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Upgrading graphic card in HP Pavilion a1522in

By shedear
Apr 7, 2011
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  1. hi guys. i'm basically a noob in computer hardwares,hence help me in upgrading my pc
    i want to upgrade graphics to ati or nvidia 1gb card so that i would be able to play recent games like assassins creed brotherhood, stalker, crysis2.
    so what budget range graphic card would you suggest in the price range of 100 - 150$(3000-5000 indian rupee)
    my psu is 250 watt..is it possible to upgrade graphics without changing psu?
    present pc spec

    Hardware

    Base processor
    PentiumD 915 (P) DC 2.8 GHz
    • 800 MHz front side bus
    • Socket 775
    Chipset
    ATI Radeon Xpress 200 for Intel Processors
    Motherboard
    • Manufacturer: ECS
    • Motherboard Name: RC410M
    • HP/Compaq motherboard name: Asterope3GL8E
    Hard drive
    • 200 GB SATA
    • 7200 rpm
    memory 2 GB (2 x 1 GB)

    Expansion slots
    Slot type Quantity
    PCI Three (One available)
    PCI Express x16 One (One available)
     
  2. Win7Dev

    Win7Dev TS Evangelist Posts: 560   +172

    I would recommend a gtx 460 or an amd 6790. Both run right around $150. For only 150 you aren't going to get anything near max settings. Also you have to upgrade your psu. The recommended amount is at the very minimum 300w for a low end graphics card. You ideally need a mid-high end gpu, but you can't get all that much better performance in your price range. You should be looking for a decent 450-550w PSU. Corsair is a good brand.
     
  3. shedear

    shedear TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thank you
     

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