What's a decent video card?

Hewlett-packard / ??
February 25, 2009 at 23:08:21
Specs: Windows Vista, 2.4gb intel dual core
I bought Silent hunter 4 and found out that I can't play the damn thing. It's been a long time since I've even played PC games since the invention of Xbox 360. After the 4th one taking a $*&t, I decided to try PC gaming again for a while. Since my 40$ mistake I discovered "can you run it", which tells me that Vista is not an OS it supports, but it clearly reads Vista on the box. What is a decent card that I can run without spending a crap load on stuff I don't need? It dosen't have to support SH4, just something most of the games out there use. Thanks alot for your help.

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#1
February 26, 2009 at 00:48:24
Here are two great midrange cards:

Radeon HD 4670 (Open box) - $56.25

GeForce 9600GT (open box) - $78.75

And two performance-mainstream cards:

Radeon HD 4830 (open box) - $84.99

Radeon HD 4850 (open box) - $105.09

Socket 939³
Dual-core Opteron 185 @ 3.2GHz
2x 8800GTS in SLI
4GB CL2 PC3200
Blu-ray burner
X-Fi Ti Pro PCI-E
Antec P182
Samsung 24" LCD
Vista 64


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#2
February 26, 2009 at 08:00:11
Don't know the model number of your HP?

The HD4670 is probably the best choice from jackbomb's list. It has a very low power consumption (less than 60W) therefore it doesn't need the aux power connection from the power supply (PSU). Considering that you have an HP, the PSU probably has a fairly low wattage rating....a card with a higher power requirement *may* force you to upgrade the PSU.


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#3
February 26, 2009 at 12:57:17
Looks like the $56.25 HD 4670 and $84.99 HD 4850 were deactivated overnight.

There are plenty more on that site...only a bit more expensive.

Socket 939³
Dual-core Opteron 185 @ 3.2GHz
2x 8800GTS in SLI
4GB CL2 PC3200
Blu-ray burner
X-Fi Ti Pro PCI-E
Antec P182
Samsung 24" LCD
Vista 64


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#4
February 26, 2009 at 16:47:28
Thanks for the replys, I think I'll check some of those out and see what works. If I ran the HD 4830 would it get me into trouble and force me to upgrade? I'm not looking into making this thing a monster or anything, just something to have some fun with. BTW the model# is a6632f Thanks for the help.

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#5
February 26, 2009 at 22:26:13
Looks like a 250w psu. I'd go for the HD4670.

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