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July 10, 2014 8:55:44 PM

hi i have a intel celeron D 346 and ive already installed windows 7 ultamite 64 bit and i found the NVIDIA directory and i opened setup.exe and it told me that my os is 64 bit and my internal graphics only supports 32 bit can any one tell me what graphics card is good?
is this efficent? : http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

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July 10, 2014 9:49:30 PM

laurindroid said:
hi i have a intel celeron D 346 and ive already installed windows 7 ultamite 64 bit and i found the NVIDIA directory and i opened setup.exe and it told me that my os is 64 bit and my internal graphics only supports 32 bit can any one tell me what graphics card is good?
is this efficent? : http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...


I recommend an EVGA 750 Ti: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

It supports PCIE 2.0, you won't lose much performance. Also, it only needs a 300 Watts PSU compared to the GT 610's recommended 350 Watt PSU. The performance for the 750 Ti is far better than the GT 610.

But your CPU is very weak, it will bring the performance of the 750 Ti down. Per reference from this thread with a similar situation like yours I recommend you upgrade your CPU to an Intel e6600 or e6700.

http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2055543/dell-e52...

I am not sure if the anniversary edition Intel Pentium Processor G3258 would work... I doubt it does.

Your system is really handicapped because of the processor. As of right now an e6600 or 6700 processor would give you more power. You can find cheap ones on ebay.

Otherwise upgrading the graphics card is pointless...

Edit: Your Dell e520 from the Specifications http://support.dell.com/support/systemsinfo/document.as... comes with a 305 Watt PSU. Barely what you need. I would recommend upgrading the PSU as well... but you know what...

Why not build a new PC for less than $500? Also How did you upgrade to windows 7 ultimate? The upgrade, the whole thing, builder's OEM edition?

Edit #3: For a base price of $470 (up to $408 after promo codes, mail and rebate, and combo deals) you can build a PC that performs better than the PS4 and Xbox One. Powerful enough to do other things such as multi-tasking, watching movies online, office work, school work. A very efficient PC and well rounded, it would go well with your Windows 7 Ultimate.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/8Kxst6
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/8Kxst6/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus H81M-K Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($55.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston Fury Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48.45 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R7 260X 2GB Core Edition Video Card ($110.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($27.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $408.38

But it's up to you :)  The 750 Ti would solve your problem, but I think it would be pointless.


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July 11, 2014 7:44:46 PM

solkeher said:
laurindroid said:
hi i have a intel celeron D 346 and ive already installed windows 7 ultamite 64 bit and i found the NVIDIA directory and i opened setup.exe and it told me that my os is 64 bit and my internal graphics only supports 32 bit can any one tell me what graphics card is good?
is this efficent? : http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...


I recommend an EVGA 750 Ti: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

It supports PCIE 2.0, you won't lose much performance. Also, it only needs a 300 Watts PSU compared to the GT 610's recommended 350 Watt PSU. The performance for the 750 Ti is far better than the GT 610.

But your CPU is very weak, it will bring the performance of the 750 Ti down. Per reference from this thread with a similar situation like yours I recommend you upgrade your CPU to an Intel e6600 or e6700.

http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2055543/dell-e52...

I am not sure if the anniversary edition Intel Pentium Processor G3258 would work... I doubt it does.

Your system is really handicapped because of the processor. As of right now an e6600 or 6700 processor would give you more power. You can find cheap ones on ebay.

Otherwise upgrading the graphics card is pointless...

Edit: Your Dell e520 from the Specifications http://support.dell.com/support/systemsinfo/document.as... comes with a 305 Watt PSU. Barely what you need. I would recommend upgrading the PSU as well... but you know what...

Why not build a new PC for less than $500? Also How did you upgrade to windows 7 ultimate? The upgrade, the whole thing, builder's OEM edition?

Edit #3: For a base price of $470 (up to $408 after promo codes, mail and rebate, and combo deals) you can build a PC that performs better than the PS4 and Xbox One. Powerful enough to do other things such as multi-tasking, watching movies online, office work, school work. A very efficient PC and well rounded, it would go well with your Windows 7 Ultimate.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/8Kxst6
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/8Kxst6/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus H81M-K Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($55.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston Fury Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48.45 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R7 260X 2GB Core Edition Video Card ($110.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($27.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $408.38

But it's up to you :)  The 750 Ti would solve your problem, but I think it would be pointless.





thanks, i will take a look :) 

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