I think my computer says I have a duo core processor. The dxdiag says so and I believe my Device Manager does too. But I don't see it in my computer. I may be completely ignorant of what a duo core processor looks like, but I'll provide you a screenshot of my specs as well as a picture I found on the internet.
What the inside of my computer looks like-
If this is duo core I'll be really happy. That means I won't be needing to get a new motherboard for a couple more years (i7 seems to be unnecessarily overpowered for my needs and todays games).
I'm going to go to micro center and bestbuy to browse for video cards. I currently have NVidia GeForce 6200se video card. Old yes, but suits my purposes. I can play some sorta recent games on their lowest settings (even oblivion, which surprises me).
I have found some comparitively decent graphics cards for $60, but I don't know as much about graphics cards as I do other hardware. I know $60 is really cheap for a graphics card but I'm not looking for the best. I'm just looking for something that is the most bang for MY buck. And I only have $90 with I need to have enough gas money to get to school and back (Really hard to find jobs these days. Which is irrelevant. I just don't want to be judged by people I don't know ><). Also I think I have "standard PCI slots" so I'm guessing that's some how different from PCIe? Which would really suck because I think I found a really nice cheap graphics card but it says "PCIe"
Here is the card I'm looking at. I don't know if it's in stores but here it is.
So what should I be looking for in a graphics card. Is there more to it then just video memory? Because from the looks of it this has 1gig of video memory while mine only have 256mb, so I would think this is 4 times better then my current. Please inform me!