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April 28, 2006 11:15:05 AM

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

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April 28, 2006 11:18:00 AM

Geforce 6600gt.

What graphic slot you have, agp or pci-e?
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April 28, 2006 12:22:14 PM

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)
April 28, 2006 12:35:46 PM

If you wanna faster than 6600gt you will must get PSU with more power.
400W as example.

CoD2 runs very good on my gainward 6600gt gs pci-x.
April 28, 2006 1:43:30 PM

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.
April 28, 2006 1:56:12 PM

Blame Nvidia... They used PCX all over their website when they got their first PCI Express cards out, and most know-nothing turned it into PCI-X.
April 28, 2006 2:03:46 PM

good good, gotta teach some people the right terms.
April 28, 2006 2:07:07 PM

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
April 28, 2006 2:09:17 PM

look at their FX series description...
April 28, 2006 2:16:15 PM

ok, i've read... then?

every pcx is pci-e, but not every pci-e is pcx :) 
and pci-x definetly is not pci-e

oh, as for the topic, i guess a 7600gs could run on a 300w psu with no problems
April 28, 2006 2:18:44 PM

i'd rather spend on a voltage regulator instead of blindly trusting my power company... hahha what a joke

a state of the art power supply wont help if your outlet sucks
April 28, 2006 2:20:45 PM

a good quality 300W PSU with a small system (1 HD, a non-P4 processor) should be able to host a 7600, yes - but not much more.
April 28, 2006 3:10:13 PM

Under $150?

7600 GS, for sure.
April 28, 2006 3:12:37 PM

April 28, 2006 4:17:22 PM

:roll:<--Hint, click me.


If you must insist on a new PSU, otherwise the 7600GS option would be perfect.

This one can get you a free copy of Tomb Raider Legend and has spiffy looking DVI connections.

This one will get you a free copy of Age Of Empires III but no spiffy DVI connections.