Hi guys. I'm 17 years old and I recently got a new job, so I've got some money to spend, and one of the things I want to do is upgrade my computer. My computer is a Dell Dimension 4700. My family bought it back in 2005 (or some time around then) and it's become my personal computer since then. However, it's getting to the point where it's so old that newer games and programs won't run on it. As I said, since I've got some money, I want to upgrade it. For example, my video card is starting to get up there in age. It's an ATI Radeon X300, and while it's served me well in the past, a lot of newer games require things such as a minimum of 256mb of video memory and Shader Model 3.0, which my card doesn't have. I'd like to buy a new video card, but not a brand new one - just one that covers more than my current one.
In a nutshell, I want a card that I can plug into the same slot (as in take out the old card in plug in the new one) as an ATI Radeon X300 - ergo, one that doesn't require a PCI Express. It should also have 256mb of video memory and support for Shader Model 3.0. Any ideas?
Edited by hamluis, 19 August 2010 - 10:56 AM.
Moved from Internal Hardware to System Upgrade forum ~ Hamluis.