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Need help with finding a graphics card

By alexmorgan24
Mar 16, 2010
  1. I have had my computer since 2003 and haven't touched the inside ever. So everything is all stock. The processor is an HP Pavilion a255c. The power supply is a Bestec ATX*250-122 Rev D My graphics card is a Nvidia GeForce4 MX 440 with AGP8X.

    I'm trying to be able to run World of warcraft pretty smoothly. I did add a stick of RAM to my computer a few days ago so I now have 1.5 gigs of Ram.

    My question is, is there a video card that will help the performance without having to change the power supply.

    but if i do have to change the power supply, what kind will my computer support?
     
  2. Zilliak

    Zilliak TS Booster Posts: 164

  3. alexmorgan24

    alexmorgan24 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I'm pretty sure it's only 250 watts. there are other watts that are on the label but that one is the one i think my power supply is
     
  4. alexmorgan24

    alexmorgan24 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Also...it has to be compatible with DDR. I was told anything like DDR1 or DDR2 won't work on my comp
     
  5. Zilliak

    Zilliak TS Booster Posts: 164

    It will work. You need a better PSU to run a better graphics card. The memory is completely separate from your system ram.
     
  6. alexmorgan24

    alexmorgan24 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    so what specs do i have to look for on my comp to know if that graphics card is compatible with my computer?
     
  7. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 869   +8

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