I am going to buy a new graphics card (1 gb) plz tell me what i should get.
My system specs are given below . plz see them and tell me the appropriate card.
OS: Windows 7 ultimate
Motherboard: Gigabyte G41M-ES2L
Ram: 3 gb DDR 2
Processor: Intel Dual core @2.6 GHz(E5300).
In built graphics:1 GB( intel X4500).
HDD: 580 GB.
I am not sure about the SMPS watt but will chech soon.
Please tell me which graphics card model i should buy for playing the latest games. I don't know the PCIE version of the pci slots(2.0 or 1.1). If anyone please have any knowledge obut it please help me.
Thanks before hand
if your psu is too old(i assume that it is old), you can get a new psu like corsair's cx 430 v2 or cx 500 v2, seasonic s12ii 520w psu.
with the rest of the money, you can get a radeon hd 7750 or radeon hd 6770 for your 1024x764 crt monitor. a little higher can get you a radeon hd 6850. these should be enough for gaming @1024x768.
or you could save up money and buy a whole new pc later.
upgrade psu to corsair cx 430 and gpu to 6670, 6750 or 6770. A 6850 is better than all of them. 6850, 6870, etc. could be preferred if u plan to go for high resol. in future, else both will be more than enuf
in 2006 i bought this hp compaq model , but in 2010 i changed its mother board , processor and ram to the current specs.so now u can say its insides are different than when it was bought , but the smps is the same old one
tbh even installing a new psu would be pointless the system is really old and a 6850/6870 will be bottlenecks by the cpu as a friend of mine has the 6870 on a e6600 @ 3.125ghz and he recives half of the performace i do with the same card.
if i was you id either get a completely new system of a 7750 as that would work on ur psu