Current PC specs (Compaq Presario S4300NX):
*Intel P4, 2400 Mhz HT (Northwood)
* MBO - Asus P4SD-LA
*Chipset - Intel Springdale-G i865G
* 1024 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM) (Corsair XMS, 2 x 512 Mb, 184-pin)
* 4x/8x AGP
* Thermaltake Silent Purepower ATX 420W
Know that this PC is esentially old and limited but must keep for time being. Can I go to higher level card that ATI X800GTO and still take advantage of card capabilites based on limits of PC? Would I be throwing money away (ignoring AGP vs PCI-Express arguments) by going to ATI 1650 XT, ATI X1950 PRO, etc. because of PC CPU or other bottlenecks? Was the ATI X800GTO bottlenecked by PC?
Thanks for any feedback.