I am going to buy a new graphics card for my pc, which i recently upgraded with a 420w PSU and AMD 64 X2 5000+. I bought a Radeon 5450 with pci 2.1 which didn't work on my pci 1.0 x16 mobo. I'm guessing its a compatibility issue that i have seen on the internet. Therefore i am looking for a PCI 2.0 card for around 50-65 bucks. I would use it for casual gaming in small resolutions. I have looked at the:
Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Which card would be the best and work?
I say 5670. It's a great card and can run with your setup.
It's really cheap and the price is continuing to go down.
You should be real able to grab one of these for less than $50.
It is big though, so just make sure it will fit into your system before hand.
Once you put in your next GFX card, your system should be smart enough to notice that it's there. All you will need to do is set up the drivers and it should be really simple. It should come with an 1000+ language guide on how to do it.
Yes I made sure that my on board graphics were turned off. I did nor have a graphics card in before my hd 5450 and I updated my mobo and bios before I started. I'm sure it's the 2.1 in 1.0 problem so am looking at buying pci 2.0 cards only
That is good you did your reserch and you did everything right. So now the only card that will work is the in the bottom class of nVidia cards. So my guess wood be the GT 440 as my first choice. Good luck on this.
Thanks for your suggestions, I am looking at either a 430 or 440. However as I live in nz these can be expensive so I would properly get a palit. Is that an ok manufacture?
From what I have read it is a good manufacturer but unlike EVGA, XFX, and MSI but you will get a not the best and for sure not the worst or even close to it. Scale 1-10 it would be 4 1 being the best and 10 the worst. Good luck to you on getting you a new card.