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    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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    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??

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    These are the details of my PC.
    System Information
    ------------------

    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
    ---------------
    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
    -------------
    Sound Devices
    -------------
    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

    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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