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ok my cosine says that her computer is having problems, with games she took a look at here graphics card she said it looks messed up and the fan broke so im pretty sure that her graphics card melted a bit.

All i know is that she has a single core CPU i think P D at 2.4ghz?
like 2gb of ram
a lowend MB.. MB has only a Pci E 16 not 2x
its in a sony
trying to stay under $75
SHE ONLY PLAYS WOW had to make sure people see that she plays i think around 1280x1024

i think a good upgrade card would be Sapphire 3870 or a Sapphire 4670 the 4670 is newer but i have looked and the 3870 i think out performs it in some things but its very close. i just dont know whats better she may have to get a new PSU hers is like a 305w no name

EDIT1: mis worded some thing found the Res
 
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the 4670 should be fine
 

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If you get the 4670 you won't need to purchase a new psu.
 
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If you get the 4670 you won't need to purchase a new psu.
that is true that would help alot so probable a 4670.
i just remembered about the Sapphire 4650 its not as good as the 4670 but it is cheaper how much performance would you lose from the 4670 to the 4650?
 

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There is some diffcerence but let me ask you this:

Do you know which resolution she plays the game at?

edit:

Saw the resolution in the OP. Go with a 4670.
 
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Given the rest of her system, anything over a HD4670/4650 would probably be unnecessary and overkill.
 
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The 4650 AGP DDR2 sucks even more with window 7

The initial drivers didn't install at all and the hotfix will install but won't render aero properly

My old radeon 9600 started to be a bit slow but at least it rendered everything, I'm thinking of putting it back and sending the 4650 back to the store unless they produce better drivers soon
 

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Hi sorry to be slightly off topic but did you say an ati 9600 works pretty ok with win 7
 

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Hi sorry to be slightly off topic but did you say an ati 9600 works pretty ok with win 7
Yes it does, a Sapphire 9600 AGP 128Mb works with windows 7 without problems, but not a brand new XFX HD 4650 1GB DDR2 AGP... well not totally...