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Help upgrading an HP Pavilion a6407c?

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January 3, 2013 1:45:38 AM

Hi guys, I am currently looking to upgrade my computer for use as a mid level gaming computer. I am looking to play various Source engine games such as Counterstrike, HL2, Garry's mod, and the like. A friend of mine recommended that I look into getting a new graphics card, He suggested that I look into the GeForce 8400 GS and the Geforce 210. I have very limited knowledge on the subject of computer upgrades and am wondering if these are good choices and if they are compatible with my system? I am also wondering if installing one of these would allow my computer to properly run Garry's mod and other source games?

Links to Cards :

8400 GS : EVGA http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Zotac : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

210 : EVGA http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Gigabyte : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

My current specs (Yes they are old, circa 2008)


3GB RAM
32 bit OS (Vista)
Processor : AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4400+
Display adapter type : NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430

Link to Newegg page of my full computer specs : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thank you for your time,
Ken
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January 3, 2013 1:58:15 AM

Those are pretty old cards and you won't get good results with those.
You better get a Hd 5450 or a hd 6570. If you can afford cards about $100 then go for a GTS 460.
If you don't get it get a HD 7750 $100
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