How do I upgrade my Compaq EVO D500 DT to a GeForce 9500 or better?

by on November 28, 2010

Q: I have a Compaq EVO D500 DT intel 845 with a GeForce FX 5200 graphics card and I need to upgrade to GeForce 9500 or better, any suggestions?

One Response to “How do I upgrade my Compaq EVO D500 DT to a GeForce 9500 or better?”
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    I’m assuming your going off of the minimum requirements for Cataclysm:

    It looks like it says:
    NVIDIA® GeForce® FX
    ATI Radeon™ 9500
    or better

    Since you already have an nvidia fx card your computer would appear to meet the minimum requirements in terms of video card. ATI is a different brand of video card, and uses a completely different naming standard for their cards.

    You can also use this page:

    To test if you meet system requirements for specific games.

    If you’re looking to do further upgrades, I’d strongly suggest you save money that would have gone to updates to this computer and look toward purchasing something a little newer. Since this computer is about 10+ years old you are going to pay a premium for parts since few companies make parts that will work with these older computers anymore.