Re: Is An Upgrade Possible?
I concur with PuddleJumper. Given your criteria of 'average games and low settings with decent fps', the HIS 1GB 5670 works very well for me. I had the same criteria when upgrading my system (similar HP, 4 years old) . I picked this card up last week. This card was cheap ($105 @ CompUSA, after rebates) and very quiet. Also saves me from having to upgrade my power supply since it needs no additional power connections. After installing, now my only bottleneck is my CPU (Athlon 3800). Since you already have a Phenom quad-core, you should be in pretty good shape.