I have a Compaq CQ5320y computer. I would like to buy a video card to play WoW. Integrated 6150se nvidia. 250w power supply. Supports pci express 16x card. Is there a card which will play WoW decently on this machine? I realize this machine was not built for good graphics
That's gonna be tough, you might be able to squeeze a Radeon HD 3450, but that is cutting it close since most require a 300W supply. I know GeForce FX require only a 250W supply.
Basically though, it might be a good idea to upgrade your power supply. Then you will have much better choices of cards since the ones I've mentioned are pretty old, can't vouch for how good they will handle your games.
Compaq Presario sr2030nx a lesser sister unit to yours..
240-watt or 250-watt psu
upgraded the unit with 300-watt requirement EVGA 8600GT 512mb (PCI Express x16 graphics cards)
2GB of DDR2 667MHz in dual channel RAM
and athlon 64x2 chip..
your unit has a less powerful (power usage, not stronger as in clock speed) chip then the one I used.
that's another reason it will work.
depends on the rest of your system specs including which OS and how much RAM.
any chance of running a good game on playable settings I'd say the 1GB but like I said it depends on OS and current RAM.
I have the 512MB version and I can't complain, real smooth and runs dual 19" LCD's..