What graphics card

  amonra 15:37 29 Feb 2008

I have just been given an ACER Aspire T180 desktop which works reasonably well but I would like to fit a new video card to replace the onboard NVIDEA Geforce 6100 that exists.
I dont do any gaming or any super-fast computing so I would be content with a half-decent card. I have extra RAM on order, which should help, so any recommendations please as to an affordable PCI express graphics card ???

  crosstrainer 15:46 29 Feb 2008

Plenty here at good prices....Stay away from the 8800's they are way beyond what you need...Look for a 7600GTS if you can find one. Should do nicely.

click here

  Stuartli 16:03 29 Feb 2008

Recent PC Advisor review of a £26 graphics card (as you don't require anything too spectacular):

click here

  GaT7 16:10 29 Feb 2008

As you don't play games any dedicated graphics card should be better than the integrated 6100 you have at the moment.

7600GT is quite a bit of an overkill. You should be looking to spend no more than £20-30.

Any one of these 8400GS would do nicely click here

Or, you could try for a bargain off eBay - a search for a few compatible PCI-E nVidia models click here. I've chosen nVidia so you may not have to uninstall/install graphics drivers, but best to install the latest anyway. G

  GaT7 16:40 29 Feb 2008

One that's very tempting for the money ATI Radeon All In Wonder X800 GT with digital TV tuner & remote for just over £30 delivered click here OR click here.

Reviews click here & click here.

According to the first review it draws all its power from the PCI-E slot (no additional power connector required), but I'm unsure what the PSU requirements are like. I reckon 300W or more should do. G

  amonra 21:28 29 Feb 2008

Thank you all for your input especially Crossbow, you have given me a lot of ideas to research !
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