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Choosing graphics card

By Thriiice
Jan 23, 2009
  1. Hello i'm looking to upgrade my graphics card, but im really nooby at this kind of stuff so i need your help.

    I'm looking for a graphics card relatively powerful, able to play most games, but not with the most stunning graphics. Possibly a card up to 256 MB would do the job.
    The range of price would be $50-100.

    My specs are:

    2.4 GHZ / 520 RAM (going to upgrade by adding 1Gig)
    MS-6533 Motherboard
    Graphics card: SiS 651 (internal) 32 Mb

    My graphics card really sucks :p
     
  2. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    Tell us your power supply specifications, thats always necessary.


    Your motherboard seems to have a PCI and an AGP, rather limiting your options.
    http://www.msicomputer.com/product/detail_spec/ms6533gl.htm


    A seemingly good choice (though im relativly unfamiliar with older cards) is the 9400gt $80
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814187057




    I would recommend paying a visit to the "So you only have PCI slots and what to game" thread, though you have the AGP option too.
    http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic51437.html
     
  3. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,077

  4. Thriiice

    Thriiice TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the reply, could you tell me how to check my powersupplies specs cause I don't really know how to.
    Do i need an multimeter? cause i dont have one
     
  5. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    You need to open up your case and look at the sticker on the PSU. A typical PSU sticker looks like this.
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