Help upgrading an HP Pavilion a6407c?

Cssken

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Jan 2, 2013
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Hi guys, I am currently looking to upgrade my computer for use as a mid level gaming computer. I am looking to play various Source engine games such as Counterstrike, HL2, Garry's mod, and the like. A friend of mine recommended that I look into getting a new graphics card, He suggested that I look into the GeForce 8400 GS and the Geforce 210. I have very limited knowledge on the subject of computer upgrades and am wondering if these are good choices and if they are compatible with my system? I am also wondering if installing one of these would allow my computer to properly run Garry's mod and other source games?

Links to Cards :

8400 GS : EVGA http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130585
Zotac : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500219

210 : EVGA http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130586
Gigabyte : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125402

My current specs (Yes they are old, circa 2008)


3GB RAM
32 bit OS (Vista)
Processor : AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4400+
Display adapter type : NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430

Link to Newegg page of my full computer specs : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883107718

Thank you for your time,
Ken