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Graphic card update question/ Intel gma 3100

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
April 21, 2013 1:37:40 PM

Whats the best video graphic card my pc would run, this is my computer:

Intel(r) g33/g31 Express Chipset (Microsoft Corporation -WDDM 1.0)
Graphic card: Intel gma 3100
Ram 4gb

looking to run nice 3d games

a b U Graphics card
April 21, 2013 1:56:55 PM

How much are you willing to spend?
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April 21, 2013 2:03:21 PM

dont know like 150$ 200$ max maybe more if u convince me haha

edit: what worries me most is the power supply i dont know how to find what is it and I dont wanna waste money for just discover it doesnt goes well with my pc
a b U Graphics card
April 21, 2013 2:18:52 PM

With your CPU, I think a Radeon 7750 would be a good match without the CPU holding it back.

Could go up to a 7770 or even 7850 with that budget though.
April 21, 2013 2:30:03 PM

Hello smeezekitty thanks for your quick responses also another thing I should know after buying this is how easy is to install it?
a b U Graphics card
April 21, 2013 2:43:11 PM

Not too bad. I installed one yesterday. Basically you take out the placeholder plate in the case the push the card straight down and lock it. Then tighten the backplate.

As a side note, I had to use the onboard video to change the primary display from onboard to PCI-E in the BIOS or else I would just get a black screen from the GPU.
April 21, 2013 2:59:21 PM

thanks Im looking for info about the graphic card and they recommend me to try 7770 is almost the same price, should i go for it? or my cpu will turn it away?

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a b U Graphics card
April 21, 2013 3:05:32 PM

Might bottleneck alittle under certain conditions but that does not mean performance will be bad.

There should be no issues.