I own a Dell Inspiron 531S, AMD Sempron LE-1300, 2.31 GHz, 1.93 GB RAM. I currently have a NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 graphics card. I'd like to get a new card that will accommodate my Second Life game yet not spend TOO much for it. What do you recommend and where can I retrieve it? I will be installing the card myself.
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Re: New Graphics Card
Not too much is a relative term, so I'll leave that up to you. When I want to upgrade parts and pieces, I always check a number of sites to compare prices and reviews. Some of my favorites (and others will have their own favorites) are Tiger Direct, NewEgg, MicroCenter, Geeks.com to name a few. The difference in prices may be just a buck or two on some items, but you'll stumble across really great deals from time to time.
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Hi u should currently have the NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE , here is a performance chart u can basically upgrade to any of the . The bigger beffier graphics card will probably require u to upgrade ur power supply
remove power cable, remove ram, remove small battery from motherboard, , paper put in small water, and with it clear ram contacts /only ram contacts/, then put all in teir place, turn on, if it will be lock again, you need chnage power suplay.
You should get a quad core processor, with a minimum of 3 to 4 gigs of ram, and an asus SLI or crossfire Motherboard. This and a nice 1 terrabite drive can be done for under $500.00, unfoutunatelly, thats just the way they make it. I PLAY cod4, and I run a dual core with 2 gigs of ram and a $300.00 asus MB, with twin 7900 video cards in sli. and it just about runs it, the new games are processor and ram intense, let alone video cards. I would suggest a single card if cost is a factor, you can always add a second or even a third card later. But the you don't want to be the slowest guy playing, especially if you like first person multiplayer shooters
for better gaming performance u need a Graphics card of nvidia or abt 4 gb of ram....bt 1.8 ghz processor can't go smoothly with High performance Games...so its better to change ur motherboard instead of wasting money on such things becoz only selected games will run on 1.8ghz processor...KSHITIJ
Aspire T180 Specifications
AMD AM2 Athlon 64 x 2 or Athlon 64 or Sempron (940 pin)
256MB DDR2 533/667/800 SDRAM expandable to 4GB 1 Ok now that i found the spec for your computer here we go you can install the amd 64 x2 but not Phenom x4 9950
2 As for the graphic card you seem to know a little about computers so you can install and pci express x 16 graphics card that only needs one slot but remember some need power and this mean you my have to upgrade your power supply.So really you can by any single slot pci express graphics card for your computer so it comes down to how much you want to spend. 3.Ok for ram your max will be 4 gbs most likely ddr2 which mean that you have 4 ram spot in your computer. hope this help please vote for me.