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Replacement Graphics Card For a HP DC7800 Convertible Minitower

Hello, I recently purchased a computer, with the intention of playing games. I have had problems playing Skyrim and Civilization 5. I then discovered that the Video Card for this computer was an Intel Q35 Express, with 64mb of RAM. I have been looking for replacements, and I spent all of my money on the computer, so I have a very limited budget.
Currently, on the UK Amazon, I have found two cards.

The first is an Asus Nvidia GeForce GT 640 DirectCU Silent Graphics Card:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Nvidia-GeForce-DirectCU-Graphics-Express/dp/B009KZ4EO4/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

The second is an Asus GeForce GT 610 Silent Nvidia Graphics Card:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/GeForce-Graphics-Express-Profile-Cooling/dp/B008A1C2AM/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1408285353&sr=8-3&keywords=Asus+video+card

I was wondering if you could inform me if either of these are suitable, or if they will overheat, or, just not work.

Many thanks, Matthew.

Computer Specs:
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad (2.66GHz)
RAM: 4GB
Windows 7 64bit Ultimate
No HDMI.
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    To be honest neither of those cards are really "gaming" oriented cards. They are more targeted as on board graphics replacements and while they may be capable of pushing 20-25 FPS on the lowest possible settings and resolutions the experience will be far from enjoyable. What is you max budget for a Graphics card ?

    Going off your case size and power supply limitation my immediate thoughts are the 750 Ti and the Radeon 7750/ R7-250 (performance in that order) as they are the most powerful cards that do not require external power from the power supply and are still small enough to fit in your case.
  2. cmi86 said:
    To be honest neither of those cards are really "gaming" oriented cards. They are more targeted as on board graphics replacements and while they may be capable of pushing 20-25 FPS on the lowest possible settings and resolutions the experience will be far from enjoyable. What is you max budget for a Graphics card ?

    Going off your case size and power supply limitation my immediate thoughts are the 750 Ti and the Radeon 7750/ R7-250 (performance in that order) as they are the most powerful cards that do not require external power from the power supply and are still small enough to fit in your case.


    I am very appreciative of your help, and with regards to the 7750, I was wondering if this one is acceptable:
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sapphire-11202-13-20G-Graphics-Express-Technology/dp/B0096WIFU0/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1408289008&sr=1-1&keywords=Radeon+7750
  3. Matthew314 said:
    cmi86 said:
    To be honest neither of those cards are really "gaming" oriented cards. They are more targeted as on board graphics replacements and while they may be capable of pushing 20-25 FPS on the lowest possible settings and resolutions the experience will be far from enjoyable. What is you max budget for a Graphics card ?

    Going off your case size and power supply limitation my immediate thoughts are the 750 Ti and the Radeon 7750/ R7-250 (performance in that order) as they are the most powerful cards that do not require external power from the power supply and are still small enough to fit in your case.


    I am very appreciative of your help, and with regards to the 7750, I was wondering if this one is acceptable:
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sapphire-11202-13-20G-Graphics-Express-Technology/dp/B0096WIFU0/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1408289008&sr=1-1&keywords=Radeon+7750



    It's acceptable.
  4. Alan Caldwell said:
    Matthew314 said:
    cmi86 said:
    To be honest neither of those cards are really "gaming" oriented cards. They are more targeted as on board graphics replacements and while they may be capable of pushing 20-25 FPS on the lowest possible settings and resolutions the experience will be far from enjoyable. What is you max budget for a Graphics card ?

    Going off your case size and power supply limitation my immediate thoughts are the 750 Ti and the Radeon 7750/ R7-250 (performance in that order) as they are the most powerful cards that do not require external power from the power supply and are still small enough to fit in your case.


    I am very appreciative of your help, and with regards to the 7750, I was wondering if this one is acceptable:
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sapphire-11202-13-20G-Graphics-Express-Technology/dp/B0096WIFU0/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1408289008&sr=1-1&keywords=Radeon+7750



    It's acceptable.



    Thanks, I'm going to get this one.
  5. I would attempt to go for the 750Ti if you could... it is a great card in my opinion.
  6. That Sapphire 7750 will work great for your needs. Good luck.
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