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Can i upgrade the graphic card on my pc

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June 12, 2010 3:17:33 PM

Hello,
I have the packard bell imedia x2415 the graphics card is terrible most of the games i want to play are too powerful for it and its bugging the heck out of me.

can anyone tell me what cards are will work with my pc without having to get a new psu or motherboard ect im just having no luck finding out i also have vista 32bit premium of that helps

cheers

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June 12, 2010 3:29:12 PM

knowing Packard hell like I do, a 250W PSU. probably, do you know if you got a quad core and 3G RAM?, with out a PSU 8600GT or a 9600 GT(or ATI equal), with a PSU, well take your pick, whats the processor and monitor?
June 12, 2010 3:29:35 PM

if you have a PCI-E slot than go for ATI 5670 it will work good, takes power from PCI-E slot.
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June 12, 2010 3:34:55 PM

yeh i have quad core
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz, 2403 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
and yeah it is 250 i have no idea what pci i have tho :/ 
June 12, 2010 3:35:20 PM

oh and i do have 3gb of ram sorry *
June 12, 2010 3:47:35 PM

so you got a few choices, the 9600 and the 5670 pull power off the MoBo, so there's no problem there, so whick one you getting
June 12, 2010 4:03:45 PM

im just worried that it will blow my pc thats all dont want to go buying something only for it to cause damage :/ 
June 12, 2010 4:53:11 PM

gs lower mode of 8800 series card, gt higher performance, but you can run a either the 8800GT or the 9800GT, these are good cards, somewhat dated, but they are good cards and will work well for you, the 9800GT has 112 stream processors, the 9600 has 64 so if you can rustle up another 29 pds( sorry not an England keyboard), http://www.vipergaming.co.uk/graphics-cards/nvida-gefor...
June 12, 2010 4:57:48 PM

i think i will go for the 9800GT model then :)  and your sure it will work and not just blow up in my face hahaha
June 12, 2010 4:57:50 PM

no blowing up, did you ever check the PSU in the computer
June 12, 2010 5:00:00 PM

aww thanks you have been a massive help :)  and yeah it was 250w
June 12, 2010 5:07:07 PM

hahaha cheers :)  your a legend!
June 12, 2010 5:11:17 PM

OK, good Fraggin'
BTW seems the Q6600 will base at abot 100W,and the card is 125W full load, so it's a little close, the 9600GT is still 100W, , so there you have the good and the bad, it's a pity they always scrimp on the PSU, what do you have for graphics now? on board, do you know what chipset?
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