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03-27-2011 09:52 AM
I want to put a better video card in my desktop that has more on board video memory. I realize that I will probably have to put in a new power supply in order to handle the increased power requirements for the new video card. What would be the recommended power supply for a decent mid priced 1GB video card with DDR2 or DDR3 chips? What video card would you recommend also? Thanks in advance for your help.
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03-27-2011 10:26 AM - edited 03-27-2011 10:26 AM
Your PC has a 350 watt power supply so you should be able to install a decent video card.
The NVIDIA GT 240 1GB DDR5 is a great card if you can find one. However, it doesn't support DirectX 11 that is used in some of the newer games.
Review the NVIDIA performance specifications. Look at the memory bandwidth specifications and the DirectX level support.
Don't be too concerned about memory chip types. Look at the memory bandwidth as one indication of card performance along with the speed card clocks.
03-27-2011 10:53 AM
Thanks for the information. What other card would be a good card for this that would work with DirectX 11 or higher?
03-27-2011 01:26 PM
The NVIDIA GT 430 or 440 would work with your PC and power supply. Both video cards support DirectX 11 and have 1GB on board memory.
If you don't need DirectX 11 and can get buy with 512MB of on board memory then look at the NVIDIA GT 240 512mb DDR5. This is a much better card compared to the GS 9500.