Upgrading graphic card

Well i wanted to play some games but noticed i needed to upgrade my graphic card but i don't know where to start? (Not hardcore gaming )
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  1. start from posting your current system specs and name of games you want to play.
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    Well i wanted to play some games but noticed i needed to upgrade my graphic card but i don't know where to start? (Not hardcore gaming )

    fill up this form.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/290969-33-advice-choosing
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    start from posting your current system specs and name of games you want to play.


    i used this software called CPUID to get this information
    Well i have an old computer......(its pathetic) My dell: Dell dimension 4550 , Intel Pentium 4 CPU 1.80 GHz , 512 Mb ram (planning on buying more) , ATI RADEON Rage 128 II 32mb, AGP 2.0 4x

    and here is the link to review my motherboard:

    (my motherboard and specs)part 1: http://hothardware.com/Reviews/Intel-D845PEBT2-i845PE-Motherboard-Review/
    part 2: http://hothardware.com/Reviews/Intel-D845PEBT2-i845PE-Motherboard-Review/?page=2
    part 3: http://hothardware.com/Reviews/Intel-D845PEBT2-i845PE-Motherboard-Review/?page=3
  4. Honestly that thing is so old it's not even worth upgrading it.It's a money pit.Just build a whole new PC.
  5. I agree with purple stank. Start a new thread in the Builds section of the forums and they'll get you started on a build to fit your budget.
  6. totally agree with purple stank and warmacblu
    this machine is seriously old
    that board support only ddr which costs 4-5 times more than ddr3
    you can get a motherboard (like asrock n68c s ucc in which you can play old games like gta San Andreas, prince of Persia 1,2,3,sands of time,the 2 throwns, nfs most wanted etc without any graphics card) that support ddr3 and amd phenom 2 in cost of 1gb ddr ram

    so do not upgrade just build new one with ddr3 support
    if your budget is low you can consider amd as processor otherwise go with intel core 'i' series
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    totally agree with purple stank and warmacblu
    this machine is seriously old
    that board support only ddr which costs 4-5 times more than ddr3
    you can get a motherboard (like asrock n68c s ucc in which you can play old games like gta San Andreas, prince of Persia 1,2,3,sands of time,the 2 throwns, nfs most wanted etc without any graphics card) that support ddr3 and amd phenom 2 in cost of 1gb ddr ram

    so do not upgrade just build new one with ddr3 support
    if your budget is low you can consider amd as processor otherwise go with intel core 'i' series


    http://www.amazon.com/ASRock-GeForce-Motherboard-N68C-S-UCC/dp/B00384FVGI/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1322616615&sr=1-1

    you refering to this ???
  8. Don't get that mobo.Get something from the 9xx series.That way you have a much bigger upgrade path.
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    Don't get that mobo.Get something from the 9xx series.That way you have a much bigger upgrade path.


    Whats wrong with this one?? And can u send me a link to the one your talking about
  10. This topic has been moved from the section Graphics & Displays to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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