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September 4, 2012 7:45:21 AM

Hey, i was wondering if you guys could help me find out which Graphics Card would be reasonable to buy for my Computer.. at the moment the Graphics card is integrated and is terrible for gaming of course. I am looking for a Graphics Card which would be good for gaming but nothing too demanding.. i only wish to play old games like WoW, would i be able to put a Graphics Card into my computer and would i need to buy a new PSU also? here are my specs.

OS - Windows 7 (64 Bit)
System Manufacturer - Hewlett Packard
Model - G5200UK-m
Processor - AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 220 Processor (2 CPUs) 2.8 GHz
Memory - 3GB Ram
i believe the Integrated Graphics is - NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 (1401MB) - Terrible for Gaming :) 


Which Graphics Card should i get..
Will i need to buy a new PSU..
Which Cards will my Motherboard be compatible with?

Thanks for any Replys.

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September 4, 2012 7:54:56 AM

Decisionz said:
Hey, i was wondering if you guys could help me find out which Graphics Card would be reasonable to buy for my Computer.. at the moment the Graphics card is integrated and is terrible for gaming of course. I am looking for a Graphics Card which would be good for gaming but nothing too demanding.. i only wish to play old games like WoW, would i be able to put a Graphics Card into my computer and would i need to buy a new PSU also? here are my specs.

OS - Windows 7 (64 Bit)
System Manufacturer - Hewlett Packard
Model - G5200UK-m
Processor - AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 220 Processor (2 CPUs) 2.8 GHz
Memory - 3GB Ram
i believe the Integrated Graphics is - NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 (1401MB) - Terrible for Gaming :) 


Which Graphics Card should i get..
Will i need to buy a new PSU..
Which Cards will my Motherboard be compatible with?

Thanks for any Replys.

We need budget and monitor resolution. But, assuming 1080p, and a crappy Power Supply, the Radeon 7750 is your best bet. Sells for around $110.
September 4, 2012 8:00:11 AM

Budget is probably about £100 and my monitor resolution is 1600 x 900 (32 bit) (60Hz) and thanks for the reply :) 
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September 4, 2012 8:07:58 AM

I'm also pretty certain that this Computer only came with a 300w PSU.. so will i need to buy a new one?
September 4, 2012 8:09:39 AM

Decisionz said:
Budget is probably about £100 and my monitor resolution is 1600 x 900 (32 bit) (60Hz) and thanks for the reply :) 

The 7750 should have no problem driving 1600x900 with high details, especially on those older games, and it's well below the budget. The other reason recommending the 7750 is the low power-draw. It gets all the power through the PCI-e slot without any axillary connector, so it shouldn't stress the Power supply, unless the power supply is a low wattage (<300w).
September 4, 2012 8:10:49 AM

Will my motherboard have a PCI-e Slot as i saw on the internet that some do not.. and this can affect which Graphics Card people will need to look for.. and will this card be Compatible with my motherboard.. thanks for the reply :) 
September 4, 2012 8:17:54 AM

Decisionz said:
I'm also pretty certain that this Computer only came with a 300w PSU.. so will i need to buy a new one?

It's kind of flirting with the limits of the power supply. The system, at full load, shouldn't push more too much more than 250W with the 7750, but thats assuming only 1 HDD, 1 DVD drive, 2 fans, and no overclocking. If you have more than 1 optical drive, or hard drive, you may wish to consider getting another power supply.
September 4, 2012 8:21:00 AM

Decisionz said:
Will my motherboard have a PCI-e Slot as i saw on the internet that some do not.. and this can affect which Graphics Card people will need to look for.. and will this card be Compatible with my motherboard.. thanks for the reply :) 

According to HP's support site, the G5200uk series has 1 PCI-e 16x (1.0 presumably).
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Docume...
September 4, 2012 8:22:02 AM

I havent added anything to my Current Computer.. so im guessing it does only those things and no overclocking.. im going to check if it has 300w power supply and will probably go for the 7750 if so.
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