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Video Card Upgrade Advice


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#1 applesauce1234

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 09:15 PM

hey there

so i currently have an nVidia Geforce 256mb FX 5500 PCI card, and want to upgrade my video card... I only have PCI slots on my motherboard...

i have an Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.00GHz with 1022.0 MB Ram...

im not interested in expensive upgrades or playing brand new games... i just notice that my graphics ability is the weakest (when i check it on sites like Can You Run It?) for games that have come out in the last couple years.

is it worth it to upgrade it (maybe find something on ebay), or would it be a total waste of money?

id like to spend somewhere in the neighbourhood of 50$ or less...

thanks!

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#2 applesauce1234

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 09:19 PM

ive found a couple of cards on ebay...

e.g. nVIDIA GeForce 6200 256 MB PCI 3D Video Graphic Card

nVIDIA GeForce FX 5700 FX5700 256 MB PCI 3D Video Card

im assuming 256mb is the max id be able to get with pci?

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 12:42 AM

With a computer like that, you wouldn't get much benefit from the high-end graphics cards. What is the wattage of your power supply? If you get a card that requires more power than what PC can provide, you will have all sorts of problems. You can find the wattage by looking at the power supply itself, it will be a sticker on the unit itself inside the case, most likely.

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Posted 19 March 2010 - 08:59 AM

PCI IS SLOW!!


So you wont be getting much.

lol you will run age of empires 2 well Lol

You probably play games no higher then 2006 on low to medium maybe




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