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What video card would work on my Gateway GT5034

I want to buy a video card for my Gateway GT5034.It has a AMD Athlon 64x2 dual-core processor 4200+ 2.2 GB 2000 MHZ front side bus L2 cache 512KB x 2 4GB of memory, the add-in card slots are one PCI-Express x16,One PCI-E X1 , Two PCI Conventional. I just would like to know what the best or mid price video card would work in this machine, as I am a novice and there is so many kinds of video cards on the market. My PSU is 300watt's.I am most grateful for any help you may give. Thank you
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  1. HD7750, R7 250 or GTX750 are your top performing options. The CPU will though bottleneck them so maybe R7 240.
  2. rolli59 said:
    HD7750, R7 250 or GTX750 are your top performing options. The CPU will though bottleneck them so maybe R7 240.


    Will they bottleneck even though I am not using the card for games?
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    Not really but if you are not gaming the R7 240 will suit just as well.
  4. rolli59 said:
    HD7750, R7 250 or GTX750 are your top performing options. The CPU will though bottleneck them so maybe R7 240.


    rolli59 said:
    Not really but if you are not gaming the R7 240 will suit just as well.


    The R7 240 has a 450W PSU, my Gateway has only a 300W PSU, would this still work?
  5. Yes because the actual total system load is only 122 watts in this review http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-r7-240-and-250,3717-9.html
    The card it self maxes at around 30watts http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-r7-240-and-250,3717.html
  6. rolli59 said:
    Yes because the actual total system load is only 122 watts in this review http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-r7-240-and-250,3717-9.html
    The card it self maxes at around 30watts http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-r7-240-and-250,3717.html


    Would a EVGA GeForce GT520 01G-P3-1526-KR work in my Gateway GT5034?
  7. Yes it will low power card.
  8. rolli59 said:
    Yes it will low power card.


    Even though it says "minimum of 18AMPS on a 12v rail?", I think my PSU is a +12v /15A rail? The reason I ask all these question as I want to make sure as I don't have a lot of $$$$$$ and I appreciate all your information.
  9. It will still work recommended is always a higher number than actual.
  10. rolli59 said:
    It will still work recommended is always a higher number than actual.


    Thank you rolli59 for all your time and help, I am still looking for the right video card, I just want to get the right one for this machine. Have a great day!
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