New video card upgrade suggestions?

Hello everyone!

I have an HP Pavilion p6404y

It comes with an Nvidia Geforce 9100 integrated graphics.

About a year ago I got a recertified PNY Geforce 210 card for about $25.

However - I think the card is starting to die.

I'd l ike to replace this card.

Keep in mind I am not a strong gamer - the only games I play are Nintendo, Super Nintendo and Playstation emulators - so I need a video card strong enough for that - however I don't need a top of the line over $100 video card.

My question is - which card would you recommend? Here's what I want. I want something that will fit into my computer without having go upgrade to a more powerful power supply or bigger case - just something that will fit in easily.

Also I know some of the cards have fans to help cool them - do they have to be plugged in somewhere - or are they powered by the slot?

I am legally blind and can't see/work on the computer myself.

My girlfriend put in the Geforce 210 for me all by herself and it was her first time working inside a computer.

Does anyone have any suggestions that are better than the integrated graphics and geforce 210 - but not high end andexpensive? It doesn't need to be a huge performance boost.

I do use Zoomtext which is a screen enlarging software - and having an okay card seems to help with it.
If anyone has any ideas I'd appreciate it.
Thank you!
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  1. Best answer

    Really really budget card. It doesn't eat up much power as well.
    With emulators for the SNES anyway, its the CPU doing the work, and if you want to watch a hi def movie once in a while, it will do fine.
  2. Hello,
    I notice this card says x16 2.1 pci-e card.
    If you look at the specs for my motherboard it says pci-e x16 2.0 slot (or something like that).

    So will that card work?
  3. I forgot to add that the card must have DVI output as my monitor only has DVI and VGA. HDMI is not included.

    I want a card that is better than the Nvidia Geforce 210 - but not high end - is there a nice card in the middle around 40 to 60 that will work - without upgrading the power supply and case? I just want it to work with my existing HP Pavilion p6404y.

  4. How about this card?

    It's an Sapphire Radeon HD 5450

    Something tells me this is on par with a Nvidia Geforce 210 though.
  5. Best answer selected by Kevin523.
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