What Graphics Card?

  KPC 10:56 AM 02 Jun 11
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I have a desktop computer running Windows 7. I am new to gaming and now i am thinking of replacing my ageing Graphics Card, a Geforce 7900 GS 256 memory. The board i have is a Asus M3A with Athlon X2 4800 CPU and 2 GB of memory. I need to know what Graphics Card will work with this system and have noticed there is a new Gddr memory now. Will this be compatible. Willing to spend up to £100.

Thanks

  Ian in Northampton 12:10 PM 02 Jun 11

Given you say that your graphics card is ageing, could we assume that the PC/main board is also? In which case, your first job is to identify whether your motherboard supports PCI Express, or whether it supports the older AGP only. Then, the physical space available inside your case may be a consideration - some graphics cards are low profile to fit into smaller cases.

  KPC 12:19 PM 02 Jun 11

Its PCIe 2

  gengiscant 12:37 PM 02 Jun 11

This is your board I presume Mobo and it has a PCI Express 16 slot as long as you do not expect to play the latest games at full spec, something like thisGPU what size power supply have you and you will need a single six-pin power connector for the card.

  KPC 13:09 PM 02 Jun 11

there is a six pin con and the power supply is 550 watt

  KPC 13:10 PM 02 Jun 11

and that is the mobo

  KPC 13:14 PM 02 Jun 11

there is also plenty of space inside the case. the graphics card i have at this time is like a dining table

  gengiscant 14:21 PM 02 Jun 11

Then you are good to go with my suggestion.

  KPC 14:23 PM 02 Jun 11

cheers and thanks to everybody.

  keef66 14:31 PM 02 Jun 11

Or for a bit less cash try an HD 5670 which doesn't require an additional power connector

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