Posted 20 February 2008 - 01:11 PM
I had a Dell Dimension 3000, which is the same exact system, except for a few things such as the ram being a bit faster. Anyway, the integrated graphics are terrible for playing games, so I went and spent $115 on an ATI X1300, over a year ago. It wasn't even really worth it then, but I had no choice unless I wanted to buy a new computer. This really helped in older games. I could actually play a few modern games at the time on low settings, with some lag. Older games worked very well though. A big improvement I noticed was in Fable. On my integrated graphics, the ground was just white and the water was bright yellow.... Once I put the card in the ground had dirt, grass, and textures, and the water was clear, and had waves and reflections
The 6200 would be better then the FX 5200. Don't plan on it playing anything well made in the past 3 years though. Keep in mind also as chewy said, the PCI slot is old and has low bandwidth. It's not as good as an AGP or PCIex16 one, but I believe it would be a good upgrade.
"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers." - Thomas Watson, Chairman of IBM, 1943