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November 20, 2009 2:54:37 PM

my sys config is pentium d,1 gb ddr1 ram and pi865d7 motherboard. please suggest a low price graphic card for playing

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November 20, 2009 2:59:56 PM

what monitor/resolution do you use?

is your PC a pre-built DELL, HP, ACER, etc..????
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November 22, 2009 3:52:18 PM

OvrClkr said:
what monitor/resolution do you use?

is your PC a pre-built DELL, HP, ACER, etc..????

no its an assembled one
i use 15 inch lcd

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November 22, 2009 6:04:10 PM

15" LCD? so that must be 1024x768.....

Anyways your board has an AGP slot rather than a PCI-E slot. Here are some cards that should work with your board.

SAPPHIRE 100228L Radeon HD 3850
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HIS H365F512ANP Radeon HD 3650
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

BFG Tech BFGR62256OC GeForce 6200
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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November 23, 2009 6:52:37 AM

k man thanq
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November 23, 2009 8:17:00 AM

Wow, your system is very old. I wish that I could recommend something better but I cannot due to your old system that can bottleneck the newest video card. :ouch: 
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November 27, 2009 4:16:07 PM

it has got 3 pci slots
wat else do uneed?
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November 28, 2009 5:03:44 PM

varun_88 said:
it has got 3 pci slots
wat else do uneed?


PCI is not the same as PCIe (PCI Express).

Today, most new video cards would use PCIe or PCI Express slot and they are normally $20 cheaper than an AGP video card. AGP slot is getting old and companies would not anymore make AGP video card.

Like Ovrclkr said, your motherboard is an AGP motherboard because it is old and does not have a PCIe slot. You need a new PCIe motherboard if you wanna buy newest, better PCIe video card. :ouch: 

Your old system is actually limiting your upgrade path and you cannot even go with the newest DirectX 11 video card. Your old CPU's speed would also bottleneck the new video card's speed and 1GB of DDR does not even meet minimum requirement for the latest video card. :ouch: 

I hate to say this but seriously, you better build a new PC rig and get the new system before even considering spending money on buying new video card. Also, you don't wanna miss DirectX 11 quality graphic games because DX 11 would offer more realistic graphics for your games so if you have a newer system, you could have gone with at least something like Radeon HD 5770 or Radeon HD 5850 and being able to get a better gaming experience. :o 

Actually, I am selling my 2004 Pentium 4 Sony Vaio Desktop PC and I am currently building a new Core i5 PC for gaming.
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