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January 26, 2010 8:19:14 AM

I recently upgraded to Win 7.

My motheboard is intel 845GEBV. The onboard graphics card is not supported by Win 7. Dang :ange: 

Please suggest a good graphic card :
1. Not too expensive.
2. Thats compatible to my motherboard and win7.
3. i dont play high end games
4. I don't need high performance.
5. I have corsair vx450 power supply.
6. May add another screen in future, but currently have only screen

Thank you.

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a b ) Power supply
January 26, 2010 8:26:48 AM

The Radeon 4670 HD is the best you can get for $65.
It performs good upto 1680x1050.
And it will be good for your PSU
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January 26, 2010 8:30:02 AM

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January 26, 2010 3:45:52 PM

1. Based upon the hierarchy chart:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-graphics-card,...

2. The fact your motherboard appears to only have an AGP 4X slot.
3. You mention not playing "high end games," which means you play would like to play games from a few years ago at a decent fps.
4. Using Newegg.com only.

I would go with the following:

1. ATI HD 3650 GDDR2 = $76
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2. ATI HD 4650 GDDR3 = $101
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Unfortunately, due to your MB only having a 4x AGP slot, in combination with your power supply only having 1 PCI-E 6 port power, your options are severely limited. (The MB is your major issue.)

And, if you plan on playing a game on one monitor and doing other things on a 2nd screen in the future, the 4650 is probably required.
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January 26, 2010 4:18:50 PM

I'd give my vote to the 4650 as well.

Although if the specs I'm finding are correct, even that may be overkill for your system. Looks like you have a socket 478 board, which would mean a single-core P4 chip. That's probably going to bottleneck the 4650, and the AGP 4x won't do you any favors either. So you may not see any better results with a 4650 than a 3650.

Although in that case ... the price difference between the 3650 and 4650 is only a few dollars, so I'd say the hell with it, you might as well just get the 4650 and be done with it.
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