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Help, I need video card consulation for my HP pavilion a1528x

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>>> I have the nvidia geforce 6150 LE integrated graphics GPU that was pre installed in my HP pavilion a1528x desktop. If I wish to improve it, to say a 512 mb video card do I need to remove the nvidia integrated video card or just merely uninstall it from device manager, I am unfamiliar with integrated components.

>>> I would like some suggestions for possible (reasonably priced - 100$ish) video card choices that would make my computer run mid to high end graphically demanding games such as Neverwinter nights 2 or City of Heroes on high graphical setting. When I run directx Diagnostic this is what it shows, if this helps to determine my capabilities. I can run these games but with to amp up the settings.

System Information
Time of this report: 10/8/2008, 19:10:50
Machine name: OURCOMPUTER
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp.080413-2111)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: HP Pavilion 061
System Model: EZ051AA-ABA a1528x
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+, MMX, 3DNow (2 CPUs), ~2.0GHz
Memory: 1982MB RAM
Page File: 492MB used, 4309MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.5512 32bit Unicode

Display Devices
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce 6150 LE
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0241&SUBSYS_2A3E103C&REV_A2
Display Memory: 256.0 MB
Current Mode: 1280 x 1024 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: HP vs19 flat panel monitor
Monitor Max Res: 1280,1024
Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0011.7813 (English)
DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 9/17/2008 09:55:00, 6057472 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
VDD: n/a
Mini VDD: nv4_mini.sys
Mini VDD Date: 9/17/2008 09:55:00, 6132576 bytes
Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-4101-11CF-096D-350A03C2CB35}
Vendor ID: 0x10DE
Device ID: 0x0241
SubSys ID: 0x2A3E103C
Revision ID: 0x00A2
Revision ID: 0x00A2

Please let me know some good advice thanks
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Hi there,

Your PC has a PCI-Express x16 slot, so you should be able to pick up a Radeon HD 4670 for less than the $100 mark you're budgeting.

Just be warned your current PSU may not be up to the task - if it is the original unit - and I would strongly suggest upgrading to a high-quality, high-efficiency unit.


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