Hi, running a Athlon 64 3500+...Mainboard is a MS-7207G....Chipset..nvidia n force 410/430...Memory 1GB...Video card is a Geforce 6100 256mb shared memory...Want to upgrade video card...Unit is 300w...Want to play my COD2 online, runs slow..Could you recommend a video card that will run on 300w,(don't want to upgrade power) play my COD2, and cost under $150. Thanks
7600GT is a darn good deal in PCI-e gpus for it's $199 price point; it is worlds above any turbocache 6100 series, which is really only 5% more effective than most integrated video solutions....
(The 300 watt PSU is a cause for concern, however....I'd be simultaneously looking for a larger, quality PSU in conjunction with the gpu upgrade, although you might indeed be able to get away with a 6600GT for less money with existing PSU)
None of the cards released in the last year will run properly on a 300watt PSU. You will need a solid 450watts just to be safe. Get a name brand PSU, not a cheapo generic brand, and spend AT LEAST $60-70. The more expensive they get, the less likely they will fail down the road. Antec, Thermaltake, Fortron, Seasonic, OCZ, Silverstone and Enermax are all respectable brands to consider.
hmmmm as far as i remember they had a line called geforce pcx... there are pci-x video cards, but i made a search on nvidia's site and all i found was 1 entry about pci-x and pci-e cards, which made me believe they know the difference between them