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#1 ainamor

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 07:29 PM

Ok, I have an older HP and would like to change the Video Card. What would be a good Video Card for a PCI or AGP to be able to run games like Everquest and Vanguard? What should I be looking at when I buy the card? Any help is appreciated. I'm still learning some of this stuff.

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 08:02 PM

More info needed
Model number of the computer, how much memory do you have right now. Does it have the stock power supply?
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#3 ainamor

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 08:25 PM

More info needed
Model number of the computer, how much memory do you have right now. Does it have the stock power supply?



what I have is a HP a350n with 2GB RAM (4X512). Pentium IV 2.6 I don't know what the stock power supply is. About 3 years ago I bought a NVIDIA card and it worked for about a year till smoke came out of it. Cannot remember what card was it since I just went to the store and got a PCI card. It was one of the newer ones at that time since I paid for it about $200. Also I am running XP Home.

Well, I took a look and right now inside is a PNY GE force FX5200 DDR 256 MB PCI

and I'm aiming to replace it with

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814143102 which is an AGP (is there any difference in performance between AGP card and PCI card?)

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 11:42 AM

Agp will perform better. That's an decent card
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Posted 15 January 2009 - 04:20 PM

Just make sure you have a 350W power supply to use that video card.

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Posted 18 January 2009 - 01:17 PM

Just make sure you have a 350W power supply to use that video card.


yea I ordered a new power supply too since the one inside was only 250W. Thanks.




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