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Upgrade my graphics card.~Help Pls~


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xmysticalx

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Hello I want to upgrade the graphics card on my desktop computer and I want to know what do I need to know before I start looking up graphic cards on newegg,etc...

Processor:Pentium R Dual-Core CPU E5800 @3.20GHz

Ram:6.00
Graphics: Intel GMA X4500 graphics
Intel®G45/G43 Express Chipset


System Type: 64-bit

Windows 7 Home Premium

Gateway computer

Here are the Specs.
http://reviews.cnet....ag=mncol;subnav

Edited by xmysticalx, 16 February 2012 - 07:47 PM.

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phillpower2

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:welcome: xmysticalx

Hello I want to upgrade the graphics card on my desktop computer and I want to know what do I need to know before I start looking up graphic cards on newegg,etc...


What particular model of Gateway is it?
You need to consider the size of your case, is it a full desktop, mid tower or a SFF (small form factor) this in turn may affect the size and output of your PSU (power supply unit) a new graphics card may require a PSU upgrade to power it, you must also take into account what the main use will be, gaming, 3D designing etc and finally your maximum budget.

Let us know the Gateways details and we can move on from there.
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Well I want to do some gaming but not to break the bank. Im willing to have a budget up to 100 dollars. I was looking at this http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814125366

Also It is a mid-tower.
Currently it has a Intel®G45/G43 Express Chipset as the graphic card.

It is a Gateway SX Series.
SX2803-25e

Here is the link to the specs.
http://reviews.cnet....ag=mncol;subnav

Edited by xmysticalx, 16 February 2012 - 07:48 PM.

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Hello anyone?
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Hello anyone?


Please remember we are all volunteers here, we give our time both freely and willingly but we also have other commitments to honour and so cannot be here all the time.
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It really depends on the purpose of your computer. Is it for gaming or video editing? Do you have any budget in mind for the new video card?
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