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hi everyone i need help with my graphics,i bought my computer last year however i've found myself having trouble when playing videogames especially gta4 and i was wondering which can be a good card for my computer also i dont have a big budget $100-to-$200 is the most i can spend another thing is that i don't really have a lot of experience installing graphic cards so if someone has a tutorial or some kind of guide i would really like to take a look at it here are my computer's characteristics and thank's for your help wherever you can do for me i would really apreciate it

Windows: Microsoft Windows VISTA 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18372
Memory (RAM): 2942 MB
CPU Info: AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4400+
CPU Speed: 1003.4 MHz
Sound card: Speakers (Realtek High Definiti
Display Adapters: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 | RDPDD Chained DD | RDP Encoder Mirror Driver
Monitors: 1
Screen Resolution: 1680 X 1050 - 32 bit
Network: Network Present
Network Adapters: NVIDIA nForce 10/100 Mbps Ethernet
COM Ports: NOT Present
LPT Ports: NOT Present
Mouse: 3 Button Wheel Mouse Present
Hard Disks: C: 326.0GB | D: 9.3GB
Hard Disks - Free: C: 221.0GB | D: 1.3GB
USB Controllers: 2 host controllers.
Firewire (1394): Not Detected
PCMCIA (Laptops): Not Installed
Manufacturer: Phoenix Technologies, LTD
Product Make: KQ422AA-ABA a6407c
AC Power Status: OnLine
BIOS Info:
Time Zone: US Mountain Standard Time
Battery: No Battery
Motherboard: ASUSTek Computer INC. NARRA3
Modem: Not detected
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1. Lets use cpuz and gpuz to gather all info needed on your computer


cpuz is for your processor and motherboard model
gpuz is for your video device model..

2. Since you have USD 200 max to burn, and need vga card, I recommend you to buy a ATi 4850.. And since the said vga card eat quite a bit of power, please do consider a better power supply (PSU)...

ATi 4850: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814102824

Now for PSU, http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817341018

Anyhow, that's just my suggestion..

Edited by fenzodahl512, 10 August 2009 - 09:16 AM.

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This is your motherboard: http://h10025.www1.h...product=3686674
You have a x16 PCI-E slot for a graphics card... installation is very easy and most cards come with helpful manuals.

I agree that you should upgrade your PSU before you add a graphics card.
This is what I would suggest: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139006
The PSU suggested above is very good as well... they both are 80 Plus certified.
If after buying another PSU you can still spend about 200$, then buy a GTX 260 (if you think you have enough space): http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130434

The graphics card suggested above is very nice... I would also recommend it.
Otherwise, I would get a GeForce 9800 GTX+: http://www.newegg.co.......amp;x=0&y=0
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