Right, I've never gone inside my PC before except to add a RAM card once before - please bear this, and my lack of knowledge, in mind when offering your advice.
I wish to upgrade my crappy nVidia GeForce 4 MX420 to a better card - probably a 6600 series, although my question applies to any new graphics card (I was horrified to discover that Brothers in Arms specifically does not support my card).
Anyway, does it matter what motherboard I have? Will a new card work with an older mobo? I have included some information about my system in case it is relevant. It is taken directly from the shopping basket description I printed out when I bought the PC 2.5 years ago:
"Intel 845PE chipset with support for 266MHz DDR RAM and 333MHz DDR RAM.
Support for Intel Pentium 4 processors with 533 MHz system bus.
4 PCI slots and AGP 4x slot "
This has been edited to provide you with what I think is relevant information.
Please have a look and tell me if I also need to upgrade my motherboard too. I hope to get an AGP card as I don't have a PCI-Express slot. My friend recently upgraded card and had to buy a new mobo - I hope I don't have to.
Many thanks comrades.
Edited by treeh0rn, 03 April 2005 - 03:51 PM.