upgrading my ati x300

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dgbkiller

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I am planning to buy a new pci-e card for my pc.

my pc specs:

Intel Pentium 4 3GHz
1 GB DDR2 Ram
intel 102ggc2 motherboard
windows xp pro SP2
pcie x16 slot
450 W max output PSU


Which is best for me? I have a max $100 budget.

help me with a list of good perfomance cards at this range
 

larkspur

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If this is for gaming then your system will only play older games or games that have very low CPU/graphics requirements. The CPU/RAM/mobo will prevent you from playing the newer, graphics demanding stuff.

If its for older games or new games that have very low CPU/graphics reqs then you still need to add 1gb of RAM. That is where you start. Then buy a used (for super cheap) prior generation video card. I wouldn't spend more than $30 or $40 on a graphics card for that system. Frankly, I wouldn't bother upgrading the system at all, but I understand you have a strict budget.

This chart shows you where even the older generations of GPUs rank in performance: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107-7.html
 
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