Last time I was on here I got some great advice on building my first computer, and I have to say that so far it's been wonderful. That being said, I have the itch to upgrade.
Here's the dilemma:
I'm currently using Gigabyte's G41M-ES2H MOBO which has onboard video. When I bought it from NewEgg over a year ago, it was originally listed as having a x16 PCI-E slot, which would've been great if I were going to upgrade to better video. This is not the case. It's only a x4.
Granted, the PC is used mainly as an HTPC, and it does the job just fine, but I've recently gotten into playing Star Trek Online (Me, an MMO? Inconceivable.) and I can't really push the graphics too hard on here.
So, if it's possible in layman's terms, could you explain the multiplier, and what effect it would have on any new video card I might buy? Plus, any suggestions on how I can upgrade my video performance would be muchly appreciated.