I want to switch out my geforce 8400 gs for something better, but I don't understand how pcie 1.0 2.0 and 3.0 are different, so what can I put in there in place of the 8400 gs that will bump my capability? I am looking for something on the cheap.
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE today
USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming
CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: nVidia Geforce 8400 gs
OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: Athlon 64 x2 4000+ 8 gb ram, 450 watt power supply, have slowly been upgrading parts over the years, but a new computer will probably be purchased before the year is out
I think your PSU will be your main limiting factor what is the model number of it? I think your best card, assuming it is a poor quality PSU, would be a AMD 7750 or maybe a AMD 7770. They will cost you around $90-130.