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Upgrading Graphics Crad

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by vinny939, Apr 18, 2008.

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  1. vinny939

    vinny939 Thread Starter

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    I have a
    Philips MT1400,
    p4 3.06ghz
    1gb ram
    ati radeon 9250 256mb
    ecs 661gx-m7 mobo

    i have had it a few years now and the gfx card isnt up to it for playing some decent games now and am wondering if it can be upgraded i am looking at a radeon x1550 512mb gfx card but after nosing around the net i have come across a few forums stating that you cant upgrade the gfx card on my pc so am wondering if anyone here knows different

    thanks
     
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    The motherboard has an AGP 8x slot so you should be able to replace the video card with a better one. You may have an issue with the power supply if you want a really high-end gaming card though. Do you know how many Watts the power supply is? You may need to open up the case and read the power supply label. However the X1550 isn't exactly the best gaming card. What games do you wish to play and whats your budget?
     
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    crad.... embarrassing.
     
  4. vinny939

    vinny939 Thread Starter

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    Only really play a few games Command and Conquer 3, Doom 3, Neverwinter Nights 1 but pc wont play neverwinter nights 2, on the psu it says 260w with a max of 300w. my budget is up to £100 for the card any more than that and i'd rather get a new pc
     
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    definately worth thinking about, Cheers for your help Triple6 much appreciated
     
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