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Best gaming graphics card for old pc

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February 7, 2010 3:12:46 PM

Hey all, I'm fed up of playing a choppy battlefield 2 and I'm now willing to invest in a new graphics card. However, my pc is quite old here are the specs...

Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.090804-1435)

Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 2048MB RAM
Page File: 721MB used, 1944MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.5512 32bit Unicode


Currently using NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500. What would be a good graphics card to get for this sort of pc?

Thanks in advance

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February 7, 2010 3:19:37 PM

Hey makegirlscry,

In order to answer this we will also need your power supply information, and your motherboard specs (is it an AGP slot?) If you dont know just post a link to your manufacturers profile for your system.
February 11, 2010 12:19:12 PM

As deadlockedworld said, we'd need to know which slot type you have (AGP?). It would also help to know your power supply specs - not just the wattage but also the amperage ratings for the +3.3v, +5v & +12v rails. Of the three, the +12v is the most important. But assuming you have an AGP slot & a good enough power supply, you might wanna consider this Radeon X1950 Pro for just $65 at TigerDirect:

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
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