Upgrade

hi i need to upgrade my video card as i have just installed win 7 can anyone advise me on the best one to buy. this is my system details.

Operating System System Model
Windows 7 Ultimate (build 7600)
Install Language: English (United States)
System Locale: English (United Kingdom) HP Pavilion 061 DW227A-ABU t430.uk 0g_0211RE101KUNGU10
System Serial Number: CZB407037J GB410
Enclosure Type: Desktop
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
2.70 gigahertz Intel Celeron
8 kilobyte primary memory cache
128 kilobyte secondary memory cache
Not hyper-threaded Board: MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD MS-6575 3.10
Serial Number: 3A10482889
Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 3.06 10/16/2003
Drives Memory Modules c,d
320.07 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
303.56 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

HL-DT-ST DVDRRW GWA-4083B ATA Device [CD-ROM drive]
3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

Generic USB CF Reader USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 3
Generic USB MS Reader USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 5
Generic USB SD Reader USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 2
Generic USB SM Reader USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 4
ST3160022ACE [Hard drive] (160.04 GB) -- drive 0, s/n 4JS2GK1V, rev 9.51, SMART Status: Healthy
ST3160215ACE [Hard drive] (160.04 GB) -- drive 1, s/n 5RX8GDNJ, rev 3.ACB, SMART Status: Healthy 2048 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory

Slot 'DIMM1' has 1024 MB
Slot 'DIMM2' has 1024 MB
Local Drive Volumes


c: (NTFS on drive 0) 160.03 GB 143.62 GB free
d: (NTFS on drive 1) 160.04 GB 159.94 GB free
Network Drives
None detected
Users (mouse over user name for details) Printers
local user accounts last logon
martin4448 29/06/2010 13:06:30 (admin)
local system accounts
Administrator 14/07/2009 05:53:58 (admin)
Guest never

DISABLED Marks a disabled account; LOCKED OUT Marks a locked account

Microsoft Shared Fax Driver on SHRFAX:
Microsoft XPS Document Writer on XPSPort:
Controllers Display
Standard floppy disk controller
ATA Channel 0 [Controller]
ATA Channel 1 [Controller]
SiS PCI IDE Controller Standard VGA Graphics Adapter [Display adapter]
Xerox XM3-19wB [Monitor] (19.1"vis, s/n F1AJ6C0095563, December 2006)
Bus Adapters Multimedia
SiS 7001 PCI to USB Open Host Controller (3x)
Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller Realtek AC'97 Audio
Virus Protection [Back to Top] new Group Policies
Norton AntiVirus Version 17.7.0.12
None discovered
Communications Other Devices
PCI CX11252-11 Soft Modem


802.11n USB Wireless LAN Card
primary Auto IP Address: 192.168.1.4 / 24
Gateway: 192.168.1.1
Dhcp Server: 192.168.1.1
Physical Address: 00:08:10:76:1B:0E
Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
SiS 900-Based PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
Auto IP Address: 169.254.116.57 / 32
Dhcp Server: none responded
Physical Address: 00:0C:76:64:43:86
Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface

Networking Dns Server: 192.168.1.1
1394 OHCI Compliant Host Controller
HID-compliant consumer control device
HID-compliant device (3x)
USB Input Device (2x)
HID Keyboard Device
HID-compliant mouse
USB Composite Device
USB Mass Storage Device
USB Root Hub (4x)
Generic volume shadow copy
F:\
G:\
H:\
I:\
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  1. Is this a home-build system or from a vendor? What's the model number if it's from a vendor?

    From the looks of your system, you won't get much of a boost from a fast video card, your whole system would need an upgrade. From the looks of things, the card you have now is a PCI model, do you have an empty AGP slot? I don't think your motherboard would have a PCIE slot for video.
  2. so perhaps my best option is to upgrade the motherboard and graphics card?
  3. And the CPU. All depends on what you use this for. For newer games, you really should do a full upgrade. If it's just to make Windows 7 run a bit better, you can track down a PCI card better than the SiS one you have, those things are crap.
  4. Save your money and build a whole new system, i think it's not worth to spend any money for your current system...
    How old this system?
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