Replacing my old graphics card

Hi guys I've got a nvidia GeForce 9500 512mb and I won't to replace it for a new graphics card because it freezes my computer when I play minecraft after about 10 mins.

Could you suggest any graphics cards under £30 (the creeper the better)
That would work on a 400w psu

Thanks in advance
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  1. For that money, you're going to have to go via E-bay, mate.
    Before you start spending, carry out a few chaecks first.
    Download GPU-Z it's free :) and use it to check the graphic card temperature and fan speed, I suspect your problem is temperature related.
  2. coozie7 said:
    For that money, you're going to have to go via E-bay, mate.
    Before you start spending, carry out a few chaecks first.
    Download GPU-Z it's free :) and use it to check the graphic card temperature and fan speed, I suspect your problem is temperature related.

    Ok thank you I will try what you said
    I've been looking on eBay for about 30 mins now but I'm a bit of a noob and don't really no what I'm looking for
  3. here's the results of gpu-z
    gpu temperature 50°C
    fan speed 100%
    is this bad ?
  4. Those look OK.
    BUT.
    With GPU-Z running, play the game for a few minuets, then recheck the temperatures, do n'y worry, GPU-Z will keep logging the data while the game is runing.
    Another, possible cause is the CPU overheating, try RealTemp to check that temperature-again it'll log while the game is running.
    The 9500 is quite a weak card, but with the PSU being an unknown quantity I'll suggest you keep away from anthing too strong as a replacement.
    This should be helpful, particularly the chart at the end;
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107.html
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