best low cost directx 9.0 compatible gpu

October 15, 2010 at 15:32:51
Specs: windows xp, 512mb sdram
i am looking for a low cost ati or nvidia graphics card that is compatible with a 933 mhz cpu.

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#1
October 15, 2010 at 15:41:19
The CPU has nothing to do with it. The video card has to be compatible with the motherboard & power supply. Post the make/model of your board & the wattage & amperage specs for your power supply. And assuming the upgrade is for gaming, you're gonna need more RAM.

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#2
October 15, 2010 at 16:40:54
i dont know what my motherboards name is but it is made by intel. i have a 220 watt power supply. srry not much info. it is not for gaming by the way, i went to best buy and chose a graphics card and they told me it would go into the system itself, physicaly but the processor would not be fast enough. i have seen graphics cards that say like 1500 mhz active.

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#3
October 15, 2010 at 17:23:21
We would need your motherboard info, download cpuz and check it out.

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#4
October 15, 2010 at 21:10:23
220W is pretty weak. And being that you have 933MHz CPU, your board *probably* has an AGP slot for graphics. It's very unlikely to have PCI-express but almost certainly has standard PCI. We can't recommend a card without knowing the slot type & what you want to use it for. Do NOT get a card from BestBuy!

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#5
October 16, 2010 at 06:00:44
my computer hasn't had internet connection for probably 5,6,or 7 years and i need a graphics card right now, without it i can't even start my computer. i might be able to borrow one from my neighbor. yes it does have an agp im not sure what kind, i am not certain that my motherboard has a pci express2 slot, but i put a nvidia geforce 4 in it il check and see if that goes in a pci express2 slot. is a pci express2 card backwards compatible with a pci express1 slot? or is the slot too slow? my maximum memory for my motherboard is 512 mb, this computer is like 10 years old.

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#6
October 16, 2010 at 06:13:34
If your board has an AGP slot, it does not have PCI-express slots. But I'm sure it has standard PCI, maybe even ISA.

"i need a graphics card right now, without it i can't even start my computer"

What happened to your old graphics card? Are you even sure the graphics is the problem? What happens when you try to start your system?


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