Dudes, i am in need of a new graphics card for 2 reasons. Number 1, my current ones fan is very noisy, it pisses me the hell off.
And 2, when installing windows 7, after the setup files are complete and the system reboots, theres a blank screen which doesnt go away, thus i dont think my current gpx card is good enough for windows 7. I have tried different discs and different versions or windows 7, but to no avial, but there isnt a problem when installing or running xp (i have dual boot). Besides it was only supposed to be a temp substitute testing card when i was having computer problems and needed to diagnose whether my previous 8400 was faulty or not.
Current card is MSI NX 6600 256 ddr.
My budget is up to £45 (i dont play any games)
Ports: Vga, Hdmi (with audio compressor) and DVI
Memory: minimum 512mb
Preference: well known brand, no fan
I have been looking, but theres certain things i keep coming across and i dont know enough to know whether a 512mb ddr3 card is better then say a 1gb ddr2 card or if i should be looking at more cores/clock speeds, mhz or what be it. At the moment i have come across http://www.scan.co.uk/product.aspx?ProductId=31273
which is for 512MB XFX G 210, 800MHz GDDR2, GPU 589MHz, Shader 1402MHz, 16 Cores, D-Sub/ Dual Link DVI-I/ HDMI and it has turbocache up to 1GB. Is this the best i can get within my budget + is it any good?
Any help would be appreciated and expertise valued. My current card sucks as s and it needs to go. Thanks.