New Graphics Card Tags: Graphics Cards Motherboards Graphics Product Last response: February 12, 2010 8:30 AM in Graphics & Displays Share ReggaePirate February 10, 2010 7:36:16 PM Hi, I'm currently running a PC that I built quite a few years ago that has an Abit IC7-G motherboard with a 2.8 Ghz processor. It uses a Inno3D Geforece 7300 GT graphics card which I installed after replacing a Geforce FX 5900 a couple of years ago. This Christmas I played a game that I play a lot on my machine up and my wife's parents. Their machine had a Geforce 9500 GT and I was impressed by the additional graphics. I was thinking of buying one but I'm worried that my motherboard would be too old for it and I'd have to upgrade that as well. Am I correct? Thanks More about : graphics card jyjjy a c 376 U Graphics card a b V Motherboard February 10, 2010 7:42:41 PM Your motherboard is AGP so you will need an AGP card. There are no AGP 9500GTs but this card is slightly better; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... jyjjy a c 376 U Graphics card a b V Motherboard February 10, 2010 7:45:34 PM BTW upgrading the motherboard/cpu/ram and a PCIE video card can be done for under $250 and it will give you MUCH better results in terms of gaming. Related resources PC rebooting 15 mins into games after adding new graphics card - Forum [SOLVED]No signal from my new graphics card - Forum Need help picking a graphics card New Build - Forum New graphics card not recognized by computer - Forum Uninstalling and Installing new graphics card - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer ReggaePirate February 11, 2010 8:18:16 AM Thanks for the help very useful. If I did go for a rebuild - any motherboards you could point me at, I'm very out of touch with PC architecture as its 6+ years since my last build! Thanks outlw6669 a b U Graphics card a b V Motherboard February 11, 2010 8:58:16 AM If you could please post your budget and detailed specs on your current machine we can tailor a new build for you. jyjjy a c 376 U Graphics card a b V Motherboard February 11, 2010 10:58:08 AM Something like this combo; http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... and this ram http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... would leave you enough money for something like an HD4670 or 9600 GT and still be under $250. It's still a low end system by today's standards but simply world's better than what you have now and would be good for gaming at low resolutions(1280x1024 and lower.) I would recommend 4 gigs of ram though if you can afford it; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... You can also make it a quadcore for $25 more and for a bit more a real AM3 motherboard and DDR3 ram instead of DDR2 would be a good idea as well. Basically what you should get depends on what you want to spend. shadow187 a c 130 U Graphics card a b V Motherboard February 11, 2010 11:11:05 AM Instead of a stick of 2GB Ram, though, go ahead and get 2x1GB of dual-channel 1066 RAM. A 64-bit OS adds another $120 onto his tab, which he might not be able to support. As for a card, something like the 9600GT/HD5570/HD5670. jyjjy a c 376 U Graphics card a b V Motherboard February 11, 2010 11:19:11 AM Why would he need a 64 bit OS to use a 2GB stick of ram? ReggaePirate February 11, 2010 11:54:48 AM Thanks for all the feedback on this query - its been very helpful. shadow187 a c 130 U Graphics card a b V Motherboard February 11, 2010 4:00:17 PM jyjjy said:Why would he need a 64 bit OS to use a 2GB stick of ram? Woops, donno why I thought that. Just over 2gb's of Ram adds $160. jyjjy a c 376 U Graphics card a b V Motherboard February 12, 2010 1:16:16 AM No, you are thinking of the 4 gb limit on 32 bit windows. Its actually more like 3.2-3.5gb in practice. shadow187 a c 130 U Graphics card a b V Motherboard February 12, 2010 8:30:18 AM Yeah, but I thought Dual-Channel 2GB/1GB was impossible? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedIs a new graphics card all that I need to game with this system? Forum SolvedI recently bought a new graphics card R9 270x OC 4GB Forum SolvedTrying to install drivers for my new graphics card! Forum SolvedWant to buy a new graphics card for gaming. Forum SolvedBuying a new Graphics Card Forum SolvedUpdate my graphics card and get a new 120-144hz monitor or just get a G-Sync monitor only? Forum SolvedNew Graphics Card For CS:GO Forum SolvedGraphics card upgrade query, new card vs Cross-Fire Forum SolvedNew Graphics card No monitor display Forum SolvedNew Graphics card to play ESO & Skyrim Forum SolvedAdvice on new motherboard or graphics card. 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