Looking for upgrade advice Upgrade to PCI Express Card from 6150 LE
Looking to upgrade from my stock 6150 LE and don't really know where to start other then I have an open PCI-Express slot.

Anyone recommend something that will do a wide varity of games, Nothing to fancy but would like to start playing some games and well the 6150 sucks for gaming. Thanks

Computer : Gateway GT5220
OS: Vista SP1
Motherboard Make: ELITEGROUP
Motherboard Model: C51PVGM-GB
Motherboard Version: 1.0
CPU:AMD Athlon 64, X2 3800+ Processor (2.0 GHz
PSU: 300 watt stock from Gateway
RAM: 3GB PC2-4200 DDR2 SDRAM DIMMs
Current GPU: Integrated NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE

Also PSU has some available power plugs but would like to avoid PSU Upgrade if possible. $$$ are tight
Looking to upgrade from my stock 6150 LE and don't really know where to start other then I have an open PCI-Express slot.



Anyone recommend something that will do a wide varity of games, Nothing to fancy but would like to start playing some games and well the 6150 sucks for gaming. Thanks



Computer : Gateway GT5220

OS: Vista SP1

Motherboard Make: ELITEGROUP

Motherboard Model: C51PVGM-GB

Motherboard Version: 1.0

CPU:AMD Athlon 64, X2 3800+ Processor (2.0 GHz

PSU: 300 watt stock from Gateway

RAM: 3GB PC2-4200 DDR2 SDRAM DIMMs

Current GPU: Integrated NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE



Also PSU has some available power plugs but would like to avoid PSU Upgrade if possible. $$$ are tight

#1
Posted 09/07/2008 08:22 PM   
Hi!

As the pc have a PCI Express 16X graphics slot. There's no problem upgrading to a better and "real video card".

But it will be very hard to avoid upgrading the psu, as it's only 300W.

This is the cheapest, good psu I could find:

[url="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341012"]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817341012[/url]

As for video card I think this is an o.k. card:

[url="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133216"]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814133216[/url]

Just make sure the case can take a 10 1/2 inches long 9600GT.

Measure from the case, pci slot opening in front of the PCI E graphics slot to the harddrive cage.

If you don't own a tape measure? Make a 9600GT cardboard dummy and try it in the case.

You may have to disable the onboard 6150LE in the motherboard bios.

If not you are lucky enough to have a motherboard bios that automatically disables the onboard video as son as a video card is in the pcie 16X slot that is? Check the bios out anyway. The most like place to find the settings for the onboard video is under the "Onboard devices" menue.

Also uninstall the old video card driver in "add / remove programs" as soon as you have the new card up and going.
Hi!



As the pc have a PCI Express 16X graphics slot. There's no problem upgrading to a better and "real video card".



But it will be very hard to avoid upgrading the psu, as it's only 300W.



This is the cheapest, good psu I could find:



http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817341012



As for video card I think this is an o.k. card:



http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814133216



Just make sure the case can take a 10 1/2 inches long 9600GT.



Measure from the case, pci slot opening in front of the PCI E graphics slot to the harddrive cage.



If you don't own a tape measure? Make a 9600GT cardboard dummy and try it in the case.



You may have to disable the onboard 6150LE in the motherboard bios.



If not you are lucky enough to have a motherboard bios that automatically disables the onboard video as son as a video card is in the pcie 16X slot that is? Check the bios out anyway. The most like place to find the settings for the onboard video is under the "Onboard devices" menue.



Also uninstall the old video card driver in "add / remove programs" as soon as you have the new card up and going.

Case: Antec P 180B. modded. 2 x 120mm Noctua fans.

Psu: Corsair HX 750W modular.

Mobo: EVGA 141-BL-E757-TR.

Cpu: Intel Core i7 920 2.6GHz @ 3.4 GHz.

Cpu cooler: Noctua NH-U12P SE1366.

RAM: Kingston HyperX 3GB DDR 3. 1600

Video cards: Sapphire HD 4890 Vapor-X Crossfire.

HDD: Western Digital Caviar 640gb Black edt.

Sound: Auzentech X-FI Prelude. Camebridge Desktop theatre 5.1 speakers.

#2
Posted 09/07/2008 10:08 PM   
Thanks a ton for the advice iwill take both of your choices in this. thank you.




[quote name='where?wolf' date='Sep 7 2008, 05:08 PM']Hi!

As the pc have a PCI Express 16X graphics slot. There's no problem upgrading to a better and "real video card".

But it will be very hard to avoid upgrading the psu, as it's only 300W.

This is the cheapest, good psu I could find:

[url="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341012"]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817341012[/url]

As for video card I think this is an o.k. card:

[url="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133216"]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814133216[/url]

Just make sure the case can take a 10 1/2 inches long 9600GT.

Measure from the case, pci slot opening in front of the PCI E graphics slot to the harddrive cage.

If  you don't own a tape measure? Make a 9600GT cardboard dummy and try it in the case.

You may have to disable the onboard 6150LE in the motherboard bios.

If not you are lucky enough to have a motherboard bios that automatically disables the onboard video as son as a video card is in the pcie 16X slot that is? Check the bios out anyway. The most like place to find the settings for the onboard video is under the "Onboard devices" menue.

Also uninstall the old video card driver in "add / remove programs" as soon as you have the new card up and going.
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Thanks a ton for the advice iwill take both of your choices in this. thank you.









[quote name='where?wolf' date='Sep 7 2008, 05:08 PM']Hi!



As the pc have a PCI Express 16X graphics slot. There's no problem upgrading to a better and "real video card".



But it will be very hard to avoid upgrading the psu, as it's only 300W.



This is the cheapest, good psu I could find:



http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817341012



As for video card I think this is an o.k. card:



http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814133216



Just make sure the case can take a 10 1/2 inches long 9600GT.



Measure from the case, pci slot opening in front of the PCI E graphics slot to the harddrive cage.



If  you don't own a tape measure? Make a 9600GT cardboard dummy and try it in the case.



You may have to disable the onboard 6150LE in the motherboard bios.



If not you are lucky enough to have a motherboard bios that automatically disables the onboard video as son as a video card is in the pcie 16X slot that is? Check the bios out anyway. The most like place to find the settings for the onboard video is under the "Onboard devices" menue.



Also uninstall the old video card driver in "add / remove programs" as soon as you have the new card up and going.

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#3
Posted 09/07/2008 11:31 PM   
Glad you liked my choise of the psu and the card.


You're welcome. /wave.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':wave:' />
Glad you liked my choise of the psu and the card.





You're welcome. /wave.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':wave:' />

Case: Antec P 180B. modded. 2 x 120mm Noctua fans.

Psu: Corsair HX 750W modular.

Mobo: EVGA 141-BL-E757-TR.

Cpu: Intel Core i7 920 2.6GHz @ 3.4 GHz.

Cpu cooler: Noctua NH-U12P SE1366.

RAM: Kingston HyperX 3GB DDR 3. 1600

Video cards: Sapphire HD 4890 Vapor-X Crossfire.

HDD: Western Digital Caviar 640gb Black edt.

Sound: Auzentech X-FI Prelude. Camebridge Desktop theatre 5.1 speakers.

#4
Posted 09/08/2008 07:46 AM   
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