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Graphics card for an Emachines et1331g-o3w

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December 16, 2011 8:19:30 PM

Hello,

Im looking to upgrade the oem video card in my machine. Ive read many of the earlier posts from over a year ago and am still kinda confused about what to get.

Im looking to spend under 100 bucks. could someone please recommend a graphics card please? And Do I need to upgrade my power supply as well in order to run a new card? computer is for gaming.

It will be for WoW and eventually Diablo III, looking to buy this week
a c 205 U Graphics card
December 17, 2011 3:07:15 AM

It would help to know a little about your system. Pre-built or self-built? Motherboard? Processor? PSU size now? Case type? Resolution of your monitor?
December 17, 2011 12:29:37 PM

prebuilt, Amd dual core 2.7 ghz, 6mb ddr2, integrated nvidia GeForce® 6150 SE, 1 pci express x16 slot, 1600x900, 300w psu.
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a c 205 U Graphics card
December 19, 2011 1:22:53 AM

Which AMD dual core is it? Athlon, Athlon II, Phenom, Phenom II? Is it even older, like this one? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Assuming the worse, and because the PSU is only a 300W, I would recommend going with one of these HD 6670 cards that don't require an external PCIe power connection.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

If your processor can keep up, you should get good framerates at 1680x1050 and below. It will be a major improvement over the integrated 6150 no matter which processor you have.
a c 189 U Graphics card
December 19, 2011 2:40:28 AM

clutchc said:
Which AMD dual core is it? Athlon, Athlon II, Phenom, Phenom II? Is it even older, like this one? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Assuming the worse, and because the PSU is only a 300W, I would recommend going with one of these HD 6670 cards that don't require an external PCIe power connection.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

If your processor can keep up, you should get good framerates at 1680x1050 and below. It will be a major improvement over the integrated 6150 no matter which processor you have.


From the looks of it clutchc, I wold think he has some sort of pre-built system. DDR2 implies an older rig (not all the time though! look at mine!) and I would think that by the looks of that 6150SE I would say it might be an HP system. I have had 2 of them, they had dual core AMD chips (4600+ and 3800+) as well as 6150SE's.

For your computer, if you are not willing to upgrade the power supply, I would go with something like a Radeon 5670/6670. They are under $100 and are the best you can get for the money in terms of budget performance at the moment.

EDIT: I now feel stupid since I didn't see the title, it says Emachines on it.
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