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Need GPU for my "Intel P4 + D102GGC2 + 2GB RAM" rig. Budget $ 100.

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September 27, 2010 8:32:04 PM

I know my PC is 3 + years old and might be too slow for latest games. I will buy new gaming rig in future. BUT I just wanna be able to play latest games at lowest to medium resolutions after buying new GPU for this old PC configuration.

My PC configuration is as follows :
CPU --Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz (Cedar Mill)
MoBo -- Intel D102GGC2 & Chipset -- ATI RADEON Xpress 200 (RC410) + SB450
RAM -- 2 * 1GB DDR2 SDRAM at 533MHz.
OS -- Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3
Monitor -- Samsung Syncmaster 793S

I have ATX SMPS, It might be 400 Watts. I do not know.

I had GeForce fx7300LE Graphics Card which does not work any more. I could not play latest games {Too slow FPS like 5 FPS on lowest settings.}
I want to play latest games at lowest settings with at least 30 frames per second. My budge is from $ 100 to $ 200. I know few GPUs like 8600 GT or Radeon HD 4870.
Please suggest me best Graphic card AND also tell how much powerful Power Supply Unit I will need for it.

Thank You.
September 27, 2010 8:35:36 PM

I live in Mumbai, India. I can spend $200 (Rupees 10000) If my PC becomes decent gaming rig after buying new GPU. So Please Suggest me a GPU.
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September 28, 2010 3:51:31 AM

I would suggest a Radeon HD 5670 1GB 128-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 for $103 on newegg.com.
The 4870 might be overkill considering your a Single Core CPU even the 5670 might be aswell.
But the 5670 is DX11 (not that its important on XP) but only draws 64W where the 4870 draws 150W.
There are cheaper options but the single core might be your problem with latest games.
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September 28, 2010 5:07:06 AM

well, any higher card is an overkill for your system.
so since your board has pcie slot then HD5670 or GT240 is a good choice, you can use it on your NEXT gaming rig. HD5670 or GT240 should run on 400W PSU without trouble. :) 
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September 28, 2010 5:57:02 AM

Are you shopping from a website I don't think many people here will know what the going rate for GPUs are in your country but if you can find them within your budget the 8800gt 512mb or 9800gt 512mb from Nvidia or from AMD/ATI the 5670 512mb or the 5570 1gb version will work higher end cards will be a bit over kill for your CPU. I am assuming you have a monitor that is about 1280x1024 or lower resolution since you didn't state the res your monitor is at you should be able to game at about 30fps in most games



AFAIK newegg doesn't ship internationally.
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September 28, 2010 8:54:21 AM

Hey, the best performance increase for you would be to upgrade your cpu(atleast a dual core 2.2), motherboard and ram(2gigs atleast) and a cheap graphics card like 8500gt would do medium settings at 1024x768 and is cheap. Your cpu is the main problem
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September 28, 2010 9:17:38 AM

mischieffrk said:
Hey, the best performance increase for you would be to upgrade your cpu(atleast a dual core 2.2), motherboard and ram(2gigs atleast) and a cheap graphics card like 8500gt would do medium settings at 1024x768 and is cheap. Your cpu is the main problem


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Please read OP statement carefully... :) 

Quote OP statement:
"I will buy new gaming rig in future. BUT I just wanna be able to play latest games at lowest to medium resolutions after buying new GPU for this old PC configuration."
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a b U Graphics card
September 28, 2010 6:41:42 PM

A 5670 may not work in an older PCI-E 1.x motherboard because they're PCI-E 2.1 standard. Since that board lost support almost two years ago, it's a questionable call. The latest BIOS for it, dated 2/14/2007 (source: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?lang=... ) may not have enabled PCI-E 2.1 compatibility.

You might be better off choosing a PCI-E 2.0 card like the GT 240, or older generation cards like the 4850, 9800GTX / GTX+, or a GTS 250.
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September 28, 2010 7:14:17 PM

RazberyBandit said:
A 5670 may not work in an older PCI-E 1.x motherboard because they're PCI-E 2.1 standard. Since that board lost support almost two years ago, it's a questionable call. The latest BIOS for it, dated 2/14/2007 (source: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?lang=... ) may not have enabled PCI-E 2.1 compatibility.

You might be better off choosing a PCI-E 2.0 card like the GT 240, or older generation cards like the 4850, 9800GTX / GTX+, or a GTS 250.


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A 5670 cannot work properly in his motherboard as it does a lot of of HD Audio/Video rendering and the pcie issue already explained by RazberyBandit
Moreover other cards will require a 6-pin supplementary power connector except the gt 240 but even the ddr5 version of this card will give much less performance than those other cards listed.Still I don't think if other cards lyk 9800 gtx if fitted will be able to give peak performance.So okay a gt 240 ddr5 will be good
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a c 189 U Graphics card
September 29, 2010 5:23:37 AM

There's many 2.0 version of HD5670... :) 
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

But even HD5670 or GT240 will be hold back by your cpu and nvidia cards are better driver than ATI, so you will better with GT240. You can use this new card on your next machine.
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a b U Graphics card
September 29, 2010 9:08:58 PM

Actually, all 5000-series cards are 2.1, and that is straight from the mouths of XFX. These cards being labeled 2.0 by sellers based on the manufacturer descriptions which say the cards are "2.0 compatible" which all 2.1 cards are. But the actual interface of all 5000-series cards is 2.1, meaning there will remain issues with PCI-E 1.x slotted motherboards.
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