Upgrading GeoForce 7300LE, $100 budget Tags: Graphics Cards Radeon ATI HD Geforce Nvidia Graphics Product Last response: May 16, 2010 6:59 PM in Graphics & Displays Share virrze May 16, 2010 5:46:18 PM Ati radeon hd 5670 is your best choice, otherwise go for the nVidia geforce 9800gt More about : upgrading geoforce 7300le 100 budget jcarole May 16, 2010 5:46:40 PM I just bought a new monitor and now need to upgrade video card to drive it properly. APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: ASAP BUDGET RANGE: $100 After Rebates (I'll go higher only if absolutely necessary) USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Software development. So, crisp text. Not a gamer, don't edit photos. CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: nVidia GeoForce 7300LE TurboCache Dell's invoice didn't specify what power supply I've got OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: Dell E520 PC Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 (1.8GHz, 800FSB) with 2MB cache 3GB RAM MONITOR RESOLUTION: 2560x1600 (HP LP3065) PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: None PARTS PREFERENCES: None OVERCLOCKING: No ct1615 a c 235 U Graphics card a b Î Nvidia May 16, 2010 5:52:36 PM you have a 305w PSU, its a solid PSU. I ran both the 9600GT and 9800GT off it. since you don't game, you dont need a 5670 or 9800GT. I would suggest an ATI 4350 or 4550, its solid upgrade from the 7300le and you can pick one up for less then $50. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Related resources Upgrading my RAM 70-100$ budget - Forum geoforce gtx560 upgrades? - Forum Upgrading an Intel HD Graphics Card. Budget is under 100 dollars. - Forum Upgrading from GTS 240, ~$100 budget - Forum Upgrading from a built in GeForce8300, $100 budget - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer ct1615 a c 235 U Graphics card a b Î Nvidia May 16, 2010 5:55:49 PM before you guys post, maybe you should try reading the the OP actual intent for the video card.... jcarole May 16, 2010 6:09:14 PM Ya, the poor guy actually took the time to fill out the info template, too. I went with the 4550. I'm actually pretty shocked to get 2560x1600 for that price. Thanks for the super fast response and awesome suggestion ct1615! ct1615 a c 235 U Graphics card a b Î Nvidia May 16, 2010 6:24:26 PM Quote:He has $100, so why not use it so he wont have to buy a new one later if he realizes he needs ore power? because for $50 he can get one to write software code till the cows come home and if it breaks, he still has $50 to get a second one. jcarole May 16, 2010 6:59:41 PM and by then, the $100 one will only be $50, in case I am successful and find time to play games Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedUpgrading NVIDIA GT220, budget 100€ Forum SolvedUpgrading 9500GT, 100$ to 150$ Budget Forum aero score low upgraded to 4 gb ram and 3.8 processorand a geoforce 210 vid card Forum SolvedUpgrading radeon 6570 iceQ budget rance 100-160 Forum SolvedUpgrading from HD6530D - $100-150 Budget Forum Upgrading 7300le Forum SolvedUpgrading budget computer's graphics card for gaming, $100-150 budget Forum SolvedPLEASE HELP!! What is the Best budget Upgrade from GeForce GT 520.. I have 100$ Forum SolvedUpgrading Power Supply for future SLI Budget $100-$150USD Forum SolvedUpgrading MSI GT 430, $100 budget Forum SolvedWhat Should I upgrade in my pc with a £100 budget Forum GeoForce 2 MX 100/200 what voltage is this card?? Forum SolvedUpgrading from integrated, Under $100 budget Forum SolvedUpgrading old dell 8300 (AGP), budget >$100 - Help me choose Forum Upgrading GeForce 9500 GT 1 GB memory ddr2 $100.00 budget Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !