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Windows 7: Need help not sure what kind of graphic card to get

07 May 2012   #1
darkherox99

windows 7 64-bit
 
 
Need help not sure what kind of graphic card to get

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System Information
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Time of this report: 5/7/2012, 19:45:02
Machine name: PARK-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.120305-1505)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: eMachines
System Model: ET1352
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II 160u Processor, ~1.8GHz
Memory: 2048MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 1792MB RAM
Page File: 1100MB used, 2482MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
Display Devices
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Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce 6150SE nForce 430

Can this PC use other graphic cards?


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07 May 2012   #2
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

If I'm llooking at the specs of the right machine, then yes, it has a PCI-E X16 slot, required for most new graphics cards.

On the other hand, it seems to have a 250W power supply, which limits the choices to low-end cards.

What do you hope to gain with a graphics card upgrade?
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08 May 2012   #3
darkherox99

windows 7 64-bit
 
 

I want to upgrade graphic card to play games the one have right now NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 already is not good graphic card which it can not play any games at all. So i cant upgrade or put in new one? Yes that is the specs of PC. What kind of graphic card can use i dont know much about it thiers a whole lot of different kind of graphic cards.
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08 May 2012   #4
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

You can use a different graphics card, but it would have to be a relatively low-end card because your power supply won't be able to power the card safely.

Look for a card that uses only 50 or 75 watts. Your power supply can probably handle that. You can Google for the power consumption of any graphics card.

You would also have to investigate if such a low-end card would be an improvement over what you now have.

Your other choice is to upgrade your power supply so you can handle more powerful graphics cards.
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08 May 2012   #5
darkherox99

windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Can computer use EVGA GeForce?
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08 May 2012   #6
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

There are dozens of different EVGA GeForce cards.

Which one do you mean?
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08 May 2012   #7
darkherox99

windows 7 64-bit
 
 

EVGA - GeForce GT 520 2GB GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 Graphics Card?
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08 May 2012   #8
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by darkherox99 View Post
EVGA - GeForce GT 520 2GB GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 Graphics Card?
I think that card uses around 30 watts of power, so you should be OK.

But I have no idea if it is better than what you have now.
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08 May 2012   #9
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

I'm not sure what is the most powerful graphics card that an emachines ET1352 would suppport, but an AMD Radeon HD 6450 looks near the top. Some manufacturers require a 400W PSU with that card, but that seems like overkill, as the 6450 uses no PCI-E external power. (It would draw less than 75W.)

Eaxample:

Newegg.com - XFX HD-645X-ZQH2 Radeon HD 6450 1GB 64-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card

I've never used one, but the low-end AMD offerings usually seem to outperform similarly priced nVidia based cards.
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08 May 2012   #10
darkherox99

windows 7 64-bit
 
 

So i cant use EVGA - GeForce GT 520 2GB GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0?
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