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Need help with video card upgrade

By east0n14
Aug 24, 2007
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  1. Hey im looking to get a video card for my hp Pavilion a1120n im pretty sure i only have 2 PCI slots open what card should i get for the best price around 100$'s i was aiming for. I mainly use my computer for gaming and if anyone knows i was also looking to buy about 1g more ram this is what i got when i ran a system check for what ram i can use DDR2 PC2-5300. THanks,
  2. rapzkilla

    rapzkilla TS Rookie Posts: 60

    get a ATI Radeon 256MB DDR2 RAM on pci. It runs best on pci but the geforce is alot slower and it isnt very good with older mobo's.. oh and its 79.99 in stores or 40 bucks after rebate sometimes in frys
  3. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    You might want to take a look at this thread HERE. It might give you a few ideas.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  4. east0n14

    east0n14 TS Rookie Topic Starter

  5. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    While not your only option(you did look at the thread I linked?).

    It`s certainly one of the best pci video cards around.

    Regards Howard :)
  6. east0n14

    east0n14 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yes i did read your link it was informative, is this worth it though is it goign to make a noticable difference from my chip set that i currently have?
  7. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    I would`ve thought it would make a noticeable difference. If you read the reviews in the Newegg link, it appears to have no trouble in playing Oblivion at fairly good settings.

    Regards Howard :)
  8. east0n14

    east0n14 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    well if any1 knows where ic ould get a cheaper one let me kno i bascially just want to play world of warcraft and not lag for once :p so im going to get a new vid card and another gig of ram so... thanks for the help in advance
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