Best graphics card for this system?

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]


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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.
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?

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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.