

    No its OK your questions are welcome, helping people out is the sole purpose of this blog.

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  51. hi, i need to buy a new mobo for my rig. m using core 2 quad processor and ddr2 ram 4gb. my current mobo is intel DG41RQ . i have faced a peculiar problem since i upgraded my pc few yrs back. when i try to copy data from usb drives my pc hangs. its fine when i copy data to pendrives etc. consulted ppl but cudnt find a solution. smtimes usb 3.0 hard drives copy data very slowly. thats the reason i have selected gigabyte GA-G41M combo mobo as it supplies more power to the usb ports. i hv also selected MSI G41 combo and DIGILITE G41 ddr3 . Which mobo do u recommend. i will be buying a ATI radeon R7 240 with boost 1 GB DDR5 graghic card based on ur recommendations in this blog. Do you have another mobo in mind that u would like to recommend. my budget for mobo is 5k. Integrated graphic card not reqd.
    my PSU is 300W . m not sure about the brand though. will it be able to power the new rig? this setup is mostly for gaming. With this config will i be able to play BF4, COD ghosts in medium to high settings?

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    1. Ok so this problem is a clear indication that your PSU is failing. I presume that the computer stops responding for a while on connecting a USB device like a HDD or a cell phone and resumes speed of copy past slowly, the upgrade that you are talking about was either an additional HDD or the processor.
      Your configuration itself is too heavy for any 300W PSU be it branded or local, the Intel quad is power hungry and you've paired all of that with two HDDs that will obviously need a lot of power to spin simultaneously.
      I recommend that you get the Gigabyte GA-G41M its the best option no doubt you'll have all the features you can use with a medium grade gaming setup.
      You need to get a good PSU to work with your existing configuration and definitely you'll need one if you upgrade to a R7 240 GPU. I strongly suggest that you first get yourself a PSU then the motherboard as the PSU is the culprit and not your mobo. Buy the Corsair VS450 450 Watt PSU if you are on budget.
      And yes you can all those games on the R& 240 1GB DDR5 easily at 720p at medium to high settings, just increase your RAM as COD Ghosts need atleast 4GB of free RAM that is you should have atleast 6GB of RAM on your system to run it.

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  52. oh and i forgot to mention that i have 2 hard disks of 500GB and 2TB and also 1 dvd writer. So PSU of 300W will be sufficient? if not How many watts PSU do u recommend? Also keep in mind that i might change the processor to i7 and motherboard in mayb 3-5 yrs

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    1. If you plan for an Intel i7 then i suppose the other hardware would also be power hungry so you need to put in a Corsair VS 650W PSU in your system better you get it now itself as it'll save you from a future expense.
      Omit my recommendation of the PSU from the previous comment to this PSU and you'll be future proof with enough head-room.
      Feel free to ask any further questions.

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  53. that explains it. my SMPS failed a few yrs back and the PSU was replaced. but i did not do any research before replacing. always thought it was bcoz of mobo. 6 months back the audio stopped working . Do u think my mobo is failing? i have been using the usb sound card since. the mobo sound card works when i install the driver but the next time i want to use my pc theres no audio again. have to install the driver again. its around 5 yrs old. i though of upgrading my rig as the monitor used to constantly go blank and no signal would be displayed on the screen. i had a nvidia 9400Gt 1 GB installed which i disconnected and used the mobo video card and that issue has been solved. but i am not sure if it was the graphic cards fault. i dont want to upgrade anything except PSU and graphic card if possible. Can u also recommend a case for my rig around 3k. thanks a lot

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    1. Your problem was a direct indication to the PSU being the fault in the whole mix.
      Not likely the audio drivers do exhibit issues sometimes on computers its not a hardware related problem as you said the your audio jack works upon re-installation of the drivers. Its more of a settings problem on the OS than a motherboard problem, as you've installed a USB sound card that can cause conflict in the drivers rendering the motherboard sound card useless.
      The graphic card is not the problem the PSU is, it was not able to power up the GPU and hence gave you display issues upon using the graphic card.
      I've already suggested you a PSU so if you are on budget then buy the Corsair VS450 450 Watt PSU or else the VS 650 will be best as you'll not need to change it in future coz you've stated that you'll upgrade to a core i7.
      Right now you can buy the DeepCool Tesseract or the Cooler Master K380, both are in your budget and offer plenty of useful space and cooling options along with durable quality.

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  54. and plz advise if ati radeon R7 250 with boost 1 GB will work on my mobo. current one is intel dg41rq with ddr2 800mhz 4 gb RAM.

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    1. Yes it will the card is a low end graphic card with not much bandwidth and pixel/second processing power so you can use it on any motherboard including yours as well.

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  55. thanks a ton. really appreciate what ur doing for ppl like me. ur blog is the best i hv come across so far. ur replies are very prompt. thanks again

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    1. I'm happy that I could be of some help to you. I've started this blog to provide assistance to everyone and anyone in computers.
      Come back if you have any other issues and do promote the blog as much as you can.

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  56. Hi vishvesh sir, my motherboard's +3.3 voltage is low. it is 3.1 to 2.9v. when i play games it goes down to 2.8 to 2.7 and then system restarts. Is motherboard is falty or my psu. PSU- Frontech 450W and mother board- Asus P5G41TMLX. What is solution. Should I buy a new branded (Corsair etc) PSU?

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    1. Hello,
      Your PSU is the problem, low voltage on a respective rail indicates clearly to a faulty PSU. The brand Frontech is not reliable indeed so one should avoid such brands.
      Yes a Corsair, Cooler Master, Seasonic or Antech PSU will do just fine.
      Feel free to ask any further questions.

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  57. Sir.I have core 2 duo e4800 ,2gb RAM i am going to increase my ram to 4gb . Want to buy a graphic card to play ac4 at low settings my budget is to tight it is 2k I hope you understand my budget could increase just to 500 rs more suggest me around that price

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    1. Hello,
      I understand your position it happens with many and even me sometimes so cheer up.
      Anything below 2000 is not worth purchasing for gaming especially, so I'll suggest you the best you can get:
      1. HIS AMD/ATI Radeon HD 5450 1 GB DDR3 or the 2GB DDR3 variant is better if you can get it in 2500/- otherwise the 1GB DDR3 version will also do fine
      2. Asus NVIDIA GeForce 210 1 GB DDR3

      These cards will allow you to run most of the games at low to medium settings at 720p resolution or below.
      Make sure you read:
      http://goo.gl/T4XxnP
      This will help you get the maximum out of your graphic card.
      Feel free to ask any further questions.

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  58. thnx sir, can I play games like sleeping dogs and fc3 in HD 5450 graphic card

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    1. Yes far cry 3 and sleeping dogs will run on it easily just keep the resolution low and details to low except for the texture which can be high or medium.

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  59. hi i have a peculiar problem with my dell laptop. its 6 yrs old and the battery has been replaced twice. just bout a new battery as the old battery was not charging but the result is the same.the battery was replaced under warranty but even the new dell battery doesnt charge. what do you think is the problem. it doesnt even charge 1%

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    1. This can be due to several reasons so lets just start with the basics ok:
      I presume that the battery is plugged into the laptop nicely adnthere are no loose connections.
      Before proceeding to the below steps you should charge the battery for a while and then remove the charging cord to see if the laptop stays on or not as it may be a windows issue that is not reading the battery levels properly and giving false displays.

      *The most common issue is that the charging cable or plug is famaged somewhere, including the brick in between, try to charge any other laptop with it and see if it works or not.

      *Second is the issue of carbon deposition on the laptop charging port and the charging cable's port. Just blow some air into both the ports and apply some Thinner OR any carbon removing solvent on the ports. Let the charger & Laptop DRY for 20 Minutes and then re-insert the cable into the laptop and see if it works after a boot or even without boot.

      Update me if it works and even if it doesn't I'll give you another solution accordingly.

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  60. hi again. i replaced my circle psu with Corsair vs 650W psu yesterday as recommended by you. All the ports were installed normally. connected 2 hard drives, 1 fan , i dvd drive and motherboard power supply. intel DG41RQ has a 4 pin connector so the 8 pin connector was split and one part was connected and the other 4 pin connector just next to it touching a battery like thing. graphic card nvidia sparkle 9400Gt 1 gb is already connected to the motherboard. It doesnt need external power from psu as there is no connection for it. after replacing the psu i started the computer. computer booted up and everything was normal till after 5 mins there was a fire in the cpu case. i quickly switched off the main power supply. then i opened the case and there was a little smoke but after looking around with a torch i cudnt see anytin burnt. what do u thing went wrng and what should i do next?

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    1. Hello there,
      I presume that when you observed the fire or sparks inside the cabinet your monitor was displaying things properly and all the operations worked properly.
      This can be a diverse issue as you yourself haven't seen any particular signs of burns or melts on the inside.
      The first troubleshooting can be the you check around the socks especially the 20+4 pin motherboard connector both on the PSU and the motherboard. Second will be your peripheral cables to the HDD or the dvd drive.
      If they seem to be all right then the loose 4 pins can be the culprit as they are touching your CMOS battery on-board and could've caused a surge just see of the CMOS is fine n not burnt and tape the connector to avoid any future issues.
      Turn on your pc if you observed any of the above problems and rectified them after either removal or repairs.
      If none is observed as above then you might have a burnt capacitor in the PSU itself, a faulty module or a sudden voltage surge could've fried it. If you don't have a UPS then it was definitely a voltage surge as they are common in india.
      Claim a replacement for the same.
      Inform me about your progress on this issue so that I can guide you better.

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  61. hi vishvesh, i checked all the ports as advised by you and found everything in order. so started the pc with the case cover open and found the graphic card burning. so i removed the graphic card and everythings is in order now. its still under observation. so far so good. just to confirm its the graphic card problem right? if i install an ati R7 250 1 gb i should not hv this problem. isnt it?

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    1. Yes the graphic card causes this problem many a times that is the reason why I mentioned about a working monitor in the first place.
      Removing it and switching to the on-board graphics is what you should do right now and relax there is no issue with your system now.
      Yes buy the R7 250 1GB DDR5 and you'll be all good to go.
      Feel free to ask any further questions.

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  62. hi , i tired blowing air in the power ports and cleaned with thinner. i also changed the power cord but the problem still persists. disconnected the cable after charging it for a while and as soon as i removed the power cord it went off. any other solutions??

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    1. Hello,
      Lets just say that your Laptop is all good and nothing is broken inside the chamber where the battery rests and the pins or sensors are working fine.
      Just follow these steps in the same order as I mention them:
      1. Remove the battery and keep your Laptop running on direct power from the AC supply of the charger.
      2. Click on start menu orb>type "device manger" and open it> Under the battery option you'll find a couple of options.
      3. Just right click and uninstall the following two drivers--
      -->Microsoft AC Adapter
      -->Microsoft ACPI Compliant Control Method Battery
      4. After you've uninstalled these just shut down your laptop.
      5. Re-insert the battery back in the chamber and keep the charger plugged in. Power on your laptop.
      6. After it powers on check the batter charging status from the task bar.

      Hope this will solve your problem.
      Inform me if this doesn't work for you and even if it does.

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    1. Anytime keep visiting for any help if required.

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  64. i did as you suggested.battery status shows plugged in, charging but battery level is 0%. before also it would show the same thing. only diff i found is dat the battery indicator light on the laptop used to blink orange 4 times and once blue. now it shows blue when its on . blue means ok. but when its off and plugged in its stills follows d orange and blue pattern. i dont know if this will help you finding the problem. any other suggestions?

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    1. This seems to be like a drained battery issue.
      When you purchased the batteries I guess they were all drained fully not complying with the minimum 3% power level that is required to power on a laptop.
      You need to jump start the battery, just do this and it may help.
      ==>As you've mentioned either you leave the battery to charge for a stretch without disturbing and you may notice a slow increase in levels of charging. If you do then don't worry the battery is reviving and will charge quickly after a while of charging.
      ==>If this doesn't work then reset the system management controller by Shutting down the computer and disconnect the power cord. Remove the battery. Press and hold the power button for five seconds. Reattach the battery and power cord attached to an outlet, then start up the computer.
      ==> The last sensible method is that you take out the battery and get it to the shop asking them to jump start it by manual charging they can do it for you.

      Your laptop and its charging pins are fine the problem is that your laptop is old and a battery for such model might have depleted completely by sitting on shop's shelf without even getting into actual use. A jump start will help and ix the problem permanently if the top two points don't.

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  65. hi , i am still having problems with my usb as mentioned before. the pc hangs when i connect a pendrive or external drive. it is fractionally better than before after the installation of corsair vs 650 PSU. Any suggestions?

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    1. Hello,
      You have a Gigabyte motherboard I suppose, and these have known USB driver issues courtesy to the controller that they employ.
      I suggest a simple solution to try at first.
      Just go into the BIOS of your system when it boots up locate the on the "Integrated Peripherals" options and select something like the "USB Storage Function" and select disable for this and exit the BIOS after saving.
      This function is needed only when you boot from a USB drive but that;s not the case in your situation so diabling it will solve your issue as it has known issues in conflicting with the USB drivers and causing system freezes.
      Try this and come back to me. Hope this solves you issues.

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  66. i hv an intel DG41RQ motherboard and i have faced this issue since i replaced the previous motherboard. i even tried changing the motherboard intially as i thought it was a defective one but the problem was the same.

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    1. Alright this seems to me like a power mismanagement, try to connect the same USB device to the ports at the back instead of the front USB ports and see id the problem persists. This is because the rear USB ports get proper power whereas the front USB ports built into the cabinet get mis wired many a times during installation by the vendor.
      If it is not freezing when you plug the USB device in the back posrts then the front ports are not wired properly or at worst may be damaged over the long usage of your old power supply that was already failing.
      Try it and come back.

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  67. i was talking about the rear ports, my front ports dont recognize any of the devices i plug in. so i connect all the devices at the rear. USB 3 devices hang but the transfer takes place very slowly in kbs and keep on hanging in between. but when i connect USB 2 devices and copy any data especially large files the pc hangs and stops responding till the time i unplug the device. then it functions normally without the usb. Transfers from the usb to pc are pretty ok. but transfers from pc to USB is a pain.

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    1. OK, well I recommend that you two different steps that you should follow one after the other and not both at once.

      >>>Uninstall all the drivers for your USB port<<<
      1. Go to device manager
      2. In Device Manager, double click to expand "Universal Serial Bus controllers", right click on the Host Controller, click "Uninstall" and click "OK".
      3. Restart your PC and see if it solved the problem.

      >>>Disable the Data Execution Prevention feature<<<
      1. Go to command prompt by typing "cmd" in start menu search bar
      2. Type bcdedit /set {current} nx AlwaysOff press enter and restart your PC

      Either of these should work if they don't then you need to get your USB ports checked as it may be a corrupt hardware case. Update me if you have any lead on this.

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  68. option 2 did it for me. wish u had a blog 5 yrs back. i struggled with this problem when the solution was so simple. Asked ppl who call themselves computer engineers and they did not have a clue. And u managed to solve it online!!!!! kudos

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    1. That's good news, really happy for you and thank you for such generous words.
      Its OK everything that glitters is not gold *wink*
      I would appreciate it if you could share this on my Facebook page as a testament to my blog.
      Keep visiting and do ask me if you have any issues in future.

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  69. which graphic card is better, Zotac Geforce Gtx 650 GDDR5, 1Gb or ATI radeon R7 with boost 1gb ddr5

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    1. The Sapphire R7 250 1Gb DDR5 is a far better choice than the GTX 650 simply because it has a newer architecture and already has a better performance than the 650.
      After the release of the Omega drivers by AMD and Mantel support in games AMD has swiped the market in this price range for good.
      I strongly recommend the R7 250 over the GTX 650.

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  70. Does the nvidia 730 1gb ddr5 work on ecs g41t-m7 motherboard

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