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Windows 7: Looking for GPU for PCIe 1.1

16 May 2013   #1

7 Ultimate x64, Vista Ultimate x64, 7 Pro x64, XP Pro x86, Linux Mint Nadia Cinnamon
 
 
Looking for GPU for PCIe 1.1

Hey all-

I just recently acquired a ThinkCentre tower for the family to use. It's on the older side, but it's still decently powerful - enough to handle multiple users running multiple programs. However, I'm looking to boost its ability to run some of the games the kids want to play. So I'm looking for a fairly cheap PCIe 1.1 card (ATI would be preferable; nVidia is acceptable). I think the power supply is 300W - I couldn't find the wattage on the side, but I'm taking a stab given previous experience with older ThinkCentres. Looking for something in the sub-$50 range. Any recommendations?

EDIT: Oh yes, and I'm running Windows 7 Pro x64 on the desktop.

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17 May 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

This looks to be the best bet your circumstances/price:

DIAMOND 6450PE31GSB AMD Radeon HD 6450 1GB GDDR3 SDRAM PCI Express x16 Video Card - Newegg.com

The trouble is, if no card, then the PSU might be just enough for what it's running currently and not give ANY or very little room for watts needed by a video card, worse case you have to swap in a new PSU, it's probably due for one anyway, I'd get one rated 80 Plus Bronze or higher.

Choose A Power Supply - PCPartPicker
Recommended for contrasting and comparing quickly. 8)
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