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Upgrading My Older Desktop


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Mastalerz

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Hey guys, first post here, was hoping you guys can give me some advice.

I am currently running:
ASUS A7N8X2 Deluxe
3 GB DDR 400, PC 3200
AMD Athlon XP 3000 2.2 GHz
NVidia GeForce 6600 GT
Soundblaster Audigy 2
120GB HD
Windows XP Home

Its an older desktop that I slowly upgraded along the years, but it seems to me like I am at my max capacity for what I can do with it. I don't really play many PC games anymore, but I am planning on playing Star Wars: The Old Republic when its released next year, the game hasn't really game any system specs yet but I'm assuming it may require just a little more than I Got.

Anyway my main question is with an AGP slot can I upgrade my graphics card still? I know ATI is really the only company still producing AGP cards but I'm not sure if some of them are compatible with my system due to the DDR3 Ram on the card etc. Any help on if or what I should do would be helpful, even if its with some other hardware. Thanks for the help.
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Neil Jones

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Realistically not a gaming machine and also realistically not worth upgrading either. AGP cards are available but they'll all be too fast for the rest of your machine because you have a very old system now. It will probably struggle on the new Star Wars game. All current games are built around today's hardware, and system specs that were typically available about two/three years ago as a bare minimum. Asus have no record of a A7N8X2 board, the closest equivalent will be the A7N8X. It was brand new in 2003.
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phillpower2

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Hi Mastalerz :) Just to add to what Neil Jones has advised;
You have not posted the specs of your psu and this information is important
as some cards have a minimum requirement or they will either not work or they
will perform badly.
Here are the best three AGP cards I could find;
http://www.testseek....26f147d24a.html
http://www.google.co...c494d436b7467d7
http://www.bestcover...-agp-video-card
I hope you find this info useful
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