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Upgrading my video card.

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My system specs are as follows:

System: eMachine ET1161-01
CPU:AMD Athlon™ LE-1600
32-bit processor with AMD64 technology

OS: Windows 7

Memory: 1024MB 800MHz DDR2 dual-channel capable (1 × 1024MB)
Expandable to 8GB
4 DDR2 slots total, 3 DDR2 slots available

Hard Drive: 160GB SATA II

Optical Drive :18x DVD±RW SuperMulti dual-layer w/ Labelflash™2
Write max: 18x DVD±R, 6x DVD-RW, 8x DVD+RW, 8x DVD±R DL, 12x DVD-RAM, 48x CD-R, 32x CD-RW
Read max: 16x DVD-ROM, 48x CD-ROM

Media Reader : 15-in-1 high-speed
CompactFlash® I & II, IBM Microdrive™ Secure Digital™ (SD, Mini SD™3, SDHC™ Multi Media Card™ (MMC, MMC Plus, RS-MMC3, MMC Mobile3), Memory Stick™ (MS, MS Duo4, MS Pro, MS Pro Duo4), xD-Picture Card™ SmartMedia Card

Video : NVIDIA® GeForce® 6150SE integrated graphics
Up to 128MB of shared video memory
PCI-Express® slot available for upgrade

Audio : 8-channel (7.1) high-definition

Communications : 56K ITU v.92-ready Fax/Modem (RJ-11 port)
10/100Mbps Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 port)

Peripherals : Standard multifunction keyboard
2-button wheel mouse (PS/2)
Amplified stereo speakers (USB powered)

Ports/Other : 6 - USB 2.0 (2 front, 4 rear)
1 - VGA
2 - PS/2 (keyboard and mouse)
6 - Audio (rear): center/sub, rear (stereo), side (stereo), line-in (stereo), front/headphones (stereo), microphone
2 - Audio (front): microphone, headphone (stereo)
1 - RJ-45 Ethernet
1 - RJ-11 modem

Im currently looking to upgrade my Video Card and RAM in order to run Starcraft 2 efficiently. I am looking for advice on what video cards would be compatible with my system and any suggestions would be appreciated very much.(Not TOO expensive please).

Edited by ComputerNublet, 04 December 2010 - 07:22 PM.

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Hi ComputerNublet :D
This is the MB that is listed as being in your machine http://support.gatew...06254Rsp2.shtml you will notice that the maximum supported Ram is 4GB and not 8GB as listed in your OP, 4GB is adequate in normal circumstances and for gaming.
You have not listed your PSU details and these are important as any upgrades must have clean stable power to function correctly, also brands such as emachines/gateway etc are known for using low quality generic budget brand PSUs to keep costs down with earlier models having as little as 250W but more commonly 300W PSUs fitted.
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If you have room in your system here is a GFX card I recommend http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814121394 there are better cards available out there but I kept your budget in mind.
Use the Crucial system scanner to get the Ram upgrade information you need http://www.crucial.com/systemscanner/ no need to purchase from them just make a note of the recommendations and shop around for the best price.
To make sure your PSU can provide the power for any potential upgrades use a PSU calculator such as this http://www.corsair.c...er/default.aspx again no purchase is necessary.
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