help with new graphics card and memory type

  aceguymiller 11:19 01 Aug 2013

hi all, this is my first post here so home i am in right place!!! i want to upgrade my graphics card and put another 4 gig memory into my desktop pc - i read on net there are problems with power supplies for older pc's having a new graphics card installed. hope someone can tell me if i will have this problem and what to install - just looking to spend up to £50 on card and the cheapest memory will do - my pc specs are this (thanks for help in advance).

overview of desktop pc


Manufacturer: Packard Bell Product: BV PBGL00 Serial Number: ULYP91400170 Bus Clock: 200 megahertz BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. PBBGL00.P07 01/08/2009 Ports: 0 Slots: 4

Operating System

Windows Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate License Information:
Product ID:
Product Key:
Language: English (United Kingdom) , ID: $0809

Common Devices

System Name: IMEDIA A5518 UK Processor Name: AMD Phenom(tm) 9650 Quad-Core Processor BIOS Name: BIOS Date: 01/08/09 17:13:02 Ver: 08.00.14 Video card Name: NVIDIA GeForce G100 Installed Memory: 4.00 GB Default Printer: EPSON SX410 Series

Installed Programs

Number of Installed Programs: 242 Number of Running Processes: 79 Internet Explorer Version:
DirectX Version: DirectX 11

Hardware - CPU Properties

Physical Processors: 1 Logical Processors: 4 Name: AMD Phenom(tm) 9650 Quad-Core Processor Description: x64 Family 16 Model 2 Stepping 3 Manufacturer: AuthenticAMD Frequency: 2300 MHz External Clock Frequency: 200 MHz Processor ID: 178BFBFF - 00100F23

Cache Properties L1 Instruction Cache: 64 KB L1 Data Cache: 64 KB L2 Cache: 512 KB L3 Cache: 2 MB

Extended Details Architecture: x64 Stepping: 3 Number of Cores: 4 APIC ID: 0 Address Width: 32 bit Data Width: 64 bit Socket Designation: AM2

Cpu Features - Basic Features

x87 FPU on Chip: Supported Virtual-8086 Mode Enhancement: Supported Debugging Extensions: Supported Page Size Extensions: Supported Time Stamp Counter: Supported RDMSR and WRMSR Support: Supported Physical Address Extensions: Supported Machine Check Exception: Supported CMPXCHG8B Inst.: Supported APIC on Chip: Supported SYSENTER and SYSEXIT: Supported Memory Type Range Registers: Supported PTE Global Bit: Supported Machine Check Architecture: Supported Conditional Move/Compare Instruction: Supported Page Attribute Table: Supported 36-bit Page Size Extension: Supported Processor Serial Number: Not Supported CFLUSH Instruction: Supported Debug Store: Not Supported Thermal Monitor and Clock Ctrl: Not Supported MMX Technology: Supported FXSAVE/FXRSTOR: Supported SSE Extensions: Supported SSE2 Extensions: Supported Self Snoop: Not Supported Multithreading: Supported Thermal Monitor: Not Supported Intel Itanium architecture: Not Supported Pend. Brk. En.: Not Supported SSE3 New Instructions: Supported MONITOR/MWAIT: Supported CPL Qualified Debug Store: Not Supported Virtual Machine Extensions: Not Supported Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Not Supported Thermal Monitor 2: Not Supported Supplemental Streaming SIMD Extensions 3: Not Supported L1 Context ID: Not Supported CMPXCHG16B Support: Supported xTPR Update Control: Not Supported Perf/Debug Capability MSR: Not Supported SSE4.1 Extensions: Not Supported SSE4.2 Extensions: Not Supported POPCNT Instruction Support: Supported

Extended Features

SYSCALL/SYSRET available in 64-bit mode: Supported Execute Disable Bit available: Supported Extensions to MMX instructions: Supported FFXSR: Supported 1GB page support: Supported RDTSCP Support: Supported Long Mode: 64-bit Technology available: Supported 3DnowExt: Supported 3Dnow! instructions: Supported LAHF/SAHF available in 64-bit mode: Supported Core multi-processing legacy mode: Supported Secure Virtual Machine: Supported Extended APIC Register Space: Supported AltMovCr8: Supported Advanced bit manipulation: Supported SSE4A Instruction Support: Supported Misaligned SSE Support Mode: Supported 3DNowPrefetch: Supported OS visible workaround: Supported Instruction based sampling: Supported SSE5 instruction support: Not Supported SKINIT and DEV support: Not Supported Watchdog timer support: Not Supported

Power Management Capabilities

Temperature sensor: Supported Frequency ID control: Not Supported Voltage ID control: Not Supported THERMTRIP: Supported Hardware thermal control.: Supported Software thermal control.: Supported 100 Mhz multiplier control.: Supported Hardware P-State control: Supported TscInvariant: Supported

BIOS Details

Name: BIOS Date: 01/08/09 17:13:02 Ver: 08.00.14 Manufacturer: American Megatrends Inc. Version: PBBGL00.P07 Copyright: PacBel - 20090108 Date: 1/8/2009 Size: 1,024 KB


No items found

System Slots

PCIE 1X: In Use PCIE 16X: Available PCI1: In Use PCI2: Available

Physical Memory 0

Device Locator: DIMM0 Bank Label: BANK0 Manufacturer: Manufacturer00 Serial Number: SerNum00 Part Number: ModulePartNumber00 Type: DDR-2 Type Detail: Synchronous Form Factor: DIMM Data Width: 72 bit Total Width: 64 bit Capacity: 2,048 MB Speed: 400 MHz

Physical Memory 1

Device Locator: DIMM1 Bank Label: BANK1 Manufacturer: Manufacturer01 Serial Number: SerNum01 Part Number: ModulePartNumber01 Type: DDR-2 Type Detail: Synchronous Form Factor: DIMM Data Width: 72 bit Total Width: 64 bit Capacity: 2,048 MB Speed: 400 MHz

video - NVIDIA GeForce G100

Adapter Name: GeForce G100 Chipset Name: NVIDIA GeForce G100 Video Memory: 512.00 MB Compatibility: NVIDIA DAC Type: Integrated RAMDAC Architecture: VGA Current Resolution: 1920 x 1080 Current Color Mode: 32 bits per pixel Refresh Rate: 60 Hz Current Scan Mode: Non-interlaced BIOS Name: Version 62.98.3f.0.9 BIOS Version: Version 62.98.3F.00.09 BIOS Date: 10/17/08 Pixel Shader Version: 3.0 Vertex Shader Version: 3.0 WDDM Supported: Yes Installed Drivers: nvd3dum.dll,nvwgf2um.dll,nvwgf2um.dll Driver Date: 6/21/2013 Driver Version: INF File Name: oem56.inf INF Section: Section011

Monitors - S221HQL (Analog)

Name: S221HQL (Analog) Manufacturer: ACER Monitor Type: S221HQL (Analog) Resolution (Pixels per Logical Inch): 96 x 96 Screen Size: 1920 x 1080 Availability: Running or Full Power

  Jollyjohn 11:54 02 Aug 2013

I would go to and run the system scanner. This will identify your system and advise how much memory your motherboard will support.

As Lazarus The 2nd mentions if you are running W7 32bit it can only access just over 3.5GB RAM

Is your Graphics onboard at present? Fitting even a modest GFX card would then help.

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