Help getting new graphics card.

technoviceguy

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your best move is for an AMD Radeon card that a 99% chance will be compatible with your system (newegg has a really nice return policy if it does not work)

i can reccomend this for $100

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161387 and a free DiRT 3 coupon

that should do well for you with your system or if you want to go hardcore or future-proof I would take this for a little more

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161384 and a free DiRT 3 coupon $135 after rebate

if you need any help with installation or advice on anything you are open to ask..


you will however need to get a molex 4-pin to a 6-pin pci-e power adatpor (included with the two models above)
 

technoviceguy

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emachines might be using a proprietary psu... who knows
 

nfg22

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If I took a picture of the inside would that help?

Ive installed RAM and Harddrives before but nothing else. I think I could figure it out. Ill look at that new egee stuff since they take returns. Thanks, I use tiger direct usually. Is newegg better?
 
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150561
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130652
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150512
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127518
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500206

Still not sure about the pci-e type. I think it's 2.0 but if it's a 1.0 the amd radeons could give problems. They might work, but they also may not.

Also ; check your psu to be safe, it should state somewhere the total watts. Got this from a review from your link. I think it's nonsense but you never know ;
"Decent case with access to multiple card reader, usb port and audio port on the front. What could be better: A vibration can sometime be heard on mine. It's probably the
HD causing the case to shake a little. I've read that the power supply is only 150W. It's ok if you don't upgrade."

If your psu is the Antec Earthwatts 550 you're fine.
 

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not to be mean but most likely it is not rather an aftermarket install
 

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