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i am planning to buy a graphics card costing around 100-150$ ,which one should i go for please suggest me some and how to improve my pc for gaming

motherboard- asus M4A88T-M/USB3
processor - amd phenom II x4 965
ram - 4gb
os - win xp 32 bit
graphics card - ati radeon HD 4250 700mb


plz help me
 

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Why are you purchasing a new graphics card?

Are you looking to play graphic-intensive games?

Also, you aren't going to have a very large selection of graphics cards with that price range.
 

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so plz help me with my upgrade

which os should i use , should i increase my ram and which graphic card should i buy
 

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You never answered my questions.

The OS you use is up to you, but any 64-bit operating system will be able to recognize more RAM.

As far as graphics cards go, what motherboard do you have? What is the wattage on your power supply?

Are you a fan of ATI or Nvidia?
 

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motherboard- asus M4A88T-M/USB3

and im asking about the os coz i want better gaming experience so i wanted to know which is better for gaming, same goes for 64 bit or 32 bit , i have no idea abt the wattage on my power supply
 

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The wattage of your power supply largely determines what power supply you can get.

Open up the side panel of your computer and take a look at your power supply -- the wattage should be marked quite obviously.
 

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Alright, so pretty good motherboard except for the micro-ATX form-factor. That means that, assuming your case is smaller than normal too, you will be limited in selection. Do you have a smaller than normal case?

Though the good news is that with a 450W power supply, you should be able to support all the graphics cards within your price range and form-factor.
 

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I need you to answer all my questions before I can help you.

There's a lot that goes into upgrading your PC.
 

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just increased my budget ,im changing my psu to 750-800 w and this is my cabinet :Cooler Master Stryker Full Tower Cabinet

my budget for graphics card is 500$ now
so which one should i go for


thanks alot for helping me
 

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That's great! This would be an example of what you could get with that kind of price range and power supply.

Though personally, I'd go with upgrading to Window 7 64-bit, then getting either that graphics card or one a little less expensive due the cost of the new operating system. Up to you though.

There isn't a definite "Here, this is what you should get" when it comes to graphics cards. A lot of it comes down to personal opinion, and individual circumstances. There's a lot of graphics cards out there. (y)
 

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Sapphire AMD/ATI HD 7950 3GB GDDR5 With Boost 3 GB GDDR5 Graphics Card
will this card be compatible with my motherboard and my processor - phenom II x4 965
 

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Is there any way you can give me a link to that? I assume you've found one you like?
 

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to be honest i have no idea , so i need your advice which one i should i go for im buying for pure gaming
 
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