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Old 01-25-2009, 06:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Using a compaq sr1711nx, mobo specs here Motherboard Specifications, A8AE-LE (AmberineM)*

Only upgrade I've done is upping to 1.56GB ram.
Looking now to upgrade my gfx card.
I see it says one PCIe (pci express) slot is available.

Recommend me one (looking at about $100 budget give or take a few)

Main thing I am looking for is increased FPS in World of Warcraft. The integrated card is only giving me around 13 on the lowest setting (pathetic I know) so an upgrade is definatly in need, all help appreciated!

Also power supply max is 300w
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4670 512mb
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I second the hd 4670.

EDIT Reading your post, no you would need to upgrade your power supply to power any of these cards. Get an hd 4670 and a cheap power supply with a better wattage.
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Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100236L Radeon HD 3650 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
$55 plus shipping.

That will drop right into your system as is (other than drivers, of course).

Toss in a few extra on top of the $100 and spring for this RAM, $53 plus shipping. The extra RAM will do you almost as much good as the GFX card.
Newegg.com - G.SKILL Value 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory - Desktop Memory
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Newegg.com - ZOTAC ZT-96TES4P-FDR GeForce 9600 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards 64 after rebate if like the green camp better!
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I wouldn't get that....

His PSU is pretty weak looking at the Compaq site..

Newegg.com - HD 4670

When you are looking at a rig with a bad PSU without upgrading it, the HD 4670 is the best to go, plus its almost as fast as the 9600GT
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