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    Help me in buying the best affordable graphic card

    Hello guys

    Help me in buying the best affordable Graphic card for playing the high resolution games like POP forgotten sands , Resident evil 5.
    My budget is over range b/w 30-50$

    My PC Current Config

    Pentium (R) dual core CPU @ 2.50 GHZ
    2 GB RAM
    Intel DG41RQl mother board
    Win XP service pack 2 OS
    500 GB Hard disk


    waiting for suggestions

    Thank you all
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    What you also have to factor in is the cost of a new power supply, unless you have a very good one already...
    Is this a pre-built like Dell, etc?
    $50 isn't going to get you much even without a PSU upgrade...
    Take the side off the case and look inside at the sticker on the power supply...
    tell us the brand and the +12V amperage from that sticker.

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    Thanks for the reply Miller

    Well i hav checked the Dxdaig properties of my pc which i hav given below
    the total approx memory is showing like 1024.0 MB internally and i hav 2 gb ram.
    even though i cant play games like POP forgotten sands , Resident evil 5 properly.
    As im begineer , I really dont know how to check power supply ? does power supply matters in playing games ???
    the Screen is moving very slow while playing , wht can i do ?
    Adding nother 2GB RAM will done the trick , or i hav to add Nvidia 6 or 7 series

    Advise me

    Thank you
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    The reason your "screen is moving slow" is that you are using onboard integrated graphics...
    You need to purchase a dedicated card to add internally.
    Do you even know if you have a PCI-E slot?
    Use Speccy to get your specs and post them here...

    To upgrade the video you will likely need to upgrade the power supply to handle the extra draw from the card...
    So you need to remove the left side of the case and look inside...
    there will be a power supply with a bundle of wires coming out...(most likely at the top back)
    look at the sticker on it and there will be a chart with the brand and wattage as well as an "A" value under +12V
    post that info.
    You cant decide what you can upgrade to until you know this info...

    Speccy can be found here... Speccy - System Information - Free Download
    Run it...
    "File"... "save as text file"
    then copy just the top part down to the audio section and post it here...

    EXAMPLE...
    Summary
    Operating System
    MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 750 @ 2.67GHz 25 °C
    Lynnfield 45nm Technology
    RAM
    8.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 662MHz (9-9-9-24)
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. P55A-UD3 (Socket 1156)
    Graphics
    W2753 (1920x1080@60Hz)
    512MB GeForce 8600 GT (EVGA) 52 °C
    Hard Drives
    1954GB Western Digital WDC WD2001FASS-00W2B0 ATA Device (SATA) 28 °C
    733GB Seagate ST3750330AS ATA Device (SATA) 24 °C
    733GB Seagate ST3750640AS ATA Device (SATA) 27 °C
    Optical Drives
    TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-222AB ATA Device
    DTSoftBusCd00
    Audio
    High Definition Audio Device

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    JP already stated how to find out the Power Supply info.

    Take the side off the case and look inside at the sticker on the power supply...
    tell us the brand and the +12V amperage from that sticker.

    I know your new at this, but please read the advice that is being given.

    Yes, Power supply info is critical, your wanting to add a Video card, which takes more power to run than crappy onboard video. The PSU is the Heart of a PC, if it goes out from being overloaded, it can potentially fry everything in the PC.

    A good quality PSU will typically protect the PC from doing that, but its never a 100% guarantee.

    Most Prebuilt PC's are generally using a PSU that is just barely enough to run the system with only enough power to maybe add a 2nd Hard drive or two.

    as to your 1GB vs 2GB Quandary, its showing that your onboard video is using 1GB (1024MB) of your System RAM for memory, which is typical for your motherboard. You have a total of 2GB RAM, which for most situations running windows 7 is enough, but for Windows XP gaming its plenty.

    I also notice your only running at a lowly 1024x768 resolution. If and when you get a video card upgrade you should be able to bump that res up a bit more, 1280x1024, or if you have a Widescreen monitor 1280x720 (720p).

    I wouldn't add a Nvidia Geforce 6 or 7 series, considering how out of date they are. you have a PCI Express x16 slot, or should with an Intel G41 motherboard.

    if your DXdiag info is correct this is your motherboard: IntelŪ Desktop Board DG41RQ - Overview
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    meh, JP beat me tonight
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    Hello Jp

    Thanks again for the response .

    Yeah , its my fault i didnt give you the power amp info earlier .
    Now im giving you all information abt summery which is provided by speecy + the power info which i saw it recorded in notebook below. It is Zippys Brand.
    Dont get me wrong if i presented in bad way
    you can ask if any xtra info needed .

    Thank you sir


    Summary
    Operating System
    MS Windows XP Professional 32-bit SP2
    CPU
    Intel Pentium E5200 @ 2.50GHz 49 °C
    Wolfdale 45nm Technology
    RAM
    2.00 GB Single-Channel DDR2 @ 333MHz (5-5-5-15)
    Motherboard
    Intel Corporation DG41RQ (J2E1) 30 °C
    Graphics
    700S (1024x768@75Hz)
    Intel(R) G41 Express Chipset
    Hard Drives
    244GB Seagate ST3250310AS (SATA) 45 °C
    488GB Seagate ST3500418AS (SATA) 42 °C
    Optical Drives
    HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GH22NP20
    Audio
    Realtek High Definition Audio



    Zippys brand 450 W

    VOLTAGE CURRENT FREQUENCY

    AC i/p 180V - 264v 6 A 47-63HZ


    DC O/P Orange Red Yellow Blue

    +3.3V +5V +12v1 +12v2 -12V

    24A 18A 18A 16A 0.5

    Unit power Unit power

    < 170W <270W 6w
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    Well good news is you dont need a new power supply for any card you can afford...
    Depending on the power connecters though, you may need an adapter depending on the card you choose...
    That being said the best card you can afford is probably....
    Newegg.com - MSI N430GT-MD1GD3&#47;OC GeForce GT 430 &#40;Fermi&#41; 1GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
    only 5 over budget and theres a rebate...
    Shyguy may have more options for the money though

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    hey thx for that JP . but You gave me msi ddr3 card , is that suitable for my DDR2 mother board ? and dats msi card , do i get kind of Nvidia graphic card in that budget bro ??

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    Its a Nvidia GT430.

    The Brand is MSI, Nvidia sells there cards to companys and those companys make different coolers or there own software for them...

    So yes its a Nvidia

    Also the video card memory doesn't matter on your on-board memory controller, that's only for your RAM.

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    k but thats DDR3 product right ? is that suitable for my config which i hav mentioned above ?

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    its what you can afford, nothing else. for the budget you listed, its ALL you can afford thats worth anything for gaming.


    as Hezx Said, the Memory on the video card has NOTHING to do with what kiind of memory your motherboard supports. Its entirely independent of your System RAM on your motherboard.


    If your could find a Radeon HD 5550 or 5570 in that price range, I'd consider that over the GT 430, but the GT 430 is pretty much all your going to be able to afford unless you can dump another $25-30 more into the budget.

    but the GT 430 will certainly be able to play those games you listed, not sure how well, but they will run on it.
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