Advice on upgrading new Graphics Card + PSU!

August 3, 2011 at 06:45:38
Specs: Windows XP
Hey im not very good with computers, but im wanting to upgrade my Graphics card to play some newer games, can someone please advise me on a few options. Thanks.

My Specs:

Operating System
MS Windows XP Professional 32-bit SP3
CPU
Intel Core 2 Duo E4400 @ 2.00GHz 42 °C
Conroe 65nm Technology
RAM
2,00 GB Single-Channel DDR2 @ 266MHz (4-4-4-12)
Motherboard
Packard Bell BV PT890-8237A (Socket 775) 29 °C
Graphics
Default Monitor (1024x768@60Hz)
64MB GeForce 7500 LE (Sapphire/PCPartner) 63 °C
Optical Drives
PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-116D
YN9111F URN204H SCSI CdRom Device
YN9111F URN204H SCSI CdRom Device
Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio

Packard Bell - iMedia 8500T

Thats the case if needed, not the same insides but same case.

My budget is about £150/$244, i aint too bothered about it looking amazing, just descent and smooth.

I just play classic games mainly when i feel the urge to play the likes of Black & White, AOE 3, most strategies.

But i do want to play other games its just they lagg too much so i presume my system cant handle it, hence the upgrade.


If you could recommend a decent PSU+Graphics Card that would be great.


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#1
August 3, 2011 at 07:17:02
This is the same mobo as mine:
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The GeForce 7500 LE is plugged into a big yellow plug thing, Sorry i am not that good with computers.
So i think it does have PCIe x16


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#2
August 3, 2011 at 09:13:09
Are you sure you need to upgrade the power supply? Check the wattage & amperage specs - they are printed on a label on the side of the unit. You'll have to open the computer case to be able to see it. Here's an example:

http://c1.neweggimages.com/NeweggIm...

The max wattage & amperage on the +12v rail are what's important. In the example above, it's a 350W unit with 15A on the +12v.


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#3
August 3, 2011 at 19:11:08
its 250w. So i just assumed from what people telling me that i need to upgrade my PSU aswell.

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#4
August 3, 2011 at 19:19:43
You need to check the amperage specs.

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#5
August 3, 2011 at 19:58:35
Photo: PHOTO

Model nu: FSP250-60HEN


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#6
August 5, 2011 at 22:13:12
+12V1 = 8.0 A
+12V2= 14.0 A

| Intel Pentium Dual Core E2180 @ 2.70 GHz Soft OC | 1 GB DDR2 DAM | XFX Radeon HD 4650 1 GB GDDR2 |


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