Best graphics card for this system?

By PHutch01 ยท 5 replies
Dec 13, 2014
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  1. My graphics card previously got wet and frankly I don't know enough about computers in order to know what part to order for this. How can I find the best graphics card for this system? Or more simply can someone tell me what is the best card this system can support? Information below

    Field Value
    Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium Home Edition
    OS Service Pack -
    DirectX (DirectX 9.0c)
    Computer Name STARFISH
    User Name Patrick

    CPU Type DualCore Intel Pentium D, 2800 MHz
    Motherboard Name Unknown
    Motherboard Chipset Unknown
    System Memory 2048 MB
    BIOS Type Unknown
    Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)

    Audio Adapter High Definition Audio Controller [NoDB]

    IDE Controller Intel(R) 82801G (ICH7 Family) Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 27DF
    SCSI/RAID Controller Intel(R) ICH7R/DH SATA RAID Controller
    Disk Drive ST3160811AS
    Disk Drive WDC WD5000AAKX-00ERMA0
    Disk Drive Generic USB SD Reader USB Device
    Disk Drive Generic USB SM Reader USB Device
    Disk Drive Generic USB CF Reader USB Device
    Disk Drive Generic USB MS Reader USB Device
    Optical Drive TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S222A ATA Device
    SMART Hard Disks Status Unknown

    C: (NTFS) 476837 MB (437619 MB free)

    Keyboard Standard PS/2 Keyboard
    Mouse HID-compliant mouse

    Network Adapter Belkin Wireless Adapter (
    Network Adapter Intel(R) PRO/1000 PL Network Connection

    Printer Fax
    Printer Microsoft XPS Document Writer
    USB1 Controller Intel(R) 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB Universal Host Controller - 27C8 [NoDB]
    USB1 Controller Intel(R) 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB Universal Host Controller - 27C9 [NoDB]
  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 10,224   +4,149

    Look for a model number printed on your motherboard, usually printed around the CPU area.

    The info you provided only tells us you are using a Pentium D. Most likely an 820 (could also be either 915 or 920) but not positive. In any case this would be an LGA775 platform, which usually has a PCIe x16 slot. But without knowing the model number of the motherboard so we can check, I'm not going to swear on PCIe x16 support. I am leaning toward PCIe x16 support, since you stated having a graphics card.
  3. PHutch01

    PHutch01 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well there's multiple slots for multiple cards to be inserted into the board. I have what I think is the model number here (as it's attached to a barcode just next to the fan so it could be the following base on me looking.

    BQW254800231 AA D33246- 105
    (Intel Desktop Board) D975XWT2

    did any of these help?
  4. PHutch01

    PHutch01 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Anyone able to help?
  5. PHutch01

    PHutch01 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Can no one reply to this thread?....
  6. Tha General

    Tha General TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,105

    Your CPU is a dual core, and I assume you have a slot for pciex16. Best card for a dual core, I suggest a GDDR5 card By~Best Buy

    Lots to choose from, for a dual core though, maybe this one

    I had a dual core in the past, I had a 9800gt and it ran games pretty good at 1280x720, then I upgraded to a AMD xfx 5670 and it ran games much better at 1366x768. So that amd card I posted is the best for your dual core.

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