I got this really old HP Pavilion a400n:
-Intel Celeron 2.7 GHz
-256 MB RAM
-80 GB hard drive
-Integrated graphics with up to 64 MB shared memory for video
I plan of getting 2 x 512 sticks of corsair RAM and a new video card. Someone told me about eVGA geforce 6600GT but I read mix reviews. Some people say this card is very good and some says it heats up and burns. I would like to know if this is a good card and how to keep it from burning, or if I should get a different card. I also read something about the card needing another power supply or something...
Please keep in mind that im going for the lowest possible price, and this is all so I can play Counter-Strike 1.6, a very old game , oh and I'm really new to this compuer stuff so be nice!! . If you have any other tips or comments be free to tell me!
thx in advance
I wouldnt get a 6600gt because of the price to performance ratio. I definately would not get anything slower than it either. Look into the 6800gs by nvidia. Good manufacturers are evga, xfx bfg and pny. Goto www.newegg.com if you live in the usa or www.monarchcomputer.com or www.zipzoomfly.com
Try newegg first because they are running specials right now on the 6800gs by evga. You can get one around $170 after rebates or less if its for a pci express slot. They normally run anywhere from $180-$220. You can find one under $185 no problem for pci express slot. They are the best price to performance ratio as they are twice as fast as the 6600gt and they only run 1-2% slower than the 6800gt would. Get a 6800gs trust me.... I know all about hardware.
You need to find out which graphics slot you have. Its either going to be a agp or pci express. It will more than likely be an agp slot. The 6800gs now makes versions for the agp slot. They might be a few dollars more. The agp version of the 6800gs runs $209-$219. So find out what you have.
Edited by jrm20, 16 February 2006 - 10:04 PM.