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September 13, 2013 7:09:11 AM

Hello, I am looking for a good but cheap(around $19 to $77) graphics card that might support my Intel G41 Express Chipset. I have 2 PCI e x16 slots. I also have 32 mb to 815 mb built in graphics.
But most of it is shared system memory giving me only that minimum 32 mb. My games aren't running smoothly because of this and i have been suffering from this problem since 2008 when i brought my pc. Please suggest a good graphics card.

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a b U Graphics card
September 13, 2013 7:19:43 AM

Intel's old IGPs were notoriously slow.

For ~$70, you can get a Radeon HD7730 with 1GB GDDR5 which is going to be a whole lot faster.
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a b U Graphics card
September 13, 2013 7:20:17 AM

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(around $77 to $19)


By that, i am assuming you mean $77 to $119.
I suggest the Sapphire HD 7770 Ghz edition. This is one of the best (if not the best) lower-end graphics card. It will play ALL games that are out right now, but not all on high.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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September 13, 2013 7:31:13 AM

H4X3R said:
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(around $77 to $19)


By that, i am assuming you mean $77 to $119.
I suggest the Sapphire HD 7770 Ghz edition. This is one of the best (if not the best) lower-end graphics card. It will play ALL games that are out right now, but not all on high.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



no i actually meant something like $19 to $77 (i had messed up the numbers :p  ) anyway thanks for suggesting.....might as well check it out
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September 13, 2013 8:30:22 AM

This is probably what you are looking for.

SAPPHIRE 100323-2L Radeon HD 6570 1GB $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Of course I would recommend spending a little more if you are serious about gaming, but you need to list your PSU before taking advice on that. You may need a new one for a more powerful GPU if you have a really crappy PSU
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September 13, 2013 8:50:32 PM

megamanx00 said:
This is probably what you are looking for.

SAPPHIRE 100323-2L Radeon HD 6570 1GB $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Of course I would recommend spending a little more if you are serious about gaming, but you need to list your PSU before taking advice on that. You may need a new one for a more powerful GPU if you have a really crappy PSU


i would list my PSU but i have no idea what it is :??:  and if i can't have that then i should try the AGP stuff......does PCI E x16 slots support AGP???????
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a b U Graphics card
September 14, 2013 6:10:38 AM

darkx132 said:
does PCI E x16 slots support AGP???????

No. AGP and PCIe are completely different slots with completely different pinout and signaling protocols.

AGP has been dead and buried for about 8 years.
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September 14, 2013 10:27:37 PM

By the way megamanx00, is Gigabyte HD 6450 - 1GB supported by the PCIe x16 slots? It's pretty cheap.......around $51.63...............
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September 14, 2013 11:24:50 PM

darkx132 said:
is Gigabyte HD 6450 - 1GB supported by the PCIe x16 slots? It's pretty cheap.......around $51.63...............

You get what you pay for. It may be cheap but it is also an awful lot slower than slightly more expensive GPUs.

The HD7730 with 1GB GDDR5 may cost ~$30 more but it is over 4X as fast so you get a whole lot better bang-per-buck out of it if you are remotely serious about gaming.

As for "being supported by the PCIe x16 slot", just about any PCIe GPU will work in any PCIe slot so this is generally not worth worrying about. You are far more likely to run into problems due to a low-quality PSU failing to deliver stable power to the GPU/CPU than problems with PCIe compatibility.
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September 15, 2013 9:09:16 AM

well......actually i didn't notice that but i am playing assassin's creed : Revelations on pc and it runs kinda well on the lowest graphics configurations and i checked the amount of graphics memory that it was using and saw that it was using 130 mb of graphics even though i have 812mb of graphics but i guess that the rest of it is shared system memory but is it really necessary to have THAT much shared system memory?????? It's almost like 682mb.......is it possible to change this to dedicated for gaming graphics???? i got this idea becuz one of my friends bought a pc with the same built in graphics like me(around 753mb maximum)
and he still got like 6.9 rating in his gaming graphics user experience score......i don't know what he did becuz he didn't do it himself......one of his cousins or uncles did it
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