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December 6, 2010 1:18:21 PM

ok so im a gamer and recently i bought a geforce 8400 gs PCI ddr2 and it wouldnt work so i called the pny technology and they said thats why it doesnt work because they sent out defective graphic cards by mistake and i just so happen to buy one but now im looking for a good gaming graphic card from $30 too $60 dollars and the technical person said i could buy a pretty decent one around that price range so i need help choosing one because i was looking thru all of the graphic cards online but theres alot of stuff i dont get because im not a computer person but i have emachines windows vista n my model is ET01641-02w and he said i should look into this graphic card -XFX PVT86SYHLG GeForce 8400 GS Video Card - 512MB DDR2, PCI Express 2.0, DVI, VGA, HDTV but when i scrolled down it says 64 bit somethin and i think my computer is 36 bit or whatever over bits there is besides 64 im the lower one i think lol but if someone could look for info bout my comp n tell me the best graphic card for a cheap price it wuld be much appreciated thank you.

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December 6, 2010 1:27:33 PM

sorry my model is ET1641-02w not ET01641-02w
would this be a good one to get? EVGA 512-P3-N725-LR GeForce 8400 GS Video Card - 512MB GDDR2, PCI Express 1.0 x16, (Dual Link) DVI. VGA, Low Profile
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December 6, 2010 2:09:22 PM

also how would i find out what motherboard i have? and im lookin at 1.)EVGA 512-P3-N725-LR GeForce 8400 GS Video Card - 512MB GDDR2, PCI Express 1.0 x16, (Dual Link) DVI. VGA, Low Profile, 2.)Galaxy 95TGE8DC1CUM GeForce 9500 GT Video Card - 1GB DDR2, PCI Express 2.0, DVI, HDTV, VGA and 3.) XFX PVT86SYHLG GeForce 8400 GS Video Card - 512MB DDR2, PCI Express 2.0, DVI, VGA, HDTV, would any of these work in my system?
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December 8, 2010 2:30:49 AM

That's a full size mATX case, you're good. For $60 I might consider looking at an HD 5570. On the nVidia side, the GT430 starts out about $65-$70 new.

Malmental suggests eBay...a GT220 or GT240 card would be cheap enough. I see 512MB GT240 cards for $45-$50 as buy it nows, completed auctions are showing as little as $30 shipped and most in the $45-$55 range. 1GB for more like $65-$70 just like new prices.

For ATI, the 5570 1GB can be found on eBay for $65-70 shipped buy it now as well. Need it cheaper, look at 5550 1GB, they go for $55-60 shipped buy it now. Auction items sell for that or close to it.
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