Need help finding new graphic card

ok so im a gamer and recently i bought a geforce 8400 gs PCI ddr2 and it wouldnt work so i called the pny technology and they said thats why it doesnt work because they sent out defective graphic cards by mistake and i just so happen to buy one but now im looking for a good gaming graphic card from $30 too $60 dollars and the technical person said i could buy a pretty decent one around that price range so i need help choosing one because i was looking thru all of the graphic cards online but theres alot of stuff i dont get because im not a computer person but i have emachines windows vista n my model is ET1641-02w and he said i should look into this graphic card -XFX PVT86SYHLG GeForce 8400 GS Video Card - 512MB DDR2, PCI Express 2.0, DVI, VGA, HDTV but when i scrolled down it says 64 bit somethin and i think my computer is 36 bit or whatever over bits there is besides 64 im the lower one i think lol but if someone could look for info bout my comp n tell me the best graphic card for a cheap price it wuld be much appreciated thank you.
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  1. Well, List your pc specs, then we can help..
  2. 55Range said:
    Well, List your pc specs, then we can help..

    dunno what the pc specs are really this is my boyfriends comp umm this is what i got from a website about his motherboard though if this helps

    ET1641-02w ECS MCP73VT-PM Intel® Celeron® X2 E1400 2.0 GHz
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    depends on power supply.
    please check it's either 250-watt or possibly 300-watt.
    i have suggestions that will work but it's nice for you to know your own unit..
    unit has nVidia chipset integrated, FYI.

    $30-$60 won't get you much at all, try $50-$80 price range.

    well this computer has a 500w power supply that my boyfriend put in it but hes willing to spend up to 60 dollars on a graphic card but we gotta figure out what a good one is for this system
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    Video Card GT240 512MB DDR5 Dvii+VGA+HDMI Retail
    Manufacturer Part# 512-P3-1240-LR

    * Product Type: Graphics Card
    * Memory Speed: 3400 MHz
    * Host Interface: PCI Express 2.0 x16
    * Standard Memory: 512 MB
    * Memory Technology: GDDR5 SDRAM

    what does pci express 2.0 mean? and ddr5? those r the 2 things im confused about
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    Special deal w/ XFX power supply combo, ends 12/15 XFX GT240XYHFC GeForce GT 240 512MB 128-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

    * GeForce GT 240
    * 512MB DDR5
    * PCI Express 2.0 x16

    * Chipset Manufacturer: NVIDIA
    * Core Clock: 550MHz
    * Shader Clock: 1340MHz
    * Stream Processors: 96
    * Model #: GT240XYHFC
    * Item #: N82E16814150452
    * Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy

    * Was: $79.99
    * Now: $74.99
    * $34.99 with Rebate
    * Free Shipping

    do you know if i have a pci express 2.0? i know i have 1 pci expressx16 slot in my comp but duno if its a 2.0 or not
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    it will work, i wouldn't recommend something that isn't compatible...
    c'mon, seriously.?

    sorry lol its my boyfriends computer and someone told him to buy a geforce 8400 gs pci ddr2 and it didnt work then we called today and they said they sold alot n alot of them r defective so hes taking it back and going to order a better one online but will you tell me what ddr5 means? and pci e 2.0 please? for my own information that stuff gives me a headache lol
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    it will work, i wouldn't recommend something that isn't compatible...
    c'mon, seriously.?

    it's physically the same, the only difference is in speed/timing.
    the video card will run at the speed the motherboards allows......

    he was looking at this one because its only $50 dollars but he wasnt sure if it would work in his system, would u know?
    Chipset: NVIDIA GeForce

    GPU Series: NVIDIA GeForce 200

    GPU/VPU: NVIDIA GeForce GT220

    video Memory: 1GB

    Memory Type: DDR2

    Memory Interface: 128-bit

    Stream Processors: 48

    Core Clock: 625 MHz

    Memory Clock: 800 MHz

    Shader Clock: 1360 MHz

    Interface Type: PCI Express 2.0

    Interface Speed: x16
  8. pci 2.0 is newer and better, backwards compatible with pci 1.6. Ram, ddr5 is better and faster than ddr 2, its just ram/memory system.
    Dont worry about malmental, he knows his stuff ;)
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    thanx bro..

    Np, you know your stuff well, and give good recommendations, eager to help, to what I have seen, been quite new to toms.. ;)
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    thanx bro..

    lol now which one of those cheap graphic card wuld be best for gaming because all he does is play games on this pc
  11. hey how longs it usually take for the products to get here from i ordered the Video Card GT240 512MB DDR5
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    you really don't get it.
    you really can't game on $65 cards...! (used off eBay maybe a better chance..)
    so it doesn't really matter which one you choose out of the ones suggested.
    all are in the same class performance wise....
    since you have nVidia chipset, go with the GT240..

    call it an early x-mas present and decide to spend like $100-$125 and then you can get a decent gaming card..

    well i mean im sure that graphic card is better then the onboard one he doesnt care if its the best performance he just wants somethin better then whats in the computer already hes been playing with the onboard graphic card without complaining for awhile and it never really messed up so im sure he will like it way more then the onboard graphic card
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    then anyone will do.
    HD5670 is the better of the three with the GT240 close behind, close..
    get get the cheapest you can.
    or best deal..

    we ordered the GT240 but is it like just a little better then the intragated geforce 7050 or is it alot better then that?
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    a whole lot better...!
    which OS are you running.?

    windows vista if thats what u mean, but do you have any ideas what i can do to make my comp perform better without buying anything? like ways to clean it out or anything>??
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    besides the obvious is to move up to windows 7, if you're still a student then microsoft has the student upgrade program.
    as for maintenance for windows vista:

    wait so i can go to windows 7? and what do you mean if im still a student? you mean in school lol?
  16. Quote:
    college program maybe, if you have a .edu email address then you're eligible for windows 7 program.

    oh well im a senior in high school and only have a not a .edu mail so dont think i am
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