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A graphics card that will work in my PC?? (under 80$)

hey guys i have a old pc its a 2005 model its a Sony VAIO RB38G - P4 550J 3.4 GHz. 2gb of ram i believe and a intel media accelator 900 for the gpu (blah)! windows xp. i was wondering if there was a good graphics card for under 80$ that will work in my pc good? that can play most new games?? and if u can give me a little more gaming info about my pc cause idk wat it can and can not play right now ty alot :)
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  1. Does the mobo have a AGP or PCI-Expressx16 slot?

    What is the make/model of your power supply?
  2. purple stank said:
    Does the mobo have a AGP or PCI-Expressx16 slot?

    What is the make/model of your power supply?


    It has and only 300W ; http://shopper.cnet.com/Sony_VAIO_RB38G_P4_550J_3_4_GHz/4507-3118_9-31256859.html
  3. It's kinda difficult to find a 2.1 card without going to a less powerful card so if your ok with rebates then this card will do nicely for you.

    5670 1G
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5685069&CatId=3669

    Or their is also this card but it only has 512mb of VRAM

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5642514&CatId=3670

    What is the resolution of your monitor?
  4. hey scratch what i said . cause i am currrently having money problems lol. i am wondering though what my current gpu will run? i kno it wont run new games coming out. but my uncle (previous owner of the pc) said that it will run games like WoW and half life 2 titan quest . kinda older games can u comifrm this? ty
  5. Even with today's intregreated GPU's they struggle to play WoW and Half Life 2.I don't think your gonna even be able to run it with that GPU.

    The cheapest one that would still provide a nice boost over the current GPU would be a GT520 for $43 with a $20 MIR.Honestly I wouldn't put anymore more money into a aged machine like that.But even with a low card like the GT520 it's still a dramatic performance increase over the current intergreated GPU.


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814134133
  6. purple stank said:
    Even with today's intregreated GPU's they struggle to play WoW and Half Life 2.I don't think your gonna even be able to run it with that GPU.

    The cheapest one that would still provide a nice boost over the current GPU would be a GT520 for $43 with a $20 MIR.Honestly I wouldn't put anymore more money into a aged machine like that.But even with a low card like the GT520 it's still a dramatic performance increase over the current intergreated GPU.


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814134133



    hey he actually played those games on that pc thats why .. and if it can play games like that then it cant be that bad ?? lol
  7. I've had experience with intregreated GPU's before and I couldn't even get stable fps on CS:S with everything on the lowest settings even with a dual core.But it's probably for the best anyway that you don't have enough money to buy one now.Save up and get a better card.
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    For that computer I'd be looking at a 5550 or 5570.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131342

    Anything more powerful than that is a bit useless with such an old CPU. Even then many new games will run pretty slow, even on the lowest details, but that's simply due to your single core CPU. Casual games or slightly older games will probably be fine though. You would be able to run HL2 and some UT3 based games just fine. You're probably not going to be playing Crysis 2 on it though ^_^
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