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What the best 1gb Graphics card I can put into my PCI Express® ×16 slo

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September 18, 2010 11:31:07 PM

My computer is a Acer / Gateway DX4710-05 is serial # PTG320X0018350EA112700 with an upgraded power supply at 650 watts. Listed below is some of the current Configuration;
Processor (4)Intel #6fb, 2400 MHz BIOS GATEWA - 42302e31 08/07/08
Memory 6133MB physical 90% free resources
Video Graphics Adapter: Intel(R) G33/G31 Express Chipset Family
Screen Area/Colors: 1920x1080 pixels, 16 million colors Monitor: SyncMaster XL2370(Analog)
Operating System
Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit
Windows 6.0.6002 6.0.6002 SP2 (Windows 6.0.6002 6.0.6002 Service Pack 2)
DirectX Version: 6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205)
I/O Expansion
One PCI Express® ×16 slot
One PCI Express ×1 slots
Two PCI conventional slot
After replacing the power supply in my system from 300 watts, upgraded to 650 watts. I want to upgrade my Graphics card, but after much reading I'm very confused about what kind of Graphics card I can use most all the cards I see for sale, say they need a PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot, but as you can see above my computer only has one One PCI Express® ×16 slot My question is? What is the best 1gb Graphics card can I put into my computer and still get full performance using only my One PCI Express® ×16 slot I want to spend approx $90.00 to $150.00 for the card and I want the card to have at least HD. 1 DVI & 1 HDMI out. I don't plan to play many games I just want the best for watching DVD & Netflix. So please any one out there that could recommend a good 1Gb. card that will work well in my Express® ×16 slot I would truly appreciate any knowledgeable information on what card I should buy, I be very thankful. Thank you for any help you can provide. Very best regards, Les T.
a c 235 U Graphics card
September 18, 2010 11:51:38 PM

any PCI-E 2.0 card will work in a PCI-E 1.0 x16 slot since they are backwards compatible, just avoid the cards that say 2.1

any of these three will easily do the job for DVD & netflix playback

at around $140 you have the ATI 5770, a very good gaming card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
at around $120 the ATI 5750, a good gaming card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
at $100 the ATI 5670, a solid gaming card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
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a c 189 U Graphics card
September 19, 2010 12:43:29 AM

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