• Guest, The rules for the P & N subforum have been updated to prohibit "ad hominem" or personal attacks against other posters. See the full details in the post "Politics and News Rules & Guidelines."

Need a new video/graphics card

myth2ks

Junior Member
Mar 7, 2011
22
0
0
MY computer specs:
windows 7 32 bit
2gb rams
intel pentium dcpu 3.00 ghz (2cpus)
Directx11
ATI radeon Xpress 200 series
I dont know how much watt for the power supply, but i believe it's around 300 or so.


Here is the requirements for the game.
Minimum Requirements Recommended Requirements
OS Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
CPU Pentium III 833MHz Pentium III 1.2 GHz
Graphics Card GeForce3 64MB GeForce4 128MB
DirectX DirectX 9.0b
RAM 256MB 512MB


i play a fps game and the requirements its not that high tech, but it updates and improves on graphics over time. The lag is not that great, but I would like to have the best game experience while playing. I know the computer is not the best, but I know it's doable.
 

toyota

Lifer
Apr 15, 2001
12,957
1
0
a 3.0 Pentium D is a 95 watt cpu so yeah a 4650 is about as high as you can go with that power supply. depending on exactly what model it may only have 14-15 amps on the 12v line. being cheap and after years of usage it will not even make that.
 

toyota

Lifer
Apr 15, 2001
12,957
1
0
I know it's antec brand, and i think it's around 400.
well look down there and see exactly what the label says. it will have the name, model, and specs right there on the label. while you are down there see what the amps rating on 12v line is.

a 4650 is still going to be an okay gpu for your price range. what resolution are wanting to play at?
 
Last edited:

toyota

Lifer
Apr 15, 2001
12,957
1
0
He has a pentium D, a 4650 ddr3 is more then enough. Did you read the game specs?
geforece ti 4200 with a pent 3?
yeah but if he just happens to have a larger monitor then I was thinking something a little faster would be better in case he plays more than just that game. of course that cpu is poopy slow for any decent card though.
 

hdfxst

Senior member
May 13, 2009
851
3
81
Your power supply will run that 4850 i linked to,and i don't think you'll find a faster card under 50 dollars
 

f4phantom2500

Platinum Member
Dec 3, 2006
2,284
1
0
i'd def say 4850. if/whenever you get a new computer, you can just pop that card into it and at that point you'll appreciate the very big difference between a 4350 and a 4850. or even the 4650 and 4850.
 

ASK THE COMMUNITY