Re: Video card upgrade?
Thanks Frogs Hair.
So far I have cleaned the OEM card a couple times so far. It's a real pain because to give it a proper cleaning it must be removed to clean out inside the card fan blades. It runs cooler then but the noise remains. When I put a finger on the card fan to stop fan from spinning, the noise ceases completely. When finger is removed, fan spins up and the noise returns, a high pitched annoying sound.
Looked at that PNY card you linked but don't know what to make of it because the one review was hidden and only rated it 2 stars.
My OEM card has 1GB DDR3.
Saw some cards with 2GB DDR3 that run OK with my 350 watt power supply.
Others with more memory or DDR5 type memory require a bigger power supply.
Since I'm no gamer I'd prefer sticking with my OEM 350 watt PS since it still works OK.
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