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Replacing a graphics card

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Right now I have a GTX460 in my desktop, and I've been having random driver crashes for quite some time (literally months if not longer). I've tried updating the drivers, but it does no good. I'm on Windows 8 -- had the same issue on Windows 7 as well.

This isn't a huge issue because I usually use my laptop and just remote connect to my desktop. However, occasionally I like to use the desktop for some simple video editing (Sony Vegas). I don't game -- the most I'd need to be able to run is something like GTA4.

At this point, I'd just like to replace the card with something else and see if that works out better. Any recommendations on a card that would suit my (seemingly small) requirements?

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Did you try clearing out your old GFX drivers before you updated cause if you didn't some of the left overs could be causing the driver crashes.

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I did. In fact, I did a complete system rebuild when I went to Win8. So far, nothing helped.

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Hey neojoker, how much do you plan on spending?

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Well, that's the problem. I don't want to spend much since physical usage of the machine isn't regular. But I really don't enough about the current graphics card market to know what to shoot for. I'd say $100 (US) would be fine, but I'm not sure if that's too little or just fine for what I would need.

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If you spend $50 more you could get maybe this
[url="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814129272&Tpk=6850"]http://www.newegg.co...129272&Tpk=6850[/url]

or 7770
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&N=-1&isNodeId=1&Description=7770&x=0&y=0

or a 650 Ti
[url="http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&N=-1&isNodeId=1&Description=650+Ti&x=0&y=0"]http://www.newegg.co...=650+Ti&x=0&y=0[/url]

Either way would be fine and they would last you and perform what you want.

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Interesting, I'll take a look. Thanks!

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I would suggest sticking with either the second or third choice. Due to the generations

Oh might want to make sure your PSU is good for the card your getting.

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did you try to blow out the heat sink on it? Is it clogged? It could be overheating.

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