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    Advice (Graphics Card)

    Hi, well at my age 53, I don't keep upto date with things like graphics cards, only time I have trouble is when they don't work or I want a new one
    Well it's the latter option, thinking about a new one for my sons pc, this one actually. I've no real idea what would be best, only recently picked up this pc, it lacks a bit in the graphics I guess, my lads what to be able to play old game, Battlefield 2 again, problable more aswell. Don't really have more than £50 to chuck at this, I know it's not a lot when it comes to graphics cards, but what could / would be the best I could hope for with that budget ?
    System info
    Windows 7 Pro
    Intel Pentium 4 CPU, 3.00GHz
    RAM 2.0gb
    Motherboard incase you need to know, ECS G31T-M
    Graphics, Radeon X300, from the X300/X550/X1050 Series

    anything else I could find out with SIW, if you need more info.

    I know to get the best you need more dosh lol, but something that does the job ok will do if you know what I mean .

    I would not know what to buy, better to ask than be sorry.
    thanks in advance.

    PS did I miss anything ? lol
    Last edited by Stibz; 04-05-2010 at 02:18 PM.

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    Re: Advice (Graphics Card)

    Motherboard has a PCIe x16 slot.

    Whats your PSU like? total power and 12V current? Whats a Pentium 5?

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    Re: Advice (Graphics Card)

    I assume you mean Pentium 4?? What model is it??

    I would install CPU-Z as it will tell you what CPU you have!

    What make is your PSU and what is its rated power??

    If you PSU is up to the job I would get the following card:

    http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Home/Pr...I-E-DVI-TV-Out

    However a Pentium 4 will probably bottleneck even an HD3850 or HD4670.


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    Re: Advice (Graphics Card)

    CPU Info says Intel(R)Pentium(R)4 CPU 3.00GHz
    struggling to find PSU info, I'll ask how, without opening the box lol I can't see this info on SIW program
    Guess I have to check inside
    Last edited by Stibz; 04-05-2010 at 07:31 PM.

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    Re: Advice (Graphics Card)

    Hi, checked the PSU this morning, 400W

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    Re: Advice (Graphics Card)

    What company makes it?


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