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What graphics Card would be perfect for my computer?


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T3L3PROOF

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I want a good video card according to my specs because I do not want to waste money on something that wont work :)


Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.01.2600 Service Pack 3

<<< System Summary >>>

> Mainboard : Asus Goldfish2

> Chipset : Intel i915GL

> Processor : Intel Pentium 4 518J @ 3066 MHz

> Physical Memory : 2560 MB

> Video Card : Intel® 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family

> Hard Disk : SAMSUNG (160 GB)

> DVD-Rom Drive : LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1633S

> CD-Rom Drive : MITSUMI CD-ROM FX48++W

> Network Card : Realtek Semiconductor RT8139 (A/B/C/810x/813x/C+) Fast Ethernet Adapter

> Operating System : Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.01.2600 Service Pack 3

> DirectX : Version 9.0c

<<< Mainboard >>>

> Manufacturer : Compaq Presario 061

>> General Information
Product : PS463AA-ABA SR1319RS NA510
Version : 0nB1411RE101GOLDF00
Serial Number : MXK452083N
Unique ID : 80B4D1F1-4154D911-AFB68A05-98CC10CD
SKU : Unspecified
Family : Unspecified
Start mode : PCI PME#

>> OEM Information
OEM #1 : Unspecified
OEM #2 : Unspecified
OEM #3 : Unspecified
OEM #4 : Unspecified
OEM #5 : Unspecified
OEM #6 : Unspecified
OEM #7 : Unspecified
OEM #8 : Unspecified
OEM #9 : Unspecified
OEM #10 : Unspecified
OEM #11 : Unspecified
OEM #12 : Unspecified
OEM #13 : Unspecified
OEM #14 : Unspecified
OEM #15 : Unspecified
OEM #16 : Unspecified

> Mainboard : Asus Goldfish2

>> General Information
Manufacturer : ASUSTeK Computer INC. (Asus)
Product : Goldfish2
Version : 1.xx
Serial Number : X312345678
Support MP : Yes, 1 CPU(s)
Version MPS : 1.4

>> Chassis Information
Manufacturer : Chassis Manufacture
Type : Desktop
Version : Chassis Version
Serial Number : Chassis Serial Number
Asset : Asset-1234567890

>> Sensor Information
Hardware Monitoring : Asus A8000

>> On-Board Device Information
Device : (Ethernet)
Device : (Sound)
Device : (Video)
Embedded Controller : Yes

>> Slots Information
Slot PCI-Express : Available (32-bit) 3.3v, Shared Slot Opening
Slot PCI : Available (32-bit) 3.3v, Shared Slot Opening
Slot PCI : Available (32-bit) 3.3v, Shared Slot Opening
Slot PCI : Available (32-bit) 3.3v, Shared Slot Opening

>> External Connectors
Mouse : PS/2
Keyboard : PS/2
USB : Access Bus (USB)
USB : Access Bus (USB)
USB : Access Bus (USB)
USB : Access Bus (USB)
USB : Access Bus (USB)
USB : Access Bus (USB)

>> Internal Connectors
AUX : On Board Sound Input from CD-ROM
CD : On Board Sound Input from CD-ROM
IDE : On Board IDE
FLOPPY : On Board Floppy
CPU_FAN
SYS_FAN
ATXPWR
FP_AUDIO

> Bios : American Megatrends Inc.

>> General Information
Manufacturer : American Megatrends Inc.
Version : 3.10
Date : 11/12/2004 (mm/dd/yyyy)
Address : 0x0 on 512 KB
Copyright : ©2003 American Megatrends, Inc
Motherboard ID : 63-0310-000000-00101111-111204-I915-A0005055
DMI Version : 2.3

>> Characteristics
Flashable : Yes
Socketed : Yes

>> Functionality
APM : Yes
ACPI : Yes
ESCD : Yes
PnP : Yes
PCI : Yes
ISA : Yes
AGP : Yes
USB : Yes
PCMCIA : No
Smart Battery : No

>> Boot Information
Selectable Boot : Yes
CD-ROM Boot : Yes
PC Card (PCMCIA) Boot : No
I20 Boot : No
LS-120 Boot : Yes
1394 Boot : No
ATAPI ZIP Boot : Yes
Network Boot : Yes

> Chipset : Intel i915GL

>> General Information
NorthBridge : Intel i915GL
SouthBridge : 82801FB/FR (ICH6/ICH6R) LPC Interface Bridge

>> NorthBridge Information
Architecture : Direct Media Interface (DMI)
Manufacturer : Intel (Hewlett-Packard Company)
Codename : Grantsdale
Revision : B1
Bus Speed : 133.3 MHz
FSB Frequency : 533.2 MHz (QDR)
FSB max. Support : 533 MHz
RAM max. Support : DDR2 (400 MHz)

>> Memory Information
Type : DDR-SDRAM PC-2100
Frequency : 133.3 MHz
DRAM/FSB Ratio : 1/1
Supported Channels : Dual (128-bit)
Activated Channels : Dual
ECC Diagnostic : No
CAS Latency (tCL) : 3 clocks
RAS to CAS (tRCD) : 3 clocks
RAS Precharge (tRP) : 3 clocks
Cycle Time (tRAS) : 8 clocks
Shared Memory (video) : Yes

>> Video Information
Integrated Controller : Yes
Enabled : Yes
Frame Buffer : 8192 KB

>> Device Capabilities (PCI)
I/O Access : No
Memory Access : Yes
Bus Master Capable : Yes
Special Cycle Recognition : No
Memory Write & Invalidate : No
VGA Palette Snoop : No
Parity Error Response : No
Cycle Wait : No
System Error Line : No
Fast Back-to-Back : No
Detects Parity Errors : No
User Defined Format : No
PCI 66Mhz Bus Support : No
New Capability List : Yes
PCI Support : Vendor-Dependant

> Physical Memory : 2560 MB DDR-SDRAM

>> General Information
DIMM0 (BANK0 ) : 256 MB - DIMM
DIMM1 (BANK1 ) : 1024 MB - DIMM
DIMM2 (BANK2 ) : 1024 MB - DIMM
DIMM3 (BANK3 ) : 256 MB - DIMM

>> Information SPD EEPROM (DIMM0)
Manufacturer : Infineon
Part Number : 64D32300GU5C
Serial Number : 01051010
Type : DDR-SDRAM PC-3200 (200 MHz) - [DDR-400]
Size : 256 MB (1 rows, 4 banks)
Module Buffered : No
Module Registered : No
Module SLi Ready (EPP) : No
Width : 64-bit
Error Correction Capability : No
Max. Burst Length : 8
Refresh : Reduced (.5x)7.8 s, Self Refresh
Voltage : SSTL 2.5v
Prefetch Buffer : 2-bit
Manufacture : Week 66 of 2004
Supported Frequencies : 133 MHz, 166 MHz, 200 MHz
CAS Latency (tCL) : 2 clocks @133 MHz, 2.5 clocks @166 MHz, 3 clocks @200 MHz
RAS to CAS (tRCD) : 2 clocks @133 MHz, 3 clocks @166 MHz, 3 clocks @200 MHz
RAS Precharge (tRP) : 2 clocks @133 MHz, 3 clocks @166 MHz, 3 clocks @200 MHz
Cycle Time (tRAS) : 6 clocks @133 MHz, 7 clocks @166 MHz, 8 clocks @200 MHz

>> Information SPD EEPROM (DIMM1)
Manufacturer : Kingston
Part Number : K
Serial Number : 611AE5A8
Type : DDR-SDRAM PC-3200 (200 MHz) - [DDR-400]
Size : 1024 MB (2 rows, 4 banks)
Module Buffered : No
Module Registered : No
Module SLi Ready (EPP) : No
Width : 64-bit
Error Correction Capability : No
Max. Burst Length : 8
Refresh : Reduced (.5x)7.8 s, Self Refresh
Voltage : SSTL 2.5v
Prefetch Buffer : 2-bit
Manufacture : Week 50 of 2008
Supported Frequencies : 166 MHz, 200 MHz
CAS Latency (tCL) : 2.5 clocks @166 MHz, 3 clocks @200 MHz
RAS to CAS (tRCD) : 3 clocks @166 MHz, 3 clocks @200 MHz
RAS Precharge (tRP) : 3 clocks @166 MHz, 3 clocks @200 MHz
Cycle Time (tRAS) : 7 clocks @166 MHz, 8 clocks @200 MHz

>> Information SPD EEPROM (DIMM2)
Manufacturer : Kingston
Part Number : K
Serial Number : 611A8CA8
Type : DDR-SDRAM PC-3200 (200 MHz) - [DDR-400]
Size : 1024 MB (2 rows, 4 banks)
Module Buffered : No
Module Registered : No
Module SLi Ready (EPP) : No
Width : 64-bit
Error Correction Capability : No
Max. Burst Length : 8
Refresh : Reduced (.5x)7.8 s, Self Refresh
Voltage : SSTL 2.5v
Prefetch Buffer : 2-bit
Manufacture : Week 50 of 2008
Supported Frequencies : 166 MHz, 200 MHz
CAS Latency (tCL) : 2.5 clocks @166 MHz, 3 clocks @200 MHz
RAS to CAS (tRCD) : 3 clocks @166 MHz, 3 clocks @200 MHz
RAS Precharge (tRP) : 3 clocks @166 MHz, 3 clocks @200 MHz
Cycle Time (tRAS) : 7 clocks @166 MHz, 8 clocks @200 MHz

>> Information SPD EEPROM (DIMM3)
Manufacturer : Infineon
Part Number : 64D32300GU5C
Serial Number : 01051115
Type : DDR-SDRAM PC-3200 (200 MHz) - [DDR-400]
Size : 256 MB (1 rows, 4 banks)
Module Buffered : No
Module Registered : No
Module SLi Ready (EPP) : No
Width : 64-bit
Error Correction Capability : No
Max. Burst Length : 8
Refresh : Reduced (.5x)7.8 s, Self Refresh
Voltage : SSTL 2.5v
Prefetch Buffer : 2-bit
Manufacture : Week 66 of 2004
Supported Frequencies : 133 MHz, 166 MHz, 200 MHz
CAS Latency (tCL) : 2 clocks @133 MHz, 2.5 clocks @166 MHz, 3 clocks @200 MHz
RAS to CAS (tRCD) : 2 clocks @133 MHz, 3 clocks @166 MHz, 3 clocks @200 MHz
RAS Precharge (tRP) : 2 clocks @133 MHz, 3 clocks @166 MHz, 3 clocks @200 MHz
Cycle Time (tRAS) : 6 clocks @133 MHz, 7 clocks @166 MHz, 8 clocks @200 MHz

>> Memory Controller Information
Memory Controller : System Memory
Location : Mainboard
Error Correction Capability : No
Number of connectors : 4
Max. Module Size : 4096 KB

> LPC bus : Yes

>> Bus Information
Type : ISA - LPC
Device : 82801FB/FR (ICH6/ICH6R) LPC Interface Bridge
Revision : 03
Number of ISA Connectors : 0
Frequency : 8 MHz
Multiplier : 1/4x
DMA Speed : 4 MHz
Multiplier : 1/2x

>> Device Capabilities (PCI)
I/O Access : Yes
Memory Access : Yes
Bus Master Capable : Yes
Special Cycle Recognition : No
Memory Write & Invalidate : No
VGA Palette Snoop : No
Parity Error Response : No
Cycle Wait : No
System Error Line : No
Fast Back-to-Back : No
Detects Parity Errors : No
User Defined Format : No
PCI 66Mhz Bus Support : No
New Capability List : No

> PCI Bus : No

> Bus PCI-Express : Yes

>> PCI-Express Information
Number of connectors : 1

>> Bus PCI-Express
Device : 82801FB (ICH6) PCIe Root Port 1
Version : 1.0
Port : 1
Physical Slot : Integrated
Link Width : max. x1
Link Speed : 2.5 GB/s

> USB Bus : Yes

>> Device Information
Device : 82801FB (ICH6) USB UHCI Controller 1
Version : 1.0
Interface : UHCI
Frequency : 48 MHz

>> Device Information
Device : 82801FB (ICH6) USB UHCI Controller 2
Version : 1.0
Interface : UHCI
Frequency : 48 MHz

>> Device Information
Device : 82801FB (ICH6) USB UHCI Controller 3
Version : 1.0
Interface : UHCI
Frequency : 48 MHz

>> Device Information
Device : 82801FB (ICH6) USB UHCI Controller 4
Version : 1.0
Interface : UHCI
Frequency : 48 MHz

>> Device Information
Device : 82801FB (ICH6) USB 2.0 EHCI Controller
Version : 2.0
Interface : EHCI

> SMBus/i2c Bus : Yes

>> General Information
Device : 82801FB (ICH6) SMBus Controller
Revision : 3
Frequency : 16 KHz
Address : 0x400

>> Device Capabilities (PCI)
I/O Access : Yes
Memory Access : No
Bus Master Capable : No
Special Cycle Recognition : No
Memory Write & Invalidate : No
VGA Palette Snoop : No
Parity Error Response : No
Cycle Wait : No
System Error Line : No
Fast Back-to-Back : No
Detects Parity Errors : No
User Defined Format : No
PCI 66Mhz Bus Support : No
New Capability List : No

> Bus HyperTransport : No

> Bus QPI : No

> Bus CardBus : No

> Bus FireWire : Yes

>> Bus Information
Device : VT6306 VIA Fire II IEEE-1394 OHCI Link Layer Controller
Version : 1.00
Speed : 400 MHz
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Need a budget and primary use of the machine.
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What do you mean? I just want to know the name of the Graphics card suitable for my PC and perhaps a link to where I can buy it.
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What do I mean? I mean how much do you have to budget for this card, and what will the computer be used for - Games? Email? Internet?

Understand there are many 100s of cards out there.
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perhaps gaming, and also because my computer always makes loud fan noises and i have up to 300 dollars budget
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$300 will get you a great card - with many to choose from. I recommend reading Toms Hardware - Best Cards for the Money. Then, once you decide on a card, make sure your power supply can handle it. Use the eXtreme PSU Calculator Lite to determine your power supply unit (PSU) requirements. Plug in all the hardware you think you might have in 2 or 3 years (extra drives, bigger or 2nd video card, more RAM, etc.). Be sure to read and heed the notes at the bottom of the page. I recommend setting Capacitor Aging to 30%, and if you participate in distributive computing projects (e.g. BOINC or Folding@Home), I recommend setting TDP to 100%. Research your video card and pay particular attention to the power supply requirements for your card listed on your video card maker's website. If not listed, check a comparable card (same graphics engine and RAM) from a different maker. The key specifications, in order of importance are:
  • Current (amperage or amps) on the +12V rail,
  • Efficiency,
  • Total wattage.
Then look for power supply brands listed under the "Good" column of PC Mechanic's PSU Reference List. Ensure the supplied amperage on the +12V rails of your chosen PSU meets the requirements of your video card. Don't try to save a few dollars by getting a cheap supply. Digital electronics, including CPUs, RAM, and today's advanced graphics cards, need clean, stable power. A good, well chosen supply will provide years of service and upgrade wiggle room. I strongly recommend you pick a supply with an efficiency rating equal to, or greater than 80%. Look for the 80 Plus - EnergyStar Compliant label. And don't forget to budget for a good UPS with AVR (automatic voltage regulation).
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