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New Graphics Card: Which to buy?

Alright so I've ordered a NVIDIA GeForce 9400GT 1GB DDR2 and am just learning that it's not a great card for gaming.(The reason I bought it :( ).
So I'll probably end up returning it but, I would like to know if there are any really good Mid range (my budget is around $75) cards that have 1GB V-RAM and are DDR2?


Any and all recommendations are much welcomed and if my PC can handle DDR3(Specs down below) please do let me know.

Thanks A Bunch!


AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ @ 3.00GHz----CPU

EliteGroup MCP61PM-AM----- Motherboard(PCI-E slot)

2GB DDR2-----RAM

500GB SATA II-----HD

NVIDIA GeForce 8500GT 256MB----(Current) GPU
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  1. You could stick a GDDR5 version GT240 in your machine if you wish but not DDR3 RAM as that's different and your mobo is DDR2 only.
  2. If your motherboard have PCI Express 2.0 x 16 slot then going for an hd 4670 is the best deal for an 75$ budget ,here is the link
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150450&cm_re=hd_4670-_-14-150-450-_-Product

    it is 1GB V-RAM and is DDR2...
  3. Okay, so i can handle GDDR5? Oh and my PSU is 400W forgot to mention that. Is the XFX ATI Radeon HD 4550 1GB a decent card? it's a fair price but does it perform well? I don't want the best graphics that blow your mind just something that'll play RTS games like, Company of Heroes and Supreme Commander 2 ect..., smoothly.
  4. Thanks Rocky41, is this card basically as good?

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0033YNUDE/ref=olp_product_details?ie=UTF8&me=&seller=

    it's more affordable for me at the moment.
  5. HD 4550 will not be better than an hd 4670 and if you have budget of 75$, XFX hd 4670 at 70$ will be the best deal my friend
  6. Alright thanks Rocky41 if that's gonna be best for my budget then it sounds good. One last quick question, my 400W PSU is it good enough for the hd 4670?
  7. Best answer
    The hd 4670 will run properly without an issue with an 400W PSU...so go for the hd 4670 my friend...
  8. thanks again rocky41 you helped me so much :)
  9. Best answer selected by UnderdogCrusader1202.
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