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Advice on Upgrading from Nvidia GeForce 7500 LE

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a b U Graphics card
August 3, 2011 12:23:18 PM

Hey im not very good with computers, but im wanting to upgrade my Graphics card to play some newer games, can someone please advise me on a few options. Thanks.

My Specs:

Operating System
MS Windows XP Professional 32-bit SP3
Intel Core 2 Duo E4400 @ 2.00GHz 42 °C
Conroe 65nm Technology
2,00 GB Single-Channel DDR2 @ 266MHz (4-4-4-12)
Packard Bell BV PT890-8237A (Socket 775) 29 °C
Default Monitor (1024x768@60Hz)
64MB GeForce 7500 LE (Sapphire/PCPartner) 63 °C
Optical Drives
YN9111F URN204H SCSI CdRom Device
YN9111F URN204H SCSI CdRom Device
Realtek High Definition Audio

Packard Bell - iMedia 8500T

Thats the case if needed, not the same insides but same case.

My budget is about £150/$244, i aint too bothered about it looking amazing, just descent and smooth.

I just play classic games mainly when i feel the urge to play the likes of Black & White, AOE 3, most strategies.

But i do want to play other games its just they lagg too much so i presume my system cant handle it, hence the upgrade.

If you could recommend a decent PSU+Graphics Card that would be great.

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a b U Graphics card
August 3, 2011 6:19:03 PM

If I were you I would get an HD5670, anything more powerful would be held back by your CPU, and it won't require an external power connector and might work on your existing PSU. Can you open your case and get the ratings off the sticker on the PSU?

If you decide you need a new PSU I would recommend that one if pricing is similar where you are.

a b U Graphics card
August 4, 2011 2:25:45 AM

its 250w. So i just assumed from what people telling me that i need to upgrade my PSU aswell.
a b U Graphics card
August 4, 2011 3:18:31 AM

Yeah unless it's a really solid 250w that's mostly on the 12v rail even the 5670 won't work, you probably do need to upgrade.