Choosing a graphic card

June 7, 2013 at 02:49:30
Specs: Windows Vista
Hey everyone, I know what a lot of you will say about this computer but I'm the type of person that will take something and try to make it better. I have a Everex GC3500 Impact Desktop (with Windows Vista) computer that I bought at walmart about 6 years ago and it's been in the spare bedroom and it's been used maybe at the most 10 hour's and it's the standard (80GB hard drive/VIA C7 Esther Core 1.5 GHz Processor/Integrated VIA Chrome 9 Graphic Processor/512MB DDR2 Ram... I have upgraded the memory cards to 2X1GB cards and I installed a Pinnacle TV Card and I need to know what a good but cheap Video Card that has enough memory and speed to keep up with what I've already upgraded, I'm new at playing around and upgrading my computers and I hope someone out there can help. Thank you

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#1
June 7, 2013 at 04:49:58
I cannot find a lot about it, but what I am finding suggests it is not worth putting in very much time or money trying to upgrade. It has Vista, but it probably should have come with XP based on the specs (a 'downgrade' to XP might be an advantage). The graphics are integrated, it has a PCIe slot but probably an early version so don't expect a real gaming card to perform all that great. If you are expecting anything like a modern performing system or gaming system, you will not achieve it, but if you just want it to be a bit more usable, there might be some hope. The power supply is listed as 300Watts peak load, but it is probably more like an overrated 250Watt unit so stay with a lower power graphics card or you will probably need to upgrade that too.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...

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#2
June 7, 2013 at 05:12:33
Hi, thank you for you're reply. I'm not really looking to make it a gaming system but better graphics over all and be able to hook up my TV to the computer to watch movies from the computer to the TV. Any Ideas

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#3
June 7, 2013 at 12:04:58
Apparently it has a PCI-e x16 slot so you're in luck. Personally, I would downgrade the OS to XP or Linux. Vista is too much for that system to handle, even with 2GB RAM.

http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?in...

http://www.fic.com.tw/everex/us/pro...

http://greyghost.mooo.com/gc3500rev...

As for a graphics card, go cheap. And if you want it to be quiet, go fanless. Here's a decent choice: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...


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#4
June 8, 2013 at 02:08:44
Hello again, on the video card will it still work being a DDR3 and it being a low profile bracket card because the computer takes the full size brackets in the back. Let me know thanks

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#5
June 8, 2013 at 05:49:19
The video card riider has shown you is shown with a full sized bracket on it and (look at the alternate pictures) it includes a pair of low profile brackets that use two slots, but they are optional. It looks like a good deal, especially with the rebate (make sure it is working well before sending in the rebate, once you cut off the bar code for the rebate, you cannot return to newegg if defective, but have to go the the manufacturer for replacement.

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#6
June 8, 2013 at 16:21:39
Hello again, Where can I pick up a XP CD

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