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Can anyone suggest a good LGA775 gpu?

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So my LGA775 GPU has died on me not that Im really that bothered by it BUT I would like a card to carry me through to my new build plus my PC is going to go to my younger brother when I am done with it.

My processor is a Pentium E6500.

Any help appreciated.
 
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huh? LGA775 is the CPU socket, presumably your PCI Express slot is what you will be limited by, which will be either 1.0 or 2.0 i would guess?

However, PCIe 3.0 has only just started with the latest GEN and is backward compatible (as are the rest), and AFAIK does not exceed the bandwidth of 2.1 anyways.

So you could get any card, the limit is your budget, bear in mind if you wish to spend alot (i.e. on the latest gen), you are prepared to "waste" some of your investment, based on the low spec/old tech, until you plan to upgrade (if)
 
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Well Im literally getting rid of this rig to my younger brother. Yes I know the LGA775 is the cpu socket type BUT generally a motherboards power rating and CPU capabilities limit graphics cards. So if I got a Nvidia 430GT/440GT it would work?
 
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get a nice ATI 5770, will play most games at decent fps and res, 2nd hand, if you hunt about, they can be found for less than 50 notes, also, they only need a single 6 pin Pcie power lead :)
 
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any of them "would work", it depends on how well you want it to work based on how much you want to spend
 
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well doesn't really bother me technically that card has a faster clock speed than my engt240 I do believe. All it has to do is hold me over to my new rig and work for my little brother whom isn't going to be playing heavy graphics games really anyway.
 
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Well if you just want to display the desktop then the cheapest you can get will be fine
 
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found one for £75 Ill have to consider it really. I just have to survive until June when Ill be building a new rig so :)
 
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uhh Skyrim thats about the only "heavy" graphical game I play currently. Oh will want to play Guild Wars 2 possibly and most likely Diablo III
 
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you would probably want to skirt the mid range at least then, but they arent very old games lol
 
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