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Mini tower graphics card upgrade

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January 28, 2010 7:10:58 PM

I have an e-machines model EL1331G mini tower. The PSU sticker reads:
Rating: 100-127/220-240 Vac, 6/3A 60/50Hz
it has an AMD Athlon 2850e processor, Nvidia Geforce 6150SE integrated chipset,
and currently only 2 GB DDR2 Ram.
I would please like to know what options I have for upgrading the performance for
online gaming such as WoW and DDO. Thank you.
a b U Graphics card
January 28, 2010 7:40:25 PM

a Geforce 6xxx is your best bet any more and that processor will severely bottleneck your gfx card
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a c 376 U Graphics card
January 28, 2010 7:58:01 PM

The processor certainly isn't good at all but saying it can't handle anything better than 5 year old cards is a bit much. The question is whether your motherboard has an AGP or PCIe x16 slot. You need to figure that out.
An HD4650 would probably be a decent choice either way.
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a b U Graphics card
January 28, 2010 8:03:14 PM

really? wouldn't that be badly throttled?
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a c 376 U Graphics card
January 28, 2010 8:08:19 PM

It will be throttled in cpu intensive games but not enough in general to go for a cheaper card when the HD4650 is so cheap already.
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a b U Graphics card
January 28, 2010 8:23:44 PM

oh ok
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February 3, 2010 11:42:39 PM

thank you both very much
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