Ok, the only real thing that you should be concerned about is the PSU and the new power requirements of your computer. Buy any AGP GPU that you can find (within reason), but be warned, you're paying inflated prices for out of date technology. If you need help selecting a GPU and/or PSU, you know where to ask
Thanks for the help. I upgraded my PSU from a 300 Watt 12v/13amp to a 430 Watt 12v/18amp just recently. My only other question - and I did post this on another thread but haven't received an answer yet to this specific question - has to do with the type of AGP slot on this computer. According to Aida32 it says I have the following:
AGP Version 2.00
Supported AGP Speeds 1x, 2x, 4x
Current AGP Speed 4x
That way I understand that, it means I can/should only run a video card that is AGP 4X. Seems to me that if I run a video card that is AGP 8X, it will work, but I won't be able to get the full benefits from the card as I would if I could run it on AGP 8X, is that right? I've seen several video cards that are AGP 4X/8X and some that are AGP 8X only. Say I get a video card that is AGP 4X/8X, will that card run equally well in a AGP 4X slot as it would in a AGP 8X slot?
Lastly, according to this link for Tom's hardware:http://www.tomshardw...ard,2118-6.html
I'm leaning towards buying the Radeon HD 2600 XT, or possibly the Radeon HD 3850 512 MB (the two best according to the article). I just want to make sure that either choice isn't a bad choice due to the possibility that one, or both, cards may not run well on my older system. If they would run just fine, I don't have a problem considering them seriously despite the cost. On the other hand, I was originally looking at getting a GeForce 7600 GS or 7600 GT. It sounds like you're pretty knowledgeable about video cards. When taking into account cost and performance, which would be the biggest bang for the buck?
Edited by konakula29er, 19 January 2009 - 11:01 PM.