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Is my computer compatible with this graphics card?

#1SennouPosted 2/19/2014 9:49:57 AM
I just need a cheap graphics card to play a small game, and I don't know anything about building computers. Also, is it difficult to install a graphics card?

http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gts250

Specs

Processor AMD Athlon(tm) 7550 Dual-Core Processor
Manufacturer AMD
Speed 2.5 GHz
Number of Cores 2
CPU ID 178BFBFF00100F23
Family 10
Model 02
Stepping 3
Revision
Video Card NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430
Manufacturer NVIDIA
Chipset GeForce 6150SE nForce 430
Dedicated Memory 128 MB
Total Memory 1.3 GB
Pixel Shader Version 3.0
Vertex Shader Version 3.0
Hardware T & L Yes
Vendor ID 10DE
Device ID 03D0
Plug and Play ID VEN_10DE&DEV_03D0&SUBSYS_2A6C103C&REV_A2
Driver Version 9.18.13.774
Memory 3.0 GB
#2DarkZV2BetaPosted 2/19/2014 9:55:54 AM
It's easy to install, but your power supply may not be suitable, especially considering how old that machine is.
Did you already get the card? GTS250 is pretty old. A 750 might be more suitable, and you wouldn't need to worry much about power supply.
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#3Sennou(Topic Creator)Posted 2/19/2014 10:00:16 AM
nah, I didn't get it yet. The game I want to play listed that card in the recommended specs, and then I saw someone selling it for $70. I'm not really trying to purchase anything higher than that. I'll check out the 750
#4Sennou(Topic Creator)Posted 2/19/2014 10:02:55 AM
oh that's that new card for $150 lol.
#5DarkZV2BetaPosted 2/19/2014 10:06:56 AM(edited)
$70 is pretty high for a used GTS250. You could probably find a 460 for that price.
Again, though, for either of those, you'd probably need a new power supply.

750 is ~$120. 750 Ti is ~$150.
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#6ShubPosted 2/19/2014 10:09:59 AM
You might consider a Radeon HD 7750.
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#7Sennou(Topic Creator)Posted 2/19/2014 10:11:28 AM
ah I see. Is there anything you can recommend that's near equivalent in power without using a lot of energy?
#8DarkZV2BetaPosted 2/19/2014 10:13:11 AM
You may be able to get away with a 650 if your current PSU isn't total junk.
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#9Sennou(Topic Creator)Posted 2/19/2014 10:13:20 AM
Shub posted...
You might consider a Radeon HD 7750.


thanks, I'll keep that one in mind
#10Sennou(Topic Creator)Posted 2/19/2014 10:18:50 AM
DarkZV2Beta posted...
You may be able to get away with a 650 if your current PSU isn't total junk.


it probably is. I think it says 120-127V.