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300 psi graphics card

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December 29, 2009 1:47:03 AM

I have an hp pavilion with AMD phenom x4 9150e quad core processor, that has a 300 watt power supply and a nvidia geforce 6150se nforce 430. I was trying to play lord of the rings the battle fo middle earth 2 and it failed, it couldn't even play it on medium settings on 1600x900 resolution, kind of sad...... Think I should try to upgrade it or just get a better computer, I use it to play games like bfme2 and warcraft 3 which it also cannot run at high and watch videos

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a c 194 U Graphics card
December 29, 2009 2:00:03 AM

A better video card would definitely help, the 6150 is a low end IGP, a discrete card like a 4650 would perform reasonably well and let you play it on medium settings, if you are willing to upgrade your PSU to a good 500-550W unit a 4870/5770/GTX260 would let you play games on high at 1600x900
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a c 1362 U Graphics card
December 29, 2009 2:01:21 AM

With out changing power supply you could upgrade to HD4670 or GT240 both are a big step up from the integrated.
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a c 189 U Graphics card
December 29, 2009 7:32:05 AM

Do u have a plan to upgrade?
If u have more budget then tell us how much, we will help u to choose... :) 
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December 29, 2009 6:28:59 PM

I have about 500 dollors to spend, If I sell my computer for maybe 500 then 1000, maybe I can get a bit more from parents
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December 30, 2009 4:45:57 AM

Will an Ati 4350 work with my system?
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a c 194 U Graphics card
December 30, 2009 4:47:31 AM

Yeah but it will only be marginally more powerful than your IGP, the 4650 is the lowest card you should consider if you intend to game at all.
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December 30, 2009 5:24:01 AM

I was looking around and found an ati 4850 and 4890, the 4850 was on sale for 40 bucks less, if I go with that Ima need to upgrade power supply which idk if I can do..., will 4850 be a major increase over 6150se nforce 430?
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a c 189 U Graphics card
December 30, 2009 7:43:23 AM

Yup, a huge range between that cards... :) 
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