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Recommendations for new gpu: XP, HP d4600y, Intel E6600, RAID 0 7200rpm, 2GB PC5

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April 7, 2012 10:24:03 PM

I want advice upgrading GPU in HP d4600y (from GeForce 7500LE), keeping XP os, adding PSU / diimms, etc but not getting overkill that won't be compatible or able to use fully its capqabilities, thanks

WP
April 7, 2012 11:01:28 PM

dekker_01 said:
I want advice upgrading GPU in HP d4600y (from GeForce 7500LE), keeping XP os, adding PSU / diimms, etc but not getting overkill that won't be compatible or able to use fully its capqabilities, thanks

WP

correcting info format to original post:


APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: ASAP BUDGET RANGE: $75 - $175

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming TOTAL WAR: ROME ,MEDIEVAL2, KINGDOMS; CALL OF DUTY 4, SOLDIER OF FORTUNE I & II. Would also like to be able to use old game European Air War if possible. Nothing cutting edge, but MED 2 is crahing and temp at 92 C. ( 72 C idle)

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: GeForce 7500LE; OEM HP 350watt PSU

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS:

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name
System Manufacturer HP Pavilion 061
System Model RB048AV-ABA d4600y
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 6 GenuineIntel ~2400 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies, LTD 3.17, 8/21/2007
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)"
User Name
Time Zone Eastern Daylight Time
Total Physical Memory 2,048.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 1.29 GB
Total Virtual Memory 2.44 GB
Available Virtual Memory 2.39 GB
Page File Space 3.91 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

RAID 0, 7200rpm

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: any

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: open to suggestions, realize not cutting edge

OVERCLOCKING Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280x1024

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: know I will probably need bigger PSU and would apreciate rec's in conjunction with GPU probably add max memory for XP
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April 8, 2012 2:17:03 AM

I think if you update your PSU to either a Corsair, Antec, Seasonic, or XFX brands of 400w's or higher then I would say a 6850 would be just what you need. Anything bigger then you should upgrade your CPU.

You would be able to play all of the games you posted on med to high in the settings. Here is a link to a PSU and a GPU. And I found your rig so it is also posted. Good luck to you.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/hp-pavilion-d4600y/450...
a c 155 U Graphics card
a b α HP
April 8, 2012 3:05:30 AM

I'd go with that Corsair PSU linked above..
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