Temporary video card choice

By Jamesqin
Jan 10, 2010
  1. Hi guys,
    I recently gain acces to a "new" computer in my house and I decided to try Dragon Age: Origins on it. The PC runs the game, but fps is really bad, especialy when in open-space areas. To cut it short, I would like to upgrade it, but the thing is that since the computer is not mine, it is not a long-term way.
    What I was thinking was that I would buy a video card (that seems to be the worse part of the PC) and add it there and than later on, like in few months I would remove it and place it in the computer I'm planning on buying. I know it sounds crazy but if it were to work, it'd be great.
    here are the specs of my pc:
    - ASUS M3A78 PRO motherboard with integrated graphic card (lower)
    - AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5600+ 2,91 GHz
    - 1,75 GB RAM
    - ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics

    I would be grateful, if you could suggest me a card that would do the trick, because I've been told that there could be a compatibility problem with this motherboard if I were to buy a good card which would be usable later on + I'm not sure how things works when the video card is already integrated in motherboard and you wish to add better one.
    About the card, I'm looking, obviosly, for the best go in category, lets say, 100-200 dollars

    thank you for any advice
  2. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    100-200 dollars is a very wide range. It would be better if you could be a little more specific. However, a Radeon HD 4770 / 4850 should handle the game fine. They're about $100.
  3. GN48

    GN48 TS Rookie Posts: 143

    You can always switch to Nvidia and get a Nvidia Geforce 9500GT....which cost around 100 to 200 dollar mark.
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