Graphics Card

I want to buy a graphics card for my system which is of 32 bit OS,3 GB DDR-2 RAM and the bus interface is PCI.. but i am not able to figure out which one to buy that would be compatible for my ystem. help me out with this please..

Thanks in advance
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  1. Gonna need a bit more info than that for us to hep you. Can you take a picture of the tag on the side of your PSU, upload it to photobucket and link it here? =D

    Would also be nice to know your CPU
  2. Sorry mate,i dont have a digital camera nor a nice camera phone to give you a clear picture of that.. If there are any details you want me to post here reagarding psu,i can do it ..
  3. PSU details are as follows :

    VOLTAGE CURRENT Frequency

    AC INPUT 220- 240 Vac 6.3 A 50Hz-60Hz
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    DC OUTPUT

    +3.3v +5v +12Va +12Vb -12v +5Vsb

    14A 14A 9A 13A 0.3 A 2.0A 300W peak

    (ORG) (RED) (YEL) (y/BLA) (BLUE) (PURP)
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    MAX

    115W Max. 108W 150W 3.6 W 10W
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    250W
  4. The Power Supply Unit is a good start. However, in order to accurately help you find a Video Card we’re going to need all of your system information. Motherboard manufacturer and model, more information about your RAM, the CPU you have and anything else you could give us. I understand without a camera and intimate knowledge of your computer this could be a difficult task but never fear; I have a solution. There is an extremely easy to use program that will give you all of that information with one click and it is absolutely free. Please travel to:

    http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html

    On the right hand side you will see several download links. There is an exe installation link but also a zip version that requires no installation at all. I prefer the ladder and can be run straight from the zip making it easy and simple to delete after you are through. Please try this program and come back with whatever information you learn.

    -Regards
  5. Thanks mate.. here are a few more details regarding my system

    Processor Specification : Intel core 2 Duo E4500 @ 2.20 Ghz

    MotherBoard :

    Manufacturer : Intel Corporation
    Model : D945GCNL
    Version : AAD97184-105
    Memory : DDR-2, 3 GB RAM
    DRAM frequency : 332.5 MHz

    When i check out my system slots i found 2 slots with type PCI express and 2 slots with type PCI.. how will this effect in choosing the card?
  6. gogojohnny7584 said:
    Thanks mate.. here are a few more details regarding my system

    Processor Specification : Intel core 2 Duo E4500 @ 2.20 Ghz

    MotherBoard :

    Manufacturer : Intel Corporation
    Model : D945GCNL
    Version : AAD97184-105
    Memory : DDR-2, 3 GB RAM
    DRAM frequency : 332.5 MHz

    When i check out my system slots i found 2 slots with type PCI express and 2 slots with type PCI.. how will this effect in choosing the card?



    Yes, your motherboard has a PCIe x16 Gen 2.x slot.

    Which means you can basically buy any graphics card and if your power supply is strong enough it will be compatible.


    Sadly your 250w is not enough, you will need to update that first.
  7. what is the minimum power supply for this in order to serve my purpose of playing games?
  8. I am kind of a novice when it comes to PSU but if I am not mistaken the minimum you want is at least 400W. The only thing I would advise you on is being weary of the type of connectors the PSU is built with. For example my PSU is built for SATA:

    http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#sata

    But many older components run 4 pin peripheral:

    http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#peripheral

    I have made this mistake before and it is very frustrating. Just thought I’d share.

    http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html

    Edit: If you’re an online shopper, like I am, I would suggest either Newegg or Amazon. Amazon charges tax, Newegg does not. Compare prices and find the deal.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100006656&IsNodeId=1&Description=400W&bop=And&Order=PRICE&PageSize=20
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