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New graphics card for old comp

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October 17, 2010 1:06:55 AM

Hello,my old HP Media Center m7257c is pretty much worthless but its all i got. dont have alot of cash to throw around now, but apparently the nvidia 6600gt i put in it is now dead. the mother board is a Asus P5LP-LE. apparently all the graphics cards im looking at are too powerful for the stock power source and isnt compliant with the pci express x 16. any suggestions as to the best graphics card that will work with this peice of crap till i can afford a new computer (which will likely be a longass time). i was able to run starcraft 2 on lowest settings with a fps of 1-4 until recently so anything that would improve that would be awsome. thanks everyone

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October 17, 2010 2:04:39 AM

If your PC has a PCIe x 16 slot, I would pickup a GTS 430, which doesn't require a PCIe connector from your PSU.
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a b U Graphics card
October 17, 2010 2:26:02 AM

Or you can look at the GT 220, 9500GT or 9400GT cards which are all low power cards to allow you to game at low levels.
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October 17, 2010 10:26:57 PM

the motherboards ram is limited to ddr2 but the GTS 430 is ddr3 will that cause a problem? cause that was one of the ones i was looking at but am unsure if the stock hp media center m7257c power source will support it
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a b U Graphics card
October 17, 2010 11:10:34 PM

Motherboard RAM and GPU RAM are different so you are good to go there. They don't have to be the same DDR :) 
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