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new graphic card for desktop

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9y, 5m agoPosted 9 years, 5 months ago
I want to upgrade with a new graphic card and i dont know which one to buy. I want to play PREY and my graphic card wont support it and i also want 1G DDR of RAM.
I have P4 1.9 512 RAM.
Thanks
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9y, 5m agoPosted 9 years, 5 months ago
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#1
You'll need to identify what sort of ram you require..and what type of graphics card..is it AGP or PCI-E?..and what is your max budget for the card??
#2
These are the details of my PC.
System Information
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Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: MEDIONPC
System Model: AWRDACPI
BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 1.90GHz
Memory: 512MB RAM
Page File: 524MB used, 725MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode
Display Devices
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Card name: NVIDIA GeForce2 MX/MX 400 (Microsoft Corporation)
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce2 MX/MX 400
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0110&SUBSYS_88261462&REV_B2
Display Memory: 64.0 MB
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Sound Devices
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Description: Intel(r) Integrated Audio
Default Sound Playback: Yes
Default Voice Playback: Yes
Hardware ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2445&SUBSYS_53411462&REV_05
Manufacturer ID: 1

So what are the best options for upgrading?

Thanks
#3
Depends on your budget, but your current system is AGP so the GeForce 7600GT from ebuyer (around £65 delivered) is one of your best choices. For a bit less (£53) is a 7600 GS, which is also quite capable.

However, prey is quite demanding and your CPU really isn't up to much these days, you would probably be better overall considering upgrading the whole system (or at least motherboard, ram, cpu and graphics). You could probably get a dual-core system with 2GB DDR2 ram and a similar graphics card to those above for around £175, which would give you a much more modern system.

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