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New Graphics Card: Which to buy?

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August 2, 2010 5:40:16 PM

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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August 2, 2010 5:53:22 PM

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.
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August 2, 2010 5:57:47 PM

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.
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August 2, 2010 6:00:50 PM

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
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August 2, 2010 6:04:56 PM

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?
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August 2, 2010 6:08:09 PM

The hd 4670 will run properly without an issue with an 400W PSU...so go for the hd 4670 my friend...
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