upgrading graphics card??

  ilm 12:27 01 Jan 09
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Hi

just started playing counterstrike source and having trouble with slow blocky movements. have been advised to update GC from the following intel 33/31 express chipset but only have limited funds.

will this one work (what I will most likely buy if so)

PNY NVIDIA 9400GT 512MB PCI-E GRAPHICS CARD on eBay, also Graphics Video Cards, Graphics, Video TV Cards, Desktop PC Components, Computing (end time 01-Jan-09 19:04:36 GMT)

or at a push this one though its over what i want to spend

512MB XFX 9600GT PCI-E GRAPHICS HD VIDEO CARD 9600 GT on eBay, also Graphics Video Cards, Graphics, Video TV Cards, Desktop PC Components, Computing (end time 28-Jan-09 05:30:41 GMT)

and will they be worth buying compared to what I already have??

thanks


System Information
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Time of this report: 12/30/2008, 23:12:21
Machine name: MEDDERSANDWA-PC
Operating System: Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6001) Service Pack 1 (6001.vistasp1_gdr.080917-1612)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: Inspiron 530s
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E4600 @ 2.40GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.4GHz
Memory: 2036MB RAM
Page File: 1461MB used, 2860MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 10
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 6.00.6001.18000 32bit Unicode

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DxDiag Notes
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Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.

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DirectX Debug Levels
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Direct3D: 0/4 (retail)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (retail)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (retail)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

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Display Devices
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Card name: Intel(R) G33/G31 Express Chipset Family
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
Chip type: Intel(R) GMA 3100
DAC type: Internal
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_29C2&SUBSYS_020D1028&REV_02
Display Memory: 286 MB
Dedicated Memory: 0 MB
Shared Memory: 286 MB
Current Mode: 1680 x 1050 (32 bit) (59Hz)
Monitor: Dell E228WFP
Driver Name: igdumd32.dll
Driver Version: 7.14.0010.1437 (English)
DDI Version: 9Ex
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 2/11/2008 19:36:08, 3301376 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
WHQL Date Stamp:
Device Identifier: {D7B78E66-6A82-11CF-0576-0722A3C2CA35}
Vendor ID: 0x8086
Device ID: 0x29C2
SubSys ID: 0x020D1028
Revision ID: 0x0002
Revision ID: 0x0002
Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_A ModeMPEG2_C

  ilm 12:28 01 Jan 09

the links have not worked

it was either a NVIDIA 9400GT 512MB PCI-E GRAPHICS CARD at about £50 or a 512MB XFX 9600GT PCI-E GRAPHICS HD VIDEO CARD 9600 GT which is about £80 but over budget.

will the 9400 be better than what I've got??

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