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Old September 22, 2012, 01:17 PM
ccm001 ccm001 is offline
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Default low end video card - need advice

I'm asking advice because I don't usually shop for lower end stuff

I want to upgrade my parents to a dedicated video card. They play online flash type games, and simple games (like angry birds), and have just told me that they've been having problems with the games freezing or jumping (lag). The computer is about 3 years old. They have onboard intel video, older intel quad core processor (can't remember which), and a free pci-ex16 slot. I just recently replaced their psu as it had blown, and put in Cooler Master extreme power plus 500w because they didn't do much with their computer (or so I thought) and they didn't want to spend a lot of money.

So I'm thinking I'd get something better than a 64bit memory interface, maybe have 128, and was thinking about this card as it's on special: Gigabyte GeForce GT 630 810MHZ 2GB 1.6GHZ GDDR3 DVI HDMI VGA PCI-E Video Card - I know 2g is waaaayyyy overkill, but at $49.99 its the same price as a lot of 1g 128bit cards

It says 350w power supply needed.
Would a 64bit card be okay, or that much of an improvement over onboard?
Thoughts?

Thanks
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