5 Replies Latest reply on Apr 24, 2014 6:10 PM by Jim_Simon

    What type of video card for my particular expansion slots?

    Bill NM Aerial Photos Level 1

      Hi guys...


      Part time video editor using Premiere Pro thru Creative Cloud.  I do this just a few times per year after a school event, etc...so while I'd love MAX performace, I'm just looking for "decent". 


      My processor is an AMD Penom II X6 1045T 2.7ghz, I have 8 gigs of ram, and a hybrid hard drive.  I just bought 16 gigs of ram (so I'll have 16 total), and now want to upgrade the video card,


      My expansion slots are:


      2 x PCI

      1 x PCI-e x 1

      1 x PCI-e x 16


      Can someone tell me which slot to use, and what type of video card I should be looking for?  (i.e...PCI Express 2.1 x 16...blah blah blah...) 


      I am guessing that my power supply at 400watts will be sufficient?


      And also could I get a couple video card recommendations in the $100 to $200 range?  Would those $$ get me "medium" or better performance?  Remember that right now, I am using the graphics card built onto the motherboard, so almost anything, I imagine, is going to get me a noticeable bump in performance.


      I am happy to buy used.


      Thanks so much.