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Windows 7: what would people advise as a new graphics card

03 Nov 2015   #1
naznoms

windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 
what would people advise as a new graphics card

Currently i am running my pc on windows 7 ultimate, my motherboard is dell, i unfortunately only have 2x 1GB ram sticks, 40GB internal hdd and an 1TB external hdd , my graphics card is a nvidia geforce fx 5200, what would people recommend to use so i can get it up to gaming pc standards? anyhelp would be most greatful, i know quite a bit about pcs but mainly taking them apart and putting back together and some software knowlegde .


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03 Nov 2015   #2
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

What kind of expansion slot do you have for your computer? AGP, PCI or PCI-E?
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03 Nov 2015   #3
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

What is your budget for a graphics card?

There are three things I would do:

1. Put in a larger hard disk (internally)
2. Upgrade the memory to at least 4 GB if your machine can use it
3. Buy a new graphics card

Once we know your budget, we can advise on what kind of GPU to get. Keep in mind that if the machine is really old, it may bottleneck your graphics card, and it may not be worth upgrading the components. It might be better to just start from scratch and build a new machine if you want to get into gaming.
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03 Nov 2015   #4
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoasterMen View Post
What kind of expansion slot do you have for your computer? AGP, PCI or PCI-E?
His existing card is PCIe, from what I found online.
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03 Nov 2015   #5
oscer1

win 7 64 bit
 
 

also keep in mind depending on what graphics card you choose you might need to change out the stock power supply
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04 Nov 2015   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

If you do go looking for a new needed power supply be sure to watch measurement. A lot of those OEM cases don't allow room for todays power supplies.
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04 Nov 2015   #7
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Well first I would add a ssd for the os that will speed up the system pretty well and make it an at least 120/ 128gb ssd
SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System

32 bit is capable of 3gb of ram also upgrade it to the max

Open the case and take a picture of the tag on the power supply and post it here.
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04 Nov 2015   #8
naznoms

windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

this is my current motherboard, it is dell. my power suppy is a z power 550w and im female not male


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04 Nov 2015   #9
naznoms

windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mellon Head View Post
What is your budget for a graphics card?

There are three things I would do:

1. Put in a larger hard disk (internally)
2. Upgrade the memory to at least 4 GB if your machine can use it
3. Buy a new graphics card

Once we know your budget, we can advise on what kind of GPU to get. Keep in mind that if the machine is really old, it may bottleneck your graphics card, and it may not be worth upgrading the components. It might be better to just start from scratch and build a new machine if you want to get into gaming.
havent got a budget atm as would need to save up so doesnt really matter about cost ,
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04 Nov 2015   #10
oscer1

win 7 64 bit
 
 

Are you going to be using same case? If not might need to check that the motherboard will mount to a new case. I know older dell's motherboards are proprietor to the case it came in they made the boards for it.
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