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Looking for a new graphics card, help please.

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May 25, 2009 2:45:02 AM

I am currently looking for a new graphics card and I have no idea on what I need. My computer is a Acer Aspire M3100, I got it about 1 year ago. How do I know if a graphics card I buy will work with it? Can anyone help pick a nice card out for me! I am looking to play Huxley when it comes out. :) 

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a b U Graphics card
May 25, 2009 2:48:13 AM

What are your system specs we're not psychic.
May 25, 2009 2:53:25 AM

Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5600+ 2.80GHz
Ram: 3.00 GB
Current Display: on-board ATI Radeon x1250
32-Bit Windows Vista

Need anything else?
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a b U Graphics card
May 25, 2009 2:55:26 AM

Just your psu wattage
May 25, 2009 3:05:24 AM

I'm not sure what I was looking for but on my Power Supply it reads:

INPUT: 100-127v ~ / 6A; 220-240V ~ / 3.15A: 50-60HZ
OUTPUT: 250W Max
a c 359 U Graphics card
May 25, 2009 3:49:28 AM

Pretty weak PSU.

I can't recommend anything more powerful than the HD 4550 which uses about 20w of power under load.
May 25, 2009 3:57:26 AM

I don't know much about the hardware of a PC...just the basics. Could someone recommend me the best card I could get with my current specs? Preferably one that won't make my pc explode! :p 

edit: Thanks jaguarskx. Anyway you could link me one from newegg or something? Sorry, I just don't want to get the wrong card.
a c 359 U Graphics card
May 25, 2009 6:57:56 AM

Alex4k said:


edit: Thanks jaguarskx. Anyway you could link me one from newegg or something? Sorry, I just don't want to get the wrong card.


Here you go:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Just remember it is a "value" video card and it has not been benchmarked with games. Don't expect too much from it, but it will definitely be better than the integrated video that you have.

May 26, 2009 6:55:01 AM

Nice card edeawillriule listed, but I'm not sure it'll run that great on a 250W PSU.
May 28, 2009 3:18:02 AM

Yeah should work well but you might consider getting a nicer quality PSU.
a b U Graphics card
May 28, 2009 8:10:13 AM

I wouldn't go with that brand of a PSU myself. Pick up a decent one then hunt for a 4770, one of the best low end cards around.
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