Best Graphic card for my Mother Board.


Sep 12, 2009
Hello Everyone,

I want to buy a 1 GB Graphic Card.Please tell me which graphic card would be best and compatible with my mother board.I am using DDR 2 RAM so GDDR 3 graphic cards will support?Please reply ASAP.THANKS!

My mother board specifications :

My system specifications :

Operating System

Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (build 2600)
Install Language: English (United States)
System Locale: English (United States)


2.80 gigahertz Intel Pentium D
16 kilobyte primary memory cache
1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (2 total)
Not hyper-threaded

Main Circuit Board

Board: ECS Asterope3 1.1
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 3.24 01/18/2007


ATI RADEON XPRESS 200 Series [Display adapter]
HP vs17 [Monitor] (16.8"vis, s/n CND61501R2, April 2006)

Bus Adapters

D347PRT SCSI Controller
Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller
Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller (2x)


Primary IDE Channel [Controller] (3x)
Secondary IDE Channel [Controller] (3x)
Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller (3x)


Realtek High Definition Audio
What powersupply do you have? Both the cards listed by Obsidian86 need at least 450Watts and at least one (some GTS250 need 2) 6-pin PCI-E connectors from it.
If you have a stock PSU look no higher than the ATI HD4650 or Nvidia 9500GT.

The graphics card can have any type of memory, it is totally independant of the motherboards requirements.


Sep 12, 2009

Graphic card you are suggesting requires 450W PSU.GEForce 9400GT & 9500GT(MSI) requires minimum 350W PSU and Direct X 10.Same segment entry level graphic card ATI Radeon HD 4350 (XFX) requires minimum 300W PSU & Direct X 10.1 (Windows Vista service pack 1).I am running Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (build 2600) & Direct X 9.0c.Will these cards support?

I found a link :

Going through the I concluded HD 4350 has better gaming performance than 9400 GT.Though 9400 GT was made by BIOSTAR here and I think MSI could do better.What you think?
DX 10.1 is just the highest leval of DirectX that the card can support, you do not have to have it installed to use the card, which will run perfectly under DX9 and work with games down to DX5 or perhaps even lower.
Neither the 9500GT nor HD4650 need that much power, in fact neither draws more than 40Watts at maximum load, you'll be fine with either and both will be much better than a HD4350, which is really just one step up from onboard graphics.
The high power requirements are simply the manufacturers covering themselves. Plenty of poor quality PSUs exist which do not deliver their rated power so the manufacturers inflate the power requirements of their cards to compensate.


Sep 12, 2009

THANKS for your reply but acc. to this chart they consume much more power than what you told.I am little confused now.