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Help me change my graphic card !

by djxmizo / June 21, 2010 10:24 AM PDT

Hello all..
Like the title says,I want to change my graphic card,I currently have an intel pentium 4,1GB RAM,256MB NVIDIA fx5500,3GHZ (processor)
Please tell me what are compatible graphic cards that will work fine with my configuration (note that I may be considering moving to windows 7 soon) and I sometimes play games and stuff,and I edit and watch videos alot,thanks for your answers !

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Don't do this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 21, 2010 10:17 PM PDT

This machine is best left where it is. It's a single core CPU, and you would be unhappy no matter what the card or other upgrade.

Don't upgrade and save your money for the next machine.

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by djxmizo / June 27, 2010 11:28 AM PDT
In reply to: Don't do this.

But I'm sure im not buying a new comp,and I'll have to use this one for the next 2 years..can't you tell me whats the highest graphic card I could get for my pc ? thanks

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The video card upgrade path is limited by the system
by VAPCMD / June 27, 2010 12:50 PM PDT
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architecture, the power supply and your budget.

You haven't provided sufficient detail regarding any of the items identified above to make any recommendation.


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by djxmizo / June 27, 2010 1:24 PM PDT

Hi,thanks for the reply,for the power supply,its 350 watts and for the budget it doesnt matter as i'm not a us resident,and for the architecture I dont know what you mean =/

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Sorry no.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 27, 2010 11:12 PM PDT
In reply to: =(

I don't know what you have in your country for AGP VIDEO CARDS. This machine's single core CPU has me dismiss the ATI line so what can you find that is for:

1. AGP
2. Runs on 300 Watt power supplies?

I know you wrote 350 but since the machine is old we must de-rate that power supply. It's because the electrolytic capacitors age that we must knock off some Watts.

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by djxmizo / June 28, 2010 1:44 AM PDT
In reply to: Sorry no.

I guess we have the latest video cards

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