click here is where im buying it from im just upgrading my machine in general i upgraded from 3gb to 6gb ram which is crucial pc 5300 ddr2 which is why i was unsure if i could use ddr2 ram sticks with a card using ddr3. thanks
If you're not a gamer, a better graphics card isn't going to improve your computing at all. So I'd advise not to waste your money on a new graphics card.
However, if you must, get a 'green' 9600GT click here. This will not require a PCI-E connector.
Or, better still, go in for a HD4670 that probably uses even less power, is cheaper, whilst being just as good - click here & scroll to the bottom & view the following pages as well. There are some fanless ones available too (e.g. click here) that'll be completely silent in operation. G
"...which is why i was unsure if i could use ddr2 ram sticks with a card using ddr3. thanks" - as woodchip says, there's no connection between the two. A DDR1 graphics card will work just as well in a DDR3 system RAM PC. G