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Solved: not sure witch graphics card to buy?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by bob_306, Feb 7, 2007.

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  1. bob_306

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    i need to buy a graphics card for my computer because i only got a onboard one and its not good enough to run my games but im not sure witch type is right 4 my computer. i think my main board is AMD Athlon
     
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    Hi

    In order to answer you we need to know what you have for a MB. Do you have a brand system like a Dell or HP or did someone build it?
     
  3. bob_306

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    i ran the directx diagnostic tool and under system manufacturer it says NVIDIA
     
  4. norton850

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    Download and run this utility and see what you can find out about your system
    Everest
     
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    Motherboard ID nVidia-nForce (there r more stuff like numbers but not putting full id up)
    Motherboard Name Albatron KM18G Pro
     
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    yes from the pic it looks like that
     
  8. norton850

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    OK. You do have what looks like an 8x AGP slot. There are a couple of other things to consider. A new video card will definitely be an improvement over your onboard video, but it looks like your system is about 3 years old(??) So you will be able to run more games and run them with more bells and whistles although the latest games might be unplayable. Another consideration is your power supply. Take a look at it. Can you see how many Watts it has?
     
  9. bob_306

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    its 350w
     
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    I sent you a PM.
     
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