graphic card upgrade

Packard bell / Imedia x2415
June 12, 2010 at 08:53:17
Specs: Windows vista 32bit, Q6600 3gb ram
hey all
im looking to upgrade my graphics card on my packard bell imedia x2415
ive got quadcore and 3gb ram
and psu of 250w
can anyone tell me what cards are suitable without changing the motherboard or psu if it helps i have vista premium 32bit


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June 12, 2010 at 09:23:29
What is the purpose of this upgrade? Gaming? A 250W PSU isn't gonna allow for much. How much are you looking to spend?

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June 12, 2010 at 09:47:32
im looking to play some mid range games my current card Nvidia geforce7050 cant handle games like crysis so im looking for something that can handle it as for price range between £40-80

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June 12, 2010 at 10:38:24
There are plenty of low end cards that will work that are much better than your onboard video, but the 250W PSU makes it a little tough when it comes to true gaming cards. The Radeon HD 4650 is a possibility, maybe even a Radeon HD4670 or the newer HD 5550 or HD 5570. None of these cards require the 6-pin PCIe power plug-in & all are better than the Geforce 8400, 8500, 9400 or 9500 series of cards. On the Geforce side, the GT 240 is probably your best bet. Just remember that any card that requires the 6-pin plug-in will most likely push your PSU to it's limit.

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