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[WTB][US] Cheap GPU upgrade from integrated

Nov 21, 2007
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I'm looking for at cheap GPU upgrade for my aunt's computer. She currently is running an intel GMA 950, which can actually "run" Gal Civ 2:TotA and medieval:total war at low-medium. So i'm simply looking for a bump that'll help keep the games running smooth.

Now by cheap upgrade i meant it, as her OEM compaq desktop only has a 250watt with 14amps on the single 12v rail. Upgrading the PSU is out of the question as i already know that the cards that can operate within the PSU's limit will satisfy the boost my lil cous needs@1024x768.

Looking For
HD 4650, 4670
HD 5550, 5570, 5670
HD 6570, 6670

GT 240
GT 430, 440
GTS 450
GT 520

Those are what come to mind, though any other PCI-e card that doesn't require a pin connector feel free to send a PM.
I've only done a few online purchases, so heatware rep isn't that accumulated but it is in my sig. I'm Looking to spend $50 or less, but will go a little more if i find a deal worth it. Thanks
Aug 18, 2010
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i'm almost positive there are no gts 450's that don't require a 6pin,unfortunately
Oct 1, 2010
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That 250w PSU is seriously going to limit your upgrade potential. Best I can suggest for semi-decent performance would be something like a GT 240 at the most. Even that would be touch and go. Maybe look for an 8600 or 9600.


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Nov 22, 2005
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Dec 16, 2010
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Apr 11, 2006
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I have a couple "green" 9800 GT's. One is XFX and the other is BFG. PM me an offer if you're interested.
May 9, 2011
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GT240 better selection
Jul 8, 2010
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I have an HD 5670 from XFX laying around if you're interested. I'll give you a good deal.

If not, hope you find what you're looking for.