What graphic card recommended

Hi,

I have a pentium D computer witha inergrated SIS mirage 3 graphic card
could you recommend the best graphic card I could use with my system, I have a PCI-E x 16 card slot and PCI-E x 1 card slot spec as below thanks.

Computer Manufacturer ASUSTeK Computer INC.
Computer Model P5S-MX SE
Operating System (O/S) Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3
Operating System Build (O/S) (build 2600)
Operating System (version) 5.1.2600
System RAM 1.9 GB
CD or DVD Device HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GSA-H55N
System Hard Drive Overview
System Total Storage Size: 298.1 GB
Local Disk C: 298.1 GB
Used space: 241.0 GB
Free Space: 57.1 GB
GRAPHICS INFORMATION
Graphics Product [1] SiS Mirage 3 Graphics
Video Memory 221.2 MB
MOTHERBOARD INFORMATION
Manufacturer Intel
Model P5S-MX SE
AA Number Rev x.xx
BIOS Vendor American Megatrends Inc.
BIOS Version 0106
BIOS Release Date 04/25/07
System Memory 1.9 GB
Built-in Audio Driver Component not detected
Built-in Audio Driver Version 5.10.0.5377
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  1. Get a 4850 ati or 220 GTS Nvidia. I would also get more memory if that's in your budget.
  2. ^^^

    Those card aren't exactly equal in performance. The HD 4850 is by far more powerful than the GT 220. The GT 220 is about as powerful as the HD 4650.

    I'm assuming you meant the HD 4650.

    ==============================

    The Pentium D is a dual core CPU (two Prescotts I think), but is kinda weak compared modern CPUs and very power hungry as well. At best I would recommend the HD 5750 or the GTS 250. The HD 5750 is slightly more powerful and also uses less power. In all likelihood you will experience a little bottleneck issues so it may be better to drop down to a HD 5670 or GT 240. The HD 5670 is a little more powerful and I believe they both consume about the same amount of power.

    The issue is the power supply. Damo26 you need to provide the specs of your PSU which is located on the PSU itself. You need to open your case to do so.
  3. ok,

    had a look inside the case and it has a dc output max of 450W
    does that change anything to what I should use.
  4. Damo26 said:
    Hi,

    I have a pentium D computer witha inergrated SIS mirage 3 graphic card
    could you recommend the best graphic card I could use with my system, I have a PCI-E x 16 card slot and PCI-E x 1 card slot spec as below thanks.

    Computer Manufacturer ASUSTeK Computer INC.
    Computer Model P5S-MX SE
    Operating System (O/S) Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3
    Operating System Build (O/S) (build 2600)
    Operating System (version) 5.1.2600
    System RAM 1.9 GB
    CD or DVD Device HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GSA-H55N
    System Hard Drive Overview
    System Total Storage Size: 298.1 GB
    Local Disk C: 298.1 GB
    Used space: 241.0 GB
    Free Space: 57.1 GB
    GRAPHICS INFORMATION
    Graphics Product [1] SiS Mirage 3 Graphics
    Video Memory 221.2 MB
    MOTHERBOARD INFORMATION
    Manufacturer Intel
    Model P5S-MX SE
    AA Number Rev x.xx
    BIOS Vendor American Megatrends Inc.
    BIOS Version 0106
    BIOS Release Date 04/25/07
    System Memory 1.9 GB
    Built-in Audio Driver Component not detected
    Built-in Audio Driver Version 5.10.0.5377


    how much is the budget?

    as for what i know you really need to upgrade your processor first before buying a new gfx. plus the board only support very early pcie 1.0a and i don't think card like 5770 and newer 5 series can be install on that board as pcie 2.1 only support down to pcie 1.1. probably not even common pcie 2.0 card support the chipset as well. but even if you can buy older that like 8800gtx will be extremely bottleneck by your current processor. even it's newer model like "cedar mill". "smithfield" would be even worse....and the board don't support 45nm processor so you'd have to look up for 65nm cpu.

    here's the option:

    8800gtx

    http://cgi.ebay.com/BFG-GeForce-8800-GTX-8800GTX-OC-768MB-PCIe-SLi-Video-/360326016858?pt=PCC_Video_TV_Cards&hash=item53e51aaf5a

    e4700

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Intel-Core-2-Duo-E4700-2-60Ghz-800Mhz-2MB-BX80557E4700-/200405841664?pt=CPUs&hash=item2ea91e7700

    500watt antec

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371007&cm_re=power_supply_500w-_-17-371-007-_-Product

    this may last you a while.
  5. ^ I don't agree with that at all cheesesubs. He can use a PCI-E 1.1 or 2.0 card just fine, but if I remember correctly those boards need a BIOS update to cope since it may not be exactly 100% pci-e compliant :D.

    If you want to upgrade your CPU that's an option (with a BIOS update of course), but honestly you'd be better off building a new computer especially when you can get a newer CPU/Motherboard combo for a little over $100 rather than hunting for an older C2Duo your board will accept. For a video card I say go with this if you would like to carry over the card to a new system

    SAPPHIRE 100287L Radeon HD 5670 (Redwood) $79.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102870

    or you can spend a little less and go with the slower

    PowerColor AX5570 1GBD3-H Radeon HD 5570 1GB $69.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131342
  6. I should add that even though there is a significant difference between those two cards the difference on your PC wouldn't be as big as long as you have that Pentium D. Any faster and more expensive GPU doesn't make sense for you either.
  7. get hd 5670,and better than those two low standard directx10
  8. megamanx00 said:
    ^ I don't agree with that at all cheesesubs. He can use a PCI-E 1.1 or 2.0 card just fine, but if I remember correctly those boards need a BIOS update to cope since it may not be exactly 100% pci-e compliant :D.

    If you want to upgrade your CPU that's an option (with a BIOS update of course), but honestly you'd be better off building a new computer especially when you can get a newer CPU/Motherboard combo for a little over $100 rather than hunting for an older C2Duo your board will accept. For a video card I say go with this if you would like to carry over the card to a new system

    SAPPHIRE 100287L Radeon HD 5670 (Redwood) $79.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102870

    or you can spend a little less and go with the slower

    PowerColor AX5570 1GBD3-H Radeon HD 5570 1GB $69.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131342


    well it is worth to try to see if it's working. but to me i always follow the safety rule. if i was in his situation i probably get an older card to avoid many debug on that aged mono or get a new board with new gfx. this is only option, get a new board to get a pcie 2.1/2.0 card or stick with old board and get the best card of its era.


    i also doubting sis ever update their chipset bios....
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