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Planning to upgrade my graphics card and need help.

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a b U Graphics card
January 2, 2010 10:16:32 AM

Hey i currently have a HD2400 pro PCI-E graphics card and am looking to upgrade it. Just looking for a reasonable price graphics card up to $100. The obvious upgrade would be the HD 3450 but just wondering which other options i have and which graphics card will fit my system. I also have a Intel E4500 dual core processor @2.20ghz, 1GB ram and am running windows xp professional. Thanks for ur help.
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a c 125 U Graphics card
January 2, 2010 1:51:14 PM

yeah what i said and he re-typed :L
a c 1324 U Graphics card
January 2, 2010 2:01:39 PM

Rustyy117 said:
yeah what i said and he re-typed :L

Except I did not pick specific cards. I leave brand and price up to OP. I have a hard time recommending a HD4670 card for $79.99 when you can get another one for $65.
a b U Graphics card
January 2, 2010 2:28:33 PM

just wondering is the nvidia card going to work on my computer. my current graphics card is a DDR2 memory type with a PCI-E interface. all i found at the moment is that both cards use the PCI-E 2.0 interface, so will that work on a PCI-E interface??? Both cards are also using the GDDR3 memory type. my current ram is DDR2 so im guessing it wont work.
a c 1324 U Graphics card
January 2, 2010 2:55:38 PM

The GDDR3 has nothing to do with your system memory, it is only for on card communication so no problem there. The PCI-e 2.0 interface is backwards compatible with 1.x interface.
The only question left to answer is , what is the size of your power supply?
a c 125 U Graphics card
January 2, 2010 2:58:24 PM

It'll work fine, even if your motherboard is PCI-E 1.0 (Not 2.0) it will still work as its backwards compatible. And the change from DDR2 to DDR3 makes no difference as far as compatibility is concerned.

@ rolli59 I was just joking man hence the ":L" Lighten up man, i just thought it was funny that we both recommened similar cards.
a c 1324 U Graphics card
January 2, 2010 3:01:34 PM

Rustyy117 said:
It'll work fine, even if your motherboard is PCI-E 1.0 (Not 2.0) it will still work as its backwards compatible. And the change from DDR2 to DDR3 makes no difference as far as compatibility is concerned.

@ rolli59 I was just joking man hence the ":L" Lighten up man, i just thought it was funny that we both recommened similar cards.

No offense taken. Just pointing out the price difference between the cards.
a c 125 U Graphics card
January 2, 2010 3:18:20 PM

Cool ^^

Here's a review of the HD4670

http://www.trustedreviews.com/graphics/review/2008/10/2...

As you can see the 4670 and 9800GT are pretty well matched, the 9800 taking a slight lead over the 4670 in most games, but as rolli59 has pointed out, the 4670 it is very cheap.
a b U Graphics card
January 2, 2010 8:03:53 PM

the size of my power supply is 230W i think. i found it out the red switch sort of thing next to the power supply but i think maybe i can switch it to a higher power supply. it says the voltage is 115/230~. just looking at the info and max power draws, it looks like the 4670 is the better fit. the 9800 takes alot more power and my power is limited.
a c 125 U Graphics card
January 2, 2010 11:27:04 PM

yeah rolli polli is righyt haha :D  buat you gona has to rwad the label mann....... :p 
a b U Graphics card
January 3, 2010 8:50:54 AM

k ill check it out. just wondering if this will affect anything, when i bought the computer it had an integrated intel graphics card in there so i cant take it out but ive turned it off on the bios.
a b U Graphics card
February 3, 2010 1:15:00 PM

bit of a late reply but i found out my psu is only 250w.
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