Graphics card upgrade

Hello,
I have an emachine w5243 (mcp61sm-gm) and im looking to up grade the graphics card its on board is a nvidia gforce 6100 nforce 405 it has pci express my wireless card is in one slot and it has an larger orange pci? and a small pci. i need to know what graghics card will fit in this computer id like to stay with nvidia looking to spend $80 ( i have a nvidia rivia tnt2 64 with 32mb agp ) from the 1800's! . that card will not fit in the computer
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  1. It depends on your power supply. Most, but not all PCI e cards require an additional power plug.
  2. I'm not clear on whether you're able to fit a double slot cooler, but if so I'd recommend this.
  3. cuecuemore said:
    I'm not clear on whether you're able to fit a double slot cooler, but if so I'd recommend this.


    I think he can.
    http://www.kimhar.com/gateway-emachines-w5243-t3626-ecs-mcp61smgm-motherboard-4006233_p869.html
  4. yes that what it looks like. so is their a better than stock gpu that will fit
  5. Maybe, but that really depends on your power supply.
  6. no the nvidia tnt2 will not fit i tried it to long ?
  7. 350w power suply is in it now
  8. single slot gpu thats faster and better than stock for cheep $25-40 ill spend the rest on a better heat sink (amd athlon 64 x2 6000+ 3.1 duel core) the heat sink could be updated cpu gets to 125F around 100% load
  9. Maybe look at this ; http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/video_lookup.php?gpu=GeForce+6100+nForce+405
    I think for your low budget you may find a second hand 9600. But the better cards like the 9600 will need a extra 6 pin power connector i believe. And 400W is recommended, depends on the quality of your psu if it's strong enough to power a 9600.http://www.legitreviews.com/article/666/15/
  10. NVIDIA GeForce G210 512MB DDR2 PCI Express (PCIe) DVI/VGA Video Card w/HDMI & HDCP Support
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