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suggest a mid-range card

dv29

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#1
hi i have the following config:
HP VP17 17" LCD max res 1280*1024-60Hz
intel core2duo E4500 2.2Ghz
mobo:Asus P5LP-LE
chipset intel 945g
1 pci express*16 slot

i wanted to know if xfx geforce 9600gt 512mb is compatible.
also my monitor supports only vga but the card needs dvi.can u suggest a vga card
also how much power supply is required.thanks in advance
 

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johngalt

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#2
Hi, dv29, and welcome to the forums.

The only compatibility issues you *should* run into is if your motherboard supports PCI-e 2.0 or not.

As for PSU requirements, visit eXtreme Power Supply Calculator Lite v2.5 and calculate it yourself...but be-warned, this will require some intimate knowledge of your computer components.
 

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skunksmash

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#3
Hi dv29..... & welcome

according to THIS i see no reason it wont work, but you already know your generic PSU probably wont cut it, does the existing PSU have a dedicated 6pin plug for PCI-e..??

a 9600 is hardly a power hungry card, depending on the amount of peripherals you have THIS will run the 9600 all day long & its a solid power unit.

just use a DVI to VGA dongle found HERE

:)SK
 

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stormy13

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If you don't want to have to worry about the power supply, a HD 4670 would be a very good choice. Performs for the most part between the HD 3850 and the HD 3870, and not too far off the 9600 GT, and does not require the extra power connector.
 

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#6
well if you don't mind somewhat cheap........ a HD3450 is not to bad :) its what i use and it ran COD4 ok
 

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