Take a look at your System Board Configuration
The best slot you have is a PCI-Express X1 Slot, which is the small slot next to the two PCI Slots. The best slots on boards today is the PCI Express X16 2.0 which looks like this slot except much longer. PCI Express allows faster speeds than just PCI or AGP.
With that said, the only card I could find out of the 3 main sites I shop from is on Newegg.com. Click Here
to view the card. If you notice, the requirements specifically say that this card works with your computer, which is rare for this site to do. Radeon must have noticed a need for a X1 card for this computer if someone is wanting to do light, not too demanding gaming.
It is not the most impressive card, and if your wife and the girls get more into gaming, you may find yourself looking back saying "what a waste of money" because that card is not going to play demanding games and since games coming out have more and more demands out of your computer, that card would be out dated rather quickly, if it isn't already.
Here are the requirements for the games you mentioned...Overlord F.E.A.R.Drakensang
If you notice, the minimum and recommended requirements are different. For Drakensang, your computer and that card I linked you too do not meet the recommended requirements.
I would suggest that a new computer would give you more of what you want. I can help you decide on what computers would be good for what you want. Have you ever considered building one?
Would an additional computer benefit the family?
Can I afford it?
How serious are they about gaming? Is this a fad?
If I do buy a computer, what should my budget be?
Does that budget match the kind of computer required to play these and new games in the future? Upgradeable?
Let me know what you think
EDIT: And if you want to know about upgrading the RAM...
This is a great way to find out the kind of RAM (memory) you have and how much of it your motherboard will support. Upgrading your RAM is the most cost-efficient way to increasing your computers speed and performance.
Go to www.crucial.com
. Use their Online System Scanner.
After this, Crucial should have recommended what the maximum amount your computer can handle and the specifications on the kind of RAM you should purchase. Don't know where to buy it? Crucial
are the places I look.
Edited by Ferrari, 30 March 2009 - 06:20 PM.