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SR1950NX Minor Upgrades Please Help

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October 17, 2012 10:16:54 AM

looking for some help on possible upgrades for my Presario SR1950NX
small upgrades until I build a better PC, this one has lasted ~7years with WoW/D2/LoL/WC3 abuse


Asus A8N-LA aka Asus Nagami2-GL8E
Athlon 64 (V) 3800+ 2.4 GHz
Integrated GeForce 6150 LE
3GB PC-3200 184 pin DDR SDRAM
Bestec ATX-300-12Z : 300W +12v=19a
3PCI (2Open)
1PCI Express x16


tried a ATI Radeon 5450 512mb over the integrated card and was happy with that for WoW
- went from low settings @10fps
- fair settings - NA
- to good settings @40fps
- high approx @18fps(spiking) didnt feel like an upgrade from low
- ultra settings - NA

looking at tigersdirect/newegg and i could potentially replace the PSU and GPU for cheap.
I want to try an XFX GPU and I havent found one that doesnt require at least a 400W PSU.
need to know if the below GPU&PSU are compatible with my system and if not, do I have any options to do a similar upgrade?

XFX GeForce 9600 GSO PVT96OYHF7 Video Card - 512MB, GDDR3, PCI-Express 2.0, 1x Dual-link DVI-I, 1x HDMI, DirectX 10, SLI Ready, Fan

Diablotek PSDA500 DA Series ATX Power Supply - 500W, Dual 80mm Fans, 20+4 Pin
October 17, 2012 10:30:50 AM

do not get a diablotek power supply.

a 9600 in't going to be a good step up.

my suggestion is an HD 7750, which should run in your 300W PSU. if you want a new PSU, get a Corsair CX 430
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