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Need help choosing a graphics card

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
August 4, 2013 11:22:20 PM

So this weekend, I was repairing my aunt's old Sony Vaio desktop computer. After completing driver installs I noticed the machine lagging on simple things such as Youtube or Google images, or moving windows around the desktop area. What I need is a graphics card, preferably at $50 or less to take graphical load off of the Pentium 4's (2.4ghz) integrated chipset (Intel
845GV Integrated Graphics).

Note: this is NOT a computer meant for gaming, just web browsing, bill paying, and media consumption.

I just need youtube to run decently on it, (it runs at around 8fps @ 360p) and to get rid of visual artifacting when moving a window around or scrolling down a webpage, as this can push the Pentuim 4 to 85+ percent load. Im pretty sure the CPU isn't going bad, as it's not overheating and it isn't under super high load unless something graphically intensive (for this computer's vintage) is going on.

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August 5, 2013 1:14:35 AM

get a hd6570 or if you can find one- an second hand gt220/9500gt etc

Even hd5450/6450 would do the trick for $30