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Old 06-24-2011, 03:01 PM   #1
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Default Video Card and RAM

I'm looking to update my desktop computer (HP Pavilion a6137) with some more RAM and a fairly cheap (Under $100) video card so that it would be able to run games such as minecraft. My current video card is an Intel® 82945G Express Chipset and I have 2 GB of RAM.
Do any of you guys have any suggestions of what I should look at purchasing?

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Old 06-24-2011, 03:19 PM   #2
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mate i recommend u to get geforce nvidia graphic card its one the best graphic going m8 i got it in my pc u can have 3d glass with the card and it does everything what it say on the box

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Old 06-24-2011, 05:33 PM   #3
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This is what I would suggest..

Video Card...$80
Newegg.ca - EVGA 01G-P3-1431-KR GeForce GT 430 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

Newegg.ca - Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Desktop Memory Model 996756

Here are U.S. counterparts..
Video Card...$75

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Old 06-25-2011, 02:27 AM   #4
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He said he wanted to play Minecraft, not setup Stereoscopic 3D surround.

I second the GT 430, my brother has it in his medium-powered PC, and Fraps says he gets around 1000fps in Minecraft xD. Your suggestion is very general Murphy, every NVIDIA GPU post-RAGE has been called GeForce, from the GeForce GO to the GeForce GTX 590.

The AMD Radeon choice for the same/about the same price as the GT 430 would be the HD 5570

Got the US links for you here too

AMD Radeon HD 5570: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-874-_-Product
NVidia GeForce GT 430: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-656-_-Product

I can't find anything to compare to the Mushkin in a similar price range, it looks like real good value there.
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